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Stupid Canadian Gun Laws – Man Comes Back to Life

Ridiculous gun show rules prompt nationwide petition to shut down CFO for good

(Toronto ON — March 11, 2013) The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) is spearheading a parliamentary petition that seeks to eliminate chief firearms offices across the country.

This week, the Alberta CFO has ruled that all firearms on display at the Calgary Gun Show must be equipped with trigger locks, in lieu of the inexpensive plastic tie straps that have been affixed to triggers for over a decade. The CSSA says these and other unnecessary rules created by unelected CFOs usurp Parliament and outrage responsible firearms owners.

Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke has agreed to table a petition in the House of Commons. Last month, CSSA spokesman Tony Bernardo filed a court action against the Ontario Chief Firearms Office (CFO) for imposing unnecessary new Authorization to Transport regulations. Those rules made transporting firearms to a shooting range excessively onerous. The case has been remanded to April 9th.

“These games the CFOs are playing are nothing more than a temper tantrum in reply to scrapping the gun registry,” explains Bernardo. “Their silly rules have nothing to do with public safety. But, they have poked the lion too often. All sport shooters want them gone because they serve no real public safety purpose. ”

“It’s beyond belief that participants in the Calgary Gun Show should have to put expensive trigger locks on their unloaded display samples,” he adds. “With hundred of tables displaying thousands of guns, there probably aren’t enough locks in the country to comply and the CFO knows it. They’re hoping one of two things will happen. Either firearms manufacturers and retailers will fold up their tents and go home, or their “failure to comply” will allow CFOs to finally execute their not-so-hidden agenda — confiscation. This is more than dirty pool — it’s cheating an entire industry with rules that ruin their livelihood. It’s time the CFOs were sent out to pasture where they belong.”

The petition asks the federal government to eliminate the provincial and territorial chief firearms office and establish a single civilian agency that is administrative and service oriented.

“The firearms community will provide thousands of names to Ms. Gallant for her to table in the House of Commons,” says Bernardo. “She has been a good friend to sport shooters over the years. We hope the federal government will use this opportunity to cut red tape for our community. It has absolutely no effect on public safety.”

“Sport shooting is a culture of safety,” Bernardo adds. “Getting rid of the Chief Firearms Offices could put money back into the system for legitimate initiatives that actually would keep Canadians safer. The CFOs are struggling for relevance and we are tired of them making up new rules that require additional enforcement. These selfish make-work projects must end.”


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