“If the Liberal leader wants my guns, Mr. Speaker, he can pry them from my cold, dead hands.” — Blaine Calkins

On February 10, 2014, Blaine Calkins, used the slogan, from my cold dead hands, a slogan popularized by the National Rifle Association (NRA), in speaking in the House of Commons. Blaine Calkins is a Conservative Party Member in the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. This was quite daring of him, given the invective that is directed toward NRA by gun prohibitionists, some of whom can be found in the ranks of the Liberal Party of Canada.

A tired old canard perpetually tossed out by gun prohibitionists in the debate over firearm ownership in Canada is that the NRA is somehow undermining their efforts to advance gun prohibition.