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    OFAH's Letter to Blaney

    On March 10, 2014 the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters sent a letter to the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety with regards to the RCMP's desicision to re-classify the Swiss Army Classic Green carbine from non-restricted to prohibited status.

    The full letter is available for download in PDF format.
    http://www.ofah.org/news/swiss-army-...-steven-blaney


    http://www.ofah.org/downloads/getfil...rmyReClass.pdf

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    Instead, we are strongly suggesting that a technical advisory committee, which previously existed and included expertise from outside of government, be re-constituted to deal with future re-classifications.
    Uh...what? A panel of experts from the firearms industry would be fine and dandy, but by "future re-classifications" I hope he means de-classifications.
    Last edited by awndray; 03-11-2014 at 07:41 AM.

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    I choose to take that as a positive. I'd like to start by reclassifying the AR as a useful coyote gun again.

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    Good letter, for the points it's trying for. I'm a touch less circular; instead of
    ...among those options is one which contemplates removing, or at the very least curtailing the authority to arbitrarily re-classify firearms
    I ask that the RCMP be removed from being in the position of inadvertently making the laws they are mandated to only enforce.
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    Good points.

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    Good letter overall. I remember a time when ofah had to be chastised for writing anti-firearms letters. They sure as heck have come a LONG way since those days and have proven to be good allies in our fight. Sure, we can nit-pick but over all that's a heck of a wake-up slap for the gov't and says all the things that need to be said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxer View Post
    Good letter overall. I remember a time when ofah had to be chastised for writing anti-firearms letters. They sure as heck have come a LONG way since those days and have proven to be good allies in our fight. Sure, we can nit-pick but over all that's a heck of a wake-up slap for the gov't and says all the things that need to be said.
    Agreed...but your second sentence is the reason for the nit-picking, anything from OFAH will be scrutinized by gun owners for a long time to come.

    I hope the OFAH still has some clout on the Hill? I don't know anymore?
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    anything from OFAH will be scrutinized by gun owners for a long time to come.
    Snicker Well maybe that's not the worst thing in the world keeps them on their toes. Still - they've been very good over the last number of years.
    I hope the OFAH still has some clout on the Hill? I don't know anymore?
    Anybody representing 100,000 people has some clout. The gov't isn't going to take action just because ofah says so, but it all goes in the pile and builds pressure. And i'm sure the idea of making 100,000 voters in battleground ontario happy has some appeal.

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    So this time around OFAH is throwing the CZ owners under the bus?
    Still, I guess it's better than "no one needs one of those."

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    Not hearing a lot about the CZ858. Is this typical fudd "I don't see a need for those so screw'em" attitude? Looks like it.

    Not everyone can afford a Swiss Arms, but the CZ is affordable.

    In my mind, the re-class of the CZ is more a jab than the Swiss Arms, but both together is a huge F-U from the RCMP.

    All letters to officials should include both Swiss Arms & CZ858.

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