Flip Flop or Not

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CPC Leader Erin O’Toole addressing the firearms policy at a media conference in Vancouver

Were you shocked? I, like many members of the firearms community, was caught off guard by Mr. O’Toole’s remarks on Sunday. The Trudeau campaign has been putting pressure on Mr. O’Toole about his firearms policy since the release of the Conservative Party of Canada’s ‘Canada Recovery Plan’. Trudeau is trying yet again to divide Canadians with this wedge issue, in true fashion deflecting from the real problems Canada is facing.

Mr. O’Toole, trying to shut down the gun politics in this election, utilized a media conference to clarify where he stands on the firearms issue and to respond to the Liberal camp allegations.

So, did Mr. O’Toole flip flop or not? In my opinion he has not, although he says he will keep the assault weapons ban and the May 1st  2020 order in council in place he also stated he would have a full review the firearms act. I have taken this to mean if Mr. O’Toole was to form government, he will not repeal the May 1st OIC immediately up on entering the door, instead he will come up with a new classification system and include all the firearms in Canada accordingly. For firearms owners this by no means is a win but it does give us a better chance at having a more fair and balanced evaluation of how firearms are classified in Canada. In this process we stand a chance the popular firearms we own could be returned from prohibited to their original class.

HOLD THE LINE

Do not be fooled, switching your vote now will only further Trudeau’s sneaky agenda. If Trudeau leads another government as Prime Minister then greater restrictions on firearms owners are sure to follow and all hope of regaining the use of the firearms stolen from our community will surely be lost. If you have not had a chance to review what the Trudeau government has in store if elected, I will point out a few of their plans here:

  • Toughen our laws on banned assault weapons by making it mandatory for owners to either sell the firearm back to the government for destruction and fair compensation or have it rendered fully and permanently inoperable at government expense.
  • Crack down on high-capacity magazines and require that long gun magazines capable of holding more then 5 rounds be permanently altered so that they can never hold more than 5 rounds
  • Ban the sale or transfer of magazines that could hold more than a legal number of bullets, regardless of how they were intended to be used by the manufacturer.

Voting for any other party besides the Conservatives or staying home is a vote for Justin Trudeau. The NDP, The Bloc and The Green party have stated they support Trudeau’s attacks on legal firearms owners, some even saying Trudeau did not do enough!

The People’s Party of Canada have shown support for the firearms community but are unlikely to form a government with their current standing. If the future of firearms rights is a concern for you in this election your vote should stand with the CPC.

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The Conservative Party of Canada and Mr. O’Toole will get my vote for this upcoming election and not just because of the firearms rights issue, I do not believe Canada can survive another four years of Justin Trudeau.

I have faith Mr. O’Toole will follow through with the firearms policy outlined in ‘Canada’s Recovery Plan’.

Jordan Vandenhoff
Jordan Vandenhoff

Sport Shooter / Firearms Rights Advocate

34 thoughts on “Flip Flop or Not

  1. greg jonah

    any other vote then pc will be a vote for trudeau .o toole has to devert attention away from gun issue ,read the fine print in his plan,,do not listen to trudeau.s lies and to cbc,s lies… remember cp is about the people and their rights ,and will always be ..trudeau will destroy canada and its people ,your children and their children and their children will pay for his mindless spending on everone except canadians ,guns under him will become illegal ,,your freedom of speech will be no more ,,cost of living will be very high no one will be able to by a house except a new canadian,haha ..vote PC or vote liberals ,no other choice be a real canadian or be a trader to canada

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  2. Neil Muzyka

    This is just what treadeau does, he was the only one to bring up firearms in the english debate, after a lady asked him a question on vaccinations and the passport he said , ” I answered that yesterday and will not comment again ” so Mr. high and mighty can answer that way but he can bring shit up at his leisure, we need this treadeau gone

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  3. Ty Garry

    What’s the Stance regarding O’Toole keeping the NFA out of conversations on a evidence based approach? Shouldn’t every group be involved in a non-biased approach? I’m pretty confused with this.

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  4. Dale Hines

    I will be voting CPC, if evidence will carry the day as O toole promises, we stand a better chance than an unelected PPC. I would gladly support Bernier if he had any chance of winning but that is not going to happen. I think voting PPC is a vote for Mr Dressup, and if re elected we can kiss all our guns good bye.

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  5. Bradon Bushman

    If the vote splits its on Otooles head!!how can you trust some one that says one thing and we are supposed trust that he means something else. How is this taking the politics out of anything! It feels like the NFA is asking me to choose between my conscience and someone that’s only going to take a little bit less freedom from me. I honestly don’t know what to do. So frustrating!!!

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    1. greg jonah

      if the vote splites that means you will loose even more rights /right across the board from guns to freedom of speech so if u vote ppc that will be on u?

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  6. Neil Muzyka

    As I sit on the sofa and my two catahoula leopard dogs, one on each side of me , Treadeau appears on tv and we all start laughing, normally I turn the TV off when he is on the screen , turns my stomach just to look at him, now however he is trying too be a nice guy, hahahaha, meanwhile he and his party are so full of crap it’s pathetic, it’s conservative all the way ,,, stay the course everyone, I see light coming September 20th

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  7. CPC member voting PPC

    Leftists will never give up on stealing all legal guns. Even if CPC wins this time and reverse C71 and OIC, one day libs will form a government again and be faster with anti gun legislation. The only chance would be to have Canadian 2nd amendment which is not an option. So do we delay the inevitable and vote CPC or go PPC which in the only party that truly talks about freedoms and is on the right?

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  8. Robin

    Jordan, it’s just not about rights of gun owners but the society we live in. I feel our fight is for the long haul and I cannot be selfish and short sighted and vote for any party other than PPC for they have shown to have a spine in their back. Each drop makes an ocean and I will be one of those drops trying to raise the ocean of PPC. There is a saying amongst our wolf clans; “The tiger and the lion may be more powerful but the wolf does not perform in the circus”. Cheers.

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  9. Jurgen

    While I too was taken aback on Mr. O’Toole’s change regarding the OIC, I understand the need to be flexible on ones policy. In this case he needs to disarm the liberal’s ability to spread disinformation and lies so he can concentrate on getting his crime control message out there. I will continue to support the CPC election campaign as a better option option; but, once we are done, I will be sitting on the shoulder of whatever politician emerge victorious to keep the in check and on track. I will not go back to sleep and I challenge all of you to do the same.

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  10. Just Some Guy

    Definitely voting PPC. Most everyone I knew that voted Cons previously are switching voting to PPC. Liberals are dying in the polls no matter what pretty, colored, false narrative “chart” they post to deceive the voting public into thinking they are even remotely in the running! The Liberals paid for controlled opposition, the MSM, is also posting fake polls, scores of accolades extolling the merits of the Liberal party and grandiose virtue posturing to deceive viewers into believing it’s a tight Cons/Liberals race to the finish! I’m not buying the propaganda! A non Cons vote will result in a Liberal majority? LOL! You know anyone actually happy with Trudeau and his Soros backed NWO? I don’t. Unless he pulls a Joe Biden style election theft, I see a PPC official opposition party with a Cons minority party in Parliament. Liberals are down to 3rd place and dying fast. PPC all the way!!!! GO CANADA GO!!! VOTE PPC.

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    1. CLAY STOWELL

      you will be part of the reason Trudeau gets back in. We must vote Cons. this election to get rid of Trudeau.This isn’t about who you support but about getting rid of the Cancer.

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    2. greg jonah

      if u and your friends vote ppc and think the libs are far behind then u are in a different world then i??a vote for ppc will be a vote for the libs no dought about it/just think for a moment . their is a tight race and a number of people vote for a party that has no chance of forming anything it is in fact it will be a vote for the liberals and if u like owning firearms ? u lose???for the love of god vote pcp ,o toole has to devert attention away from the gun legislations ,,their are a lot of cities with a lot of non firearm carring people that fell no one should have a firearm of any kind ? and will vote liberal if they think pc will reopen that law,,and u will be doing just what they want u to do ,,vote ppc .and not pc ,u will be voting for the liberals

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  11. Rob Boyko

    He told us that he would repeal what Trudeau laid down. He lied to everyone in the country. He flip flopped on everything in the past and he did do once again. He cannot be trusted.

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    1. Jordan Vandenhoff Post author

      NFA COMMENT ON CPC FIREARMS POLICY
      There has been some confusion and angst regarding comments made by the Leader of the Conservative Party regarding the repeal of Liberal firearm control legislation, specifically the May 1 2020 Order-in-Council and Bill C-71. As a major part of Mr. O’Toole’s comments, he re-affirmed his long stated promise that there would be a review of the Firearms Act and its related regulations. The NFA supports such a review.

      The NFA is completely confident that the election of a Conservative government will result in the use of evidence-based research to repeal ill-considered and ineffective firearms laws that go back many years, and that this review will include the Order-in-Council as well as other recent legislation. It is highly likely that a re-elected Liberal government will bring in many additional firearms control – probably even including a ban on all semi-automatics, and handguns. Please focus on the strategic goal of removing the Liberals from power when you vote. Do not be swayed by the attempts of the Liberal left and some media to cause us to split our community’s voting power.

      We urge the firearms community to remain steady and continue to work hard for the defeat of the Liberal government and its replacement with the Conservatives.

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  12. Timothy McNamara

    I disagree with your assessment Jordan. Firearms owners are low hanging fruit during any election and I for one, am sick and tired of being tossed under the bus.
    I would never vote liberal, green or NDP but, O’Toole is clearly playing the game taking our potential 2.5 million votes for granted. This election, more than anything is about INTEGRITY, since Trudeau lacks any shred of it. I will not be voting CPC for the first time in 30 years. Max Bernier my not win this election with votes but, he, hands down wins my respect and O’Toole has lost it completely. Time for gun owners to get up off their knees and quit begging for scraps.

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    1. Jordan Vandenhoff Post author

      NFA COMMENT ON CPC FIREARMS POLICY
      There has been some confusion and angst regarding comments made by the Leader of the Conservative Party regarding the repeal of Liberal firearm control legislation, specifically the May 1 2020 Order-in-Council and Bill C-71. As a major part of Mr. O’Toole’s comments, he re-affirmed his long stated promise that there would be a review of the Firearms Act and its related regulations. The NFA supports such a review.

      The NFA is completely confident that the election of a Conservative government will result in the use of evidence-based research to repeal ill-considered and ineffective firearms laws that go back many years, and that this review will include the Order-in-Council as well as other recent legislation. It is highly likely that a re-elected Liberal government will bring in many additional firearms control – probably even including a ban on all semi-automatics, and handguns. Please focus on the strategic goal of removing the Liberals from power when you vote. Do not be swayed by the attempts of the Liberal left and some media to cause us to split our community’s voting power.

      We urge the firearms community to remain steady and continue to work hard for the defeat of the Liberal government and its replacement with the Conservatives.

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  13. Chad

    I would also like to mention
    I noticed when he mentions it he went down 5 points on the polls today. He’s still ahead of the Liberals but he has to be careful of what he says moving forward. I think some may have swayed by his retracting gun bans but…. him changing his already made Recovery plan didn’t sit well with others either.

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  14. Chad

    I was shocked he was retracting from undoing the 1500 firearm bans but….. there was something he said in it that makes me think he’s not going to stay on the Liberal 1500 gun ban path and that is “The ban on assault weapons review and decisions will be based on science and facts moving forward”. That to me says he’s keeping it in place till the science and facts come in. The science and facts are already done but to appease those for more votes. You watch he’s reversing the Liberals bans once In.

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  15. Matthew D. Cole

    Magazines for semi-automatic long guns that hold more than 5 rounds or shells are already illegal, and therefore their sale is too.

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    1. Jordan Vandenhoff Post author

      Matthew a semi-automatic magazine for a long gun except for rimfire has to be limited 5 rounds. It is currently legal to purchase a magazine that could hold 30-40-100 rounds that has been pinned or crimped to only allow 5 rounds. rimfire long gun magazines do not currently have a cap on rounds, this might change in the liberal plans.

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      1. Scott

        I imagine Lib’s will make 5rnd cap across the bored. So, Rimfire, Bolt CF, Shotguns.
        They state “Long Guns”, not Semi Auto

        Basically say bye bye to Pistol Caliber Carbines, AICS style mags on Precision Rifles. Proprietary mags like Black Creek Labs and Maple Ridge Armoury are bringing to market won’t even make it into our hands. Make no mistake Lib win is bad on all fronts, not just guns!

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  16. Rogelio

    Unfortunately Erin O’Toole is a flip flopper. Did you already forget how he also flip flop from his promise to not implement a carbon tax during his leadership campaign to all of a sudden having one when he becomes the prime minister? His track record if keeping his word is not very good and to believe other is just being gullible and naive.

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    1. greg jonah

      sounds to me like u are believing the libs more then the pcp ,,is not flip flop a lib saying ??thats just what they want u to think ,,a vote fot ppc is a vote for the libs witch will be a vote to remove your right to own a firearm and the right to freedom of speech and no more canada as it is now ,,, peoples party of china .ppc

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  17. Wilma Brethour

    O’Toole will flip on this like he has on vax passports and the carbon tax. Trudope and O’Toole are both UN Globalist that need to disarm Canadians so the UN can take control.

    Vote for the only party fighting for our freedoms and rights. PPC.

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    1. Vic Budd

      If you don’t vote for the CPC you are, in effect giving it to Trudeau. PPC has zero chance of forming a government. Trudeau loves to see us split the vote.

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  18. C Lamb

    Hi Jordan.
    I would like to say that I totally agree with you.
    The Conservatives don’t check all of my needs or wishes for a political party.
    They are however, much closer than the rest.
    I can’t imagine ever voting Liberal.

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  19. Laird Elliott

    FFS this is a no brainer. If the conservatives do nothing about the order in council it dies May 1 2022.

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  20. Bill Murphy

    Mmmm Hmmm. So he’ll hold getting our guns out of lockup over our heads till maybe his second term as he and his globalist stooges piddle around with some classification scam that will make it easier to ban and steal our guns further down the road? Cause after all vax passports, the paris accord are also on this clown’s agenda, so I’d have to assume that he’ll need to deal with all those earth shattering issues before dealing with gun owners. He can get bent.

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    1. greg jonah

      as i recall the last pc gov when had a majority . one of the first things done was remove gun registration good right ,its a giving thats what will happen ,,he will reopen ,,what they have in his book is to leave the restictions on until it is fully reviewed ..please do not believe a word the libs say and not a word the ctv or cbc says about this ,remember they also are paid by the libs ??a vote for ppc,,ndp green will be a vote for trudeau..vote pc and have fun at the firering range and or hunting otherwise forget that and take up sewing

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