Recreational Firearms Community
|Greg Illerbrun-Bringing You The Facts|
Here we go again! The Liberals are starting up another advisory group to address the concerns surrounding the Liberal gun control bill. There have been so many committees, studies and reviews on this that even I have lost track. However, they all have these three things in common:
The last review was initiated by Paul Martin himself, just before the last election, and in his words, he would address the irritants. As part of that review, I was able to look the Prime Minister in the eye as he told me how he would address those irritants. He assured our delegates that we would have a follow up meeting with the deputy minister in charge of the review. He also told us that the review would be made public in his new open government and that we would be very happy with the changes. The government further promised to cap spending at $25 million per year.
In reality, here is what happened. We never had a follow-up meeting. The Liberals were re-elected and the review was made a cabinet secret. The Liberals made transfer of firearms between individuals free, which was never asked for by the firearms community, as we were advocating scrapping the useless registry. Ralph Goodale has budgeted for $96 million in this years budget. You should also know that they have never been under budget yet, and supplementary funding always has exceeded the initial budget.
The Prime Minister also told us he owned a shotgun, but couldnt remember where it was. I cant help but wonder if he has registered it yet? Registration is supposed to make firearm owners more accountable according to the Liberals. Hypocrisy at its finest, wouldnt you say.
Belinda Stronach informed us that she too had looked the Prime Minister in the eye before she crossed the floor and he assured her that they would reform government. Dont hold your breath Belinda, or you may suffocate!
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