Firearms Owners Association
Saturday, 28 February 2009
Mr. Garry Breitkreuz,
Dear Garry & crew:
Re: Licensing & Quislings
By God, it is a sure sign of desperation when your office presents the opinion of 40 people in rural Ontario as indicating the national opinion ! I am against a people registry, period, but even more so one that only includes the honest folk and ignores the criminal element. We Anglos are, as a people, very similar to Norwegians and we all should recall what transpired there between 1933 and 1941 when Vidkun Quisling, their Interior Minister of the day, registered all gun owners, then handed the list over to the Germans. That act caused many thousands of deaths and set back the Resistance a year or more. The execution of Quisling after the war as a traitor did in no way mitigate his terrible imposition on his fellow countrymen and women.
The registry of long guns in a country like Canada is and always has been unworkable and a waste of money. More importantly, a people registry that is less than 95% accurate is unenforceable. Oh yes, the authorities can be a pain in the neck to a few, lawyers can prosper, but by attempting to enforce such unfair laws the government of the day (you) only create a nation of scofflaws, which becomes progressively more contrary. Dictatorships always breed defiance.
Do you see no connection between the proliferation of illegal guns, the disrepute that our police forces invite, the spasmodic fluttering of the bureaucracy and the indecisive findings of our law courts ? Perhaps when Pierre Trudeau famously bragged of turning the ship of state around 180 degrees he then removed the rudder and we have been drifting with wind and tide ever since, unable to steer a straight course with determination.
The Conservative Party lost my support some time ago because they took me for a fool who has not watched the human parade for these 60 adult years.
Get back to basics, keep your promises, eliminate useless laws and then you might prove yourselves worthy of being granted majority government status.
You cannot pretend to be all things to all people and then ignore them and still consider that you are governing. Stephen Harper is not a leader and never has been. I liken him to a yapping Border Collie that leads a weak-sheep caucus by nipping at their heels.
Sadly, I see not a soul in your Cabinet who is any better; least of all Day or Van Loan.
Please prove me wrong and become once again worthy of our affection and support. This country desperately needs a strong government and if we don't smarten up Barrack Hussein may just present us with one !
Stranger things have happened.
When the next election suddenly faces us you will either prove me right or you will prove me wrong. For the first time in 80 years I wish to be proven wrong.
With all sincerity,