NFA and CTF back small business owner’s court case against Trudeau’s gun ban

Written By Guest User, Posted on June 25, 2020

A small business owner and sport shooter from Prince George, B.C., Cassandra Parker, has launched a legal challenge against the Trudeau government’s new gun ban. 

On May 1st, 2020, the Trudeau government banned 1,500 types of guns via an Order in Council from the Prime Minister. The Liberals also announced that they would spend $200 million buying back Canadian’s firearms and destroying them. 

Trudeau pictured with the logos of the CTF and NFA.

Trudeau pictured with the logos of the CTF and NFA.

The ban was criticized by many firearms advocates as being an infringement of rights and a failure to address the root issue of illegal firearms. While the Liberals promised to only spend $200 million, many experts believe the cost could be much higher. 

Both the Canadian Tax Federation and the National Firearms Association have stated their support for the court challenge, with the CTF sending a fundraising email to its membership and the NFA footing the bill for the legal costs. 

In a statement emailed to TNT, NFA President Sheldon Clare wrote “Cassandra Parker and KKS Tactical versus Canada is a case that was initiated by the NFA, and for which the NFA has committed to fully fund.  All donations for that case should be directed to

“The NFA located Cassandra as someone clearly affected by the OiC – both personally and through her business.  She has a compelling story which we are convinced that the court needs to hear in light of the OiC, and the vicious attack it represents on the firearms public, businesses, and Canadian Culture.” – Sheldon Clare, NFA President

“In addition, NFA has also filed to intervene in that case as a stand alone party.  We intend  to support the main action, and introduce additional arguments against the OiC.  The NFA has extensive court experience all all levels and is bringing that to bear in this matter before the Federal Court. This is a case that Canada’s NFA is fully engaged in winning.”

For their part, the CTF is angling to hire their own legal counsel and intervene in the case, making the argument that Parker should not have her property seized and why Canadian taxpayers shouldn’t have to go deeper into debt to buy back firearms from people like her.

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