Firearms Owners Association
09 May 2012
The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Dear Mr. Toews,
Your duplicity in dealing with firearms owners seems to know no bounds. While you receive accolades for putting some chief firearms officers in line for “breaking the law”1, you continue in office after blatantly lying to Parliament.
In your remarks to Parliament on Tuesday, 07 February 2012, you publically declared:
Your statement is egregiously false.
Only in the two elections of 2011 and 2008 was the election platform “scrap the long-gun registry.” Prior to Stockwell Day becoming Minister of Public safety after the election in 2006, the battle cry had always been “repeal Bill C-68”. For example, in 1995 Reform Leader Preston Manning:
Note Stockwell Day in May 2000 when running for Leader of the Canadian
And Garry Breitkreuz as the Official Opposition Critic for Firearms and Property Rights consistently called for the repeal of all of the Liberals’ “gun control” law:
And more specifically on 19 March 2005, at the CPC Montréal Convention, Mr. Harper’s Promise to respect “the rights of Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly” became officially part of Conservative Party Policy.5
Being so demonstrably false your statement is an affront to everyone who expects open, honest debate. But what is so damning about your statement is that you made it in support of Bill C-19, a Bill that endorses the Liberals’ 1995 licencing scheme:
While masquerading as our friend, you flaunt the established Conservative Party Policy. You seek to complete the Liberals’ attempt to destroy our proud Canadian culture and heritage of responsible firearms ownership and our Right to possess firearms for self-protection.
Therefore we ask that you immediately resign as Minister of Public Safety.
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
CC: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, et al.
2. Vic Toews, House of Common Debate, Tuesday, 07 February 2012
3. Preston Manning, House of Common Debate, 13 June 1995
4. Garry Breitkreuz, letter dated 24 April 2001
5. The Conservatives’ Promises to Firearms Owners
6. Vic Toews on Ending the Long-gun Registry Act, 26 October 2011
Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association