By Chris McGarry
What if a law was passed tomorrow making it mandatory for vehicle owners to register their cars, trucks and vans in a national database and to obtain a special license just to legally possess their own property. The license would have to be renewed every five years and failure to comply could result in a federal jail term and an individual being banned from driving or owning a vehicle for five, ten years, even life? Also, your cars or trucks would be seized without any compensation. Many ordinary Canadians reading this article would be outraged at such a proposal and consider it a gross violation of their rights. Well folks, this is how the government has been using the Firearms Act to harass, intimidate and outright destroy the lives of law – abiding gun owners since the law was passed back in 1995.
Some of you may be saying gun ownership in Canada is a privilege, not a constitutional – protected right like our American neighbors enjoy. Okay, I’m not saying everybody and their dog should just be allowed to purchase a firearm without at least a thorough background check and possibly safety training. The issue here is not whether the right to bear arms should be entrenched in our constitution. What I’m getting at is the concept of property rights, which, when our charter of fewer rights and less freedoms was signed a quarter century ago, socialist politicians, mainly Pierre Elliot Trudeau, voted against Canadian citizens having any sort of real property rights, which are fundamental to any democracy.
In addition to letting the government get away with stealing millions of dollars worth of hard earned property from Canadians, the Firearms Act violates several provisions of the Charter, including the right to privacy, self protection and the right to be protected from unreasonable search and seizure to name a few. The worst part is, after 12 years and nearly $4 billion dollars wasted, it’s clear this program isn’t keeping firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them and needs to be scrapped.
Many people are scared of guns because of the way the mainstream media portrays them.
I would never agree to this but way more people are killed each year by cars, but there is no movement to strictly regulate or outright ban cars.
In closing, those are who responsible citizens must always have the right to keep and enjoy their property, whether it be firearms or cars.
Without a constitutional right to private property, we’ll be heading down the road to tyranny.
3466 Vermilion Alberta
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