Ontario’s top cops should run for election

- January 28th, 2013

We don’t generally support the practice of having police chiefs or other top cops run for election in Canada but given the attitudes of a few it might be time. OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis refused to properly enforce court orders regarding native protests and then bragged about how smart he was and how us poor little folk wouldn’t understand.

Now OPP Sup’t Chris Wyatt, Ontario’s Chief Firearms Officer, is creating new legal regulations all by his lonesome. Wyatt is refusing to issue gun owners an Authorization to Transport certificate except for specific ranges and any gun owner can face demands to show their papers – meaning a written invitation from the gun club you will be visiting.

“Most of the time, obtaining a written invitation will be easy,” Ontario’s chief firearms officer (CFO), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Supt. Chris Wyatt told QMI Agency.

Well kind sir, that misses the point. There is no need or requirement for this in the legislation, Wyatt is simply inventing new rules. You might remember the name Chris Wyatt, he is the same cop that started the back door gun registry last spring.

That’s why I say that he should quit his job and run for office.

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8 comments

  1. Richard Wakefield says:

    There is a simple work around for this which will make this “law” impotent until it gets through court. Every club post a PDF invite on their website for download with blank name and date. People want to go shooting with a friend at a club? Print the document, write your name and date, and done. Piss off Chris Wyatt!!!

    What a great job you guys at Sun News is doing. I dont see a peep about this on any other MSM. Thank you!

  2. AndyJJ says:

    Thanks so much for bringing this out into the open. It’s sad, really, what is going on here. It looks like the CFO is leveraging his position to achieve a political end, and in the process he is showing thousands of Ontario gun owners, law abiding people who have spent vast amounts of time and money on their firearms and related sporting activities, that the rule of law means little to him and his department. No societal good can come of that in the long run. This is not about public safety. It’s about control.

    A point worth making about these new regulations is that there has been no event, no crime, no public safety threat, that led to the creation of these new regulations. They came out of nowhere, with every reason to believe that the reason for the new regulations is to try to make it as inconvenient as possible for restricted firearms owners to make use of their legally owned and safely operated firearms.

    Finally, Americans should take a lesson from what is going on here. This is the outcome of giving up the right to bear arms, and turning it into a privilege granted by the government. Don’t do it America!

  3. Rod Parr says:

    Great to see you guy’s do these stories. Other main stream media only give weight to those who espouse to their port-side leanings. It’s high time we have a network like yours that balances this heavily listing ship coined Canadian Media. PS: for years they’ve been going in circles so expect a lot of them to be sea sick a the thought of going somewhere that Canadians have been trying to get to for years, the truth!

  4. joseph says:

    Thank You Sunnews for being on “our side”. Law abiding Canadians who own lawful firearms thank your for helping us with our constant fight with unelected anti-firearm bureaucrats like OPP CFO wyatt.

  5. Bill Elder says:

    I wonder if the damage done to police-civilian relations is already irreparable. The current decayed state of the police function has been long and incremental in its making and so has negative public opinion (which has now become more or less hardened). I know of no one who trusts police to do the right thing and few expect justice in a court these days. Most fear police or at least view them as meddling idiots who will do more damage than good in sensitive or personal situations. In general the rule of law is coming into wide public disrepute because of politicized policing, prosecuting and adjudicating.

    Politics-policy is not law, neither is it justice – particularly when police politics-policy is based in abusive, biased inequitable enforcement of the law or abusive application of authority. The interface Mr. Levant had with a police officer spewing nonsense and ignoring duty and the letter of the law is more or less common now and it has taken its toll on public trust.

  6. Brian Stewart says:

    Chief Wiggum isn’t smart enough to come up with this on his own. Pam Goode lawyer for the Ontario Political Police is pulling Wyatt’s strings

  7. Marcel Bauer says:

    Wyatt was not elected to be or do anything by any of us PEOPLE.

    He should be fired immediately.

  8. Nick Giesler says:

    Well written. Can you imagine the legal consequences if any of us “ordinary” individuals were to make up a law and try to follow it, let alone REFUSE A COURT ORDER? We would be thrown in jail in a matter of moments. Why Chris has not been arrested is beyond me.

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