Firearms controls and violence against women

Firearms can bring about deadly consequences for women and children in cases involving intimate partner violence.

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Luke’s Place joined a coalition of women’s and feminist organizations from across Canada in calling on the Liberal government and federal opposition parties to re-introduce and adopt amendments to Bill C-21 to define and ban assault-style firearms once and for all.  

On March 7, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) submitted an open letter to Prime Minister Justine Trudeau and federal opposition parties’ leaders, Pierre Poilievre, Yves-François Blanchet, Jagmeet Singh, and Elizabeth May, calling on the Government to adopt a comprehensive and permanent ban on assault-style firearms, continue their consultations with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and engage in meaningful dialogue on all gun safety policy matters. The letter was signed by a number of women’s organizations from across the country, including Luke’s Place.