by Donna Montague
On Saturday morning, 11 September 2004, I was at home with my seventeen-year-old son when a neighbor called and told me that the OPP had arrested Bruce at the local gun show, and that our 12-year-old daughter, Katie, was left alone in the arena. When my son and I went to pick up Katie, I too was arrested, and along with our two children, I was taken to the Dryden police station for interrogation and charged with illegal firearms possession.
I could never have imagined what followed as the police ordered me and my kids out of our house and searched our home and property for the next 36 hours.
Bruce and I are now asking for your assistance as we fight these unjust charges in court.
As I have sought donations for the Scrap C-68 Fund, I have noticed that some people don't want to support our cause as they fear personal persecution. These people don't get it! They are already on a list for persecution just because they have registered a firearm in their lifetime. And to boot, they may be members of a "GUN" club! I'm not suggesting that people should hide by leaving their clubs. I'm suggesting that "united we stand, divided we fall".
Uniting now by donating to this fight is the only hope we have to stop the persecution of firearms owners. Now, while it is someone else's neck on the block - - not your own! I'd like to remind everyone of a quote by a pastor in Germany:
"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."
- Martin Niemöller 1892-1984
For over two years Bruce has been fighting the Firearms Act by trying to get these charges. Now that it is a reality I am shocked by the character defamation I've witnessed. This misrepresentation only confirms the need to confront this legislation. There are little Hitlers out there than will stoop to the lowest levels imaginable, bear false witness, withhold evidence, and physically abuse innocent peoples. I now understand how Steven Truscott and David Milgaard were persecuted for crimes they did not commit. Don't let the propaganda and spin doctors sway your opinions. Until these officials are accountable for their actions they will continue to deceive and spin half-truths to their own benefit.
I hope no one else will have to suffer what we are going through right now to fight for the Rights of others. If Bruce and I lose this case then all firearms owners may as well ship their firearms to Miramichi.
We could have snubbed authority and hid away and said nothing, drawing no attention to ourselves. Bruce felt the need to expose these unjust laws; to show the authorities that these laws are based on deceit, data manipulation, and outright lies.
If Bruce and I loose we will respect the courts and submit to the punishments they deliver. Unfortunately for us, we will be the example for all firearms owners. Please pray for our kids!
We live in a country where Gay people stand tall on national TV and proclaim their sexual orientation, and demand the right to gay marriage, yet many firearms owners want to hide in a closet! Something is wrong with this picture. What are we guilty of???? It is time to come out of the closet !! We need your donations. Help claim our historically founded Rights and Freedoms as a CANADIANS!
I love my country... It is beautiful here. My ancestors helped establish this country. I believe in our government structure and rules of order. Part of that government structure is the checks and balances to keep our politicians on track. I see us as trying to exercise those checks. We aren't fighting Canada! We are trying to restore national pride, ethics, and common-sense.
Please help us in this fight.
Your in Liberty,
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