CZ-858 Spartan Banned in Canada for Molon Labe Engraving

CZ-858 with Molon Labe and Spartan helmet engraved.
CZ-858 with Molon Labe and Spartan helmet engraved.
Canadian Shooting Sports Association
Canadian Shooting Sports Association

Canada-(Ammoland.com)- The RCMP just can’t help themselves. They’ve banned another rifle, this time because they don’t like the words engraved on the long gun’s receiver;

Molon Labe.

Most history buffs know the story of Spartan King Leonidas. At the Battle of Thermopylae, Persian King Xerxes said, “We do not want your lives, only your arms.” Spartan King Leonidas gave a two-word reply before leading his 300 men to the defining battle of the young Greek democracy, “Molon Labe.” Come and get them.

King Leonidas fought and died, but his week of defiance gave his nation time to prepare. They successfully defended their nation from the Persian hordes.

Molon Labe.

It has become the mantra of gun owners everywhere, anytime a government crosses the line to seize firearms from law-abiding citizens. The CZ-858 Spartan is a custom production run for Canadian firearm dealer Wolverine Supplies, a long-time supporter of our firearm rights.

The CZ-858 Tactical 2P rifle is non-restricted in Canada – made so by an Act of Parliament pushed forward by former Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney against the oppressive wishes of the RCMP firearm control bureaucracy.

The only difference between the CZ-858 Spartan and the CZ-858 Tactical 2P is a maple leaf, a Spartan helmet and the words “Molon Labe.” The two rifles are absolutely identical except for those special markings added to the stock and bolt carrier.

Molon Labe.

These two words seem to have offended our would-be RCMP overlords so egregiously that they banned the rifle immediately, citing the most arcane reason possible: that under the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted, the CZ-858 Spartan is not a named exemption. Therefore, it is a prohibited firearm.

These two rifles are identical in every way except for cosmetic engraving on the bolt carrier and the stock. The RCMP say one is legal, the other is not. They claim the artwork on the non-receiver component parts make them different models.

Of course, the bolt carrier and stock are completely unregulated parts. So the question begs, does buying the bolt carrier and stock and installing them on your non-restricted CZ-858 instantly make your rifle prohibited?

Only in the minds of RCMP kleptrocrats does this rationale make any sense. Only in the minds of RCMP kleptrocrats does the “Force” have the mind-numbing ability to make up laws as it suits them.

The RCMP is a law-enforcement agency. Parliament is the body that introduces legislation and passes laws for the RCMP to enforce. Or that’s how it’s supposed to work.

So why is it that Canadians have the joy of a law enforcement agency that manufactures criminal law as it pleases and then forces those laws down our collective throats? What in blazes is wrong with an elected government that thinks it’s okay for a police agency to make the law?

TheRebel.Media reporter Faith Goldy, a long-time member of the CSSA family, is taking on the RCMP and their latest attempt to manufacture law.

She’s added a petition at the bottom of her article demanding the RCMP reverse their decision on the CZ-858 Spartan.

http://www.therebel.media/come-and-take-them

Sign and share the petition on social media, but please don’t stop there.

Write to the Minister of Public Safety, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, and politely demand he overturn this ridiculous decision by his RCMP minions.

You can write to him postage-free at:

The Hon. Ralph Goodale, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
613-947-1153
[email protected]

You can also write to Minister Goodale directly via this web page on the Public Safety Canada website: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/bt/cntct-frm-eng.aspx?type=m

When writing our elected representatives we must always be polite and courteous, yet firm. Politicians are people too and they, like ordinary Canadians, don’t respond well when someone is rude.

About CSSA:

The CSSA is the voice of the sport shooter and firearms enthusiast in Canada. Our national membership supports and promotes Canada’s firearms heritage, traditional target shooting competition, modern action shooting sports, hunting, and archery. We support and sponsor competitions and youth programs that promote these Canadian heritage activities.

For more information, visit the website at www.cdnshootingsports.org.

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Frank Castle
Frank Castle
3 years ago

I believe in civil liberties and that there should be oversight on government and law enforcement. I know that the powers that be sometimes over extend those powers. In my opinion though we still need to have a certain degree of respect for law enforcement and government. I see these engravings as a dare or open challenge for authorities to confiscate privately owned firearms. I think that the firearms community should be careful not to rattle cages unnecessarily. Besides I doubt that all the WOGs and Mall Ninjas out there that fancy themselves as spartan warriors are anywhere near the… Read more »

Ross Campbell
Ross Campbell
3 years ago

And now,everybody should get one

mike warren
mike warren
3 years ago

Ammoland is doing a diservice to the public creating fear and misinformation. Use your brains people; or maybe ammoland thinks gun owners don’t have brains. they just swallow everything hook line and stinker.

The Mechanic
The Mechanic
3 years ago

I guess Canada doesn’t have a First Amendment?

Taylor White
Taylor White
3 years ago

Sounds like the RCMP & Maryland State Police would get along well.

Jim S
Jim S
3 years ago

What happened that made people so afraid? And especially afraid of firearms? I know very few hunt for their food anymore, preferring to buy it prepackaged in a store with red dye on it. Why would people prefer to live in a state controlled society rather than a free one where you still get to make some of your decisions? Why prefer to be a crime statistic over defending yourself and property? These states keep restricting the ownership of law abiding peoples ability to own firearms knowing that other governments will use that weakness to hurt on some level. The… Read more »

Galacticaone
Galacticaone
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

The reason is not a political correct one. The cause is feminism and women in postions of authority. This includes men that are feminised and do not stand up for themselves and their country. If you understand how women view the world and conduct themselves, it makes perfect sense. Women do not protect themselves, a man does that for her. A woman does not build a house, a man does that for her. A woman does not provide food, a man does that for her. As such, a woman has a socialist viewpoint and approach where men provide for her.… Read more »

Tammy Andrews
Tammy Andrews
2 years ago
Reply to  Galacticaone

I can not help myself, I completely agree with you Galacticaone !! (< see my pun….lol) Being that I CC and an avid hunter and fisherman ( oops, may piss some women off with that word), I myself am fully capable of taking care of myself . However, I do not want ALL of that responsibility. I've said this before and will repeat it until I die, WOMEN should have no place in Government ! I feel that if a woman, true legit born with the equipment that deems you female (1 less chromosone) wants to be in our US… Read more »

Herb
Herb
3 years ago

It would seem that the Canadian peasants still have a way to go in learning their rightful place. Ditto the peasants in Maryland, California, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and other democrat-controlled places. Silence, peasants!
Sure glad I moved from Maryland and their high taxes. And as a peasant, I know my place. Come and take it.

arctic_front
arctic_front
1 year ago
Reply to  Herb

If anyone in Canada has bothered to read our joke of a charter, please take the time to study it… and look at it through the eyes of a lawyer. It states in big, bold strokes about our sweeping ‘Freedoms’, but when you read the fine print, it also follows all those sweeping definitions of the freedoms you ‘think’ you have, with lawyerly wording that you have these rights at the pleasure of the GOVERNMENT. You have the ‘Right’ to free speech… until the Government decides you don’t. The disturbing difference between the Canadian Charter and the U.S. Constitution is… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
3 years ago

Canada, one more country that I don’t need to hunt in or spend any more tourist dollars in.

jerry
jerry
1 year ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

If you do what they want, Wild Bill, you go to the border and just toss your wallet across.

Rock
Rock
3 years ago

Pretty sad when a name or words can ban something… Sticks-n-stones…..
Canada, the other France. Maryland, the other Russia.

Pete
Pete
3 years ago

We had the same issue in Maryland when the Judge debuted. The exact same model had been the 4410. When the Judge name appeared it was not on the Roster of handguns permitted for sale in MD. Dealers simply submitted the name “4410” on paperwork until this discrepancy was addressed since the gun was still marked 4410 in addition to “Judge.”

Robert
Robert
3 years ago
Reply to  Pete

I live in Maryland for 66 years and this state STINKS if you want to own firearms.
Every election I try my hardest to change the political land escape of this state,
just to many people do not like guns in this state……sad, very sad.