Last week I announced that as Prime Minister I would repeal the undemocratic and ineffective Liberal firearm ban.
The disrespect that Justin Trudeau showed for Parliament and for law-abiding gun owners is amazing.
And there's more to come.
Media coverage broke over the weekend that revealed that there are more bans coming.
The facts remain: none of these Liberal policies will do anything to stop gun smuggling at the border, or keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
But here's another angle that Justin Trudeau likely hasn't considered at all.
These Liberal gun bans are yet another blow against the economy.
There are over 4500 small and medium-size businesses that sell firearms, and employ over 40,000 people across the country.
These businesses will now be stuck with large amounts of inventory that is suddenly illegal for them to sell or export. That includes ammunition that was used at completely legal gun ranges.
Businesses that cannot absorb these losses will need to cut jobs or shut down completely.
Remember when Justin Trudeau said that as Prime Minister he would stand up for jobs? That was his talking point when it came to why he was trying to interfere with the prosecution of SNC Lavalin.
The same concern doesn't seem to be there it comes to oil and gas jobs, and now anyone who makes a living selling firearms.
I have promised to review all of Canada's gun laws, to make sure they're actually helping protect the public from criminal activity. These bans will be repealed, and we will adopt a common sense approach to all other gun laws.
I believe in cracking down hard on smuggled firearms.
I believe in empowering police forces to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.
I want to lead a government that respects legal gun owners in Canada, instead of one that treats gun owners with contempt and disrespect.
I promise to bring common sense back to Canada’s approach to firearms and review our firearms legislation to make it clear, practical and purposeful instead of adding more legislation to our already confusing laws.
Together we can create a Canada lead with courage, compassion and common sense.