The Coalition for Gun Control/Pour le Controle des Armes

April 25, 2010, Open Letter To Jack Layton

Posted by cgccanada on April 27, 2010

Reposted from mrsinistergreg.blogspot.com

Dear Jack, Long time, no speak. There is a rumour going around that you are thinking of whipping the vote on the long gun registry. Is this true? Don’t get an old guy’s hopes up, if you are just teasing. I hope you are serious and are ready to stand up for what you know is right.  I know this isn’t easy, what with the Conservatives playing American style pressure ads in rural ridings, but this alone should be enough for you to crack the whip. The idea that this is somehow a free vote is just absurd. The Conservative Party is playing games, as it always does, with the truth. The truth is, this is a government bill in all but name. It has the support of the government and the governing party is spending vast amounts of advertising dollars, bullying opposition members. My rule of thumb is, if the governing party has to spend millions on advertising, to pressure opposition votes, it is not a free vote. Call bullshit on this free vote and make your members stand and say no.  Finally, the NDP stands for gun control. Like it or not, this gun registry is part of the regime of gun control in this country and the police seem to agree it is necessary… read more

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