AGM Closing Statement
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT OF CANADA’S NATIONAL FIREARMS ASSOCIATION
Canada’s National Firearms Association’s annual general meeting (AGM) has come to an end in Brossard Quebec.
I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to the NFA members who came from all parts of Quebec and several other provinces across Canada to support us.
A big thanks to Guy Morin, Pierre Lefebvre, and Francois Picard who had the crowd sitting on the edge of their seats.
I’ve never felt so much passion in one room. It does my heart good to see that, no matter what part of Canada you are from, we all agree on how important our rights and freedoms are. I also wanted to sincerely thank Martin Bourget and Patrice Picard for all their support.
The biggest shout-out goes to the NFA board of directors, they are the finest team that I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and the finest group of individuals in the Canadian gun lobby. They each bring special expertise and passion and come from all parts of the country.
Vice President Blair Hagen from British Columbia has an encyclopedic knowledge of firearms laws, rules, regulations, and procedures, and is happy to provide that knowledge at a moment’s notice.
Chuck Cote from Quebec was my right hand and translator at the AGM, he is one of the most passionate individuals in terms of restoring firearms rights to Canadians, and he is also an exceptional competitive shooter.
Joe Esteves, also from Quebec, has extensive, deep-reaching knowledge about firearms and their components.
Don Feltham of Newfoundland, is also our secretary, and has an extraordinary knowledge of Atlantic Canada politics, and is also a seasoned hunter, sport shooter, collector, and reloader.
Tom Mavin, my colleague in Ontario, is a former police officer with extensive forensics experience, and as well as being a sport-shooter, collector, and reenactor, he has only recently taken over as a director of the province, and has already taken the NFA to the next level in his region.
Dwayne Gorniak, from Alberta, is an expert in Alberta and Canadian politics, working tirelessly to strengthen ties with local firearm-friendly politicians and promote the organization locally, and is also a hunter, shooter, reloader, and collector.
Jerrold Lundgard, from Northern Alberta, has decades of knowledge and experience in gun rights, and Canadian law. He is also a strong presence on social media, helping members, as well as firearms owners in general, navigate the complex and turbulent sea of Canadian Firearms Law.
Hardy Staub, also from British Columbia, has extensive political connections across the country and brings to the table an in-depth knowledge of decades of the shifting political landscape.
Special thanks to our lobbyist Charles Zach, who is getting it done on the front lines in Ottawa.
I want to give a big shout to Ginger our General Manager and Bev from head office, who made this whole thing happen, we could not have done it without them.
And to Nathaniel our social media coordinator, a video and graphic developer extraordinaire, he has taken our social media far and beyond the next level.
And finally, a thank you to all law-abiding Canadians for your support and for continuing to fight the good fight.
Rick Igercich, President
Canada’s National Firearms Association