Opinion Piece – We’ve seen all this before.

The gun control narrative for fifty years follows a familiar pattern.  Some violent crazy person takes out his or her frustrations on others in an act of mayhem.  People want to prevent such an incident from happening again, but instead of addressing the root cause of the incident, governments attempt to go after the tool – at least, when that tool is a firearm.  The pattern continues, firearms owners and leaders of gun groups are contacted by media for comments on an incident which they have no connection with, except that they are now being forced to justify their peaceful activities of sport shooting, collecting, hunting, and personal defence – all under threat of having property confiscated and these activities ended.  The reaction to feel-good legislation attacking firearm rights is predictable: firearm owners organize politically and fight back.  Since they are generally individuals with resources and time which gives them the freedom to pursue expensive activities like firearm ownership and the shooting sports, they put their time and resources to work.

The next phase is the one in which leaders of gun groups are called racists, extremists, or connected with dark eminences referred to as the “gun lobby”, which is also wrongfully accused of being directed by uncaring interests in the US.  Liberal MP Pam Damoff, in one of her typically looney pronouncements, even claimed that “…gun owners are law-abiding until they aren’t.”  The uncomfortable truth for some is that ownership and use of firearms is a strong Canadian tradition with far more participants than hockey.  People who own firearms have many reasons for doing so, and very few will ever give them up for reasons which they know will never prevent the next spree-murderer.

Gun control laws that force firearms owners to be licensed and checked daily, require registration of any firearms, and classify firearms, magazines and accessories into categories intended to prevent and limit lawful uses have nothing whatsoever to do with preventing criminal misuse of firearms, limiting the effect of firearms in criminal acts, or making Canada safer.  In fact, what these actions really do is to divide Canadians into irreconcilable political camps.  Both camps have at their essence some desire for security, but there are significant and stark differences about whether or not such a goal is achievable, and if it is, how it can be achieved.  Fifty years of gun control laws by successive governments has never affected criminal behaviour rates.  Nothing the Liberal government proposes now, or that any government has enacted in the past, to limit lawful access to firearms will do anything more than add a significant cost to the federal debt.

The false claim of gun control efforts is that they will somehow prevent the next run-amok from using firearms to harm people.  Gun control has never been able to do that.  Firearms owners know that gun control takes away security, rather than providing it.  We are well aware that gun control has always been about civil disarmament, marketed as crime prevention, and sold as necessary for achieving a mythical public safety.  If the government really wants public security, then it’s time to break the pattern and start rolling back fifty years of expensive and irresponsible gun control.

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.

 

Sheldon Clare, M.A.
President, 250-981-1841 Sheldon@nfa.ca
Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA)

 

Have you had enough yet?

 

Bergara B-14 – CONTEST RULES

The Bergara B-14 (the “Contest”) begins May 1, 2021 and ends on June 30, 2021 (the “Contest Period”). The contest will be during the Contest Period. The deadline for receiving Contest entries will be June 30, 2021 (the “Entry Deadlines”). The Contest is sponsored by Canada’s National Firearms Association (the “Contest Sponsor”). Entry in the Contest constitutes acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions set out below.

1.HOW TO ENTER

1.1 Purchase a short sleeve t-shirt from the NFA store online or by phone to be entered in the draw. Each purchase of 1 t-shirt will automatically enter you in the draw. Multiple entries are allowed.

2.THE PRIZES

2.1 The Prizes consist of the following:

  1. Bergara B-14
  2. Veracity 4-20 X 50MM
  3. Bergara base
  4. Four hole tactical ring

2.2 The retail value of each Prize is approximately $3226.00

2.3 The odds of winning will depend on the number of qualifying entries received during the Contest Period.

2.4 Draw:

2.5 On (Draw Date) at (Draw Time) in (Location of Draw) a random draw will take place from all eligible entries. Odds of an entry being selected depend on the number of eligible entries.  The selected entrant will be notified by telephone and three attempts will be made to contact the selected entrant.  If a selected entrant cannot be contacted in the manner described above, or if a selected entrant is not eligible or otherwise does not comply with the contest rules, their entry will be declared void and a further entry will be randomly selected.

2.6 To claim the Prize, the selected entrant will be required:

(a) to sign and return a release of liability releasing the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, from any liability in connection with the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use of the Prize; and

(b) to sign and return an affidavit/certificate of eligibility to the effect that they are an eligible entrant and have complied in all respects with the Contest Rules.

(c) to correctly answer a skill testing mathematical question.

2.7 The Prize must be accepted as awarded. The Prize is not transferrable or convertible into cash.  No transfer, substitution or conversion of the Prize will be allowed.

2.8 Except as expressly represented or warranted herein, the Prize is provided to the winner “as is” without any additional or further representation or warranty of any kind.

2.9 All taxes, fees and surcharges on the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.

2.10 The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize for a Prize of equal retail value in the event the intended Prize becomes unavailable or for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor.

3.ELIGIBILITY

3.1 The Contest is open only to legal residents of Canada. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

3.2 Participants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.

3.3 Employees, agents and representatives of the Contest Sponsor, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, the immediate family members of the foregoing, and those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled, are not eligible.

3.4 This contest is not valid where prohibited by law. The winning contestant must possess a valid Firearms Licence, Possession Licence or Possession and Acquisition Licence, as the case may be, and further, the winning contestant must comply with all other federal, provincial and municipal statutory and regulatory requirements.  The winning contestant will pay all fees and other costs of permits, registrations or other transfer requirements.  By accepting the Prize, the winning contestant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Canada’s National Firearms Association, its members, partners, directors, donors and volunteers from and against any and all liability, claims, suits, demands or costs, including legal fees, arising out of or related to this contest or the Prize.

4.GENERAL PROVISIONS

4.1 By submitting an entry or claiming a Prize, the participant agrees to be bound by all of the terms, conditions and provisions set out in these Contest Rules.

4.2 The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

4.3 All decisions of the Contest Sponsor, and any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, with respect to any aspect of the Contest shall be final and without appeal.

4.4 The Contest Sponsor accepts no liability whatsoever arising in respect of the participation in the Contest by any individual or the awarding or use of any Prize.

4.5 The identity of the Contest Winner may be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope, during the one year period commencing one month following the completion of the Contest Period to:

Canada’s National Firearms Association
P.O. Box 49090
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 6H4

4.6 All entries and Prize claims become the sole and exclusive property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

4.7 Persons found to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest, as determined in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor, will be disqualified.

4.8 In the event that circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor result in the determination by the Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that the fairness or integrity of the Contest has been materially compromised, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, delay or terminate the Contest.

5.PRIVACY

5.1 By entering into the Contest, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of information about you:

(a) between the Contest Sponsor and its agents and representatives for the sole purpose of administering the Contest;

(b) to initiate, maintain and develop a relationship with you in connection with the offering of goods or services of the Contest Sponsor;

(c) to make available to you from time to time information, promotional material and other material which may be of interest to you.

5.2 By entering into the Contest, you consent to the use and disclosure of your name and photograph, without compensation, by the Contest Sponsor for the purposes of the disclosure of the identity of Prize winners and for the general promotional purposes of the Contest Sponsor in connection with the Contest.

6.LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

6.1 The Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, shall not, in any circumstances whatsoever, be liable for:

(a) any cost, liability, expense, injury, damage or claim of any kind, arising in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy; or

(b) any incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

6.2 The Contest Sponsor will not be liable for late, lost, invalid, ineligible, illegible, incomplete, stolen, misdirected or postage due entries or Prize claims.

6.3 The Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, or the failure of any entry or Prize claim to be received by the Contest Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof.

7.RELEASE

7.1 By entering into the Contest, each participant releases and holds harmless the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, from any and all liability in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

The Untold story of Canada’s Longest Serving Firearms Organization

 

Battle In The Capital

 

 Message  From Ontario Director

Jordan Vandenhoff

                                                                                                                                              Jordan@NFA.CA

Vandenhoff.ca

 

As we approach the first anniversary of the May 1, 2020 OIC (Order in Council), firearms owners are still wondering what the future of legal firearm ownership will be in Canada. I don’t blame them; the situation has been changing on a weekly basis. We started with 1500 models prohibited and many additional firearms were prohibited after the OIC was announced. The cherry on top of the cake was when the Liberal government introduced C21 onto the table to enable aspects of that OiC, and to ban and restrict additional firearms. What was really disgusting was that they targeted the paintball community as well as, Airsoft, Pellet gun, and BB gun owners.

Canada’s National Firearms Association responded to the Liberal government’s May 1 firearms prohibition by designing an appropriate legal response. We located a strong client in Cassy Premack (then Parker) who, with her husband, owns K.K.S. Tactical Supplies in Prince George, BC. Cassy’s business will be greatly diminished or even destroyed as her main source of income was based on the sale and support of several different types of firearms that are now prohibited. Bill C21 will further damage Mrs. Premack’s business.

Lead lawyer Solomon Friedman launched her federal court case on May 21 2020 as case number T-569-20. Cassy and the NFA are challenging the May 1 OIC to serve justice for Canadian firearms owners. This challenge is backed and funded fully by Canada’s National Firearms Association. There have been many donations received to support the matter.

The NFA has also applied for intervenor status in the court case with our lawyer Guy Lavergne. We believe this is the best route to take to obtain the best chance of success. The gun lobby vs Canada would not gain the affection of the Court, but a compelling client with a huge portion of her family’s income to lose surely will. Cassy is not alone – there are many firearms businesses across Canada affected by this situation who are having to make hard choices about the viability of their business, and having to consider laying off employees and even closing their doors.

I know I have had enough! The battle has barely started yet as we wait for the federal government to give us a court date. We have been preparing since we first heard this Order In Council was being crafted several months before being introduced.

The NFA is pushing hard with social media, radio, and tv ads to better educate people on the truth about the false Liberal propaganda that the gun grabbers have been using to build support. The truth is that this is nothing more than a run at Canadas overvetted and excessively controlled firearms owners with an expensive programme that will not accomplish anything. They have targeted us because they are lazy – gun owners are easier to pick off than the claimed target of reducing criminal violence. Bill Blair has repeated a number of times that he believes the firearms owners will comply. What does this mean in the short term? Many firearms owners are going to lose their property. They are being penalized for a crime that they have not committed unless you think the way MP Pam Damoff thinks as she has said “ You are a law abiding firearms owner,,, until you are not”. Many misinformed Canada’s will think that they are now safe and there will never be a crime involving a firearm again.

In the long term, Canada’s will come to find out that we the firearms community were never the problem. All the gun control measures the Trudeau government has taken did nothing but waste taxpayers money. It was a make feel safe project designed to cover a civil disarmament agenda. Guns will still continue to be smuggled into Canada and criminals will still be able to acquire them. People who wish to carry out evil deeds will always find a way.

Can You Make A Difference

The answer is yes you can!

There is power in numbers – help us help you by joining Canada’s National Firearms Association give us a greater voice in Ottawa.
Donate to the Cassy Premack vs Canada court challenge to help fund the fight for all firearms owners.
Share our message. It has been increasingly hard to broadcast our message out as the anti-firearms media restricts our access.

I love my sport and hobby, and I will never give up my firearms – No Compromise

Sincerely,

Jordan Vandenhoff
Ontario Director
Social Media / Digital Media Director

Open Ranges Too, Premier Ford!

Premier Doug Ford has reopened golf courses as part of an amendment made to the Ontario stay at home order. Firearm ranges were not included in this amendment.  NFA President Sheldon Clare joined NFA Directors Jordan Vandenhoff and Rick Igercich in calling upon Premier Doug Ford to reopen all outdoor firearms ranges.

“If golf courses are open there is no reason whatsoever that firearms ranges should remain closed,” said NFA President Sheldon Clare, “Ranges are places at which all requirements for social distancing can easily be maintained.”  Rick Igercich added, “Ranges have plenty of space and provide an important and welcome place for people to engage in activities which may be both recreational and work related.”  Jordan Vandenhoff stated, “It’s not reasonable to have golf courses open, and firearm ranges closed – the level of Covid risk at both locations is clearly minimal.  People need their freedom.”

“Premier Ford needs to be consistent, and from our perspective leaving ranges closed with golf courses open doesn’t make sense.  Hopefully Premier Ford will likewise open up firearm ranges and those businesses that support them as he has done for golf courses,” concluded Sheldon Clare.

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.

*Update:

It appears that Premier Doig Ford opened up parks and playgrounds but not golf clubs, or shooting ranges. Regardless, the NFA is still putting pressure onto the Ontario government to re-open firearm ranges as there is no evidence of high transmission rates of covid-19.

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For more information contact:
Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682 Blair@nfa.ca
Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841 Sheldon@nfa.ca
Rick Igercich, Ontario Director, Rick@nfa.ca
Jordan Vandenhoff, Ontario Director, Jordan@nfa.ca
Canada’s NFA toll-free number – 1-877-818-0393
NFA Website: www.nfa.ca

Locked and Loaded Giveaway

Click here to participate now!

 

Contest Rules

The Locked and Loaded Giveaway (the “Contest”) begins April 15, 2021 and ends on   October 15, 2021 (the “Contest Period”). The deadline for receiving Contest entries is October 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. MST (the “Entry Deadline”). The Contest is sponsored by Canada’s National Firearms Association (the “Contest Sponsor”). No purchase is necessary to enter. Entry in the Contest constitutes acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions set out below.

1. HOW TO ENTER

1.1 Eligible individuals may enter the Contest in any one of the following ways:

a) $50.00 donation to Canada’s National Firearms Association:

Each $50.00 donation made to Canada’s National Firearms Association will give you one free entry to win.  There is no limit to the number of entries you may obtain by this method.

b) No Purchase Necessary:

Each entrant who submits a 150 word essay on a 3×5 card, explaining why they should win the Prize package will receive one opportunity to win.  There is a limit of one “no purchase necessary” entry for each entrant.  The card must also contain your hand-written name, address and telephone number, and it must be received by mail on or before the Entry Deadline.  No typed, facsimile, mechanically printed or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted.

2. THE PRIZE

2.1 The Prize consists of the following:

i. 1 LA – K12 Bullpup 12 GA Shotgun;

ii. 1 Tavor X95

iii. 1 Kriss Vector CRB

iv. 1Sig 1911 Spartan

2.2 The retail value of the Prize is approximately $8,700.00.

2.3 The odds of winning will depend on the number of qualifying entries received during the Contest Period.

2.4 Draw:

On October 18, 2021 at the Canada’s National Firearms Association’s Edmonton office, 9683 – 45 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta (Location of Draw) a random draw will take place from all eligible entries.  Odds of an entry being selected depend on the number of eligible entries.  The selected entrant will be notified by telephone and three attempts will be made to contact the selected entrant.  If a selected entrant cannot be contacted in the manner described above, or if a selected entrant is not eligible or otherwise does not comply with the contest rules, their entry will be declared void and a further entry will be randomly selected.

2.5 To claim the Prize, the selected entrant will be required:

(a) to sign and return a release of liability releasing the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, from any liability in connection with the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use of the Prize; and

(b) to sign and return an affidavit/certificate of eligibility to the effect that they are an eligible entrant and have complied in all respects with the Contest Rules.

(c) to correctly answer a skill testing mathematical question

2.6 The Prize must be accepted as awarded. The Prize is not transferrable or    convertible into cash.  No transfer, substitution or conversion of the Prize will be allowed.

2.7 Except as expressly represented or warranted herein, the Prize is provided to the winner “as is” without any additional or further representation or warranty of any kind.

2.8 All taxes, fees and surcharges on the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.

2.9 The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize for a Prize of equal retail value in the event the intended Prize becomes unavailable or for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor.

3. ELIGIBILITY

3.1 The Contest is open only to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

3.2 Participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry.

3.3 Employees, agents and representatives of the Contest Sponsor, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, the immediate family members of the foregoing, and those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled, are not eligible.

3.4 This contest is not valid where prohibited by law. The winning contestant must possess a valid Firearms Licence, Possession Licence, Possession and Acquisition Licence or a Restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence, as the case may be, and further, the winning contestant must comply with all other federal, provincial and municipal statutory and regulatory requirements.  The winning contestant will pay all fees and other costs of permits, registrations or other transfer requirements.  By accepting the Prize, the winning contestant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Canada’s National Firearms Association, its members, partners, directors, donors and volunteers from and against any and all liability, claims, suits, demands or costs, including legal fees, arising out of or related to this contest or the Prize.

4. GENERAL PROVISIONS

4.1 By submitting an entry or claiming a Prize, the entrant agrees to be bound by all of the terms, conditions and provisions set out in these Contest Rules.

4.2 The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

4.3 All decisions of the Contest Sponsor, and any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, with respect to any aspect of the Contest shall be final and without appeal.

4.4 The Contest Sponsor accepts no liability whatsoever arising in respect of the participation in the Contest by any individual or the awarding or use of any Prize.

4.5 One Prize will be awarded.

4.6 The identity of the Contest Winner may be obtained by sending a self addressed stamped envelope, during the one year period commencing one month following the completion of the Contest Period to:

Canada’s National Firearms Association
P.O. Box 49090
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 6H4

4.7 All entries become the sole and exclusive property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

4.8 Any entry card is subject to verification and any entry card that is received by the Contest Sponsor that is defaced, mutilated, illegible, forged, tampered with or altered in any way, contains printing errors, or has not been obtained through legitimate channels is automatically void.

4.9 Persons found to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest, as determined in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor, will be disqualified.

4.10 In the event that circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor result in the determination by the Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that the fairness or integrity of the Contest has been materially compromised, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, delay or terminate the Contest.

5. PRIVACY

5.1 By entering into the Contest, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of information about you:

(a) between the Contest Sponsor and its agents and representatives for the sole purpose of administering the Contest;

(b) to initiate, maintain and develop a relationship with you in connection with the offering of goods or services of the Contest Sponsor;

(c) to make available to you from time to time information, promotional material and other material which may be of interest to you; and

5.2 By entering into the Contest, you consent to the use and disclosure of your name and photograph, without compensation, by the Contest Sponsor for the purposes of the disclosure of the identity of Prize winners and for the general promotional purposes of the Contest Sponsor in connection with the Contest.

6. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

6.1 The Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, shall not, in any circumstances whatsoever, be liable for:

(a)any cost, liability, expense, injury, damage or claim of any kind, arising in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy; or

(b) any incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

6.2 The Contest Sponsor will not be liable for late, lost, invalid, ineligible, illegible, incomplete, stolen, misdirected or postage due entries or Prize claims.

6.3 The Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, or the failure of any entry or Prize claim to be received by the Contest Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof.

7. RELEASE

7.1 By entering into the Contest, each entrant releases and holds harmless the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, from any and all liability in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

 

NFA Endorsed CPC National Council candidates

The 2021 Conservative National Convention will be taking place this week online from March 18 to 20 2021. Over 5,500 convention delegates from across Canada will meet virtually to discuss policies and vote for a new National Council. The CPC National Council is responsible for overseeing the management of all party affairs except for the raising and spending of party funds, which is overseen by the Conservative Fund. The membership of the National Council and Conservative Fund are volunteer positions.

Given that there will likely be a federal election called sometime this year, and stricter gun controls will be a major Liberal election plank, it is very important to embattled law abiding Canadian firearms owners that are also CPC members to have pro-gun rights councillors representing them on National Council.

Canada’s National Firearms Association is always deeply involved with every CPC Policy Convention and routinely engages in the process to promote pro-gun policies and support aspiring councillor candidates that openly help advance the cause of gun rights in Canada.

This 2021 Virtual Conservative Policy Convention is no different. The NFA has once again worked hard to develop and move firearms policies to the convention and has interviewed most of the CPC National councillor candidates to assess their views on gun rights in Canada.

Only those candidates deemed most ardent and knowledgeable supporters of law-abiding Canadian firearms owners were formally endorsed. NFA endorsed National Council candidates are marked * and cited below to assist CPC ‘gunny’ convention delegates cast an informed vote.

See https://cpc21.ca for more convention information.

How does voting for 2021 National Council work?
Voting for provincial National councillors starts at 12:00 pm on Friday, March 19th.
Convention delegates will receive another email ballot at that time
Delegates must fill out the exact number of choices for their province.
The voting link will expire at 3:00pm on Friday, March 19th.
Delegates who missed the initial round of voting can vote on Saturday from 12:00pm to 3:00pm

2021 National Council Election Schedule
Thursday March 18, 2021 @ 1:00 PM EDT – National Council Candidate Speeches
Friday March 19, 2021 @ 12:00 PM EDT – Voting Open for National Council Election (until 3:00 PM)
Saturday March 20, 2021 @ 10:15 AM EDT – Retiring National Councillors Thank You
Saturday March 20, 2021 @ 3:30 PM EDT – National Council Election Results

2021 National Council candidates

Newfoundland and Labrador (one seat available)

Patrick Hanlon
Judy Manning * NFA Endorsed

Quebec (3 Seats Available)

Valerie Assouline
Matthew Conway * NFA / Guy Morin Endorsed
Jeff Joseph
Emile Mercier
Jimmy Yu

Ontario (four seats available)

Pete Aarssen * NFA Endorsed
Shir Barzilay
Bert Chen
Jason Gorel * NFA Endorsed
Kara Johnson
Stewart Kiff * NFA Endorsed
Mary MacNeill * NFA Endorsed
Jennifer Snell
Matthijs van Gaalen
Michael Wilson
Bruce Yu
Ghada Malek

Saskatchewan (one seat available)

Tom Harrison * NFA Endorsed
Colette Stang * NFA Endorsed

Alberta (two seats available)

Pam Davidson * NFA Endorsed
Steven Dollansky
Gord Elliott
Amber Ruddy
Cynthia Williams
Debra Janzen

British Columbia (two seats available)

Robert Boyd * NFA Endorsed
Mani Fallon
Larry Gray * NFA Endorsed
Fritz Radandt
Daniel Tidball

airsoft – house of commons petition against Bill C-21

Petition to the Government of Canada – e-3201

Whereas:
  • The Government of Canada and Minister of Public Safety have introduced Bill C-21, which includes sections that would prohibit the overwhelming majority of airsoft guns from sale in Canada and many paintball markers;
  • Bill C-21’s ban on the sale of airsoft guns will cause hundreds of small businesses to close overnight, leaving thousands unemployed and without a source of income;
  • Bill C-21 will negatively impact the lives of thousands of Canadians who rely on the sale of airsoft guns as a source of income or part of their business revenue;
  • Bill C-21 represents some of the most strict rules regarding airsoft in the world;
  • Countries with severe gun control measures still allow the possession, sale, and use of airsoft guns; and
  • Airsoft and paintball do not represent any risk to public safety, having existed in Canada for decades, and being enjoyed by residents and citizens across Canada and all around the world.
We, the undersigned, residents and citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Reject Bill C-21 to save the jobs of thousands of Canadians;
2. Fully and unambiguously legalize airsoft and paintball so citizens and residents can continue to purchase and use as sporting equipment
3. Recognize that airsoft and paintball are safe activities that many tens of thousands of Canadians participate in;
4. Recognize that airsoft and paintball do not represent any risk to public safety and banning will not improve public safety; and
5. Not needlessly target law abiding citizens who use airsoft and paintball for sporting purposes.

Click here to sign the petition

They hate us

 

From:              Sheldon Clare
Subject:          They hate us

 

Dear friend,

 

Why?

That simple one-word question is on the minds of so many law-abiding firearms enthusiasts after the Trudeau Liberals introduced Bill C-21 a few days ago, a tyrannical piece of legislation that can only be described as an all-out attack on gun owners.

My friend, by now Bill C-21 has been covered to death.  I’m sure you’ve heard about it in the news, online, or from your friends.

There’s so much I could say about Bill C-21.  But, in a nutshell, here’s what you need to be worried about…

Even more prohibitions. Even more complicated regulations. Even harsher sentences.

Even more restrictions on our freedoms.

And here’s one of the things I find most outrageous…  Bill C-21 doesn’t only restrict your rights to obtain a firearm.  It makes it harder for you to USE your legal gun.

Bill C-21 turns your gun into a paperweight.

But what about the thugs and gangsters who wreak havoc on our streets and illegally smuggle guns into our country?

They get off scot-free.

You, on the other hand, are treated as a criminal.  By your own government. 

It all comes back to that first question so many of us wondered when we learned about the draconian measures in Bill C-21…

Why?

Why would the Liberals do this to us?

Why are the Liberals obsessed with smearing us as common criminals?

The answer, I’m afraid, is stunningly simple…

THEYHATEUS.

Yes, it’s true.  They despise us.  They can’t stand us.  They hate that we celebrate our freedoms, exercise our rights, and refuse to go along with their disarmament agenda.

Of course, there are some who think we should compromise and negotiate.

We need to face facts…

There’s no reasoning with them.  They’ll never sit down and try to understand us.  They’ll never educate themselves about Canada’s heritage of responsible firearms usage.

They want to destroy us – plain and simple.

But Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA) won’t let them.

 No compromise. No negotiating.  No rolling over.  Not now – not ever!

That’s what we believe here at the NFA.

How about you?

Will you stand up for your rights?

Will you defend your guns?

Will you protect your right to self-defence?

Will you fight for your heritage and culture?

If you answered YES to any of those questions, I need your help right now.

Here at the NFA, we’re planning  to aggressively fight back against the Trudeau gun grab – and we’re not playing nice.

Our top priority is to politically target every single gun-grabbing Liberal MP and do everything in our power to make sure they LOSE.

Fewer anti-gun MPs is the only way to ensure fairer gun laws.

But that’s not all.

We’re getting ready to kick our lobbying efforts into overdrive so we can put the fear of God into Ottawa MPs and, I hope and pray, persuade them to vote against Bill C-21.

And we’re preparing to mobilize our army of grassroots activists to help us apply maximum pressure on every MP in Canada. I’m talking about petition drives, advertising campaigns, digital outreach, and all the rest!

But we won’t be able to do any of it without immediate support.

That’s why I strongly urge you to click the “Donate Now” button below to rush us your immediate contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or even $1000 or more to help us fight back against Bill C-21.

We need your donation to help us defeat gun-grabbing Liberals at the ballot box in the next federal election!

 

 My friend, even if you can only afford to chip in $5 (or even $1!!!) right now, this is the time to do it.

We need to fight like hell.

More than that, we need to fight like our liberty is on the line.

Because it is.

Urgently yours,

 

Sheldon Clare, President
Canada’s National Firearms Association

P.S. Never, ever let them take away your culture. Never.  Stand up for your right to protect yourself and your family.  Support the NFA with a donation today.

Pellet & Airsoft

 

Do you own a BB, pellet, or other airgun?  Are you a Paintball or Airsoft enthusiast?

Well, if you are, you are not alone!  You have been directly targeted in the Liberal gun control legislation Bill C-21.

The Liberal government’s proposed law would make you a criminal in possession of prohibited devices.  Don’t believe it?  Read the excerpt from this legislation as posted below.  You will be shocked.

The bill does much more than that – here is our summary of the key points of the legislation: Guide to C-21

There is nothing good in this bill.

The NFA welcomes you to the fight against civil disarmament and destruction of the Canadian firearms culture.  We are the largest and oldest firearms rights advocacy organization and gun lobby in Canada.

Here is what you need to do right now:

1.Tell your friends and family about what is going on.  Use the NFA summary sheet 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:.)

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