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

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

Maurice Vellacott, MP, CPC, Saskatoon-Wanuskewin
Unit 3-844 51st Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 5C7

Dear Mr. Vellacott,

Re: Please Do Not Participate in Ms. Hoeppner’s Scam

I enjoyed your MP’s Report to the CPC Saskatoon-Wanuskewin EDA meeting last Saturday morning. I regret that you had to leave the meeting early to return to Ottawa. When Parliament resumes in March after the Olympics, I hope that you will not participate further in Ms. Hoeppner’s Private Member’s bill to “scrap the long-gun registry”.

Like Garry Breitkreuz’s Private Member’s Bill C-301 and Mr. Harper’s Bill S-5, Ms. Hoeppner’s Bill C-391 is nothing but a scam. These three bills are simply a deception because they do not address the most odious problem firearms owners face: licensing. Whether it is the licensing mandated by Liberal Jean Chrétien’s Firearms Act, or the “enhanced licensing” endorsed by Conservative Stephen Harper, licensing makes the mere possession of a firearm a criminal offence. As Professor Gary Mauser says, “Registration is bad, but licensing is worse. Licensing will kill us.”

Until Mr. Harper and your Conservative colleagues are willing to present – and defend – a proper firearms bill that will repeal licensing, they are only perpetuating the destruction of our Right to possess firearms to defend ourselves, our families, and our property.

I trust you will be true to the Conservative’s Policy Declaration and Mr. Breitkreuz’s promises to respect “the Right of Canadians to own and use” firearms in a responsible manner. Please stand firm with us as we work to defend our Right to possess firearms to protect our families by repealing this unjust law.

Sincerely,

Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary

Encl: Conservative Policy and Promises Re: Repeal of the Firearms Act

CC: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety
Conservative Senators and Members of Parliament
National Council of the Conservative Party of Canada

Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Association canadienne des propriétaries sans permis
402 Skeena Court Saskatoon
Saskatchewan S7K 4H2
(306) 242-2379 (306) 230-8929
edwardhudson@shaw.ca
www.cufoa.ca

 

Mr. Harper’s Promise to Firearms Owners

I 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.
- Stephen Harper, January 2002


The Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration

As approved by the CPC Montréal Convention, 19 March 2005
81. Firearms - A Conservative Government will repeal Canada’s costly gun registry legislation and work with the provinces and territories on cost-effective gun control programs designed to keep guns out of the hands of criminals while respecting the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly. Measures will include: mandatory minimum sentences for the criminal use of firearms; strict monitoring of high-risk individuals; crackdown on the smuggling; safe storage provisions; firearms safety training; a certification screening system for all those wishing to acquire firearms legally; and putting more law enforcement officers on our streets.


The Promise of the Conservatives while Serving as the Loyal Opposition

“There is only one to fix this mess and that is to elect a Conservative government. We promise to repeal Bill C-68 and return the gun laws to the way they were before 1995. Then I personally promise that I will start the task of fixing all the flaws in federal firearm laws by requiring that they be subjected to a public safety test administered by the Auditor General of Canada. My proposal includes a sunset clause on all gun control laws that have been proven by the Auditor General not to be cost effective at reducing the criminal use of firearms and improving public safety.”
- Garry Breitkreuz, M.P., Yorkton-Melville (SK),Conservative Firearms Critic, 08 July 2005


Register Criminals, NOT Duck Hunters
Garry Breitkreuz, MP, 25 February 2004

 

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