CAW Gun Control Address

December 4, 2010


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CAW Gun Control Address

CAW Gun Control Address
dated December 4, 2010

Toronto, Ontario
December 4, 2010
      

Toronto, Ontario
December 4, 2010



Dr. Wendy Cukier
Coalition for Gun Control

       "The first notion that guns don't kill, people kill and therefore the guns are irrelevant. The facts show quite the contrary. Where you have access to guns it is more likely an assault will become a homicide, it's more likely a depression will become a suicide. Saying you are concerned about violence against women and not supporting controls on rifles and shot guns puts you in a very inconsistent position because firearms are one of the principle ways in which women in this country are killed by their intimate partners. Firearms are one of the ways women and children are terrorized in their homes. Every single organization is this country committed to ending violence against women supports the licensing of gun owners and registration of firearms. The registration of firearms is certainly part of the gun control system that has resulted in almost a 50 % reduction in the number of Canadians killed with guns each year since we have been working on this issue. "



 

Corinne Aubin
CAW Local 444

       "All I can say is find it in your heart to help the women and children that this has become the norm for, because it is not about the money. It's not about taking your guns away. It's not about the gang violence. It's not about the police. It's about saving a life. "



 

Rob Maxwell
CAW Local 2215

       "I see the CAW's passion in this. I see how they have contributed to keeping this and keeping the fight and pressuring government and I stand now, being before against it, now for it, because of the solidarity of this union."



 

Sue McKinnon
CAW Local 444

       "I'm a hunter. I own a gun and it is registered. I believe that we need gun control laws to help protect women, children and their families."



 

Dr. Wendy Cukier
Coalition for Gun Control

       " Most women are killed with rifles and shot guns because those are the guns in their homes. Most suicides are with rifles and shot guns because those are the guns in the home. And most police officers in this country killed with guns are killed with rifles and shotguns because those are the guns in the homes they go to visit. "



 

Denise Viau
CAW Local 444

       "You just live in fear. I've gone to work and lied with bruises on my face and I was very young then. I'm strong now believe me. But then I wasn't. I was afraid to tell any body. I was ashamed."



 

Earle McCurdy
CAW FFAW

       "If you want your sisters and your nieces and your grand daughters and your next door neighbors and friends to be living in abject terror you'll vote for Stephen Harper. That's the way we should address that."


Dr. Wendy Cukier
Coalition for Gun Control

       " There is absolutely no question that the CAW, and the work that many people in this room did was pivotal to shifting people's votes. And I can't thank you enough."

CAW Fighting Back Makes A Difference.


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