Thank you very much.
The reason I ask is that certainly those I knew who engaged in sport shooting when I was growing up were often from hunting families. They were often ranchers and cowboys. It certainly is strongly part of the culture, I would say, in western Canada and rural Canada, which is where I'm from as well.
So often since I've come to Ottawa I've felt that some in Ottawa and some powerful people in the east and in certain political parties look down their noses at folks like us with our background. It seems to be a constant battle for legitimacy. Our culture has every right to exist, and western Canada has a firearm culture that hunts, to say nothing of the indigenous culture of hunting and sport shooting in their own right, which dates back far longer, of course, than my family has been in Canada.
I certainly feel that this culture is under consistent attack from the current administration, from the Liberal government. Can you comment on your thoughts on that? Do you feel the same? Are you constantly having to justify the existence of the culture you engage in on a day-to-day basis?