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

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Monday, 04 May 2009

Michael Ignatieff, MP,
Leader of the Opposition
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Dear Mr. Ignatieff

Re: Liberals’ 'Rethinking the gun registry?'

I read the Liberals’ 'Rethinking the gun registry?' by Alison Crawford in CBCNews Political Bytes, May 1, 2009, with bitter remembrances.

The Liberals amorally and unjustly turned arguably 5 to 7 million law-abiding Canadians into criminals overnight by the implementation of their despicable Firearms Act of 1995. Their Act is still infamously and commonly known in the Firearms Community as Bill C-68. They made the law for political gains through lies, innuendo, and deceit at the peril of the entire Canadian Firearms Community.

The Liberals knew their gimmick of forced licensing of law-abiding firearms owners and the registration of their property would never reduce crime or improve public safety. And now they want to "rethink" their travesty after 14 years of plundering our rich Canadian firearms culture, history and heritage.

No Liberal policies generate more continuous scorn from Canadians than their totally ignorant stance on "gun control" laws.

Yours in Tyranny,

Joe Gingrich
Box 2409
Nipawin, Saskatchewan S0E1E0
306-276-2158


Rethinking the gun registry?
Posted in Political Bytes
Posted on May 1, 2009 05:06 PM

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/politicalbytes/2009/05/rethinking_the_gun_registry.html
Are the Liberals rethinking their stance on the controversial gun registry?

MP Wayne Easter dropped the hint today in Vancouver where the party is holding its convention.

Easter is among those Liberals strategizing how to win more ridings outside the big cities.

When asked how the party ended up being almost completely isolated in the big centres such as Toronto and Montreal, the MP from P.E.I. responded, "a number of factors really. One of the big ones, which was a catalyst to us losing a lot of constituencies in rural Canda, was actually the gun control bill, the long-gun registry.
"It just seemed to be a catalyst that provoked a reaction that the Liberals didn't identify with rural Canadians."

So what now? Well, Easter says a new policy is in the works.
He won't say much now, but Easter indicated the Liberals will maintain the registry while attempting to "soften" the problems rifle owners encounter right now.

The Conservatives recently introduced a new bill to scrap the long-gun registry. But they did it in the Liberal-dominated Senate where it is sure to fail.

Easter contends that anything the Stephen Harper government does on gun control is just "smoke and mirrors," designed to show the differences between the two parties on this issue.

Pointing to the three successfive (sic) amnesties for gun owners to put off registering their weapons, Easter says Conservatives simply "want the issue to be alive in the next election."

— Alison Crawford

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