I will be curious to see if this letter gets published on your site as it seems that only positive views are being represented but I will give it a shot. Remember if the webmaster is against bill C68 he or she should also be an advocate of free speech.
I am sure everyone is well aware of the new charges against Monty and all the new weapons that were found. I for one would like to know what these weapons are for? A machine gun with laser sights and a silencer? An uzi? Books on how to make explosives? I don't think those guns are being used for hunting deer or groundhogs, under the criminal code they are illegal. Those types of weapons are for one purpose only, killing people. Now that these new facts are out I think a lot of the support that Monty has been getting will fade away. Remember, Monty was quoted as saying something like, "you will only get my guns if you pry them from my cold dead hands" Something like that anyway. Well it appears he had the firepower to take a few people out with him if they tried. It sounds like the police did the smart thing by arresting him away from his armed fortress. Well, like I stated I'm sure this letter won't get published on the website anyway. Well, I guess we will have to wait and see.
Response from Bruce Montague
Don't be too quick to draw your conclusions. There is a lot more to this case than what has been published, and it will all come out in court. I can give you my assurance (for what it's worth) that I got into this fight against Bill C-68 on principled grounds and will continue to fight on principled grounds.
That "cold dead hands" quote was not me, but I know that Charlston Heston has used that rhetoric in his speeches.
I'm not sure you realize how YOUR rights are being eroded. Without affirming or denying the police report, I'll observe from your response that you've fallen for the "Good gun / Bad gun" myth. This has been an effective government propaganda technique. First they scare the population (and other firearms owners) into thinking that certain types of guns are bad - even though they weren't a crime problem - then they restrict their possession, or prohibit them. They then look for another type of gun to target and prohibit, then the next, and the next. . . This is an age-old "divide and conquer" strategy at play here. It's time to spot the trend!!!.
Under bill C-68, this is what the new illegitimate law is trying to tell us; "All guns are now illegal (yes, illegal ). You now need a license (PAL) that gives you a special exemption from the law, to continue to own them." Your rights to own your legally acquired property have just been quietly removed.
Are we going to allow this to happen? It's only a matter of time before they come for YOUR guns - yes, deer rifles, .22's and duck hunters' shotguns.
Here is a good quote for you to ponder:
"In Germany they first came for the communists
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist.
They came for the Jews
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade Unionists
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me and by that time no one was left to speak up."
- -Pastor Martin Niemoller (Lutheran Pastor)
Gun owners have to stick together. The sooner all gun owners realize that everyone's gun is a target, the better off we'll be as a united force in this fight. (read the
May Day speech
that I gave at a CUFOA conference earlier this year)
Just remember that if you have to justify WHY you own things based on NEED, there isn't much any of us own, that would be secure. That includes not only ALL your guns, but your car(s), TV, stereo, computer, etc., etc., etc.. Personally, I think there are very
GOOD reasons why GOOD CITIZENS need to own guns.
Yours in Liberty,
Response from Bruce Montague - about explosives books
I thought the book issue was better addressed separately.
Books are nothing more than knowledge. It's how you apply that knowledge that determines if you are "good" or "bad". The same argument goes for guns as well. Don't blame the gun for a death, blame the person using it. It's such a simple concept that many people just don't understand.
I also have a "Merck Manual" that was seized (actually, a whole library of mine was seized). This is a medical doctors book used to help diagnose and treat many ailments. I wonder if I'll be charged with trying to practice medicine without a license? They also seized my "Criminal Code" book. I wonder if they'll charge me with practicing law without a license?
Have you ever read the book Fahrenheit 451? Maybe you should.
Yours in Liberty,
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