(For Your Reference)
Dear Mr. Patrick Brown,
As your constituent, I am deeply concerned about the redundant collection of data that occurs during the purchasing of ammunition in this province. The current process required by law in Ontario poses a risk, not only to myself and my children but also to public safety and lends itself to targeted firearms thefts.
I take great care to ensure that my firearms arms are safely and securely stored and take my responsibilities as a firearms owner seriously. I would ask you to take your responsibility to help ensure the safety of not only my family but all of the families in the province – just as seriously by supporting this much needed amendment to the law.
Technology provides the proper authorities instant access to the information they need to investigate and curtail criminal activities. A simple one line amendment to the current Ontario Ammunition Regulations Act replacing “Name, Address, and Age” with “Firearms License Number and Expiry Date” is all that is required to change this.
The information collected remains the same; however changing the manner of collection prevents it from falling into the wrong hands, drastically reducing the opportunity for targeted firearms thefts and increasing overall public safety.
Given the increasing number of break-ins in our own community and the Province of Ontario as a whole, your immediate attention to this matter would be greatly appreciated.
I will be following up with a telephone call to your office and would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further. In the meantime, if you would like any additional information or to speak to with me, please feel free to call me at XXX.XXX.XXXX