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Bill C 21 amendments could impact rural farmers, hunters

By Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THE DRUMHELLER MAIL The Liberal federal government brought forward several proposed amendments to its gun control legislation, Bill C-21, in late November which could potentially lead to many rifles and shotguns commonly used for hunting prohibited. One major change in the proposed amendments would add a definition for “assault-style” firearms, which is currently not defined in Canadian law, and would also include a clause to ban any long gun capable of accepting a detachable magazine able to hold more than five rounds of ammunition. “Bill C-21 is deeply problematic in and of itself,” Battle River-Crowfoot MP Damien Kurek tells the Mail. He adds there were significant problems with the bill, even before the proposed amendments were “dropped on the table in the eleventh

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