NFA Works to Stop Quebec Gun Registry
Prince George, B.C.- The National Firearms Association has started legal action to prevent the Province of Quebec from establishing its own long gun registry.
NFA President Sheldon Clare says the legislation infringes on the rules already established in Canada’s Criminal Code and is not within a province’s powers.
The National Gun Registry was dismantled four years ago, and Quebec tried to get access to the data from that registry. It was a move the NFA fought, and won “We have already given them a bloody nose once when we prevented them from getting the gun registry data, we fought them in the Supreme Court of Canada.”
The first round in this new battle has seen the NFA apply for an injunction to prevent the new legislation in Quebec from coming into effect until the case has been heard. The NFA is waiting to hear if they were successful in that injunction application “We are taking every step to ensure this bad law never sees the light of day.”
The concern is, that if Quebec is allowed to enact this new legislation, other provinces may attempt to do the same. “It’s a possibility that there are other jurisdictions that may see the opportunity to take advantage of a pattern of bad legislation should Quebec be successful.”
Quebec estimates it would cost about $17 million dollars to set up its own registry and another $5 million a year to keep it operational.
“The peer reviewed evidence is that none of Canada’s gun control laws from the 1970’s forward, have had any effect whatsoever on violent crimes, or crimes involving firearms, they do nothing” says Clare “All it is doing is providing knee-jerk, feel good feeling and not actually doing anything about crime.”
Clare says as tragic as recent incidents such as the Orlando night club shooting may be, a firearms registry won’t prevent such incidents from happening in the future “If people with bad intentions, want to do bad things, they are not short of tools and equipment in modern day society in which to wreak havoc.” He says responsible firearms owners in this country should not be subjected to legislated action which “harms only them and does nothing to prevent violence and violent crime.”
It is a long road before the action against the new legislation in Quebec reaches the Supreme Court of Canada, but Clare is optimistic “We have a good string of victories behind us, we don’t take such matters lightly and we are in to make sure we do a thorough job of this. We’ve done a very thorough and legal analysis of our situation and we believe we are on the right side of history here.”
When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns.
“When guns are outlawed, only the Government will have guns. The Government – and a few outlaws. If that happens, you can count me among the outlaws.”
Take a look back in history and you will see what happens when gun controls are brought in. You will not have to go back very far in history because guns have not been around that long. It would be different if mass murders only happened a time or two. But it has happened way to many times to be good news.
Now if gun controls meant criminals, the army and police all lost their guns and the law abiding citizen was the only one that kept his guns. This would be the perfect solution. But just total opposite happens with gun control.
I see paranoia is rampant in the gun nut society.
This is why gun owners are passionate about gun control. Stupid comments from un-educated people.
Btw…check out how Australia handled their mass shooting…and then notice the result of it …( pssst. The government hasn’t over run them…..yet ;)
Yeah. Because there has never been any time in history where a government became antithetical to interests of the people it supposedly is representing.
Hahaha, and at one time they world was flat, and the planets and sun revolved around the earth and church and state where one..etc etc..
Not sure what your point is..or are we just tossing out history stuff ?
My point was that State power can be subverted and turned against people at any time. Parliamentary democracies and/or Republics are not immune from overthrow and dictatorship. So your statement about the Australian government not “overrunning” its people is a fallacy. Just because it hasn’t happened doesn’t mean it can’t. Also, I’d say confiscating legally owned firearms from their owners because of the actions of a couple of lunatics qualifies as being “run over” by the government. Is that clear enough for you?
Also your cheesy attempt to compare my observation about a State’s ability to turn on its citizens to Flat Earth arguments is ridiculous.
And just because aliens haven’t landed it doesn’t mean it won’t.
@ P Val
Wow. What a comeback /s. We have zero hard evidence that aliens exist, therefore we can be reasonably certain that they won’t be landing any time soon. However, we have plenty of historical evidence that governments have failed to govern in the best interests of their people numerous times and that all governing systems eventually fail.
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