Concerns are growing over the federal gun bans, and the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) members are concerned these are ineffective and politically motivated infringements on the rights and freedoms of farmers, ranchers, and all law-abiding recreational firearm users.
This concern, along with further consultation with the province, has led SARM to support the proposed Saskatchewan Firearms Act, and SARM urges the provincial government to pass it as soon as possible.
“This legislation is another tool to help the people of rural Saskatchewan insulate ourselves from misguided federal policies,” says SARM President, Ray Orb. “SARM is a strong advocate for responsible and safe firearm ownership. The provincial plan is more practical and is more in line with the needs of rural Saskatchewan. Establishing Saskatchewan-based criteria for responsible firearms ownership is much preferred over the federal government setting the requirements.”
The Saskatchewan Firearms Act will also establish a provincial firearms regulatory system that will promote the safe use of firearms.
“The Saskatchewan Firearms Office is a great resource to promote firearm safety messages and support ongoing safety and education initiatives,” continued Orb.
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Background: SARM is the independent association that represents its membership of rural municipal government in Saskatchewan and is the principal advocate in representing them before senior governments