These are common-sense answers to some common questions.
Q: Why is this challenge so important?
A: Unless the Conservatives win a majority government, they may not be
able to keep their promise to repeal the firearms act. Besides being
our best opportunity to repeal the act, this court challenge may offer
the clearest legal argumentation needed to reinforce firearms rights in
Q: Why appeal to the supreme court when we know it's been stacked by the Liberal government?
A: From Bruce Montague:
I've been asked this question many times over the years. My answer basically boils down to my conviction to stand on principle even if it does look hopeless. I can't sleep well at night when I allow injustices like Bill C-68 to go unchallenged. Figting Bill C-68 is a duty I feel compelled to do, even if it does mean failure. I am prepared to "sacrifice" myself, if necessary, just for my peace of mind. In the end I will know, AT LEAST I TRIED !!!
On the other hand, I am hopeful that enough people will wake up to what is going on (and donate to this cause) that even a stacked supreme court can't ignore the case we will present to them.
This case will likely either reinforce the firearms act (bill C-68) or repeal it. The outcome will depend largely on the support we get from fellow firearms owners.
Q: Why store dynamite in your freezer?
A: Dynamite is a necessary tool for removing rocks, stumps and beaver dams in remote areas. Frozen dynamite is very insensitive so storing dynamite in a freezer is both safe and obscure from thieves.
Q: Why store your firearms in a secure and obscure room?
A: Responsible firearms owners employ safes and obscurity to secure their firearms against theft. Canadian gun laws will result in more firearms owners being victimized by criminals: first, government registration lists could leak into the wrong hands, and second, criminals know that owners are easy targets due to "safe storage" restrictions.
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