As many of you know, the RCMP firearms lab has suddenly declared that the Swiss Arms and CZ858 Semi-Auto rifles are to be moved from the non-restricted/restricted classes to the prohibited class. Both these rifles have been legally enjoyed for over a decade.
They have banned them.
Public Safety Minister Blaney has announced an amnesty from prosecution for those owning these guns. However, owners are still technically criminals, and cannot use these firearms, or transport them, legally.
No details of the amnesty have been announced as yet.
We are hearing word that the government may have come to the conclusion that, due to the complexity of the firearms act, following through with such an amnesty may not be possible. A re-write of the firearms act may be the only solution to criminalizing 15,000 firearms owners.
It is vitally important that the conservative government hears from you, whether you own one of these guns or not. They need to hear that you support them, and that you strongly support a rewrite of the firearms act so these types of things will not happen again.
Please write your MP, The Prime Minister, and Minister Stephen Blaney, and tell them that you will not stand for these bans and that the firearms act needs to be re-written.
Addresses are available here: http://www.parl.gc.ca/Parlinfo/Compilations/HouseofCommons/MemberByPostalCode.aspx?Menu=HOC
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2
Minister Stephen Blaney
115 President Kennedy Road
Lévis, Québec G6V 6C8
Please send the letter by mail, no stamp is needed, handwritten is most effective.
Some points you may want to mention in your letter:
- Rewrite the firearms act so it is easier to understand for owners and police
- Decriminalize firearms ownership (remove Section 91 and 92 of the act)
- Stop random acts by the CFOs (remove Section 58.1 of the act)
- Stop bans based on looks
We have had several people ask for example letters they can use when writing the government about the new gun ban.
Please visit the Reclassificiation section at CanadianGunNutz.com for many good examples you can use. You will need to join. It is the best place to hear about all the latest news, even if you do not want to join in. Here are a few links:
Yours in Liberty,
The CanadaAmmo team
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