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    81 Percent of the Responses Said No Gun Ban

    Thank you to all the CGN members who sent in letters and filled in the online questionnaires. The effort paid off big time. No matter how much the government and CBC in this article want to spin it against us gun owners, numbers DO NOT lie! And this only works because everyone put in 30 minutes to make it happen!

    Of the 134,917 questionnaires completed online, the vast majority did not support further limits on access to firearms and/or assault-style firearms: 81 per cent of the questionnaire responses said nothing more should be done to limit access to handguns.
    Because of everyone's effort, we put a major speed bump to their narrative! We must continue the effort and make our voice heard.


    https://w ww.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-report-handgun-ban-government-report-1.5094690

    Canadians 'polarized' on prospect of a handgun ban, says government-commissioned report

    A report commissioned by the federal Liberal government has found there is mixed support for a handgun ban in Canada.

    Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says Ottawa is still considering such a move even though its consultations show no critical mass of Canadians calling for it.

    The report, conducted by a private consulting firm, collected the opinions of tens of thousands of Canadians through in-person meetings and written and online questionnaires. Its key conclusion is one that should come as no surprise to the federal government: the gun control debate in Canada is deeply polarized and there are people dug in on both sides of the issue.

    "Overall, participants were strongly polarized on the issue of banning handguns and assault-style firearms. The stakeholder views expressed in two of the engagement channels the in-person dialogues and written submissions provided a variety of perspectives both opposed to and in support of a ban," said the report, prepared by Hill and Knowlton.

    "In contrast, most questionnaire respondents (representing a self-selected group of Canadians) were opposed to a ban."

    Of the 134,917 questionnaires completed online, the vast majority did not support further limits on access to firearms and/or assault-style firearms: 81 per cent of the questionnaire responses said nothing more should be done to limit access to handguns.

    Rather, the web-based respondents said Ottawa should instead "focus on the illicit market, not legally-owned firearms" and on better policing at the border. In-person respondents, who participated in a series of roundtables in four cities, were more evenly split on a handgun ban.

    Most respondents told the firm that a handgun ban likely would have its greatest impact on lawful, licensed gun owners instead of criminals, who rely principally on guns smuggled from the U.S...........
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    awesome effort... sadly I think the decision was made months ago... just hope they're too busy doing damage control on multiple scandals to ram something through...

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    Let's continue to make more noise, we all did amazing, such a great effort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KALIKO JAKK View Post
    awesome effort... sadly I think the decision was made months ago... just hope they're too busy doing damage control on multiple scandals to ram something through...
    Yes, their decision was made a long time ago. They just hoped for more support than they received so that it would make it easier to push their agenda. They'll try anyways.
    CCFR and NFA Member and Libertarian at Heart

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    great job boys! lets keep it up
    the metric system is the tool of the devil! my car gets 40 rods to the hogs head and that's the way i likes it!

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    The pessimist in me says they're going to disregard the results of that survey, citing that the votes were manipulated...like by that guy who admitted to scripting over 20,000 votes.

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    It makes it harder for the Lieberals to say that Canadians want a ban, and we need all of the arsenal we can muster. So glad to see the results show as they did.

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    Only 134k?

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    134.000 responses that may not have been heard, had it not been for the efforts here.
    Great work to all involved.

    Shaun.

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    So 81% says no, max that says yes 19%. Blair calls that "no critical mass"! 4 out of 5 against and gov't still considering ban. FFS!

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