March 20, 2018
The National Firearms Association, Canada’s largest and most effective firearms rights organization, says it will fight the Liberals bill C-71 that would bring in a new firearms registry, unnecessarily prohibit several safe and widely used firearms, limit sales on firearms at gunshows and outdoor shows, unnecessarily increase background checks, transfer data from the defunct federal long-gun registry to the provinces to allow the creation of their own long-gun registries, and prohibit already-licensed owners from transporting firearms without additional paperwork each time they wish to do so, among other things.
“This bill is an all-out attack on firearms owners and users, and just like we led the charge against the failed long-gun registry and won – we will lead the charge again against this seriously misguided legislation,” says Sheldon Clare, president of the NFA. “And we anticipate the same result – firearms owners and users in Canada when motivated are a very strong political force, and this bill will certainly motivate them.”
The NFA is Canada’s largest and most effective firearms organization, with well over 70,000 members across the country. The NFA focuses on legislative change, grass-roots campaigns, court challenges, position papers, and also represents Canadian firearms owners and users at international conferences, as it is the only Canadian firearms group recognized to speak at the United Nations at their sessions regarding civilian firearms.
“We will be working hard to defeat any Member of Parliament who votes in favour of this bill – just like we did when the Liberals were devastated in rural Canada as a result of our efforts last time.”
“I know for a fact that Liberal MPs are very nervous about this bill – and for good reason – they know they will lose their seats if they support this bill, so we will be putting pressure on them to do the right thing and vote against Trudeau’s new firearms bill.” Concluded Clare.
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