Firearms Owners Association
The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien
Friday, June 20, 2003
Dear Prime Minister Chretien,
Re: Protection of Canadian Freedom
I, Joe Gingrich, do solemnly swear that I own a British 303 firearm serial # S7c7156.
I further swear that: (a) I do NOT have a firearms license, (b) this firearm is NOT registered, (c) I did NOT send a “Letter of Intent to Register” this firearm before 31December2002, and (d) I have NO intention of ever registering this firearm and/or aquiring your firearms license.
I understand that my ownership and possession of this firearm violates your Firearms Act of 1995.
I send this letter of non-compliance directly to you, Jean Chretien, as a open, honest, peaceful act of civil disobedience. I respect the “Rule of Law”. However, I can not submit to an unjust law such as the Firearms Act of 1995. I take this action to enforce my freedoms and civil liberties provided to me by Canadian law. To comply with the terms of the Firearms Act of 1995, I must first violate my own rights and freedoms so described by Canadian Constitutional law. Sir, this I refuse to do.
The Firearms Act of 1995, and the subsequent changes to the Criminal Code of Canada, violates at least twelve specific rights guaranteed to me by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Furthermore the Firearms Act violates the Canadian Constitution, the Canadian Bill of Rights of 1960, English Common Law, the English Bill of Rights of 1689, and the Magna Carta of 1215.
I refuse to surrender my right to privacy, my right to property, my right to bear arms my right to be secure from unreasonable search and seizure, my right against self incrimination, my right to the presumption of innocence, my right to representation, my right to liberty, my right to procedural fairness and, my right to freedom of association. I steadfastly maintain my right to self defense.
I will not submit to your unjust law which does nothing to improve safety or reduce crime in Canada. I will not tolerate the destruction of my civil rights and liberties encroached upon by your mere illegal law.
In defense of the return of freedom to Canada,
Dr. Joseph C. Gingrich
cc. Federal Solicitor General Wayne Easter