Mr. Harper’s Promise to Firearms Owners
In a letter dated 15 December 2006, Garry Breitkreuz wrote:
We have been united in our 12-year fight to repeal Bill C-68. I
will never give up and I hope you will stay with us until it [The Firearms
Act] is dead and gone.
I leave you with the promise then leadership candidate Stephen Harper
made to us all in January 2002:
I [Mr. Harper] was and still am in total agreement with the statement
made in the House of Commons by former Reform Leader Preston Manning
on 13 June 1995:
Bill C-68, if passed into law will not be a good law. It will be
a blight on the legislative record of the government, a law that
fails the three great tests of constitutionality, of effectiveness
and of democratic consent to f the governed. What should be the
fate of a bad a law? It should be repealed ... .’
Bill C-68 [The Firearms Act] has proven to be a bad law and has created
a bureaucratic nightmare for both gun owners and the government. As
Leader of the Official Opposition, I will use
all powers afforded to me as Leader and continue our party’s
fight to repeal Bill C-68 and replace it with a firearms control system
that is cost effective and respects the rights of Canadians to own
and use firearms responsibly.
Rest assured Garry Breitkreuz will never betray the firearms community.
Garry Breitkreuz, Member of Parliament, Conservative Party of Canada