Right now Petition e-2341 (Democratic process), the petition to tell the government not to abuse orders in council to start confiscating firearms from law abiding Canadians is the second-largest official e-petition ever, signed by over 100,000 concerned citizens. From what we heard at yesterday’s Annual General Meeting, our members are concerned that their fellow owners are still not using their freedom to advocate against wasteful government regulations that will target legitimate owners instead of gangster violence. With over 2.2 million licensees, even 100,000 petitioners does not represent the true power of firearms owners in Canada.
What is Petition e-2341?
Created by an Albertan citizen and sponsored by MP Glen Motz (who spoke at our club last year at a Town Hall regarding fears of anti-owner laws), Petition e-2341 is asking the government not to use “orders-in-council” to ban what the Liberals have called “assault weapons” or to give Federal powers to municipalities to ban handguns locally. By using an order-in-council, this would skirt having to debate the issue in Parliament and the process of creating a law. On such an important issue this would be un-democratic and not hold up such far reaching measures to scrutiny of the opposition.
What will the e-Petition do?
The results of successful e-petitions must be tabled at the House of Commons and require a response by a minister. Unlike petitions created on social media or third parties, this is recognized government feedback that cannot be ignored. Read more about e-petitions.
How do I sign the e-Petition?
If you agree, go to the link below and read the substance of the petition and follow the instructions.GO TO THE PETITION
IMPORTANT: after signing it, the government will send you an email so that you can confirm that you wish to register your response. If you do not act on the email, you will not be counted. By some estimates, 10,000 have not confirmed their petition response. The deadline for signing the petition is February 15.
Pre-budget consultation: Health & Safety survey
The government is also consulting on firearms through a question in their Pre-budget consultation surveys. If you go to the page below there is a survey on Health & Safety of Canadians. One of the questions regards firearms and the proposed government scheme to confiscate “assault weapons” and to allow municipalities to ban handguns locally. Please consider filling out the survey to express your concern.Pre-Budget Consultation