CUFOA

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

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Thursday, 25 July 2013

Ms. Kelly Block, MP, CPC, Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar
House of Commons 904E                                                   22nd Street West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6                                                 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7M 0S1

Dear Ms. Block,

Re: I request that you have me charged for my illegal possession of my firearm

I have enclosed a letter that I sent to the Prime Minister on 13July2013. I therein outline why I condemn Mr. Harper for betraying responsible firearms owners. We trusted Mr. Harper to honour his promise and implement the Conservative Party Policy to respect the “rights of law-abiding Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.”(1, 2)

Therefore, you may understand my disappointment with your pronouncement in Parliament:

That is why the government is investing $7 million annually to strengthen front-end screening of first-time firearms licence applicants … Canada's gun control laws, including very important licensing requirements, are robust and effective.”(3)

On New Years Day 2003 seven members of the Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association, about a hundred supporters, and I were on Parliament Hill to demonstrate for our Right to have “Armes for their Defense”. We base our belief in our individual Right to have the means to protect our families, our property, and ourselves on the 1689 English Declaration of Rights.(4)

On that cold morning in Ottawa ten years ago we were fighting Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chrétien’s 1995 Firearms Act. As you are aware, this Act, and its attendant changes to the Criminal Code, make the mere possession of a firearm illegal. Now, inexplicably Mr. Harper not only endorses, but enforces this mendacious law.

The Supreme Court of Canada bases many of the Rights that you enjoy as a Member of Parliament on the provisions of the 1689 English Declaration of Rights. But in a bit of twisted logic that I cannot begin to comprehend, that Court refuses to hear our arguments in support of our belief in individual self-protection that comes directly from Article Seven of the 1689 English Declaration of Rights. You may note,

That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament;

follows after our Right to have Armes.(4)

I and other members of CUFOA are once again employing peaceful civil disobedience to affect the repeal of this treacherous law.

Since you publically endorse the licencing of firearms owners, and I intentionally own my firearm without a licence as a direct, open, public illegal action in opposition to this fallacious law, I request that you have the Saskatoon RCMP charge me for my crime.

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, “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 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.”
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/primeminister/pm_19_jan_2002.html

3. Ms. Kelly Block, HANSARD, Number 075, Tuesday, 07 February 2012,
http://www.cufoa.ca/articles/primeminister/pm_14_feb_2012.html

4. English Declaration of Rights, 1689
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/england.asp

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