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

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The Honourable Lynne Yelich, MP, Saskatoon-Blackstrap
Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)
House of Commons                                               2325 Preston Avenue, Unit 71 Market Mall
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6                                    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7J 2G2

Dear Ms. Yelich,

Re: Please have me charged for my illegal firearm possession

I believe you are aware of the amount of time and effort that I and several thousands of responsible firearms owners have invested in supporting first the Reform Party, then the Canadian Alliance, and more recently Mr. Harper and the Conservative Party. As responsible firearms owners working for the repeal of the Firearms Act and its attendant changes to the Criminal Code that make the mere possession of firearm illegal, we put great stock in Mr. Harper’s January 2002 declaration:

“I will use all powers afforded to me as (Conservative Alliance) 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.”(1)

We were greatly encouraged that at the March 2005 Conservative Party of Canada’s Montréal Convention the membership adopted Mr. Harper’s wording as the basis of the Firearms Policy to respect “the rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly”.(2) And we counted upon the Conservative Party to live up to the promises that Garry Breitkreuz made as Firearms Critic for the Conservative Party to repeal this faithless Act.(3)

Thus you may understand the disappointment I felt when I read your statement that:

"Our Conservative government has always been clear: we support the licensing of people who own firearms … .”(4)

Ms. Yelich, in all the many years I have known you, I have never had a firearms licence. I intend never to apply to the Government for a licence to have the means to defend my family, my property, and myself. I will now do everything I can do by peaceful civil disobedience to see this mendacious law repealed. I am prepared to go to prison to defend our Right to have “Armes for their Defense”. However, the Byzantine nature of this perfidious law allows the police to confiscate my firearms and never charge me with a crime.(5) This coerced forfeiture of property without conviction is in itself outrageous. But worse, this part of this treacherous law makes direct, peaceful civil disobedience not only difficult but dangerous.

Therefore I would like to ask a favour of you. I herein provide you with my affidavit that I possess a firearm without a licence. Since you support the licencing of firearms owners, I ask that you do whatever you can to see that the Saskatoon RCMP charge me for my illegal firearm possession.

I would greatly appreciate your prompt, positive consideration.

Sincerely,


Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary

Encl:

(1) Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/primeminister/pm_13_july_2013b.html
(2) Affidavit of Unlicenced Firearms Possession
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/licensing/licensing_13_july_2013.pdf
(3) Photograph of myself in unlicenced firearms possession
http://www.cufoa.ca/photos/direct_challenge_to_harper.html

CC: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Senators and MPs from Saskatchewan

Ref.
1. Mr. Harper’s Promise to Repeal Bill C-68, “Bill C-68 [The Firearms Act] has proven to be a bad law ... I will use all powers afforded to me as Leader and continue our party’s fight to repeal Bill C-68 … .”
http:// www.cufoa.ca/articles/primeminister/pm_19_jan_2002.html

2. The Conservative Party of Canada Policy Declaration, 19 March 2005;
A Conservative Government will … work with the provinces (on) 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.
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/primeminister/pm_19_jan_2002.html

3. Garry Breitkreuz, M.P. Conservative Firearms Critic, 08 July 2005,
There is only one to fix this mess and that is to elect a Conservative government. We promise to repeal Bill C-68 … .”
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/licensing/licensing_08_july_2005.html

4. Honourable Lynne Yelich, PC, MP, CPC Minister of State, October 2010 ‘From the “Hill” to your Home’
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/licensing/licensing_29_sept_2010.html5

5. Criminal Code of Canada s.117.03; Seizure on failure to produce authorization
… a peace officer who finds … a person in possession of a firearm who fails, on demand, to produce, for inspection by the peace officer, … a licence under which the person may lawfully possess the firearm … may seize the firearm, … declare it to be forfeited to Her Majesty, … .
http://yourlaws.ca/criminal-code-canada/11703-seizure-failure-produce-authorization

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