Firearms Owners Association
Thursday, 22 January 2004
The Right Honourable Paul Martin
Dear Mr Prime Minister,
Re: Protecting Canadian Rights and Freedoms
My associates and I sincerely appreciated the opportunity of discussing the Firearms Act with you during your visit to Prince Albert last Friday evening.
During our conversation you said that you “plan to review” the Firearms Act. A review be a further waste of our tax money. No amount of “fixing”of this unjust law will accomplish the goal of making Canada a safer place.
Mr Prime Minister, the Firearms Act is a sinfully wasteful miscreation beyond redemption.
The Firearms Act is not worth “reviewing”. This Act has nothing to do with improving safety. This Act was passed for political motives as former Liberal justice adviser John Dixon clearly documented in his editorial over a year ago in the Globe and Mail.
“We now know that the government's gun-control policy is a fiscal and administrative debacle. Its costs rival those of core services like national defence. And it doesn't work. What is less well known is that the policy wasn't designed to control guns. It was designed to control Kim Campbell.”
Responsible firearms owners understand the need for safety. We readily support laws which make each one of us more secure. A return to the Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC) will accomplish that worthy goal.
The FAC is supported by firearms owners and does not violate our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as does the Firearms Act.
For the good of all Canadians return to a system that works.
The repeal of the Firearms Act is the only acceptable action.
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
CC: Lt Governor Lynda Haverstock