Canada’s National Firearms Association Launches Constitutional Challenge

Canada's National Firearms Association Launches Constitutional Challenge of Quebec's Registration of Firearms Act
Canada's National Firearms Association Launches Constitutional Challenge of Quebec's Registration of Firearms Act
Canada's National Firearms Association
Canada's National Firearms Association

Montreal, QC -(AmmoLand.com)- Canada’s National Firearms Association launched a constitutional challenge of Quebec’s new Registration of Firearms Act.

The court action was filed in Quebec Superior Court today.

“Quebec’s Registration of Firearms Act infringes upon federal jurisdiction in matters of criminal law, and it does not fall within any valid field of provincial jurisdiction,” says NFA president Sheldon Clare. “This new Registration of Firearms Act is not constitutional and should be struck down by the courts.”

The NFA is also seeking an injunction to prevent the implementation of the new gun registry until the constitutional challenge is dealt with.

Over the course of Quebec’s legislative assembly hearings on the Registration of Firearms Act, the NFA and other groups voiced their objections over the proposed legislation.

“As Canada’s largest and most effective firearms rights advocacy organization, the NFA has a duty to act as a leader in this fight, and to spare no effort or resource to defeat this registry which will, once again, treat law abiding firearms owners and users as ‘would-be criminals,’” adds Clare.

The NFA has the support of many individuals and groups in Quebec, including the ‘Tous contre un registre québécois des armes à feu’ organization, that was created when the Quebec government announced they wanted to create this new gun registry.

“‘Tous contre un registre québécois des armes à feu’ have been very helpful and have pledged to assist the NFA in raising the necessary funds to mount this legal challenge. We appreciate their work and their commitment to the rights of firearm owners and users, and we encourage everyone else who supports our goals of stopping this gun registry to join us in our fight by visiting our web site at www.nfa.ca and becoming a member or donating to our legal fund,” concludes Clare.

Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest and most effective advocacy organization representing the interests of firearms owners and users.

A copy of our court proceedings can be accessed here:

  • Application for an Order of Interlocutory Injunction

For more information contact:

Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682 [email protected]
Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841 [email protected]

En français:

Francis Tenta, [email protected]

Canada’s NFA toll-free number: 1-877-818-0393
NFA Website: www.nfa.ca

About Canada’s National Firearms Association:

Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest and most effective advocacy organization representing the interests of firearms owners and users.

For more information, visit: www.nfa.ca.

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This article should be on the national news in the USA. Please get it out there!

John
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Thank you Canada’s National Firearms Association! We support you. Life Member National Rifle Association.

Gene Ralno
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Gene Ralno

Quebec seems oblivious to the failed Long Gun Registry and the Maryland Ballistic Fingerprint Registry. For that matter Quebec also seems ignorant of the levels of compliance with registries in New York (4%), Connecticut (15%), New Jersey (.5%) and California (2.3%). In just those four U.S. states, about 1.478 million owners have ignored registration laws. Notably, those four states are among the most radically left leaning in U.S. history. Seems a good guess that compliance in the other 46 states would be far worse. I’ve also heard that compliance with the long gun registry was dismally low in addition to… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

Good for the Canadians! They too understand the importance of lawful firearms ownership and the threat and menace of their “govern”ment registering them like criminals.

Nicholas Atkinson
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Nicholas Atkinson

Everyone should be armed. There is no reason for people to be unarmed. Governments fear an armed populace because then that populace is harder to control absolutely. Throughout history, anywhere on Earth, whenever a ‘government’ wants absolute control, that government institutes disarmament of the people. In modern times the easiest method of weapon control is first to institute registration of said weapons. This makes it easier to identify, locate, and then collect the weapons. That is what it’s all about!