Sound Moderators - Lift the Criminal Prohibition

Matt Magolan
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We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the individual Members of the Parliment of Canada to:

Sponsor the following petition as an official e-petition to the Government of Canada.


Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:

Highly damaging noise levels repeatedly reach the ears of firearm users despite the use of traditional hearing protection.

Section 7 of our Charter of Rights and Freedoms recognises an individual’s right to personal health and safety.

Sound moderators are the only universally recognised health and safety device that has a criminal prohibition in Canada.

As affirmed in Bedford v. Canada at the Supreme Court of Canada, one cannot be prevented from taking reasonable steps to improve personal safety in a hazardous situation.

The majority of G7 nations and many others have recognised the health and safety benefits involved, and allow the legal use of sound moderators by hunters and sport shooters.

Sound moderators reduce noise pollution and noise complaints in communities with shooting ranges, in rural and farm communities, and in areas used for recreational activities where hunting and target shooting is legal.

Sound moderators facilitate significantly increased humane husbandry of game animals, livestock, and pets as hunting companions.

Hearing damage is a significant quality of life and public health issue costing taxpayers millions annually.

We, the undersigned, Citizens and Residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:

Take a stand and empower Canadian's to be responsible for their own health and safety by removing the prohibition of sound moderators from the Criminal Code of Canada.

Allow the legal acquisition, possession, and use of sound moderators on firearms by all licensed firearms users in Canada.

Call upon the provinces and territories to amend provincial and territorial prohibitions and allow the use of sound moderators while engaged in all legal hunting and sport shooting activities.

  • Gordon Adams
    Gordon Adams Canada, Vancouver
    Jan 12, 2018
    Jan 12, 2018
    I do not see why most other countries in the western world can have legalized sound suppressors but Canada still classifies them as a criminal item. We are so behind the times in this country it is stupid.
  • Stan Nelson
    Stan Nelson Canada, Greenwood
    Dec 25, 2017
    Dec 25, 2017
    being neighbor friendly, as well as increasing individual protection, this is what is needed.
  • Robert Lelaidier
    Robert Lelaidier Canada, Trois-rivi
    Sep 30, 2017
    Sep 30, 2017
    pour.
  • Mike Berryhill
    Mike Berryhill Canada, Kitchener
    Jul 19, 2017
    Jul 19, 2017
    If this was available I might still be able to hear.
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