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TSE JR
12-16-2019, 02:09 PM
I received this from the CCFR and it is pretty concise and appropriate:


"I want you to go over to your gun safe or gun room and open the door. Look at each rifle and think about what they mean to you, the memories you’ve created with them and the adventures you’ve been on together. How important is your sport and way of life to you? What is it worth to you, and how much would you do to try and save them.

This “Call to Action” will require the following things from you;

- 3 sheets of paper
- 3 envelopes
- a pen
- 15 minutes of your time

If the collection you just looked at matters enough to continue, please read on.

These are troubled times for gun owners, without doubt. It is exhausting having to fight back against the unrelenting waves of attacks on our sport and our way of life. That’s not going to stop any time soon, and this is just the first in a series of “Calls to Action” we will bring to you over the coming weeks and months. It’s going to require an enormous effort, by all of us, to defend ourselves the best we can.

All hands on deck.

Letter writing … I know, you’ve done it many times before right? That’s ok, this time we are doing it together. We are writing actual letters, on paper, and mailing it to certain officials. You can handwrite it, or type it, or even make one and photocopy it to send to the others, but the most important part is to do it, faithfully. It is even more important they are paper letters and we’ll explain why further down.

Here’s everything you need to know to guide you in writing a letter of this kind.

Let’s focus on 5 main points of contention with the proposed Liberal gun control platform;

The Liberal Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair has expressed his intention of banning hundreds of thousands of legally acquired rifles through an OIC (Order in Council) rather than legislative measures that would allow a full study of the issue

The proposed buy back plan would cost upwards of $600M of taxpayer money that would be better focused on combatting actual crime and domestic violence
The proposed gun bans won’t relieve criminals of their illicit firearms
The use of an OIC ignores the Government’s own survey on firearms completed last year that indicated the majority of respondents did not support further restrictions on firearms
The Liberal government failed to achieve any clear mandate from western voters. Forcibly confiscating the legally acquired property from sport shooters, hunters, ranchers and rural people will only further accelerate the erosion of national unity.
Use these main points of contention to help form a short, concise paragraph that outlines your concerns. Here is an example I wrote;

Dear Minister Blair;

I am writing to you today to express my deep concern with actions your government is taking to unfairly target lawful gun owners. You have stated publicly that you would be using an OIC to ban legally acquired firearms from lawful owners and would be implementing a buy back program. I find these measures to be an egregious overreach of executive authority and a waste of valuable taxpayer resources. I urge your government to reconsider investing this money in programs and measures to combat crime, support at risk youth initiatives and community programming. It is incumbent on you and your colleagues to make every legitimate effort to fight actual crime and to bring forth your ideas to the Commons where it may be studied and debated by all Members of Parliament. It is imperative you keep in mind that western Canada fully rejected the policies and platforms of your government and overall Liberal support was greatly diminished.

Yours Truly,
Tracey Wilson
Ottawa, ON



Now repeat these steps to write two more at minimum, one to the Prime Minister and one to your Member of Parliament. Address them all to the same address, but use their names. NO STAMP IS REQUIRED!!


There are two vitally important things to remember about this call to action:

It has to be a paper letter, not an email or a social media message
It has to be done prior to January 27, 2020

The House of Commons will rise today (December 13) and will not resume until Monday, January 27, 2020. This is the annual Christmas break where MP’s head back to their ridings to partake in festivities and events with their constituents and families. We want them to come back to an actual mountain of letters. It’s too easy to simply delete e-mails, but they can’t ignore stacks and stacks of papers that require a response. It’s going to be a lot of work for them, but only a small task for you.

This is simply the first step in a series of Calls to Action we will be asking you to help with. If each of them receive 10 000 letters that’s only 0.5% of gun owners. Let’s create an avalanche of opposition to their overreach and authoritarianism.

If you need any help, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach to our team at info@firearmrights.ca

Please, please take the time over the holidays and sit down and do this simple but meaningful task.

Thanks for reading and your continued support of the CCFR"

JustBen
12-16-2019, 02:12 PM
I will write my letters tonight.

awndray
12-16-2019, 02:25 PM
As I stated on their Facebook post, and as some here have mentioned numerous times; this is what it all boils down to. Hit 'em where it hurts. Right in the feelings. Statistics, technical details and statistics don't matter to these people. Emotions are all that matter. The hard part is convincing them that your feelings and emotions matter more than Wendy's.

2012Cvoguy
12-16-2019, 02:36 PM
On it and spreading the word far and wide, suprising the amount of oblivious folk.....

RangeBob
12-16-2019, 02:43 PM
I'll write a couple letters.

I see same at
https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/1949687-Letter-Writing-Campaigns-and-The-CCFR


they can’t ignore stacks and stacks of papers that require a response.
I haven't had one reply from my letters to my Liberal MP in 4 years.

Waterloomike
12-16-2019, 03:23 PM
I'll do this.

TSE JR
12-16-2019, 05:29 PM
I'll write a couple letters.

I see same at
https://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/showthread.php/1949687-Letter-Writing-Campaigns-and-The-CCFR


I haven't had one reply from my letters to my Liberal MP in 4 years.


Yes... every business should be sharing this. While we will not change the minds of the Liberals themselves, we need to write and educate the NDP, Block, media outlets, Senators, etc... Get any of these measures bogged down in committees.

JR

awndray
12-16-2019, 05:43 PM
Every gun club exec should do the same. I'm told that many clubs want to remain non-partisan and keep politics off the range/clubhouse/forums/etc. Well if you stick with that idea, you'll have no use for your club.

Gunexpert007
12-16-2019, 06:16 PM
Tagged.....letters on the way .

TSE JR
12-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Every gun club exec should do the same. I'm told that many clubs want to remain non-partisan and keep politics off the range/clubhouse/forums/etc. Well if you stick with that idea, you'll have no use for your club.

Telling people not to take your guns away is NOT partisan. WTF are they thinking? I say it's just an excuse to do nothing.

JR

linung
12-16-2019, 07:32 PM
Loosing the popular vote should have been more then enough to clue them in on the fact that we, the majority of Canadians do not agree with their policies and agendas.

A sane logical person who actually cares about Canada and what Canadians want would have resigned on the spot.

A megalomaniac hell bent on gaining power and control by persecuting a minority group, would totally ignore all of it. Including any letters of protest.

LCSulla
12-16-2019, 08:31 PM
Loosing the popular vote should have been more then enough to clue them in on the fact that we, the majority of Canadians do not agree with their policies and agendas.

A sane logical person who actually cares about Canada and what Canadians want would have resigned on the spot.

A megalomaniac hell bent on gaining power and control by persecuting a minority group, would totally ignore all of it. Including any letters of protest.

With criminal intent towards peaceful and law-abiding citizens.

shortandlong
12-18-2019, 03:35 AM
Telling people not to take your guns away is NOT partisan. WTF are they thinking? I say it's just an excuse to do nothing.

JR
It’s “Canadian”

Gunrunner
12-18-2019, 04:13 AM
... and most importantly DO NOT vote Liberal in the next election.

In the meantime by all means write letters.

3MTA3
12-22-2019, 07:45 AM
I am "burning a tire a day until Justin goes away.

Yogi05
12-22-2019, 08:02 AM
Every gun club exec should do the same. I'm told that many clubs want to remain non-partisan and keep politics off the range/clubhouse/forums/etc. Well if you stick with that idea, you'll have no use for your club.

And every gun club member. A club executive is one letter.

3MTA3
12-22-2019, 09:25 AM
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