December 5, 2012 - Letter to a Sporting Store Owner

Dear Sporting Store Owner,

I do not wish to get you in trouble, in fact, I insist that you obey those various statutory laws (legislative acts) that apply to your business, to the letter.

Those statutes which direct you to sell your goods only to a “person” possessing the proper government issued licence, should be obeyed. 

Having clarified that, there are those who have waived the right to be recognized as a “person” in legal matters. You see, Canada has agreed comply with article 16 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. Therein we read:

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Since being recognition as a "person" is a granted right, it can be waived. If this status is forced on us, it is not a right, it’s an imposition.

Because the Firearms Act references the “individual” we’ll need their definition for clarity. Never assume you know the meaning a word in any government document. Every term used has been "doctored" by lawyers.

INDIVIDUAL A person. Canadian Law Dictionary, 5th, pg.134.

Since I am not a “person” (by way of a perfected “Declaration of Private Law” expressed as a "claim of right") I maintain my natural right to purchase whatever items I need. When you sell those items to me you have broken no statutes. 

In the same vein, while you are obligated to record every sale to a “person,”  a sale to me is not a sale to a “person," there is then no obligation on your part to record a sale. You remain in compliance with the statutes and so you should.  

A case could be made that you are breaking statute law—discrimination—if you refuse to sell to me simply because I am not a "person."


John., a man.

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