The Conservatives Lied about Gun Control and the People Registry

SASKATOON, April 24 /CNW/ - Before coming to power, the Conservative Party promised to abolish Bill C-68 adopted by the Liberals in 1995. Once in power, the Conservatives reneged on their promise, saying instead they just wanted to abolish "the long-gun registry".

Al Muir, spokesperson for the Canadian Unlicensed Firearms Owners Association (CUFOA) explains that Bill C-68 did two main things. First, it created an intrusive gun licensing system for firearm owners. Without a personal license, a gun owner is now liable to up to 10 years in jail. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are now in this situation. Second, it created a system of registration for each physical gun.

"The truly bad part of C-68," Mr. Muir argues, "is the licensing system, that is, the people registry."

"All the national parties engaged in the present campaign, plus the Bloc Québécois, are complicit in this crime against our traditional liberties," argues Mr. Muir. "The Liberals imposed C-68. The Conservatives only want to make cosmetic changes. The NDP and the Bloc Québécois imitate the two big brothers."

"Any political party who would promise to restore our traditional liberties would have the enthusiastic support of peaceful gun owners," concludes Mr. Muir.

CUFOA is an association of Canadian gun owners who practice civil disobedience by refusing to obey the 1995 Bill C-68, including its licensing provisions.

For further information:

Al Muir, CUFOA Spokesperson
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
(902) 752-7877
Cell: (902)301-9625

Yvon Dionne
Saint-Damase-de-L'Islet, Québec
(418) 598-3630