In a document acquired by the CCFR, which appears to be an outline or agenda for an upcoming meeting between the Public Safety Minister and his provincial counterparts, the plans for the buyback are laid out.
The document states that the meeting, taking place Feb 21-22, 2023, will update provincial counterparts on the advancement and implementation of the "buyback program" - the government's confiscation plan for legal guns bought by licensed owners.
The document confirms that the RCMP will be the main confiscation organization, but that multiple municipal and provincial law enforcement agencies will also participate. "Encouraging discussions" have taken place with Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and British Columbia on the provincial level.
Alberta has been the leader among provinces in objecting to this massive overreach from Ottawa and protecting Albertans property rights, but the agenda shows that both Calgary and Edmonton are working with the federal Liberals on the buyback municipally. This will come as a shock to many Albertans. Other cities working with the Liberals to implement the buyback confiscation program are; Victoria, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Saint John, Halifax and Charlottetown.
The Liberals say confiscating your legally acquired hunting and sporting guns is "protecting the public". They plan to begin confiscating guns from retailers first, mid 2023 and expanding the program to include individuals in the second half of 2023, and will have confiscation agreements in place with the jurisdictions mentioned above.
If you live in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia or British Columbia, you need to contact your premier's office immediately and voice your concern.
If you live in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Saint John, Halifax or Charlottetown, you need to reach out to city council and your mayor immediately.
The CCFR will continue to oppose the Liberals punitive measures and look forward to our 8-day federal court hearing in April. You can support it HERE
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