Steve Hubrecht
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Kootenay-Columbia MP Rob Morrison continued pressing the federal government on its planned new gun control legislation last week, an issue he has emphasized for more than a year.

“Law-abiding gun owners are being targeted, while criminals charged with illegal gun offences are being let off the hook with new reduced sentencing measures,” said Morrison during an online parliament session on Wednesday, March 10, going on later to add that “I have received hundreds of message from law-abiding Kootenay Columbians on this issue, and they are frustrated.”

The gun control legislation was a promise made by the federal Liberals during the 2019 election, and follows on a federal ban of assault-style weapons in May 2020, one month after a mass shooting in Nova Scotia left 22 dead.