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Resources for members concerned with recent Firearms Ban

May 10, 2020 10:18 PM | Anonymous

Are you concerned about the recent Federal Government Order in Council that marks the first step in the ban and confiscation of multiple models of firearms that were legally possessed by Canadian firearms owners for the purpose of hunting, collecting or sports shooting?

If so there are things you can do. This information is being posted to provide resources for members convenience and, with respect to non shooting members of the club, this information should not be considered representation of the views of any member or of the Sunshine Coast Rod and Gun Club as a whole.

Here is a  Guide To The Ban Of So-Called “Military Type Assault Rifles” published by the NFA.

Some things you can do:

1.       Sign Petitions to the Prime Minister
2.       Write to your MLA and MP (Sample Wording below)
Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for Sunshine Coast
Telephone: 604-913-2660
Send Mail to:
Patrick Weiler
House of Commons *
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1A 0A6

* Mail may be sent postage-free to any member of Parliament

Nicholas Simons, Member of Legislative Assembly for Sunshine Coast
Telephone: (604) 741-0792
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-373-0792
Send Mail to:
Nicholas Simons, MLA
109, 4675 Marine Ave.
Powell River, BC   V8A
3.       Stay Informed and consider supporting the CCFRA and NRA
a.       Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights
b.       CCFR Going to Court – Charter Challenge
c.       National Firearms Association of Canada

Sample wording for letter to MP and MLA (customize as desired)

Mail and email your letter. It has more impact if signed and mailed to your MP

Dear Mr. _______,

I am writing today as one of your constituents to express my disbelief and disappointment over the action taken by Mr. Trudeau and the federal government against legal firearm owners.

As a lifelong target shooter, shooting sports enthusiast, legal firearm owner and individual affected by the recent action, I strongly feel that the use of an order-in-council ban is an egregious overstepping of the legislative process, and that the action taken will be completely ineffective in combating crime and gun violence in Canada. It is widely documented that the overwhelming majority of firearms used in crime are smuggled into the country illegally and used by criminals who do not abide by the law. Legal firearm owners in Canada are among the most thoroughly vetted individuals and are statistically less likely than other residents of Canada to commit crime. This order-in-council action unfairly targets the legal firearm owner community in what appears to be an attempt to show false progress on combating crime and simultaneously fails to address the issue of criminal gun violence.

I believe that bypassing the legislative process via an order-in-council action is extraordinarily undemocratic and reinforces my confidence in my decision to not vote Liberal in federal elections.

I implore you to consider the facts, consider the results of Petition e-2341 and encourage Mr. Trudeau and his cabinet to rethink this misstep.

Yours sincerely,
<Full Name>

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