Concern Increases On Canada’s Plan To Align Gun Legislation With UN Arms Trade Treaty

NFA concerned about Government of Canada’s plan to align Canadian firearms legislation with United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

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Concern Increases On Canada’s Plan To Align Gun Legislation With UN Arms Trade Treaty
Canada’s National Firearms Association
Canada’s National Firearms Association

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND –-(Ammoland.com)- At the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (UNATT) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the president of Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA) voiced his displeasure at the Government of Canada’s commitment to bring in UN-driven firearms legislation that will see a major overhaul in how firearms are legislated here in Canada.

“The ATT will harm legitimate firearms owners here in Canada,” says Sheldon Clare, president of the NFA, and a director of the World Forum on Shooting Activities.

“This Treaty is going to mean changes to our domestic laws, and it will see increase costs for Canadians who buy firearms, ammunition, parts, and accessories,” continues Mr. Clare.   “This is an unreasonable treaty and we are incredibly disappointed that the Canadian government has decided to sign on to it.”

In her presentation to the UNATT Conference, Vanessa Wiley, the Second Secretary of Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, stated that the Government of Canada will be bringing in new firearms legislation to ensure it is aligned with the UNATT.

“The ATT was tabled for the consideration of our Parliament on June 17, 2016 and, in line with Parliamentary rules and procedures, this will be followed by legislation to effect the necessary changes,” said Wiley in her presentation.

Some of the negative aspects of the ATT:

  • The ATT can be amended by members of the United Nations without Canada’s consent, meaning Canada will be forced to accept changes without any domestic oversight.
  • The ATT could lead to new firearms laws that would be even more restrictive and damaging than the failed long-gun registry that was recently eliminated.
  • The ATT will see the cost of firearms, ammunition, parts, and accessories for law-abiding owners increase. It will also mean much more difficulty in obtaining surplus ammunition and firearms.

While addressing the UNATT in Geneva, Mr. Clare stated that the treaty should have excluded civilian firearms and highlighted the economic importance of hunting and civilian firearms related activities.

In his presentation, Mr. Clare also called attention to past statements by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, that has concerned many in the firearms community:

“When the UN Secretary General said in his statement to the Security Council last year that, “Guns can be licensed, marked and confiscated…”, he confirmed the fears of many people about the UN’s agenda towards civilian firearm ownership. Such statements are alarming to members of Canada’s recreational firearms community.”

Canada’s NFA has special consultative status at the United Nations, the only firearms rights advocacy organization in Canada to do so, and therefore is recognized by the United Nations to speak on behalf of firearms owners and users.

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

 

  • Link to the NFA’s presentation to the UNATT can be found here: NFA UN ATT Presentation Geneva 2016
  • Link to the Government of Canada’s presentation to the UNATT can be found here:  Government of Canada's UN ATT Presentation 2016

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.

  • 5 thoughts on “Concern Increases On Canada’s Plan To Align Gun Legislation With UN Arms Trade Treaty

    1. I will fight to my death to preserve my rights as will true American Patriots!
      . SEMPER FI!
      . DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR!

    2. theres 150 million of us here, the communist UN will never have any peace when they come collecting, there will be shots from behind every blade of grass!!!

    3. Here comes the New World order. The blue hats want to be the only ones with the weapons and anytime anyone stands in the way guess what’s going to happen you’re going to be disarmed or shot on the spot with no questions asked or answered for that matter

    4. When the people become subservient to their government, the term “slave” comes immediately to mind. The UN would like nothing better than to see the U.S. forcibly disarmed according to its treaty. What could go wrong? After all, this treaty was created and democratically adopted. Never mind that 80 percent of the UN consists of despicable, violent dictators who hope to expand their spheres of influence. And never mind that free nations are all that separates us from the kind of oppression generally found under that 80 percent. Seems Canada is intentionally allowing itself to be flimflammed. Seems pretty obvious to a hundred million of those evil Americans.

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