BELLEVUE, WA – A dozen years of disastrous Liberal government in Canada came to an end Monday as Canadian gun owners turned out in large numbers to unseat the party that “didn’t learn a thing from the experience of liberal anti-gun Democrats in the United States,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) said Tuesday morning.

“Early indications are that Canadian gun owners were pivotal in throwing out more than 20 Liberal members of Parliament,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb, “and they had it coming. For the past 12 years, Liberals under Jean Chrétien and then Paul Martin have waged a war of social bigotry against Canadian gun owners, and it is clear from Monday’s election results that gun owners have had enough.

“Despite an overall low voter turnout,” Gottlieb observed, “it appears Canadian gun owners did not sit out the election. They knew that spending more than a billion dollars on a scandal-ridden gun registration boondoggle hasn’t prevented a single violent crime in their country. They knew that Martin’s threat to ban all privately-owned handguns would not prevent a single criminal from getting his hands on one.

“Just like liberal, anti-gun Democrats in the United States in the 1990s, Canada’s Liberals became too arrogant,” Gottlieb noted. “Democrats believed they were ballot-proof as they pushed one gun control scheme after another, holding firearms owners responsible for crimes they didn’t commit. Canadian Liberals forgot what happened to liberal Democrats in 1994, and evidently didn’t notice they’ve been out of power ever since.

“Liberal Democrats now need to take a lesson from Canada’s election,” Gottlieb stated, “because the whole world is watching. It’s clear there is a movement growing around the globe. Brazilian citizens last year rejected a national gun ban, and now, Canadian gun owners have spoken. Americans have been telling liberal Democrats for more than a decade that gun control is a losing proposition, and the elections in Brazil and Canada prove that.

“Gun owners around the world can’t make it any more plain,” Gottlieb concluded. “We’re telling politicians to keep their hands off our guns, because firearm ownership is more than a recreational pastime, it is a symbol of liberty. There’s a line in the sand stretching from Houston to Hudson’s Bay. Cross it at your own peril.”