Friday, March 14, 2008
National Firearms Association Endorses Parliamentary Outdoors Caucus
Finally, Outdoors and Sports People will have the representation they need in Parliament – Blair Hagen, National President, National Firearms Association.
Decades of urbanization have created a disconnect between rural and city populations. A disconnect between outdoors and sports people and city dwellers in major population centers, like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
It’s also resulted in a disconnect between federal governments and the cultural realities of the people in rural areas, and those depend on participation in rural economies for culture and lives.
Hunters, guides, trappers and sports people have all born the brunt of recent government legislation that has hampered and in many cases destroyed both businesses and lives.
A Parliamentary Outdoors Caucus has the potential to facilitate good legislation that concerns these people and their pursuits, and prevent bad regulation and legislation from being enacted. MP Garry Breitkreuz has identified a very positive solution to help prevent this from happening.
Rural Canadians, outdoors and sports people badly need representation in parliament, so that their voices are also heard when issues of firearms, land use, wildlife and the environment are addressed by federal politicians.
Canada was carved out of a wilderness that is still the envy of the world. The opportunities to explore and enjoy Canada’s outdoors and the pursuits associated with it are still limitless. The Parliamentary Outdoors Caucus has the potential to preserve these opportunities and pursuits for generations to come.
The responsible use and enjoyment of Canada’s outdoors; a Canadian cultural tradition.
National Firearms Asociation