"Operation Overload", A highly effective program, that started in 2000,
which was acknowledged by MPs and the CFC spokesperson Dave Austin as being the result of running up the costs
of the Registry and crashing the CFC’s computer systems. Dave Austin and MP Paul Macklin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada accused LUFA of deliberately trying to clog the system. Macklin accused LUFA of costing the registry tens of millions of dollars in a CBC debate late December 2002. Dave Austin and the RCMP commented on CTV in January 2003 that there were no criminal activities for citizens exercising their rights in contacting the CFC requesting information. Do your part and join Operation Overload 2! It will insure the sinking of the C-68 Titanic. In June of 2003, Solicitor General Wayne Easter stated, “There are some problems with some of the people whose names may have disappeared as a result of the crash Dec. 30 of the system.”
There are several Operation Overload programs that LUFA created.
This action will have concerned Canadians telephone, fax, email and write the Canadian Firearms Centre with questions and concerns about licensing and registration. When you have a few minutes, call the Canadian Firearms Centre on their toll-free line and make an inquiry. Use your imagination to come up with questions that will require action on the part of the Center’s staff and be sure to get the information you request as it is your right.
CFC (Canadian Firearms Centre)
Miramichi, NB E1N 5Z3
Toll Free: 1-800-731-4000
Fax: 1 (613) 941-1991
Web Site: www.cfc-ccaf.gc.ca
Optionally, you can dial *67 (wait for the dial tone) this will hide your phone number from anyone with call display.
Sample of questions/actions for you to use on the Telephone, Fax, Mail and Email when you call the CFC:
• "When is the deadline for registration of firearms and Licencing?" - “What does it cost?”
• Ask as many questions bout licencing as possible. – Ask them if they are having a nice day?
• “Please send me a copy of the Firearms Act.” – “Send me a copy of the Firearms Regulations.”
• Request your copies of the Firearms Act and Regulations, and ask them to explain different sections.
• Ask about de-registering firearms.
• Ask the CFC to get your Member of Parliaments information so you can contact them.
• Do not put a return address on your envelope, do not put postage on your envelope, just mail it. Canada Post will send the envelope to the CFC and the CFC will have to pay the postage.
• Complain to them about poor phone service if you are placed on hold,
• Ask if they print the gun owners name on the registration certificates and why they are not?
• When will they? Ask to talk to a supervisor.
Keep contacting them about it until you fully understand the information they sent you. It is your right to ask legitimate questions, so call them as often as possible. Be sure to make as many telephone calls as your time allows, send as many faxes as you can, send as many E-mails as your time allows and send as many letters as possible, remember you don’t have to pay for postage. Do not put a return address on your mail. This will result in Canada Post forwarding the mail to the CFC and making the CFC pay for cost.
While on the phone to the CFC, clip newspaper articles that pertain to the gun registry and mail those articles for free directly to: MP Wayne Easter, Solicitor General, Ottawa K1A 0H8
Remember, phoning, writing to the government is FREE, exercise your rights.
Please Note: Their phone lines have a limit as to the total number of callers who can be placed on hold. So you maybe told that the system is at a limit and you have to call back. Please try and send them a fax or a letter and even email, because this type of communication will get through and add to their workload. It is a small price to pay for freedom and democracy and with your help we will win. We will be contacting other Lobby groups to coordinate a cooperative mass infusion of information and questions to CFC.
Be sure to clip all your newspaper clippings that have to do with crime and/or the registry or anything that has to do with the Government and send it for FREE to:
MP Wayne Easter
Ottawa, ON. K1A 0A6
A box of 500 envelopes costs about $10 Be sure to mail 1 clipping per envelope and if you have internet access, print as many news articles as possible and mail it for free. Be sure to use dark envelopes if possible or wrap a 8 ½ x 11 inch paper around the newspaper clipping, this way they will have to open the envelope to see what it is. Hopefully, they won’t be able to identify it before it is opened because they might throw it away.
Operation "Tell The World" showed the world the ineptness of our Liberal government. Concerned citizens posted information in several related website forums about the mismanagement and incompetency for the world to see. Internet users exceeded the CFC’s capacity and crashed their web servers on Dec 29 until Dec 31. Five months later Wayne Easter admits the CFC’s database had crashed. It is more than obvious that the CFC’s registry database and the Web Server is tied in together, oh what a hacker’s dream come true. Operation "Tell the World" is included in Operation Overload 2.
Continue to view the CFC’s website and promote “Tell the World” about how inadequate our government is with the implementation of the Firearms Registry. Simply post the url to the CFC website and post Operation Overload 2 to firearm websites of all countries and ask for their participation.
Make sure you Phone the CFC, Write Letters to CFC & MPs, Send Newspaper Clippings to Wayne Easter, Send Postcards to Wayne Easter, Email Wayne Easter, Browse Website ( http://www.cfc.gc.ca ) and “Tell the World” by posting on firearm forums around the world. Remember, mailing Members of Parliament is Postage FREE.
Operation Overload 2 Schedule:
MP Wayne Easter:
Send Letters (Postage Free): MP Wayne Easter, Ottawa, ON. K1A 0A6
Send Letters (Postage Free): MP Wayne Easter, Box 1200, Miramichi, NB E1N 5Z3
Phone: (613) 992-2406
Start Date: Effective immediately
Canadian Firearms Center (CFC):
Start Date: Effective immediately
Send Letters (Postage Free): “MP Wayne Easter”, Box 1200, Miramichi, NB E1N 5Z3
Start Date: June 30, 2003
Operation Tell The World:
Start Date: Effective immediately start posting Operation Overload 2 on forums around the world. Here's sample text of what to post:
As of June 30, 2003, several million Canadians will become instant
criminals thanks to our federal Liberal government passing a new
firearms law that came into effect in 1998 that was based on
misrepresentation of Royal Canadian Mounted Police statistics. RCMP
Commissioner Murray protested that his department's statistics were
being distorted, forged and misrepresented. Unfortunately, our own
government ignored his protest and they continued to misuse these
statistics to persuade Members of Parliament to vote in favor of the
new Firearms Act. Canadians must understand that this legislation
allows any peace officers to enter any Canadian home without a
Current statistics indicate 70% - 80% non-compliance with licensing
and registration. The government continues to lie to the Canadian
Public by spin-doctoring the facts. A December 2002 poll showed that
93% of gun owners would not fully comply with the Firearms Act. In
spite of this startling statistic, the federal Liberal government
refuses to make the necessary adjustments and cancel registration. The
government is now wavering on their so called grace period yet nothing
seems concrete. It's the typical "Let's treat them like
criminals and scare them into registering, then let's extend the
registration deadline so we can use more scare tactics before the next
It is unfortunate for those who wish to comply with the law are unable
to get registration forms due to the bureaucratic bungling and
technical incompetence. This whole system is pathetic and a
technological failure. Phone lines are jammed: 1 800 731-4000 (toll
free in North America) and there is no real security with internet
registration. Website URL to register online is also next to
impossible to access:
are some problems with some of the people whose names may have
disappeared as a result of the crash Dec. 30 of the system," stated
Canadian Solicitor General Wayne Easter in June of 2003. The
government’s database crashed in late December, however, it took over
5 months before they would acknowledge that they had a crash and they
do not know how many registration records they have lost. Typical of the
government to withhold information and with less than 1 month to the
grace deadline inform the public that they don't know what they lost.
LUFA www.lufa.ca encourages
everyone to phone 1 800-731-4000 (8am - 8pm EST) and confirm that the
phone lines are operating. LUFA also request that everyone check the
link and see for yourself if it works:
We encourage everyone to click on the above link to see errors or how
long it takes for the registration page to load. From December 29,
2002 until December 31, 2002 the government’s website to register had
crashed, resulting in Canadians unable to register.
The most appalling aspect of this issue is that firearms registration
was promised to cost only $2 million dollars to the Canadian public
when it was recently announced by the Canadian Auditor General that it
will now cost over $1 billion dollars. That is a 50,000% plus cost
overrun. We estimate an additional minimum of a $1 billion more if
Canadians agree to comply but they won’t. This money would have been
better spent on cancer research or MRI machines.
LUFA invites the international community to take notice of this
oppression by the Canadian Government of the Canadian people. If you
are a journalist, a gun owner, a human rights activist or someone
looking for a home in a democratic country think again. Canada doesn’t
fit the bill. LUFA encourages all interested parties to click on this
and to call the CFC's Toll Free line: 1 800-731-4000 (Call during 8am
- 8pm EST)
See for yourself, test the following and keep testing, especially on
June 30, 2003, to see how pathetic the government is with giving
Canadians access to comply.
Australia, United Kingdom have already implemented nonsense Firearms
legislation and subsequently the United Nations named the UK and
Australia as the top 2 worst countries for serious crime offences.
Feel free to copy this information and spread the word.
Participate in Operation Overload 2
If you have more free time then be sure to let the past Ministers of Parliament know what you think about their involvement in the multi-billion dollar registry fiasco:
Martin Cauchon (Justice Minister from January 2002 – present):
Phone: (613) 995-7691
MP Anne Mclellan (Justice Minister from June 1997 - January 2002):
Phone: (613) 992-4524
MP Alan Rock (Justice Minister from 1993 – June 1997):
Phone: (613) 947-5000
Write to anyone of the above (postage free):
Ottawa, ON. K1A 0A6
You may also send postage free letters to any address in
Canada using the MP's Name.
Please make as many copies of this document and distribute freely.