FIRE is making good progress. The policy of Alberta choosing its own CFO had its beginning almost 10 years ago, when it was conceived and brought to fruition when the, then, Wildrose party of Alberta , adopted the policy almost unanimously at their policy convention in November of 2015. When the Wildrose merged with the Conservatives to form the United Conservative Party , all policies had to be started from scratch. Since this time, FIRE has been working consistently and diligently to make sure this gun policy was adopted. A lot of time and effort was put into revamping the policy and finding enthusiastic support within the UCP and its riding associations. The UCP set up a ‘Fair Deal Panel’ to look for ways to fire wall Alberta against the intrusions of Ottawa. Again, we were at these meetings to fight for the rights of gun owners in Alberta by pushing for the Province to elect our own CFO, and recover power from Ottawa. While doing this ground work with the Fair Deal Panel and working with Constituency Associations, we made some great allies, Mark Smith MLA, Drew Barnes MLA, and Jason Nixon MLA,House Leader, to name a few. A big thanks to these MLA’s, for without their support, we may not have the success we do. Jason Nixon brought forward a motion that paved the way for further gains by introducing a pro-gun motion in the Legislature.
On May 8 Jason Nixon again stood up in the Alberta legislature to announce another motion that put the process of acquiring our own CFO in motion.
We will be continuing our progress with meetings with the Minister of Justice, and keeping the process on track.
Know your rights or you won’t have any.
Executive Director FIRE
Firearms Institute for Rational Education