|We are a non-profit organization located in
Edmonton, Alberta. Bruce Hutton, our founder, formed the organization back in
1998 to fight Bill C68 - Firearms Act.
LUFA fought on behalf of its' members in the Supreme Court challenge along
with several provinces in a Constitutional challenge, unfortunately, we lost
to a 9-0 decision. However, there are still 16 Charter of Rights violations
that need to be challenged in the Supreme Court.
We have grown to over 25,000 members from coast to coast and we remain
dedicated to our membership with offering as much financial and legal support
as possible when it comes to fighting the Firearms Act.
Our goal, is to apply as much pressure to force the government to rescind
bill C68/Firearms Act and to educate Canadians at how this law will cost over
a billion dollars and have no return on saving lives.
If you are interesting in joining, print this form
and send in your $20 for a membership. Join the Fight, you are not alone.
Over 70% non-compliance with over 5 million gun owners who refuse to licence
To promote the return to real democracy in Canada and put the power of government back in the hands of the people. Canada
- To organize the silent majority of Law-abiding Canadian citizens to force the Federal Government to rescind Chapter 39 (C-68).
- To educate the Canadian people of the true meaning of Chapter 39 (C-68), an invasive piece of legislation designed to take away our privacy, our property and our Freedom.
- To force the federal government to put some common sense legislation forward that is designed to protect the common public. This new legislation should put the emphasis of the power of the law on the criminal, not law-abiding Canadians.
- Initially, to save the Canadian taxpayers a waste of over one and one-half billion dollars ($1,500,000,000.00) of their money. Unfortunately, $1 billion has already been wasted and now we must stop further waste of tax payers money.
We are prepared to do whatever it takes to force the repeal of bill C-68
We will be appealing to the Canadian Police Association to withdraw support for the firearms legislation, which would be a major setback for the CFC.
We plan on lobbying the legal community to stand with us in protecting our rights under the Charter.
We plan on working closely with all groups and organizations that have an interest at stake.
We will appeal to the Native Community of Canada to join us in this fight, as they have more to lose than anyone.
Promote and encourage non-compliance of registration, as the strongest and most effective statement we can make against this hated legislation.
Take advantage of the media at every opportunity to attack this government and this unpopular legislation.
Raise the funds to challenge the Firearms Act under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms for the 16 identified violations. We will challenge these violations all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada if need be.
Q1. How is the LUFA organization set up?
A. LUFA is a non-profit registered society in the Province of Alberta.
Q2. When are
Board of Directors elected? Top
A. They are elected at the next Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Q3. When is the
next AGM? Top
A. As a registered society, we must have an Annual General Meeting
every year and elections. The AGM is held in November at a location to be
announced in our newsletter and web site.
Q4. Why did LUFA
A. We were sick and tired of the Prime Minister's lack of respect for
the average Canadian citizen.
Q5. Where was
LUFA five (5) years ago when this fight started? Top
A. LUFA founder, Bruce Hutton says, "I thought there were enough people
fighting the fight and I don't hunt personally. I haven't fired a rifle in
twenty (20) years. I didn't realize the fight was being lost until I heard the
law was being implemented last fall. I became personally involved when I
realized that making submissions and presentations and jumping through the
Federal Government hoops doesn't work. That is when I started the pro-active
Q6. Is LUFA
breaking any laws at this time? Top
A. No. Although we advocate non-compliance, we are not breaking any
laws. We may be breaking laws in the future as it relates to licensing and
registration of firearms if we are not successful in forcing the Federal
Government to rescind this legislation. We do however feel it is our right
and, in fact, our duty to hold the government responsible for their actions.
Q7. What makes
LUFA different from other organizations that have been fighting the Government
on this issue? Top
A. We aren't jumping through any hoops. We are saying "No" to the
government. This has never been done in Canada but we believe it is time for
the people to take back control of their country. It is said that when the
people fear the government you have anarchy - but when the government fears
the people you have democracy. It is time for Canadians to excercise their
"Democratic Duty" and hold the government accountable for their actions.
Q8. Why is LUFA
against the Firearms Act - Chapter 39 (C-68)? Top
A. The Federal Government and their minority, government-funded,
special interest groups like the Coalition for Gun Control want the Canadian
public to believe this legislation is about reducing crime against the public,
violence against Canadians, and suicides.
This legislation will definitely not do that. Australia and England are the
proof of that. These countries have had real problems since introducing
firearms legislation and registration. Their legislation led to confiscation.
Our Federal Government doesn't mention that.
They also don't mention that Switzerland has the lowest violent crime rate in
the world and it is mandatory to have a loaded firearm in every house and you
must know how to use it. This gives the aspiring home invader or criminal a
new set of circumstances to consider and it works in reducing violent crime.
But the Federal Government's real motivation is outlined by Liberal Senator
Sharon Carstairs who says registering hunting rifles is "the first step in the
social re-engineering of Canadians." External Affairs Liberal and former
Minister Lloyd Axworthy says it is part of "the new humanitarian human
agenda". We want no part of it. What is the next step and the next? It makes
us very edgy as recent history tells us we can't trust the Federal Government.
Q9. What does
LUFA want? Top
A. We are in favour of the existing FAC System, hunter training,
reasonable storage and other common-sense practices as it relates to firearms.
Most of these things have been in place for years.
registering hunting rifles reduce crime? Top
A. No. We see no advantage to firearms registration as it relates to
long rifles and shotguns. Recent Justice Department statistics show 76% of
all crimes involving firearms are committed with handguns and handguns have
been registered in this country since 1932. They are still the weapon of
choice for criminals. Another 11% of all crimes involving firearms are
committed with prohibited or illegal firearms such as sawed-off shotguns or
This registration is a waste of an estimated one and one-half billion of the
Q11. How much
is it costing? Top
A.The Federal Government under former Justice Minister (now Health
Minister) Allan Rock said it would cost a total of $85,000.000.00. They now
admit to spending almost 1 Billion and costs will definitely go over LUFA's
original estimate of $1.5 Billion if we don't stop this waste of tax-payers'
money. The Federal Government is hiding the costs in various other
government departments. They are doing a better job of hiding the truth than a
drug cartel laundering money.
Canadian Chiefs of Police support this legislation? Top
A. Yes. But you have to remember that they are not "real policemen".
They are politicians with a bureaucratic mentality that are only worried about
funding. They have to support the government to ensure their funding.
They may, however, be reconsidering their position. Government cutbacks have
seriously affected their operating budgets. Some of the money wasted on the
Firearms Act, Chapter 39 could be better spent on police investigations,
recruitment, training, and equipment.
Q13. Does the
man-in-the-street cop (the real policeman) support this legislation?
A. Initially, the Canadian Police Association, the policeman's union,
supported this legislation unanimously. Now the prohibitive costs and useless
end results caused the Saskatchewan Police Association to bring forth a
resolution to withdraw support for registering long rifles and shotguns. This
resolution was narrowly defeated at their Annual General Meeting in Regina in
August, 1999. The Ontario Police Association unanimously supported the