effinggoof - More police efforts directed at law abiding firearm owners that will do nothing to target criminals or improve public safety in a meaningful way.
It has nothing to do with legal Canadian firearms owners. If you’ve got a PAL or RPAL, chances are you aren’t turning in anything unless it’s something like a CZ that went from nonrestricted to prohibited and you don’t want the hassle.
Good law abiding citizens that took the gun(s) when a family member died and they don’t know what to do with them.
Even the it won’t keep them out of the hands of criminals part im not in total agreement with. Some punk breaks into a firearm owner’s house, there’s a really good chance they’ll have a vault/safe to deal with. Same scum breaks into Joe who’s had grandpa’s shotgun sitting in the closet for fifteen years’ house and there’s a good chance that firearm is not properly stored and locked away making it easy to steal.
Again, I’m having a tough time finding flaw in this, other than those people could probably sell the guns instead of giving them away to be destroyed.