CUFOA

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

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Honourable Vic Toews, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Safety
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0P8

Dear Mr. Toews,

In your letter of 18 January 2012 addressing our unmitigated unhappiness with Bill C-19 you proudly declare:

In addition, all firearms owners will continue to be required to undergo background check, pass a safety training course, and possess a valid firearms licence.1

You have obviously missed the entire point of our correspondence.

In 1995 former Justice Minister Allan Rock and then Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien rammed the Firearms Act through Parliament. This law mandates that all responsible firearms owners must meekly surrender our historic Canadian Right to “have Armes for their Defense” and passively beg the Government to have the means to defend ourselves, our families, and our homes.

We refused to submit to this unjust law under Mr. Chrétein’s Liberals, and we have no intention of surrendering our Rights to Mr. Harper’s “majority Conservative Government”. As our spokesperson Al Muir recently said in Postmedia News interview with Jeff Davis,

I have never held a firearms licence, but I owns seven guns.2

In that article Canadian Shooting Sports Association executive director Tony Bernardo correctly points to the "elephant in the room". More and more gun owners are beginning to awaken to the realization that docilely submitting to the licencing mandate of the Firearms Act does not protect either them or their firearms from continual, constant harassment and confiscation by your Government and your police forces.

Your Bill C-19 "to scrap the registry" will not stop the unrelenting assault on responsible gun owners. You must decriminalize the mere possession of firearms. Repeal the licencing mandate of the Firearms Act and remove ss. 91(1), 92(1) & 117.03 from the Criminal Code.

Withdraw Bill C-19 and introduce a bill that will specifically recognize our historic Canadian Right to "have arms for their defense."

Sincerely,
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Secretary

Ref:

  1. http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/primeminister/pm_18_jan_2012.html
  2. http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/01/23/more-guns-in-canada-this-year-but-fewer-owners-rcmp/

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