Over 80,000 members of Ontario’s largest fishing and hunting organization are giving a standing ovation to Sarnia MP Roger Gallaway, the latest (but certainly not the first) Liberal politician disgusted by his government’s own reckless spending on the gun registry fiasco.
“The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters applauds Mr. Gallaway for speaking out against $1 billion in wasted tax dollars to fuel a program that does absolutely nothing to keep Canadians safe,” said Mike Reader, O.F.A.H. Executive Director.
“Mr. Gallaway has restored our faith in Canadian democracy and, hopefully, his political will and integrity may inspire other Members of Parliament to do what’s right – vote against rampant government spending and scrap the national firearms registry.”
Since the early 1990’s, when Canadians entered heavy-footed into the topic of gun control, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters took a leading role in national protests to bring down schemes to register legally-owned firearms. Mountains of petitions, media campaigns, letters to editors and politicians, a Supreme Court of Canada challenge as well as two Parliament Hill rallies were supported by the O.F.A.H., which is still holding tight to the reins in the crusade to scrap the national firearms registry.
“This past year, the Prime Minister Paul Martin sat down with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters but, following his minority-government election win, he obviously has not taken heed of the concerns of law-abiding gun owners which were presented in our meeting,” said Reader.
“We’re urging Canadians to support the initiative of Mr. Gallaway, and his colleagues, who vote to stop the bleeding of the failing gun registry in the House of Commons tomorrow,” he added.
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