On Thursday, the federal government announced it will begin requiring gun owners to report every sale online to the Canada Revenue Agency.
If they do not do so within two years, they can expect to be fined up to $25,000.
The measure is aimed at reducing gun crime and is expected to save the federal treasury more than $6 billion over the next decade.
It will also provide some peace of mind to gun owners who are fearful they could be caught up in a criminal investigation.
“The new law will ensure that Canadians who want to own and carry firearms do not risk being criminally prosecuted,” said Conservative finance critic James Bezan.
“It will also allow the government to better enforce its existing rules to ensure that gun owners have the tools they need to be able to keep and bear arms safely.”
While the federal Liberals promised to be tough on gun owners, the Conservatives have so far been less vocal on the issue.
Last week, the government announced that it would be looking to impose a new gun registry on Canada.
But with the Liberal government facing widespread criticism over its handling of the Stephen Paddock massacre in Las Vegas, the Liberals are set to face renewed criticism from Canadians on gun ownership after their plan was approved.