August 29, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

*Mr. MURPHY:

Liberal

1. Is the Government aware that on the 23rd instant a press despatch was sent out to the effect that all local hardware dealers in the
city of Quebec who keep in stock revolvers, rifles and ammunition, had been ordered by the Federal authorities to immediately report on the number of firearms and the quantities of ammunition in store?
2. Did such despatch correctly describe action that has been taken by, or on behalf of, the Government?
3. If so, have hardware dealers elsewhere than in the city or province of Quebec been asked for a similar report?
4. If they have not been so asked, why the discrimination ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FIREARMS IN QUEBEC CITY HARDWARE STORES.
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