CUFOA

Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis

Licensing:
A Cancer of the Soul

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“What we do this year will set the stage for our Party
and our country for a generation.” – Stephen Harper

Dear Responsible Canadian Firearms Owner,

I recently received a letter from Prime Minister Harper. Due to the vital importance of Mr. Harper’s message, I quote the letter in part below:

03 January 2013

Dear Mr. Hudson,

I believe that 2013 will be a critical year for the Conservative Party of Canada and for the future of Canada.

What we do this year will set the stage for our Party and our country for a generation. That is why I am writing to you today. What you and I do this year is so very important.
… .
(signed)
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, P.C., M.P.

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Please note well what Mr. Harper said:
“What we do this year will set the stage for our Party and our country for a generation.”

Indeed.

2013 is the critical year not only for Mr. Harper, the Conservatives, but even more importantly, for responsible Canadian firearms owners. 2013 is the year when vital, “generational” changes need to be made. When 2013 ends the Conservatives will go into re-election mode.

This year, 2013 – within these next eleven and a half months – we must convince Mr. Harper to keep his promise to firearms owners. We must convince Mr. Harper “to repeal Bill C-68” – the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act.1 In this short time we must ensure that Mr. Harper fully implements the Conservative Party Policy to respect “the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”2

We must see Mr. Harper repeal the Liberals’ firearms licencing mandate. Mr. Harper must remove the mere possession of a firearm from the Criminal Code.

I implore you to get personally involved by committing yourself to the New Years’ Resolutions for Responsible Firearms Owners 2013 copied below.

The changes we make this year are vital to us, to our children, our grandchildren, and the generations to come.


Sincerely,


Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary
13 January 2013

Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaires d’armes sans permis
402 Skeena Court Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 4H2
(306) 242-2379 (306) 230-8929
edwardhudson@shaw.ca
www.cufoa.ca

 

New Years’ Resolutions for Responsible Firearms Owners 2013

For the New Year 2013 “I resolve to”:

1. Write my CPC MP before the end of January & tell him/her that I will not vote for him/her ever again unless Mr. Harper immediately (underline immediately) repeals ALL of the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act.

Alternate for voters with Liberal, NDP, & Bloc MP’s:

Write my MP before the end of January & tell him/her that I will not vote for him/her ever again unless he/she supports the Conservatives in a vote to repeal ALL of the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act.

2. Attend the Conservative Party Convention in Calgary in June 2013 and demonstrate with the Coalition to Implement Conservative Party Policy,* specifically, the current Firearms Policy to respect “the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”

3. Vote Green!** if Mr. Harper has not repealed ALL of the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act before the end of 2013.

And most importantly,

4. I resolve to burn my firearms licence and send the ashes to Mr. Stephen Harper.


Join those of us who have publically taken a stand to protect our Right of “Armes for their Defense”.***


*For more information on the Coalition to Implement Conservative Party Policy,
please contact:
Joe Gingrich
(306) 276-2158
whitefox@sasktel.net

**For more information on Voting Green,
please contact:
Willy Floyd
(250) 446-2242
tester13@telus.net

***For the list of unlicenced firearms owners please see:
The Time for Sacrifice Has Arrived
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/licensing/licensing_07_dec_2012.html


The Conservatives’ Promises to Firearms Owners

1. Mr. Harper’s Promise to Repeal Bill C-68

I was and still am in total agreement with the statement made in the House of Commons by former Reform Leader Preston Manning on 13 June 1995:

Bill C-68, if passed into law will not be a good law. It will be a blight on the legislative record of the government, a law that fails the three great tests of constitutionality, of effectiveness and of democratic consent to f the governed. What should be the fate of a bad a law? It should be repealed ... .

Bill C-68 [The Firearms Act] has proven to be a bad law and has created a bureaucratic nightmare for both gun owners and the government. As Leader of the Official Opposition, I will use all powers afforded to me as Leader and continue our party’s fight to repeal Bill C-68 and replace it with a firearms control system that is cost effective and respects the rights of Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.
- Stephen Harper, January 2002


2. The Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration

As approved by the CPC Montréal Convention, 19 March 2005
81. Firearms - A Conservative Government will repeal Canada’s costly gun registry legislation and work with the provinces and territories on cost-effective gun control programs designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals while respecting the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly. Measures will include: mandatory minimum sentences for the criminal use of firearms; strict monitoring of high-risk individuals; crackdown on the smuggling; safe storage provisions; firearms safety training; a certification screening system for all those wishing to acquire firearms legally; and putting more law enforcement officers on our streets.


The Promise of the Conservatives while Serving as the Loyal Opposition

“There is only one to fix this mess and that is to elect a Conservative government. We promise to repeal Bill C-68 and return the gun laws to the way they were before 1995. Then I personally promise that I will start the task of fixing all the flaws in federal firearm laws by requiring that they be subjected to a public safety test administered by the Auditor General of Canada. My proposal includes a sunset clause on all gun control laws that have been proven by the Auditor General not to be cost effective at reducing the criminal use of firearms and improving public safety.”
- Garry Breitkreuz, M.P.- Yorkton-Melville (SK) - Conservative Firearms Critic, 08 July 2005

Register Criminals, NOT Duck Hunters
Garry Breitkreuz, MP, 25 February 2004