An example of a letter for you to send to your provincial Chief Firearms Officer
Dear [Provincial CFO],
I would like to thank you and the Conservative Party of Canada for the effort that was put into the dissolution of the Long-gun registry, and further efforts that are being put into restoring civil rights to firearms owners. I have, along with my family, voted Conservative (if applicable) in all elections, and will continue to do so while the party protects the rights of their citizens in all regards.
The British Columbia CFO is experiencing extended turn-around time for firearms transfers and and Authorization to Transport documentation. It dismays me that more than 6 months have now elapsed and my renewal paper work has yet to be processed where in other provinces, standard turn around time is less than one working week. Further to this, I have not been able to contact anyone in the BC CFO’s office to enquire as to the status of the renewal as the phone lines are immediately directed to an automated recording stating “We apologize for not being able to answer your call. We are experiencing a higher than normal call volume…” regardless of the time of day the call has been made and with no option to leave a message. I have tried to contact the BC CFO’s office both through the 1-800-731-4000 number, as well as their local number (which has been reassigned and a new number issued which also goes to an automated recording stating “Thank you for calling the Chief Firearms Office for BC and Yukon. Our office is presently closed. Our regular business hours are from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with the exception of some statutory holidays when we are closed.”) regardless of the time of day the call has been made, and also without an option to leave a message. I have held for up to 2 hours, several times in the hope of reaching someone to no avail.
I am concerned that the BC CFO is unable to effectively service the typical volume of renewals, transfers and registrations despite a large volume of work being eliminated through the dispersion of the long gun registry. It also concerns me that this publicly funded government agency is not servicing the public in any manner of speaking, by essentially turning their phones off.
If your office would be able to extend any assistance relating to the issue at hand that myself, and possibly thousands of other firearms owners are struggling with, it would be greatly appreciated.