Speaking From Prince George, BC NFA President Sheldon Clare stated: “Bill C-21 is about ending your ability to collect, enjoy, and make use of your firearms. If you doubt this, consider the government’s direct attack on items that were not even previously considered firearms. The Liberal government’s proposed law Bill C-21would make anyone who owns a BB, pellet, or other airgun, or participates in Paintball or Airsoft a criminal in possession of prohibited devices. There is nothing good in Bill C-21”
Here is the NFA summary of the key points of the legislation: Guide to Bill C-21
Clare advised affected persons to:
1.Tell your friends and family about what is going on. Use the NFA summary for reference.
2.Contact your member of parliament, your provincial MLA/MPP, and your local city councillor and mayor. Tell them that you are opposed to federal Bill C-21 in its entirety. Bill C-21 will have an effect on all three of those levels of government.
a)Make an appointment to speak to these elected officials in person.
b)Call and write letters and emails to all levels of government to oppose this unjust bill.
3.Join and support Canada’s National Firearms Association at NFA.ca – We stand with you in this fight.
4.Work to ensure that the Liberal Party of Canada loses the next election.
5.Organize your friends and family and encourage them to do the same.
Liberal proposed changes to the Criminal Code affecting airguns from Bill C-21:
1 (1) The definition replica firearm in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:
replica firearm means any device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, a firearm that is designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second and at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules, and that itself is not a firearm, but does not include any such device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, an antique firearm;
(2) Section 84 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3.1):
Certain firearms deemed to be prohibited devices
(3.2) For the purposes of sections 99 to 101, 103 to 107 and 117.03, a firearm is deemed to be a prohibited device if
(a) it is proved that the firearm is not designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second or at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules; and
(b) the firearm is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, a firearm, other than an antique firearm, that is designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second and at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules.
(The complete text of Bill C-21 may be read HERE.)
Clare concluded, “If you thought that gun control didn’t affect you, you were mistaken. Gun control has never been about public safety – it has always been about civil disarmament and destruction of culture. Help us to help you, join the National Firearms Association today.”
Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest and most effective advocacy organization representing the interests of firearms owners and users. Canada’s National Firearms Association is the largest Canadian organization fighting for the rights of Canadian firearms users. NFA is a registered UN NGO with consultative status to ECOSOC.
For more information contact:
Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682 Blair@nfa.ca
Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841 Sheldon@nfa.ca
Canada’s NFA toll-free number – 1-877-818-0393
NFA Website: www.nfa.ca