Canada Postpones Firearms Marking Regulations for Eighth Time

The Canadian government postponed its Firearms Marking Regulations for the eighth time since they were adopted in 2004 amid confusion about how to enforce and obey the policy and concern about its effects.

This was the first deferral by a governing party that had campaigned on a plan to implement the rules “immediately.”

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Analysis: RCMP 2016 Commissioner of Firearms Report

Following is some analysis of the 2016 Commissioner of Firearms Report, which was published today by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and provides a snapshot of Canadian gun licences, registrations and related topics as of Dec. 31, 2016.

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Firearms Marking Rules Delayed Until 2018, Regina Group Says

The Canadian government postponed new rules on importing guns to December 2018 from June 1 this year, Regina Gun Safety & Licensing said today, quoting the RCMP. A draft government document suggests a delay is in the works on the policies, which have already disrupted the gun industry.

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Olympic Gun Supplier Stops Imports on Concern Over Marking Rules

Canada’s new rules affecting gun imports, the so-called Firearms Marking Regulations, are already hurting businesses, consumers and the economy, and the policies haven’t even taken effect.

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Hanging Out at Beretta Canada With Benelli, Sako and Tikka

Today I got to visit the Canadian facilities of Italy’s Beretta Holding SpA, whose brands include Benelli, Beretta, Sako, Stoeger and Tikka guns, and Burris and Steiner optics. My hosts showed me the offices and target range, but we spent most of the time in the showroom.

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Gun Imports Jump as Industry Aims to Avoid Crisis From New Rules

Canada Gun Firearm Industry Imports

Canada’s gun imports surged in the first quarter as companies stocked up to shield themselves from government import rules that take effect June 1 and threaten to hurl the industry into a crisis. The government said it’s planning an update soon.

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RCMP Trial This Week Focused on This Report Recommending AR-15

Canada RCMP Police AR-15 Rifle Patrol Carbine ReportHere is a 2010 report that recommended the RCMP adopt the AR-15 rifle. The study and its author were in focus this week at a trial to decide if Canada’s federal police are guilty of having failed to provide appropriate equipment and training to officers responding to attackers. The case is relevant to all of us.

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