We have now reached the 5th anniversary of my arrest (Sept. 11, 2004) while protesting Canada's draconian gun laws. A date has still not been set for our appeal in Toronto but I will keep you informed as soon as I have any info. It's good to reflect once in a while so I thought it might be a good idea on this anniversary to give a brief recap of what this court challenge is all about. In order to keep this as short as possible (and it's still long) I've written it in point form.
The Origins of a Right»
We have not yet been given a court date for our appeal yet but I will be sure to keep you updated as soon as I get any information on that.
I'm currently in St. Catharines moving my daughter into university, and as luck has it the Sporting Clubs of Niagara is hosting a gun show today (Sept 11, 6-10pm). The show is held in the Merritton Community Center and Katey, Donna and I have been invited to attend as guests. If you are attending this show please look for us, we'd love to have the opportunity to meet you in person. I'll be wearing a blue T-shirt with yellow print saying "Tyranny Response Team".
A big thank-you to the Sporting Clubs of Niagara for their great support. See you tonight!
If you would like more information on this subject or would like to support this cause please visit our website at http://www.BruceMontague.ca or contact me directly (contact info on website). I'm currently in Niagara Falls right now taking my daughter Katey to university but will be home by the 20th.
Yours in Liberty,
P.S. I would like to sign off with two very applicable quotes from very wise men:
"The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction."
- St. George Tucker, in American edition of Blackstone's 1768 "Commentaries on the Laws of England."
A ruler is legitimate only in so far as he upholds the law. A ruler that violates the law is illegitimate. He has no right to be obeyed; his commands are mere force and coercion. Rulers who act lawlessly, whose laws are unlawful, are mere criminals."
- John Locke -famous English philosopher at the time the English Bill of Rights was written.
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