Dear Mr. Day,
Re: Protection of our Rights and Freedoms
I would like to express my concern about your interview on CTV's Question
Period Sunday, 26February2006 in which you are reported as saying,
Although the government plans to scrap the registry, it has no plans to
make it easier to legally own firearms ... the process to obtain a firearms
license is difficult, and it will remain so.
Our Associations is concerned with the repeal of the entire Firearms Act,
not simply the registry. If fact, we consider the licensing component
the most odious aspect of the Firearms Act as federal licensing strikes
at the very heart of our Right as citizens to protect ourselves.
We know that the ownership and possession of firearms must be restricted
to responsible citizens. To that end our Association has endorsed
the Firearms Prohibition Registry (please see enclosed material).
The speedy repeal of the Firearms Act, the implementation to the Firearms
Prohibition Registry, and the return of the responsibility to regulate
firearms ownership to the provinces would go a long way to restoring
our faith in the federal government’s commitment to improving public
safety while respecting the Rights of Canadian citizens.
We assure you of our continued encouragement and support as you begin
to implement the programs of reforms which we so desperately need. We
stand ready to assist you in any manner possible as we move forward towards
a responsible, effective government that respects the Rights and Freedoms
of all Canadians.
Edward B. Hudson DVM, MS
CC: Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Gary Breitkreuz, MP