Canada’s National Firearms Association condemns the recent terrorist acts in Paris. However, merely lamenting these acts will not stop terrorists, nor will it bring back the dead.
Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare pointed out, “Like others, I was sickened by the images of these fanatics attacking people and in particular the cold blooded execution of an injured and helpless police officer. Like other incidents people have been quick to record the incidents on their handy cell phone cameras. It should be clear to anyone that a good guy with a camera can’t stop a bad guy with a gun.
Clare continued, “The research is clear that arming law abiding people – giving them the means to defend themselves is the only way to stop this. How much more do freedom loving people need to tolerate of these wolves among the sheep? We are outraged and saddened for the dead but we are even sadder and more outraged for the unarmed innocents who will surely die or be wounded because they have no means to defend themselves. The NFA encourages the Canadian government to be proactive in making the necessary legislative changes to better allow Canadians to be ready for these incidents. Clare concluded, “That French police officer and those other victims would surely have welcomed the intervention of an armed citizen to stop the bad guys. It is time to stop pretending that law enforcement will always be there to provide protection.”
At over 70,000 members, 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: