There has been no official word from the new Public Safety Minister’s office regarding an extension of May 1st, 2020 gun prohibition amnesty period, which is set to end on October 30th.
The looming expiration of the amnesty period has understandably raised significant concerns within our community. Without an extension, the possession of firearms affected by the prohibition will become illegal. This prospect is particularly troubling for businesses that have these firearms registered under their name or operation.
We want to assure you that we have been actively engaging with the Public Safety team on a monthly basis to advocate for the extension of the amnesty period.
We have underscored the importance of providing businesses and individuals with the time and guidance needed to navigate this complex and evolving landscape.
While we maintain optimism that an amnesty extension will be announced by the end of this month, we understand the uncertainty and anxiety that surrounds this issue.
Unfortunately, at this time, we cannot offer concrete reassurance regarding the extension. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and relay any updates as soon as they become available.
Confiscation Program Update
The firearm confiscation program, as it was initially proposed, would have most likely been implemented through IBM, utilizing the initial “one price fits all” pricing model. However, thanks to the active involvement of CSAAA, several critical considerations have been brought to the forefront and our consultation and involvement has given us the opportunity to navigate this process and advocate for the best possible outcomes for businesses.
First and foremost, we have emphasized that the program must account for parts and accessories associated with firearms. It is vital to recognize that specific parts and accessories can become essentially valueless if the firearm itself is prohibited.
Furthermore, we want to assure our members that CSAAA will not impose any obligation on any business to provide information, firearms, data, or any other form of participation in this program if they do not wish to do so. We respect the autonomy and privacy of our members, and no information will be shared on behalf of any business without their explicit consent.
A portion of the funds have been released and strictly allocated to hire and support data collection staff. We want to clarify that there will be no cost to our membership, and no funds are being released to any CSAAA board members. These funds are exclusively designated for covering the program’s expenses and compensating the employees involved.
We would like to emphasize that, at this point, there is no set progression in the program, and no official start date has been established. We are committed to keeping our members informed throughout the process, ensuring transparency and clarity in all our actions going forward.
CSAAA remains dedicated to safeguarding the interests and rights of our members within the context of this firearm confiscation program. Your input and feedback are invaluable to us, and we encourage you to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.