Conservative Petition Supporting Canadian Firearms Owners Now Largest e-Petition in Canadian History

January 31, 2020

An online petition sponsored by Glen Motz, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner and Associate Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, that opposes the Liberals’ plan to ban ‘military-style assault rifles’ through an Order in Council and bypass the democratic process of the House of Commons has become the most-signed e-petition in Canadian history.

The petition has garnered unprecedented support with more than 139,000 signatures as of January 31, 2020, and remains open until February 15, 2020. This petition surpasses a previous petition sponsored by Nathan Cullen in 2017 that was presented to the House with 130,452 signatures.

“Canadians have been very clear. They want action on crime, action on gangs and action on illegal firearms, and they want it now,” said MP Motz, a former police officer with the Medicine Hat Police Service. “Making law-abiding members of our communities follow even more rules will not help solve gun crime."

“The Liberals’ policies are targeting law-abiding firearms owners instead of criminals and gangs which are the real issues,” Motz added, “It’s much harder and more difficult to go after the gang members and the illegally trafficked firearms, but that is the difficult work that Conservatives have always been prepared to do.”

Concerned Canadians have until February 15, 2020 to sign the e-Petition, which can be found here:


For more information:

Sean O’Leary
Office of Glen Motz, MP