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Trudeau’s Mimicking Birds

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Recent current events indicate that Canada is approaching a very slippery slope. It is apparent that evermore-oppressive gun restrictions are on the horizon if left to the discretion of the Liberals and socialists.

For example we need only look to “worship” John Tory, reelected as Mayor of Toronto on Oct. 22, 2018. Tory has made a renewed call for gun control laws in the city asking “why does anyone in Toronto need a gun?” at a recent city council meeting. [1] Tory apparently believes that a total handgun & ammunition ban in The City of Toronto is the solution to gun-related crime. He declared this openly, clearly forgetting the fact that in 2008, he was quoted in the National Post as saying that “the real problem was guns coming over the border, and a handgun ban isn’t the answer.” [2]

And let us not forget the ‘honourable’ M.P. Bill Blair, minister of border security and organized crime reduction. His misguided initiative to ban handguns and assault rifles Canada wide in 2019 has been well advertised and is slated for immediate roll-out should the Liberals achieve reelection.

Blair’s ‘objective’ of seeking out public opinion on firearms by way of a ‘consulting tour’, a “charade to give the impression of action without a definitive commitment” [3] while simultaneously vilifying legal firearm owners and fudging statistical data, can only result in a single conclusion. Undoubtedly, Blair will deduce on behalf of all Canadian citizens that firearms “cause crime”. Firearms, he argues, must be removed from the possession of legal gun owners to prevent them from falling into the hands of gang members.

Mr. Blair said he “wants the consultations to be completed by the end of the year”, which means that any legislation to ban handguns could be introduced as early as 2019. The government will thereby “change firearms laws without any guarantee that the measure will reduce crime.” [4]

Canadian gun owners are now truly under attack by the current Liberal regime. Our government would seem to be running out the clock before the next major election and are poised for a crackdown on legal gun owners. We hear nebulous rumors of a restricted firearms ban, talk of centralized storage facilities for restricted firearms and murmurs of reclassification (categorization of “non-restricted firearm” to “hunting firearm” and “restricted firearm” to “circumscribed firearm.” [5]) Harsh sounding words like ‘assault rifle’ are constantly being used, saturating the media and discouraging rational debate.

With the Liberal’s disastrous blunders now becoming known, the upcoming election is looming large. It is obvious that in order to minimize their shortcomings (unsustainable debt, social & economic gaffes and violations of freedoms and privacy) Liberals are now sensationalizing their only “accomplishment” and taking a hard stance on gun crime to coincide with the election.

Marijuana legalization is the single feather in their caps, the only Liberal campaign promise that has been fulfilled. The exaggeration of firearm related crime in Canada, accompanied by sensational talk of a handgun ban is being used to facilitate their re-election. Our once great nation’s rights and freedoms are on the Liberal chopping block, and we dare not say a single thing about it.

The Liberal model of removing firearms from private ownership for the safety of all is surely folly. We must remember the old adage “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns” [6], for criminals will surely continue to find ways to obtain them illicitly. If we don’t put a stop to this government and their envisioned misdeeds now, the agendas set forth in their first term will come to fruition during their second.

As ridiculous as the questionnaire is, we at RWN urge all Canadian Firearms owners to answer the Public Safety dialogue on the government website, available until Nov 10th.

Answer the multiple choice and be sure to reiterate in the comments section the foolishness and obvious ignorance of the questions asked. For example, defining ‘Assault Weapons’ and then going so far as to asking the public if they want easier access to them. Let them have it.

https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cnslttns/hndgn/index-en.aspx

Equally important, the National Firearms Association have started an e-Petition concerning Canadian firearms rights. Let the Liberal government know that they cannot slide this extreme affront to our rights and freedoms under the radar and that you as Conservative Canadians are paying attention and will not stand for it.

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1883


Just in Time for Halloween…

 

Bill C-71, already a work in progress, is slated to be passed into law by the end of 2018. If put in place it will effectively create a new “backdoor gun registry”, to be kept by retailers, itemizing all firearms sales and inventories. “Businesses would have to record dates, references and licence numbers and the firearm’s make, model, type and serial number.” [1] These records would be made available to law enforcement agencies, by way of a warrant, when investigating firearm involved crimes, and must be kept for 20 years by the retailer.

Bill C-71 will also necessarily demand increased background checks on those applying for Possession and Acquisition Licences. An applicant’s entire life history would be laid out and scrutinized for “red flags” prior to approval, not just the preceding 5 years before application, as the law presently requires. The Bill will undoubtedly make it more difficult to obtain and keep a gun licence (P.A.L.) [2]

Furthermore, the Bill aims to restrict transportation of firearms, making it more difficult for gun owners to carry out “certain routine activities, like target shooting, taking a firearm home after a transfer, or going to a gunsmith or a gun show.” The only form of transport to remain unaffected would be the conveyance of a restricted firearm to and from a certified shooting range. All other transportation of restricted firearms would require that a Authorization to Transport (A.T.T.) document be obtained. [3]

Bill C-71 also aims to immediately reclassify as ‘Prohibited’ between 10,000 – 15,000 legally purchased and owned rifles, including many specifically used for hunting purposes (such as the CZ 858 and Swiss Arms). Many of these firearms cost in excess of $4,000, the cost of which will not be reimbursed by government agencies. Owners of newly prohibited firearms could face 10 years in prison if they fail to comply with new ownership requirements. The government, to date, has not outlined any plan to notify these owners when the changes take effect. [4]

A “review” on a restricted (i.e. handgun) ban in Canada is also currently underway. The ban is spearheaded by former RCMP M.P. Bill Blair and targets law abiding gun-owners. “The Canadian government’s possible ban on handguns and semi-automatic long guns such as the SKS, the AR-15 and the FN-FAL rifles” could result in the confiscation of over $2 billion worth of guns and equipment from private Canadian gun owners. [5] “Blair’s main goal seems to be to keep a lid on the gun conversation over the next year… not giving the Conservatives any ammunition (pardon the pun) for a revival of the old gun debates of the 1990’s” [6] before the Liberals seek reelection.

Rest assured, if the Liberal’s attain another majority government on October 21st, 2019, the stripping of Canadian’s firearms and freedoms will be foremost on their agenda once again. Bill C-71 is the thin end of a very large wedge, which, when pounded down people’s throats, will make our present day restrictions seem like a memory of heaven.

Do your part: join the NFA, Sign petitions or write your M.P. And buy The Bill C-71 Book: What it Means, How It Hurts You, and 3 Easy Steps You Can Take Right Now To Block It[7] and read it well.

Do something!

 


With the idiotic hypocrisy of our government signing the UN Firearms treaty, we’re happy to share another editorial by our in-house cartoonist – courtesy of the National Firearms Association of Canada and the Canadian Firearms Journal.