Legislation > Box 78 – Row 1 > Protecting communities from gun violence

The Firearm Violence Prevention Act will address public safety concerns of the growing inventory of illegal guns and gang members buying, transporting and possessing real and imitation firearms.

Gang members will have fewer options to buy, transport or possess real and imitation firearms under new legislation devised to make our streets safer. The Firearms Violence Prevention Act will help target illegal and imitation firearms and give police additional tools to prevent crime, disrupt organized crime groups and gather evidence in support of successful prosecutions. This legislation is a key component of B.C.’s Gang Suppression Action Plan, designed to stop the growth of organized crime from disrupting communities throughout the province.

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