NFA Supports Liberal MP’s Bill
Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to support Liberal MP Joyce Murray’s private member’s Bill C-622. Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare said, “We are very concerned about the lack of oversight of our intelligence gathering agencies’ activities and the potential for abuse of meta-data collection. The recent government bill marketed as intended to prevent cyberbullying that would give police significant additional powers to obtain private information without warrant give ordinary people much cause for concern. Firearm owners are already very familiar with how this sort of data collection can be abused to target individuals and groups of individuals for dubious purposes. Murray’s Bill C-622 is a good counterbalance to this risk to the privacy of Canadians.”
Clare continued, “MP Murray’s bill seems to be a reasonable attempt to return the oversight of intelligence gathering activities to the elected representative of the people and we believe that this is the best way to go. Certainly other democracies collecting this sort of information have processes to confirm that information is being gathered and used appropriately. We have examined Bill C-622 carefully, discussed it directly with Joyce Murray, and we support this bill.
Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest and most effective advocacy organization representing the interests of firearms owners and users.
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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 (français)
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