In a nutshell, we are fighting what we consider to be a bad law. The Order-in-Council (OIC) of May 1, 2020 presented amendments to Canadian firearms law that re-classify as prohibited many guns which were legally owned and safely used by us and thousands of other Canadians.
We are asking the Federal Court to reject these amendments because we believe they violate basic principles of justice and existing Canadian law. Here is a list of the main points:
- Obscurity of reasoning in determining what is “reasonable for use for hunting or sporting purposes”.
- Vagueness, in particular that of the term “variant”.
- Misuse by the Governor-in-Council and the RCMP of the firearms classification system.
- Violation of the exclusive jurisdiction of Provinces to regulate private property and civil rights.
- Violation of the Canadian Bill of Rights
- Violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The legal arguments are made in our application filed in Federal Court, case file number T-677-20. Complete filed documents are accessible on our Court documents page.