Firearms Owners Association
Thursday, 18 December 2008
Ted Menzies, MP
Dear Mr. Menzies,
Re: Replacing the Firearms Act with the Firearms Prohibition Registry
My associates & I enjoyed meeting you Wednesday evening when you were in Saskatoon for Finance Minister Flaherty’s economic presentation. Thank you for taking the time to introduce yourself and listening to our concerns - not about the economy - but about the Firearms Act. I appreciate your mentioning that you are personally familiar with ridiculous requirements of this unjust, ineffective law.
My associates and I are committed to protecting our Right as responsible Canadian citizens to have ‘Armes for their Defense’. We are doing this by peaceful, non-violent non-compliance to the Firearms Act. After almost seven years since the federal Government mandated the licensing requirement, we continue to own our firearms without a firearms license. Between the five CUFOA members whom you met, we own over fifty unregistered firearms of all types – pistols, revolvers, .22’s, shotguns, hunting rifles, and military “assault” rifles. I am sure the news media would describe what we illegally possess as a “virtual arsenal”.
Even though we are in active, public, willful violation of section 92(1) of the Criminal Code, we are welcome members of our local Conservative EDA’s. We are welcome to donate funds to the Conservative Party, and we are welcome to work in the Conservative election campaigns. Yet Mr. Harper and his Conservative Government continue to fund this unjust, ineffective law that declares us criminals.
As we said to Minister Flaherty, we believe it is past time for the Conservatives to honour the Conservative Party Policy and replace the Firearms Act with the Firearms Prohibition Registry.
We would most appreciate your endorsement of this action to Mr. Harper and the Conservative Caucus.
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Encl: Firearms Prohibition Registry
CC: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister Flaherty, & Members of Parliament
Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association