Sign E-petition 2341

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E-petition 2341 is currently the second most signed official e-petition to The House of Commons in Canadian history and has the potential to become the most signed.

The petition calls on the Government of Canada to cease plans to push through massive firearm bans/reclassification via an Order in Council (OIC) and to put any/all proposed changes in legislation to the full house of Commons to ensure that due democratic process is adhered to.

Our “Gun Community” must come together in providing a unified voice against this hostile action against our sport/hobby/livelihood;  the most immediate way to do this is through this petition.

Please sign and share this petition.

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Sign/e-2341

Not Free Speech

A few weeks ago we published an ad like we always do, with a variety of papers in the Fraser Valley region, for our annual Pre Christmas sale. We’ve been doing this for close to a decade. Shortly after we published this ad a letter was written to The Chilliwack Progress defaming our company and stating that our ad was “proof” that we were selling guns to gangs in the region.

Here is a link to the letter in question:

https://www.theprogress.com/opinion/shocked-by-gun-ad/

Now, I’m a huge believer in free speech but accusing a business like mine of committing a criminal act is not, to put it mildly, playing nice. I asked for the paper to retract the comment and issue an apology. We can disagree on a wide variety of issues and debate them openly but we don’t get to accuse others of committing crimes in the process.

Unfortunately, my request fell on deaf ears.

So that leaves me with one last option.

It is my sincere hope that this issue will still be resolved. I have always had a good relationship with The Chilliwack Progress and I would like it to continue. But this has to be fixed.

Sincerely,
Scott Carpenter, Owner – International Shooting Supplies Ltd.

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Our Pre Christmas Sale Flyer is Finally Here!

Our PreChristmas sale is almost upon us. Be here EARLY on Saturday, December 7th to get the best deals on ammunition and gear that we’ve seen all year! Also, as a BONUS we are opening Sunday, December 8th from 10:30AM to 3:30 PM to make sure that you don’t miss out!

And please don’t forget to bring a cash donation to help out the Surrey Food Bank again this Christmas season. We’ll take your donation at the door and enter you for a chance to win a Winchester XPR in 6.5 Creedmoor, a Savage 64F Take Down 22LR and MORE!

Please note sale conditions etc at the bottom of the page.

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Save the Children – Give Them Guns

CHILBI, KNABENSCHIESSEN, TRADITION, BRAUCH, BRAUCHTUM, VOLKSFEST,

By Scott Carpenter

Prologue:

I wrote this piece back in 2001 for Martin Masse’s Le Quebecois Libre. I have left it unedited – although there are a few things I would change today I don’t think I knew just how relevant it would be to today’s society ‘way back then’.  

I was 11 years old when my parents gave me my first real firearm. It was a Lakefield Mark II .22 caliber repeater that I still own. It’s killed a lot of squirrels and grouse in the last seventeen years and in the process I’m convinced that it — with a little help from my father — saved my life.

Of course, it never downed a charging grizzly or wounded a marauding thief. Nope. All it did was keep dad and I busy on the weekends filling the freezer with grouse and slaying errant pop cans. But those activities coupled with the sense of responsibility the ownership of such a tool entailed were enough to keep me out of a lot of trouble that other kids — mostly friends of mine — seemed to have an easy time finding.

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