If you paid attention, you knew it was coming. Justin Trudeau and the Liberals have completely revamped a key committee that advises the government on Canada’s gun laws.
Gone are the people that actually know about firearms and in are the people that fear them and don’t want you to have them.
But of course the Liberals telegraphed this by promising to do it in their 2015 election platform:
“modify the membership of the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee to include knowledgeable law enforcement officers, public health advocates, representatives from women’s groups, and members of the legal community;”
Then at the beginning of February they announced John Major, the retired Supreme Court justice as chair of the new committee. He has a reputation of being a fair and reasonable man, not a huge record on gun rulings, so not bad.
The two vice-chairs I didn’t know but the government seemed to be sending a message; one was an Olympic shooter, the other an advocate for more control, so a split.
Watch as I tell you who makes up the rest of the committee. If you just glance at it and don’t pay attention, it doesn’t tell you much and you might even think it’s not a bad list, right?
This is a well-stacked committee struck with the sole intention of advising the government to bring in tougher and more expensive gun control, which we know is the Liberal goal.
They were upfront in their election platform with promises on background checks, a proposal for a gun registry in all but name, their support for implementing the International Arms Trade Treaty which effectively requires a gun registry, and a proposal that would drive up costs and make many firearms so much more expensive, maybe even stop some companies from doing business in Canada.
I think we all know where we’re heading with this.
It’s going to be an interesting couple of years ahead for gun owners, but like I always say, elections have consequences.