Firearms Owners Association
Mr. Harper's Big Lie
Stephen Harper was at his oratory best in his speech to the Conservative Party Convention in Calgary on Friday evening 01 November 2013. In reviewing his record of accomplishments. Mr. Harper loudly boasted to the crowd:
As I stood in stone-cold silence in the back of the auditorium, my colleague Joe Gingrich angrily murmured, "Mr. Harper is attempting to hoodwink this Convention with the Big Lie."
Beguilingly Mr. Harper invites us to join him in entering his Orwellian world of "1984". As George Orwell predicted, in "contradiction of the plain facts", Mr. Harper now tells us:
To accept Mr. Harper's pretentious grandiloquence we would have to suspend reality.
Please Note Well: Stephen Harper has deliberately forgotten:
Far worse, Mr. Harper has conveniently ignored the fact that his endorsement of the Liberals' 1995 Bill C-68 licencing scheme IS in fact 'cracking down on duck hunters'.
Fortunately, the CPC Convention did not end with Mr. Harper's speech.
The next day in a near unanimous vote we delegates reaffirmed the Conservative Party Policy that recognizes our Right "to own and use firearms responsibly."
And for good measure we adopted a clause that declares that a Conservative Government:
With this as our rallying cry, we reject Mr. Harper's Big Lie.
In the most emphatic manner possible we must remind Mr. Harper that we are NOT sheep. We remember his promises. We remember Garry Breitkreuz's promises.
And we have reconfirmed our Conservative Party Policy that recognizes our Right "to own and use firearms responsibly."
Mr. Harper must regain his memory. Mr. Harper must keep his promise. AND Mr. Harper must implement legislation to repeal Bill C-68 - the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code provisions that make the mere possession of a firearm illegal.
Until Mr. Harper enshrines in law our Right "to own and use firearms responsibly", we will seek his removal as Party Leader.
CC: Stephen Harper, Leader, Conservative Party of Canada
1. Mr. Harper's Quote on Duck Hunters:
2. The Big Lie
3. The Conservatives’ Promises to Firearms Owners
4. Canadian Police Information Center
5. Biggar RCMP Firearms Confiscation Court Argument; Appendix A