NFA FILES IN SUPREME COURT OF CANADA OVER QUEBEC LONG GUN REGISTRY

On Monday September 30, 2013, Canada’s NFA filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene in the litigation involving Quebec and Canada over the transfer of the long gun registry records (Supreme Court of Canada File #35448). According to NFA Vice President Shawn Bevins, “We should know within the coming weeks whether the Supreme Court will allow the NFA to become a party to that litigation, as it is a matter over which the Court has discretion.”

President Sheldon Clare added, “Canada’s NFA strongly believes that the presence of a party representing and willing to stand for the rights of law abiding gun owners is necessary. A debate about firearm owners’ civil rights should not just involve the governments of Canada and Quebec. Canada’s NFA remains concerned about lack of government attention to the tactics of the Quebec CFO in compelling registration of long guns by dealers and owners.”

Clare continued, “The NFA will use its best efforts to prevent Quebec from obtaining the private information of Quebec licensed firearms owners. The recent actions of the Quebec CFO, purporting to enforce non-existent criminal law, made it clear that the Quebec Government is willing to go to any extent to enforce its anti-gun agenda. The NFA is determined not to let that happen.”

Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest advocacy organization promoting the rights and freedoms of all responsible firearm owners and users.

For more information contact:

Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682 Contact Us
Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841 Contact Us
Shawn Bevins, Executive VP, 819-313-2887 Contact Us
Canada’s NFA toll-free number – 1-877-818-0393
NFA Website: www.nfa.ca

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