Wednesday, September 20, 2006
probably know, we now have a more favourable government, but we need
to pressure it in order to actually get the things it promised before
it was elected.
can be applied in a great many ways. This form of applying pressure
is one that we are asking every shooting club in Canada (and there
are over 550 that are NFA members) to pick up and run with.
club to set up a training course for women, to teach safe
and practical handgun shooting for the purpose of protecting human
life from criminal violence. Women are the preferred targets of
violent criminals, and they are too vulnerable in our society.
Violent crime rates are increasing, and they need protection. Some
classes should be for women only, and some for mixed groups.
Cindy Lightheart said, in her excellent "Women in Danger":
"The police do not come to a woman before or during a violent
crime. They come after the crime has been completed and the violent
criminal has left the scene. It is extremely rare for a police
officer to arrive in time to prevent or even interrupt a violent
crime when a woman is the victim. How could he? She could not call
the police before her attacker left.
that truth, it is vitally necessary for a woman in danger to have the
right and the ability to protect herself and her children when the
attack begins. If she cannot protect herself, the police will not be
there to protect her, and she will be just another headline."
the period of time between the arrival of the violent criminal and
his departure, there are no police officers present--and almost never
will be. That isn't a criticism of the police, it's a statement of
that, it is surely obvious that a woman should be able and permitted
to do whatever is necessary in order to stop a violent criminal. She
should be able to frighten him into running, arrest him, or stop him
if she has to.
not afraid of any man,
matter what his size;
danger threatens, call on me,
I will equalize.
used to engrave that on Colt revolvers that were being given to
women. The poem is apt--a woman needs
is legal for a Canadian woman to have a handgun, and to carry it
loaded and concealed--if
she can get a Type 3 authorization to
carry. The Type 3 exists; it is there in the law, in plain sight, but
the bureaucrats refuse to issue it to the women who want it. By doing
that, they condemn women to death or worse fates. There is no excuse
for such arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence on the part of a
the Type 3 exists in the law, pressuring government into actually
issuing it is relatively simple. No law needs to be changed. It can
be done by firm orders to the bureaucrats from the minister. It's
easy, but our government will not do it until it is subjected to
pressure, so pressure is what we must arrange.
NFA offers your club two free courses. One is called "For Women
only--the Lioness Method of Rape Prevention." A woman can learn
it just by reading the course; it's that simple. She will learn how
to defeat almost any rapist--without weapons. The other is called,
"Two Inches at Seven Yards," used to teach someone who has
never shot a handgun how to shoot a 2-inch group at 7 yards--in one
NFA is working closely with a U. S. firm that comes into
Canada to qualify Canadians for a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit. The
Utah permit is issued by the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification,
and is honored in 30 states. If your club wants to help people to get
one, ask them if they can help arrange it. Now that I have mine, I can write to my government and
ask why 30 U.S. state governments trust me--but my own government
does not. The NFA wants to have a large number of such letters land
on the desks of ministers in this government.
is what we want your club to do:
out an ad in the classified section of the local paper. It should say
women only: Join us at our shooting range on Sunday at noon. We will
teach you how to protect yourself and your children by using a
handgun to protect human life from criminal violence.
is perfectly legal for your volunteer instructors to teach women how
to shoot handguns, as long as it is done by having one person who can
legally shoot that handgun right beside the woman who is shooting.
even a few women get Type 3 authorizations to carry, they will spread
a shield of protection over all Canadian women. Criminals, not
knowing which women to fear, will fear all women. No, that is not a
silly idea. Forcing U.S. local bureaucrats to actually issue
concealed carry permits has resulted in major reductions in violent
crime rates in every state where such a law has been enacted.
government enacted severe gun control laws because it did not trust
honest Canadians. Those laws failed, and our situation is getting
worse. The U.S. states trusted their people, and theirs is improving.
the last 50 years, we have been slowly losing our battle against the
anti-firearms people. They say that we use firearms for sport, and no
sport. Therefore, no one needs
a firearm, and
we can outlaw every one of them!
January 1, 1978, we lost our right to own full automatic firearms. On
August 1, 1992, we lost our right to acquire converted automatics. On
October 1, 1992, we lost our right to acquire firearms on a long list
of named firearms. On January 1, 1995, we lost our right to acquire
named firearms on another long list of named firearms. In 1998, we
lost our right to own small handguns. It's rather like being nibbled
to death by ducks. The NFA is the only organization that has a clear,
coherent plan to get all that back.
the anti-gun people win, the results will be horrible--the criminals
will still have guns, but no one else will. And all women will become
perfect victims. We must reestablish the fact that women need
firearms to protect human life from criminal violence, because that
is a very real need
us to prove that women need
firearms to protect human life
from criminal violence.
courses, information, or assistance, write to NFA, Box 52183,
EDMONTON AB, T6G 2T5 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (780)439-1394.