Father of a police officer who was gunned down in Quebec say new gun bill falls short

The father of a police officer who was gunned down in Quebec is angered and disappointed by the Liberal government's firearms bill.

Michel LeRoux says there is nothing in the legislation that would have prevented his son's death.

LeRoux's son Thierry was shot dead in February 2016 by a man who then took his own life.

In a letter this week to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, LeRoux says the current laws are flawed because they allowed his son's killer to have firearms despite a history of violence and psychological troubles.

The federal bill would expand the scope of background checks on those who want to acquire a gun to the person's entire lifetime, not just the most recent five years.

A spokesman for Goodale says he is deeply sorry for LeRoux's loss and will carefully consider LeRoux's letter before responding.