The Liberals Have a Lot of Explaining to Do

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Via email from the CSSA

First, Mark Holland stood in the House of Commons and inferred Canadian firearm owners are thugs:

“What thugs do is to make sure they are able to keep weapons in their car and not have to answer any questions. That is what they are going to do. They are going to put the weapons in the car and drive wherever they go. They know that if they are pulled over by a police officer, all they have to do is list one of a million different places to explain where they are going.”

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SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE – CCFR TESTIFIES AGAINST C-71

 

The CCFR sent two delegates to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security yesterday to voice our opposition of bill C-71.

C.E.O. & Executive Director Rod Giltaca and V.P. of Public Relations & registered lobbyist Tracey Wilson appeared before committee as witnesses to provide testimony on the analysis and contentions we have on this bill, as well as to refute some rhetorical debate that had occurred within the committee proceedings.

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NO VIRTUE IN MISLEADING THE PUBLIC ON GUNS

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Via the CCFR

As strange as it seems, the gun debate in Canada is once again ignited by a mass shooting in another country. Many with a limited understanding of the topic can hardly delay themselves from scrambling to the top of the highest peak to wave a bloody shirt and wag a finger at millions who did nothing to influence this horrid event. It is the epitome of disingenuous and self-serving behavior. The idea is always the same: leverage the unimaginable suffering of families and victims to either elevate one’s self esteem or promote ill-informed policies while mitigating any real scrutiny on those policies.

NOW THAT OUR SHOT ACROSS THE IDEOLOGICAL BOW HAS BEEN LOOSED, LET’S GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER.

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MID-TERM REVIEW OF LIBERAL GUN CONTROL AGENDA – THE TRUTH

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The firearms community has been abuzz with the usual rumours, conspiracy theories and predictions lately. The annual gun control debate climaxed as of late with the anniversary of the Polytechnique shooting. This horrific, misogynist attack has always been a pivotal sounding board for the anti-gun lobby, complete with hyperbolic hysteria. The CCFR continues to stay the course with education, data and information sharing and community minded programming.

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Of Grace Periods, Guns & Gangs and the Liberal Government’s Gun Control Agenda

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The first announcement was the (almost) unexpected gazetting of Section 14 of the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act (CSFLA) (C-42), which implemented a 6-month grace period for expired firearms licences. We say unexpected because the Trudeau Liberals campaigned against Bill C-42 during the 2015 federal election.

The second announcement doled out $327 million to police and border services to combat illegal guns and gangs. We support this initiative – albeit with one important caveat – the money is actually spent on efforts targeting criminal gangs and those who commit violent acts with firearms, and NOT targeting licenced, law-abiding firearm owners.

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