*** RED ALERT ***
On May 30, using the prestigious Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa as a backdrop, Justin Trudeau gathered a group of anti gun activists and Liberal Ministers to deliver a massive sucker punch to the Canadians firearm community and industry. The usual smug non-answers followed the press conference as journalists tried to make sense of the outright assault on legal handgun owners.
The Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights plans to vigorously fight this reprehensible legislation as an outright attack on law-abiding citizens.
Click the button below to see the CCFR's media release
What does this mean for you as a new (or a prospective) PAL holder? First of all it means DON'T PANIC. The measures contained in the Liberal's Bill C-21 have to go through parliament and receive royal assent, which won't likely happen until the fall.
In the meantime, talk about this issue-- to your Member of Parliament, and to those in your social sphere (friends, family, co-workers), especially those who may believe the federal government is taking the right action. IT IS NOT, as evidenced by the number of law enforcement agencies that oppose the Trudeau gun ban and buyback program. Police chiefs in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto and the union representing RCMP officers across Canada all agree the Liberal plan will do nothing to curb gun crime and the government should spend money to reduce illegal gun smuggling and gang activity. Two thirds of all gun crime in Toronto involve smuggled guns.
There is no statistical evidence to support Bill C-21's objective to make Canadians safer. In the same way there is no evidence to support the Liberals' still-lacking-definition "assault rifle" ban in Canada. Responsible gun owners are not the problem, and portraying them as such shows huge disrespect for them and all Canadians who depend on government to be honest, open and transparent.