Justin Trudeau (or Bill Blair)
House of Commons,
Dear Mr. Trudeau,
Subject: No gun bans please!
I was shocked to hear that your government intends to allow banning of legally owned handguns in cities, and intends to ban semi-automatic rifles across Canada. I own both of these, and I am strongly opposed to such a plan. My ownership of firearms and my use of them has nothing whatsoever to do with gang violence and criminal activity.
Your proposals would make me a criminal. I have spent many thousands of dollars on my sports shooting activities – ammunition, parts, accessories and range membership are all expensive aspects of my activities that make a major contribution to the Canadian economy. If I live in a city with a gun ban, do I have to move away in order to keep my property, or even turn down job transfers to such places?
Using my tax dollars to confiscate my property is nothing short of offensive. My firearms and associated property are valuable and I will not willingly give them up.
In my opinion, which is supported by research (Langmann 2012), and I believe is widespread in the shooting community, most of our gun control merely wastes resources and does nothing to stop criminal activity.
Please drop your proposal to ban my property.
cc.National Firearms Association