Firearms Owners Association
21 January 2010
Maurice Vellacott, MP, CPC, Saskatoon-Wanuskewin
Dear Mr. Vellacott,
Re: Please Do Not Participate in Ms. Hoeppner’s Scam
I enjoyed your MP’s Report to the CPC Saskatoon-Wanuskewin EDA meeting last Saturday morning. I regret that you had to leave the meeting early to return to Ottawa. When Parliament resumes in March after the Olympics, I hope that you will not participate further in Ms. Hoeppner’s Private Member’s bill to “scrap the long-gun registry”.
Like Garry Breitkreuz’s Private Member’s Bill C-301 and Mr. Harper’s Bill S-5, Ms. Hoeppner’s Bill C-391 is nothing but a scam. These three bills are simply a deception because they do not address the most odious problem firearms owners face: licensing. Whether it is the licensing mandated by Liberal Jean Chrétien’s Firearms Act, or the “enhanced licensing” endorsed by Conservative Stephen Harper, licensing makes the mere possession of a firearm a criminal offence. As Professor Gary Mauser says, “Registration is bad, but licensing is worse. Licensing will kill us.”
Until Mr. Harper and your Conservative colleagues are willing to present – and defend – a proper firearms bill that will repeal licensing, they are only perpetuating the destruction of our Right to possess firearms to defend ourselves, our families, and our property.
I trust you will be true to the Conservative’s Policy Declaration and Mr. Breitkreuz’s promises to respect “the Right of Canadians to own and use” firearms in a responsible manner. Please stand firm with us as we work to defend our Right to possess firearms to protect our families by repealing this unjust law.
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
Encl: Conservative Policy and Promises Re: Repeal of the Firearms Act
CC: The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association
Mr. Harper’s Promise to Firearms Owners
I was and still am in total agreement with the statement made in the House of Commons by former Reform Leader Preston Manning on 13 June 1995:
Bill C-68 [The Firearms Act] has proven to be a bad law and has created
a bureaucratic nightmare for both gun owners and the government. As Leader
of the Official Opposition, I will use all powers afforded to me as Leader
and continue our party’s fight to repeal Bill C-68 and replace it
with a firearms control system that is cost effective and respects the
rights of Canadians to own and use firearms responsibly.
As approved by the CPC Montréal Convention, 19 March 2005
“There is only one to fix this mess and that is to elect a Conservative
government. We promise to repeal Bill C-68 and return the gun laws to
the way they were before 1995. Then I personally promise that I will start
the task of fixing all the flaws in federal firearm laws by requiring
that they be subjected to a public safety test administered by the Auditor
General of Canada. My proposal includes a sunset clause on all gun control
laws that have been proven by the Auditor General not to be cost effective
at reducing the criminal use of firearms and improving public safety.”