Today's ban on the grizzly hunt in BC should be a stiff reminder of what will happen to firearms owners unless a solid, vocal and united front is presented to the Canadian government. For too many years BC outfitters, management boards, local hunters all squabbled amongst themselves arguing about who knew what was best for management populations, and in many cases just plain old greed and self interest. Meanwhile, the anti's and the NDP organized, banded together and took away thier rights. Given the opportunity, the NDP will ban all hunting if possible. That is a given. Once hunting is no longer legal, the next argument will be:
"What do you need a gun for? you can't hunt anymore..."
The major difference between the left and right at the moment, is that the left controls most of the media and they are far more organized online, pushing any given political agenda 24/7. The right needs to combat this behaviour directly, vocally and calmly...without giving them further ammunition to use against us.
I don't have all the answers but Canada needs a united NRA-like firearms coalition that EVERY ONE OF US
gets behind. It seems to me as of now their are multiple smaller agencies which wont help. We need to all get behind one, and just move forward.
A suggestion list
- Every chance you get to protest, or defend firearms rights in your area, online or anywhere else, get involved, be vocal, firm, but polite
- Write your local political representatives at every level, frequently. Try and call. Annoy them.
- POLITELY correct ill informed comments and posts on social media, use examples like sweden and finland as solid examples of high gun ownership and low crime
- Join an agency like the CCFR etc. I honestly don't know which one is the best right now but CCFR seems to pop up on my facebook a lot. Again, we need to unite on this front somehow
- Join a pistol club and/or rifle range. Go to events they host.
- Take up hunting if you have not done so already, purchase tags even if you can't fill them
- Purchase a handgun or restricted rifle, even if you do not intend to use it. For 300 bucks or less it will assist in assuring your firearms rights
- Get family members, friends, girlfriends and as many new people into shooting as you can, take away the fear, replace it with knowledge and fun
- Argue online with other firearms owners about the need for certain types of firearms, eg semi autos or pistols regardless of your stance
- Act like a jackass in public with your gun, or behave in a way the left wing media machine can edit or use footage to attack us all.
- Delude yourself into thinking the ultimate goal of liberal and NDP governments is not an all out firearms ban, or at the very least severe taxes, duties, registration fees and excessive control
- Become complacent thinking they will just restrict certain types of guns, because eventually they will come for yours too
Merry Christmas all, this war is just heating up...
don't sit back and let a gun (grizzly) ban happen to you too