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Canadian gun lawWant to help kill the LGR once and for all? Here’s your chance

Alright folks, it’s time to take the crowbars to our wallets.

Most of you already know about the stunt that Quebec is trying to pull in keeping the LGR data.  What not so many of you might know is that Marc-André Lussier is stepping up to fight it, and he needs our help.  I contacted his lawyer, Guy Lavergne and got this from him today:

FIGHTING THE TRANSFER OF THE LONG GUN REGISTRY DATA TO QUEBEC

My name is Guy Lavergne.  I am an attorney and member of the Bar of the Province of Quebec.  I am also a hunter, and shooter.

In early April 2012, the Quebec Government filed legal action against the Canadian Government, before the Quebec Superior Court, seeking to prevent the destruction of the long gun registry data, and the transfer of said data in order to start its own long gun registry.

Thus far, the Quebec Superior Court has issued two safeguard orders and one interlocutory injunction, in which it ordered the Canadian Government to preserve the data, and keep collecting data in relation to Quebec gun owners.  The latest such order is to remain in effect, pending a determination of the matter on its merits by the Quebec Superior Court.

Up until that point, only the respective governments had been represented before the Superior Court.  No organization or individual had stepped up to represent the legal interests of individual gun owners.

On May 11, 2012, I filed an Intervention on behalf of Mr. Marc-André Lussier (the “Intervener”) , in the ongoing litigation between Quebec and Canada, over the transfer of the long gun registry data. Mr. Lussier is a hunter, shooter, gunsmith and firearms verifier.  I am his attorney.

The full text of the Intervention can be found here:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/76918135/Intervention%20(protected).pdf

As of May 24, 2012, the Quebec Government is opposing our right to intervene in these proceedings.  It does not want the Superior Court to hear the point of view of long gun owners.  A hearing will be held on May 29, 2012, to determine whether the Intervener will be allowed to participate in these proceedings and be heard on the merits of the case.

The purpose of the Intervention is to assert the rights and the point of view of firearms owners, whose personal information forms part of the long-gun registry data, and to oppose the arguments presented by Quebec in support of its proceedings to obtain such data, in order to create its own registry.  The wholesale transfer of the long gun registry data to Quebec would entail a significant violation of the privacy rights of those whose information appears in the registry.  This is especially important, since Quebec has not yet enacted a statute to create a registry, or even tabled a bill before its legislature in relation to such a registry.

If successful, this initiative will benefit all Quebec firearms owners, as well as those of other provinces, whose governments might be tempted to follow suit.

Neither Mr. Lussier, nor myself have the financial means to bear the financial burden of this litigation by ourselves.  In order to succeed, this initiative requires your support.  Those of you who wish to contribute may do so.  Any financial contribution is welcome.  Cheques may be made to: “Guy Lavergne, in trust”.  I will also accept EMT or Paypal payments at the following
e-mail address:  guy.lavergne@f-lex.ca

For those who prefer to send a cheque, my mailing address is as follows:

Guy Lavergne, Attorney at Law
2051 rue du Bordelais
Saint-Lazare, Qc
J7T 3C6
Tél : 514-245-0949
guy.lavergne@f-lex.ca

Thank you in advance for your support!

And while you’re at it, SPREAD THIS AROUND!  Digg, Facebook, a new tatoo on your kiester, whatever it takes, but make sure everybody knows!

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