The Federal Liberals have withdrawn Resolution #42 passed at their Leadership convention in early December, admitting that the resolution was factually incorrect. The resolution read as follows:
WHEREAS automatic and semi-automatic weapons are illegal for hunting purposes; and
WHEREAS automatic and semi-automatic weapons do not support the hunting culture found in all parts of Canada;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the Government of Canada to support legislation to eliminate the personal use of automatic and semi-automatic weapons.
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Although this was pointed out to them prior to their convention, it wasn’t until pressure was applied by a number of shooting and outdoors organizations across Canada, along with the assistance of a couple of Liberal MPs, that the resolution was rescinded.
Although this was hailed as a victory, it ignored the fact that Resolution #47 was also passed at the convention, which said in part:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada take the necessary steps:
1. to counter the efforts by the Conservative government to end or reduce the scope of the current gun registry that was enacted by parliament several years ago;
2. to review the classification of guns so that semi-automatic weapons be classified as an illegal weapons; and
3. to enact more severe laws to better control the possession and use of guns.
The withdrawal of Resolution #42 means nothing as the intent of the Federal Liberals is still plain in #47. They not only want a ban on self-loading firearms, they want to make the firearms laws even more stringent. You can’t be any plainer than that.
This is what it comes down to. If you think that by convincing the Liberal Party to rescind Resolution #42 we have scored any kind of a victory, you should give your head several severe shakes and get a firm grip on reality.