The First Nations Chiefs of Police Association’s executive director told senators studying Bill C-21 that indigenous hunters and trappers frequently raise concerns about their firearms being taken away.

“That’s one of the most common issues that comes up when we’re discussing this legislation, is that a lot of our communities are very fearful or insistent that the legislation doesn’t infringe on their inherent rights to hunt and harvest animals for food,” Edward Lennard Busch, executive director of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association, told the Standing Committee on National Security, Defence, and Veterans Affairs.

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