Opencarry.Org Urges Parliament To Repeal Long Gun Registry
Growing interest in Canadian gun rights sparks new discussion forum at OpenCarry.org.
Canada –-(Ammoland.com)- Gun registration is largely unknown in the United States, but for several years Canada has been squandering public resources on a budget busting privacy invasion scheme called the “long gun registry.”
OpenCarry.org is pleased to join not only rank and file Canadian police officers, but also an apparent majority of Parliament members, in opposing continued expenditures on “feel good” public safety measures that are in reality “public safety theater.”
But unfortunately there are disturbing reports that the Liberal Party’s Michael Ignatieff will “whip” any member of his party who votes again to shut down the long gun registry. Ignatieff’s bullying tactics are “at odds with North America’s democratic tradition,” says OpenCarry.org co-founder John Pierce, and that particularly “on important civil rights issues, elected officials should be able to vote their conscience.” Pierce’s blunt message to Ignatieff:
“Mr. Ignatieff: Put your whip down!”
OpenCarry.org, a growing North American pro-gun Internet community of nearly 25,000 registered members, also officially invites our friends to the north to use our web site by announcing the addition of a Canadian discussion forum, “forum 69,” at http://opencarry.mywowbb.com/forum69.
Pierce, a 3rd year Hamline University law student who lives near the Canadian border in Minnesota, welcomes Canadians to OpenCarry.org, and notes that
“the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982’s guarantee that ‘this Charter of certain rights and freedoms shall not be construed as denying the existence of any other rights and freedoms that exist in Canada’ sure looks to me like it protects the pre-existing right to arms held by Canadians since before the English Bill of Rights of 1689 codified this right.”
OpenCarry.org was founded in 2004 by Virginia gun-rights activists John Pierce and Mike Stollenwerk and has served to ignite the “Open Carry Movement” that is sweeping the country. In addition to being an invaluable legal resource for gun owners, the site has quickly grown to be a social networking portal for thousands of American gun owners. Visit: www.OpenCarry.org .