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RangeBob
01-14-2017, 05:36 PM
The RCMP just can’t help themselves. They’ve banned another rifle, this time because they don’t like the words engraved on the long gun’s receiver;

Molon Labe.

Most history buffs know the story of Spartan King Leonidas. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Persian King Xerxes said, “We do not want your lives, only your arms.” Spartan King Leonidas gave a two-word reply before leading his 300 men to the defining battle of the young Greek democracy, “Molon Labe.” Come and get them.

King Leonidas fought and died, but his week of defiance gave his nation time to prepare. They successfully defended their nation from the Persian hordes.

Molon Labe.

It has become the mantra of gun owners everywhere, anytime a government crosses the line to seize firearms from law-abiding citizens. The CZ-858 Spartan is a custom production run for Canadian firearm dealer Wolverine Supplies, a long-time supporter of our firearm rights.

The CZ-858 Tactical 2P rifle is non-restricted in Canada - made so by an Act of Parliament pushed forward by former Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney against the oppressive wishes of the RCMP firearm control bureaucracy.

The only difference between the CZ-858 Spartan and the CZ-858 Tactical 2P is a maple leaf, a Spartan helmet and the words “Molon Labe.” The two rifles are absolutely identical except for those special markings added to the stock and bolt carrier.

Molon Labe.

These two words seem to have offended our would-be RCMP overlords so egregiously that they banned the rifle immediately, citing the most arcane reason possible: that under the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted, the CZ-858 Spartan is not a named exemption. Therefore, it is a prohibited firearm.

These two rifles are identical in every way except for cosmetic engraving on the bolt carrier and the stock. The RCMP say one is legal, the other is not. They claim the artwork on the non-receiver component parts make them different models.

Of course, the bolt carrier and stock are completely unregulated parts. So the question begs, does buying the bolt carrier and stock and installing them on your non-restricted CZ-858 instantly make your rifle prohibited?

Only in the minds of RCMP kleptrocrats does this rationale make any sense. Only in the minds of RCMP kleptrocrats does the “Force” have the mind-numbing ability to make up laws as it suits them.

The RCMP is a law-enforcement agency. Parliament is the body that introduces legislation and passes laws for the RCMP to enforce. Or that’s how it’s supposed to work.

So why is it that Canadians have the joy of a law enforcement agency that manufactures criminal law as it pleases and then forces those laws down our collective throats? What in blazes is wrong with an elected government that thinks it’s okay for a police agency to make the law?

TheRebel.Media reporter Faith Goldy, a long-time member of the CSSA family, is taking on the RCMP and their latest attempt to manufacture law.

She’s added a petition at the bottom of her article demanding the RCMP reverse their decision on the CZ-858 Spartan.

http://www.therebel.media/come-and-take-them

Sign and share the petition on social media, but please don’t stop there.

Write to the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, and politely demand he overturn this ridiculous decision by his RCMP minions.

You can write to him postage-free at:

The Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
613-947-1153
ralph.goodale@parl.gc.ca

You can also write to Minister Goodale directly via this web page on the Public Safety Canada website: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/bt/cntct-frm-eng.aspx?type=m

3MTA3
01-14-2017, 06:12 PM
Maybe I'll scribe "Molon Labe" on my 25 round Ruger mags.

Gunexpert007
01-14-2017, 06:56 PM
At least this act by the RCMP should not leave any doubt in any ones mind about how the RCMP regard Canadian firearm owners ; and their disdain for private gun ownership in Canada....:smash:

RimfireFans
01-14-2017, 10:30 PM
The RCMP need to go, they're serving no one but themselves.

blacksmithden
01-15-2017, 03:48 AM
The RCMP need to go, they're serving no one but themselves.

Agreed. At one time, way back, they were our national police force, and we were proud of them. Todays version has shamed and dishonoured those who came before them by becoming an agenda driven political organization of oppressive thugs. They have completely strayed from their path, and have no interest in getting things back on track. It's time to disband them.

Relic49
01-15-2017, 06:34 AM
Agreed. At one time, way back, they were our national police force, and we were proud of them. Todays version has shamed and dishonoured those who came before them by becoming an agenda driven political organization of oppressive thugs. They have completely strayed from their path, and have no interest in getting things back on track. It's time to disband them.

But who would be trusted to disband them.We can't even get rid of the cbc, which needs to be gone first.

Pariegh
01-15-2017, 10:10 PM
We don't even need to "get rid of" the CBC, we simply need to take away the government funding like the CPC was attempting to do, and let them make their own money for a change, or straight up go broke. I don't think governments should be funding media outlets. Period. Especially not ones that support specific parties in order to get a paycheck they otherwise wouldn't get with their terrible content (Schitt's Creek anyone?). Countries that support state sponsored news outlets are typically dictatorships that use it for political propaganda... hmmm, not unlike the Liberals actually.

Metal-Rider
01-15-2017, 10:37 PM
I wish the RCMP members that make these decisions would realize that 'prohibiting' items and firearms is hurting us a young nation. We were founded on the tails of British/American/French strife. We have sent so many loved one's and put so much into war and sent it out of our country. We need to hold on to these thoughts/items/moments. Changing our laws to make us criminals over-night in case's. I look south of the border and don't want that, to much freedom can cause problems. But I would like to see a lot of the prohibited firearms re-classed. This being one. Consideration on handguns with 4" barrels would be nice for historical value alone.
Instead of 'Molon Labe' making the RCMP upset. I wish they would embrace it. For all Canadians. We are patriotic too. RCMP would fight to save our country's land and freedoms. Why not now?

Pariegh
01-15-2017, 11:41 PM
I hear what you are trying to say, but in an effort not to have "too much freedom" because it "causes problems" is the reason we are under the ridiculous gun laws we have. As soon as you undermine basic freedoms such as the right to bear arms, you open up the opportunity for the government to run the people instead of the people running the government. You can't have too much freedom, unless you use your freedom to restrict and destroy the rights and freedoms of those around you. If you aren't hurting anyone with what you are doing, why shouldn't you personally be permitted to do so? I don't care if a criminal might use an object with ill intent. I won't. Therefore there is no reason that I shouldn't be able to have it. I own an old flak jacket that would be considered "body armour" and have restricted/prohibited ownership in some provinces, because a criminal "might" use it for a crime. Why should I not own it if I have no intention of ever using it in a crime? The same could be said for switchblades, nunchucks, brass knuckles, fully automatic firearms, ect. All of which are prohibited from ownership of the law abiding, in case they might be used with criminal intent. just in case...

RockyDS
01-19-2017, 03:41 PM
Wolverine should ship them with a standard stock and bolt carrier and offer the engraved, unregulated parts as separate products.

Metal-Rider
01-19-2017, 05:46 PM
First person to get this engraved on a set for their exsiting 858, wins a drink from me.