The petition, known as e-111, is currently the most signed on the official Government of Canada website. Have you signed it yet?
The petition, known officially as Petition E-111, currently has over 21,900 signatures – over 40% more than the second most signed petition (Petition E-48, calling for changes to the electoral system, has just over 21,300 signatures). E-111, which was started on January 8, 2016, seeks to call upon the Government of Canada to reclassify the AR15 and its variants from restricted to non-restricted firearms so that they can be used outside of ranges for sporting activities such as hunting. It will remain open for signatures until May 7, 2016 before the petition’s sponsor (Conservative MP Bob Zimmer) may present it in the House of Commons.
While there is no guarantee the petition will result in anything, it presents a better opportunity than third party petition sites such as Change.org that cannot be sponsored or presented by an MP in the House of Commons. I’m also not really one to sign a petition, but given the potential this one has it would be insane not to. So if you’ve not yet signed it yourself, please do and share it with your friends!
At the time of writing the signature breakdown is as follows:
|Newfoundland and Labrador||347|
|Prince Edward Island||82|