Firearms Owners Association
20 July 2013
The Honourable Steven Blaney
Dear Mr. Blaney,
Re: Our Challenge to an Unjust Law, the Firearms Act
Congratulations on your new appointment as Minister of Public Safety. As we work for the repeal the unjust Firearms Act, I trust you will be more open to the real issue of public safety than was your predecessor.
Sadly Mr. Harper deplorably used Minister Toews. In his attempt to negate all the promises that Garry Breitkreuz made to responsible firearms owners while the Conservatives were in Opposition, Mr. Toews made statements that are demonstrably untrue.(1) I realize you do not share some of that ‘ancient’ political history with Mr. Breitkreuz, but Mr. Breitkreuz’s seventeen year influence on the Conservative Party is directly reflected in the Conservative Party Policy that promises to respect “the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”(2). Regrettably, Mr. Harper has chosen to ignore that Policy. Mr. Harper now inexplicably endorses the Liberals’ 1995 Firearms Act and its attendant changes to the Criminal Code that make the mere possession of firearm illegal.
I would like to call to your attention what your Conservative Party Caucus
colleague Garry Breitkreuz said about this perfidious law while he served
as Conservative Party Firearms Critic. Mr. Breitkreuz stated, “Over
the last eight years, I have provided documented proof:”
Mr. Breitkreuz then concluded:
Because of Mr. Harper’s betrayal of responsible Canadian firearms owners, we have once again adopted active, open, peaceful, non-violent civil disobedience to this mendacious law. We publically, openly declare we possess our firearms without a licence.(4)
Therefore, I ask that you direct the Saskatoon RCMP to charge me for my illegal action.
I would greatly appreciate your prompt, positive consideration.
(1) Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
CC: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Senators and Members of Parliament from Saskatchewan
1. Edward B. Hudson, Letter to the Honourable Vic Toews, 09May2012
2. The Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration, As approved by
the CPC Montréal Convention, 19March2005
3. Garry Breitkreuz, MP,CPC, “Bill C-68 – Firearms Fiasco”,
A Presentation to Civitas, 27April2002
4. CUFOA Signatories, “The Time for Sacrifice Has Arrived”