TheGunBlog.ca — Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms just became the poster child of gun-industry opposition to the Canadian government’s Bill C-71 through a full-page ad in Calibre magazine.
“We’re a very politically minded store,” Matt Mendel, the manager of the gun store near Vancouver, said in an interview.
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP, which helps decide who is allowed to own guns in Canada and which guns they are allowed to own, said in its annual plan today that it will support government efforts “to strengthen controls on handguns and assault weapons.”
TheGunBlog.ca — Almost every civilian mass-shooting has been stopped by bullets: the attacker shoots himself or is shot by someone else.
Office staff at Canada’s Department of National Defence are trying a different approach: sharing their feelings and hiding.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government may back down from its proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict lawful hunters and sport shooters if enough people voice their disapproval, said Bob Zimmer, an opposition member of parliament.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian House of Commons said it’s “working urgently” to fix its petitions website after it stopped displaying the number of new signatures on all motions including a petition to stop Bill C-71. All signatures are still being counted.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government has put a “huge rush” on Bill C-71 to ban more guns and further restrict hunters and sport shooters, said Glen Motz, an opposition MP and Deputy Shadow Minister for Public Safety. He said the proposed law could be adopted as early as the fall.
TheGunBlog.ca — In case Bill C-71 isn’t enough of a threat to Canada’s 2.1 million hunters and sport shooters, the government published a study this week to phase out lead ammunition. Ammo companies and target ranges refused to cooperate with the research.
(Check out the Bill C-71 page to see why and how to oppose it.)
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP corrected its web page on buying guns to align with Canadian firearm law and a tweet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: You don’t have to show your Possession and Acquisition Licence to buy a gun.
TheGunBlog.ca — Following are the 10 most-viewed articles at TheGunBlog.ca from Jan. 1 to March 31.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian gun imports, an indirect measure of the strength of the firearm industry, fell to the lowest February in six years, with rifles, shotguns and handguns all down.
It was only the second time in the past six months that shipments exceeded $10 million, as companies prepare for another year of turbulence.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian officials count guns seized from criminals as coming from within the country even when their origin is unknown, the Toronto Sun said, without saying where it got the information.
TheGunBlog.ca — A petition to stop Bill C-71 took less than three days to become Canada’s most-signed electronic petition related to firearms.
Nationwide opposition is mounting against the proposed law aiming to ban more guns and strangle millions of lawful hunters, farmers and sport shooters with red tape, while leaving violent criminals alone.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada imports almost all the guns and ammunition sold in the country, making import data a key indicator of the industry. Companies keep their accounts private, so the figures published by Statistics Canada are one of the only windows into the market.
TheGunBlog.ca — The attached document wasn’t verified or authenticated by TheGunBlog.ca. It appears to show 41 pages of declassified “Secret” slides, e-mails and memos by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2010.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government proposed a law to ban more guns a week ago. Within hours, Doug McComber had set up OneClearVoice.ca. In a few mouse clicks and less than a minute, it tells your elected officials that you oppose Bill C-71.
I tried it. And as of today, so have about 17,000 others. It works.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadians got new gun licences in 2017 at the slowest pace in at least five years. The rate of increase in buying handguns, AR-15 rifles and other so-called “Restricted” firearms also weakened.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government, which last week proposed a law to ban more guns, is planning an amnesty to help firearm owners avoid jail, according to a notice on a government website.