Canadian Taxpayers Federation to Join Lawsuit Against Gun Bans
Citizen advocacy group with 235,000 supporters aims to back court challenge to stop wasteful spending.
18 Jun 2020
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is joining the fight to stop the governing Liberal Party’s mass gun confiscations targeting licensed firearm owners and businesses.
The citizen-advocacy group said today it needs to raise $21,000 by June 30 to support the first court challenge against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s May 1 confiscation order.
The owner of TheGunBlog.ca donated. (Donate here.)
The lawsuit was filed last month by Cassandra Parker, a gun-store owner, through her lawyer, Solomon Friedman of Friedman Mansour.
‘Jump Into the Court Fight’
“We want to jump into the court fight as interveners to support her,” the Regina, Saskatchewan-based taxpayer association said today in an e-mail to subscribers.
“The Trudeau government’s gun ban won’t make Canadians safer, but it WILL waste hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars,” the federation said.
The advocacy group would bring the clout of its 235,000 supporters to oppose a confiscation decree that violates fundamental principles of ethics, justice, governance, and financial responsibility.
The federation is asking the Federal Court for permission to join the Parker lawsuit.
CSSA, NFA Backing
The fundraising is for James Plotkin, a lawyer for the association.
In addition to the ban order, Trudeau promised to pass a new law to pay off confiscation victims who surrender their suddenly prohibited rifles and shotguns by his two-year deadline.
He refers to the possible payoff as “buyback.”
The program may cost billions of dollars to plan and administer, to seize and destroy the firearms, and to prosecute or jail potentially tens of thousands of people who won’t participate.
Screenshot of Canadian Taxpayers Federation Web Page
- CSSA (June 4): Update on Gun Bans By Order in Council, Lawsuits
- NFA (May 7): NFA Supports Solomon Friedman in Lawsuit Against Gun Bans
- Our page on the Liberal Gun Bans
- Our coverage of the Lawsuits
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