“Taking guns away from the very people who are not committing the crimes is not going to prevent the violence we’re seeing in our streets.” – Tracey Wilson
Tracey Wilson, Vice President of Public Relations for the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFFR) spoke exclusively with RAIR Foundation USA about her organization’s quest to overturn the gun ban imposed on the country in May by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Wilson, the longest standing in-house gun lobbyist in Canada, explained that the tyrannical ban of semi-automatic firearms was enacted through Orders in Council, equivalent to a Presidential Executive Order in the United States, without public or parliamentary debate.
Before the gun grab, alert Canadians signed an official petition asking the Government “to put any new firearms laws, bans, buyback programs or changes to licencing before the House of Commons to be debated”. The appeal by citizens encompassed “the most successful petition to the Government in the history of the Country”.
The public’s concern that rights would be steamrolled by the Trudeau government were well founded as the plea for public debate was ignored.
Wilson shared that the CCFFR initiated judicial action to oppose the ban, which impacted over 1,500 gun models. “We’re willing to take it all the way to the Supreme Court,” Wilson told RAIR.
“We have the support of millions of Canadians. This is not just a gun issue, but it is a property issue,” She said.
Shortly after the ban, RAIR spoke exclusively with decorated Canadian Major (Ret’d) Russ Cooper who explained that the move was justified as being “for the sake of public safety” although it is “counter to the ideas that underpin a free western democracy.”
Watch the following RAIR interview below:
The CCFFR is organizing a march and rally on September 12, 2020 in Ottawa. To learn more about this event and the pending legal case, visit firearmrights.ca.
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