Members of Parliament voted 185 for and 79 against an amendment to the Firearms Act Bill C-71 in the House of Commons on Monday, September 24.

The vote was an act to amend certain acts and regulations in relation to firearms.

Conservatives mostly opposed the bill including Martin Shields the Member of Parliament from Bow River.

Prior to the vote Shields said, “This is a piece of legislation that will penalize those lawful long-gun owners.”

“This is not going to resolve the problem of the illegal handguns, the gangs in the major cities and the urbans, or the people that are using them in rural crimes,” he said.

“This is the issue, illegal handguns being used by criminals, not the law-abiding long-gun owners,” he said.

Now the piece of legislation moves to the Senate and is one stop closer to becoming a law.