Hello, my name is Sam Campbell and am writing you about an article I recently read in the CFJC Today about the gun ban announced May 1.
I have read many opinion pieces on this topic and have noticed some common positions among the left side of the debate. The one opinion that seems to resonate with so many is that gun owners have no need for the firearms on the May 1 list. I would like to challenge that theory.
I live 35 min drive west of Prince George, BC on a 240 acre farm. My driveway, if you can believe it, is almost a km long. So last September I had 3 criminals on my property in a stolen truck with no plates approaching my house after clearing out my shop. My shop is a distance away so didn’t hear the truck.
I was alerted to their presence when they approached the house. I ran to the window and they seen me and took off. These were three men with no regard for the law. Naturally I called the police and the criminals fled. We were not hurt but it could have gone very differently.
Two days later I purchased a lightweight semiautomatic rifle that I could use in only the worse case scenario to potentially save the life of my 3 kids and my wife. With this firearm now banned and you in agreement, I would respectfully like to ask you for your recommendation on what I should do if my family faces a home invasion with multiple assailants that are armed with illegal guns.
Please keep in mind my distance from law enforcement. My position is that these semiautomatic firearms in the hands of a good citizen (verified by daily record checks) is actually a credit to public safety. Please take the time to reply as I am desperate for an intelligent response to this question. Thank you for you time.