Local MP voices concerns over RCMP firearms program decision on 10/22 magazine

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – MP Bob Zimmer has voiced concerns after a ruling by the RCMP’s Canadian Firearms Program which made the Ruger 10/22 magazine prohibited.

In a press release, Zimmer says that many people have reached out to him after word got out that a memo had been sent to police agencies about the Ruger 10/22 magazine classification.

Zimmer then wrote a letter to RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson. Zimmer laid out his concerns as well as those he received from others.

He says he has had many concerns brought to him since the issue arose.

“I have heard from many constituents who are concerned that this bureaucratic decision to change the classification of the Ruger 10/22 magazine, without a public bulletin, will now make many law-abiding firearms owners unknowingly considered criminals.”

Zimmer also says that the ruling goes against the Criminal Code Regulations which states:

“that cartridge magazines that are originally designed or manufactured for use in a firearm that is chambered for, or designed for use, rimfire cartridges are not included in these magazine restrictions.”

At the end of his letter, Zimmer asks them to reverse their decision, saying that it has caused fear and uncertainty.

“I urge you to reverse this unfortunate decision which has done nothing to promote public safety, and has only created fear and uncertainty within the law-abiding firearms community.”