Things at the club are running great, but wouldn’t you know it, the Liberals called an election. To say that this election is one of the most important in Canadian history would be an understatement. We have a party that is now calling for the seizure of unused or underused land and homes, something that is truly truly scary to see openly called for by a major party, and of course, the ever present hate for firearms owners in Canada.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Toughen our laws on banned assault weapons by making it mandatory for owners to either sell the firearm back to the government for destruction and fair compensation or have it rendered fully and permanently inoperable at government expense.
  • Crack down on high-capacity magazines and require that long gun magazines capable of holding more than 5 rounds be permanently altered so that they can never hold more than 5 rounds
  • Ban the sale or transfer of magazines that could hold more than a legal number of bullets, regardless of how they were intended to be used by the manufacturer.
  • Set aside a minimum of $1 billion to support provinces or territories who implement a ban on handguns across their jurisdiction, to keep our cities and communities safe.

To say that this is unacceptable to firearms owners would be an understatement. If elected and they do this it would destroy the vast majority of long arms in the country, everything from pump, bolt action, semi auto and even lever action, would no longer be legal to own. The careful wording of “never hold more than 5 rounds” is not accidental, this is to entrap as many people and their guns as possible. No longer would you be able to take apart a pinned mag (on say your pump shotgun) to clean it, as doing so would enable it to hold more than 5 rounds. As well, this would apply to .22 rimfire rifles too, try finding 5 round mags for a 10/22 the most popular rimfire in the world, including Canada. The anti gun zealots have taken up shop in the Liberal party and are driving this agenda and their end goal is the complete removal of all firearms from civilian’s hands in Canada.

Literally attempting to bribe cities with $1 billion to help them ban handguns? Seriously, how that isn’t criminal I don’t know.

It doesn’t matter if it’s hunting rifles and shotguns or just the little 22 plinker. There is only one party with the ability to stop this nonsense, and I leave it to you to help elect them if you value your shooting sports. I cannot say this strongly enough, if the Liberals win this election we as a sport are doomed. Combined with the attack from our own BC NDP we are in for a very rough ride in the next little while.