CUFOA

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

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Saturday, 09 March 2013

Salpie Stepanian, Assistant to the Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A2

Dear M. Stepanian,

Re: My Enclosed Letter to Prime Minister Harper on his Promise to Repeal the Firearms Act

I would like to request a big favour of you if I may.

Mr. Harper promised Canadians that he would the repeal the entire Firearms Act and replace that unconstitutional law with just, effective legislation.

The Firearms Act and the concurrent changes to the Criminal Code make the mere possession on a firearm a criminal offense. Under Mr. Harper’s recently passed Bill C-19, “Ending the Long-gun Registry Act”, the mere possession of a firearm is still illegal. Thus, Mr. Harper has failed completely in fulfilling his promise on this most vital issue of armed self-defense.

Perhaps more noteworthy, by only “ending the long-gun registry” Mr. Harper fails egregiously in implementing the Firearms Policy of the Conservative Party of Canada. That Policy adopted after full, open discussion at the Montreal Convention in March 2005, directs the Government to provide legislation that respects “the Rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”

I have written on multiple occasions to Mr. Harper requesting that he keep his promise to Canadians on firearms. In response to one of my recent letters you replied:

As this issue falls under the jurisdiction of Minister Toews, he is in the best position to respond to your concerns, and we encourage you to dialogue directly with his office.

I ask that you note in my enclosed letter that I am addressing concerns about the actions – or more specifically the lack thereof – of the Prime Minister, not to one of his ministers.

Hence, the favour that I ask of you:
I respectfully request that you place the enclosed letter into the hands of the Prime Minister with the comment that I would like him to keep his promise to responsible firearms owners and abide by the official Policy of the Conservative Party of Canada.

I would greatly appreciate your consideration.

Sincerely,

Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary

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