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

Lobbying

Dear NFA Members and Supporters,

Our Executive Director, Mr. Charles Zach, has submitted his report on lobbying activities to the NFA Board, and we are pleased.

Despite the complex situation of the pandemic, Charles has managed to engage members of Parliament and other reportable and non-reportable contacts over the past year.  His efforts have far exceeded any other firearms lobbying efforts in both quantity and quality.  In comparison, another organization that engages in lobbying had less than half of our contacts (see the links below).

As you are aware, the NFA has been engaged in both professional and volunteer lobbying without pause since its inception.  Our efforts are intended to identify supporters, those who are open-minded, and our opponents, and to be a source of information and education on our issues of concern.  I am pleased to report that the NFA is second to none in this effort.  Our heavy lifting efforts will continue, along with our strong legal action in opposition to the May 1, 2020 Order in Council (Parker v. Canada), and in seeking to elect a government that is friendly to firearm owners.

We continue to fight the three failed legs of the gun control stool – licensing of owners, classification of firearms, and registration of firearms.  None of those programs serve public safety and are merely barriers to lawful firearms ownership.

Thanks for your support of the NFA – you are helping us to make a difference.

Sheldon Clare
President and CEO
Canada’s National Firearms Association

 

Dear NFA Board of Directors:

Here is the 12-Month Federal Lobbying Summary for Canada’s National Firearms Association/Association Nationale des Armes à Feu / Charles Zach, Executive Director for 2020

TOTAL FEDERAL LOBBY MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS = 24

2020-12-22
David Yurdiga, Member of Parliament, Fort McMurray—Cold Lake, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-12-10
Dave MacKenzie, Member of Parliament, Oxford, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-12-08
Tim Uppal, Member of Parliament, Edmonton Mill Woods, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-11-06
Candice Bergen, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition, Portage—Lisgar, Manitoba
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-10-14
Lianne Rood, Member of Parliament, Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-10-09
Shannon Stubbs, Member of Parliament, Lakeland, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-09-14
Dane Lloyd, Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River-Parkland, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-09-03
Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parliament, Sarnia—Lambton, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

20-09-03
Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament, Hastings-Lennox & Addington, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-05-08
Dane Lloyd, Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River—Parkland, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-04-16
Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament, Durham, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-04-09
Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament, Hastings—Lennox and Addington, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-03-12
Marwan Tabbara, Member Parlaiment, Kitchener South-Hespeler, Ontario
House of Commons
Independent

2020-03-12
Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament, Carleton, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-03-11
Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Public Safety Canada (PS)
Prime Ministers Office
Liberal

2020-03-10
Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament, Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-03-10
Scott Duval, Member of Parliament, Hamilton Mountain, Ontario
House of Commons
NDP

2020-02-21
Erin O’Toole, Member of Parliament, Durham, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Sean O’Leary, Legislative Assistant Office of MP Glen Motz Conservative MP for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Dane Lloyd, Conservative Member of Parliament, Sturgeon River-Parkland, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Rachael Harder, Member of Parliament, Lethbridge, Alberta
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-30
Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament, Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-28
Marilyn Gladu, Member of Parlaiment, Sarnia-Lambton, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

2020-01-28
Chris Lewis, Member of Parliament, Essex, Ontario
House of Commons
Conservative

See https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/clntSmmry?clientOrgCorpNumber=365284&sMdKy=1609084369658&V_TOKEN=1609084369658

 

Here is 12-Month Alberta Lobbying Summary for Canada’s National Firearms Association/Association Nationale des Armes à Feu / Charles Zach, Executive Director for 2020

TOTAL LOBBY MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS = 2

2020-08-06
Michaela Glasgo, MLA for Brooks-Medicine Hat, Alberta
Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Firearms Advisory Committee
UCP

2020-06-08
Shane Getson, MLA for Lac Ste. Anne – Parkland, Alberta
Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Firearms Advisory Committee
UCP

Here is the 12-Month Federal Lobbying Summary for Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights/Coalition canadienne pour les droits aux armes à feu / Tracey Wilson, Vice President of Public Relations for 2020

TOTAL FEDERAL LOBBY MONTHLY COMMUNICATIONS = 10

See https://lobbycanada.gc.ca/app/secure/ocl/lrs/do/clntSmmry?clientOrgCorpNumber=359681&sMdKy=1609083901507&V_TOKEN=1609083901507

 

CPC Virtual Convention 2021

Be involved and make changes

ATTENTION GUNNIES:

Time is running out to become eligible to participate in the Conservative Party of Canada’s (CPC) upcoming virtual National Policy Convention scheduled for March 18 to 20, 2021.

See https://cpc21.ca/

The Liberals are planning a spring 2021 election and are expected make stricter gun controls an election plank again.

Canadian Firearms owners, free speech advocates and al who value personal liberty, individual freedom and private property rights cannot afford to ignore politics anymore. We are at a crucial tipping point and all may be lost if you do not step up and participate now.

Every CPC Electoral District Association (EDA) is allowed 9 adult delegates + 1 youth delegate who will be entitled to vote on adding new policies and revising existing ones.

We need CPC members who are also NFA members to formally apply as Convention Delegates so they can advance our work of entrenching stronger civilian gun right declarations into the party’s official Policy Declaration before the next election.

See the standing 106) Firearm Policy in the Conservative Policy Declaration document here: https://cpcassets.conservative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/15090948/9f7f204744e7480.pdf

The Firearms Policy is the culmination of years of grass roots party work and support for civilian firearms rights and it has a direct influence on the party Leader, MPs, candidates and the party as a whole. The policy provides party direction and helps guard against dubious socially liberal forces working within the party to maintain stricter Canadian gun controls.

The NFA has worked hard to entrench core conservative principles and values into the CPC Firearms Policy at every policy convention and we can be proud of our accomplishments thus far; however, more work needs to be done.

The deadline to apply as a Convention Delegate with convention voting rights is January 15th, 2021.

In order to qualify you must first join or renew your party membership by December 25th, 2020.

If you are not yet a CPC member, please join or renew your CPC membership TODAY at https://donate.conservative.ca/membership/

You can check the status of your current CPC membership here: https://www.conservative.ca/membership-check/

If you’re not sure whether your membership has lapsed, you can also check your membership status by phoning CPC headquarters between 9am – 5pm on weekdays at 1-866-808-8407.

The party will open up the Convention Delegate application process on January 4th, 2021. Early bird pricing is $199 for adult delegates and $99 for youth delegates.

Canadian firearms owners who are also CPC members have always made a strong showing at every CPC Policy Convention. This one will be no different.

We have the numbers to win. Social conservatives are one of the largest factions in the Conservative Party’s base.

The fact that an unprecedented large mass of Canadian firearms owners joined the CPC during the CPC leadership race to support gun rights is a testament to the influence we collectively have on the party today.

If you are a gunnie currently sitting on a CPC Electoral District Association (EDA) Board in your riding, please shoot us an email to let us know by sending an email to info@nfa.ca.

Why is this important?

Before delegates get to vote on policy resolutions at the 2021 convention, those policies must first pass an earlier round of online voting by EDAs across the country.

If proposed pro-gun rights policy addendums or amendments don’t make it past the initial EDA-level voting process, delegates at the virtual convention won’t have anything to support!

We need to work with friendly EDA Board members to ensure that firearm rights policy resolutions and constitutional amendments pass to the next stage.

If you happen to be an EDA President or Policy Chair, we especially want to hear from you.

JOIN YOUR EDA BOARD AT THE NEXT AGM

Many CPC EDAs across the country are holding their Annual General Meetings early next year, before the convention.

So please consider attending the AGM in your local riding, either in person or virtually, and putting your name forward to join the EDA Board and volunteer to work in the Policy Committee.

Find your local CPC EDA here: https://www.conservative.ca/team/edas/

This way, you might be able to have a say in supporting good policy resolutions and voting against bad ones.

The most influential position in each EDA is President, followed by Policy Chair and Constitution Chair. Consider vying for these roles.

We know we can win at a numbers game but it all starts with getting as many people like you engaged as we can.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Sheldon Clare
President

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Canada’s firearms rights organizations are united in their call for Blair’s removal from Public Safety

The organizations representing law abiding Canadian firearms owners and firearms businesses have issued united press releases demanding the immediate removal of Liberal MP Bill Blair from his current role as Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness. 

You can read the statements here:

NFA: https://nfa.ca/2020/05/03/ban-bill-blair/

https://nfa.ca/2020/05/03/ban-bill-blair/?lang=fr

CSSA: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/For-Immediate-Release—CSSA-Demands-Minister-Bill-Blair-s-Resignation.html?soid=1124731702303&aid=05JvgPF9gNY

CSAAA: https://www.csaaa.org/sporting-arms-industry-calls-for-blairs-removal/

CCFR: https://firearmrights.ca/en/ccfr-calls-for-blairs-removal/

 

September-October 2019

Election Time – The next election is always the most important one. The 2019 Canadian federal election is certainly a critical one for firearm owners. We have already seen the designs of the Liberal, NDP and Greens in their nearunanimous calls for more gun control. While the other option can fairly be accused of short-term thinking on firearms law matters, clearly any electoral prospect which increases the likelihood of the current government and its fellow travellers remaining in power is unacceptable.

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