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Thursday, September 18, 2008

A counter petition you can mail to make your desires heard in Ottawa

Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A2

Prime Minister:
WHEREAS Mayor Miller of the City of Toronto is petitioning for a handgun ban, outlawing the possession of handguns by law-abiding citizens who present no harm to the public,
AND WHEREAS a handgun ban will not keep firearms, including handguns, out of the hands of criminals who have no regard for the law,
AND WHEREAS sport shooting and hunting is a long-time hobby and passion of many Canadians, who will be forced to give it up because of the illegal actions of a few,
AND WHEREAS criminals without access to firearms will traffic them from other countries, or manufacture them domestically, or simply use other weapons to commit their crimes,
AND WHEREAS the vast majority of firearms used in violent crimes and murders have not been legally purchased by PAL-holding individuals, have not been registered, and have never been in the RCMP's firearms system,
WE THE UNDERSIGNED urge you to recognize that a ban on any firearm will not reduce the number or rate of violent crimes committed by those who disregard the law, but rather only unfairly affect law-abiding shooting enthusiasts.
Furthermore, we urge you to disregard the erroneous petition presented to you by Mayor Miller of the City of Toronto.
Mr. Harper, the day that Canada allows crime to impact our society to such a level that the Government begins removing the rights, freedoms, privileges, pass-times, hobbies, or interests of law-abiding citizens who have no criminal motives, is the day that Canada ceases to be a free country.

Sincerely,

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