Firearms Owners Association
Friday, 22 July 2011
The Honourable Ralph Goodale
Dear Mr. Goodale,
I enjoyed meeting you and Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae briefly this afternoon at the Tim Hortons in Lawson Heights in Saskatoon. I understand this unique opportunity arose as part of Mr. Rae’s cross-country tour to “rebuild” the Liberal Party’s image.
If the Liberals truly want to improve their elections prospects in western Canada, they could start with announcing a policy to repeal Jean Chrétien’s 1995 Firearms Act. As the sole Liberal elected in Saskatchewan, you know better than any other person in Canada that the Firearms Act hangs like a rotting albatross around the Liberals’ neck.
The few surviving Liberal Members of Parliament should realize by now that Allan Rock perpetrated a farce upon Canada. Otherwise how could Mr. Rae’s security allow Mr. Rae to travel so openly in Saskatoon? The fact that the RCMP know that after ten years I still openly own my several firearms without a licence makes a mockery of the Firearms Act. If the firearms licence made anyone safer, I would have been in jail a long time ago.
Criminals do not, and never will, apply for a licence to acquire their guns. It is far past time for the Liberals to clean-up Mr. Chrétien and former Minister of Justice Allan Rock ill-advised, ill-conceived, unjust licencing scheme and replace it with legislation that has some hope of making us safer.
As a replacement of the Firearms Act, our Association has proposed a Firearms Prohibition Registry (FPR). This registry would focus upon violent criminals and other persons who the courts have declared unsuitable to possess firearms.
If the Liberals can learn to trust responsible gun owners – and show it – gun owners could learn to trust Liberals.
Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association