TheGunBlog.ca — RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki questioned the value of banning handguns from Canada’s licensed sport shooters to stop criminal violence and said she isn’t aware of data showing where outlaws get their weapons, she told CBC radio in an interview broadcast today.
TheGunBlog.ca — The mayor of Toronto, John Tory, wants to confiscate lawfully owned guns from 2 million hunters and sport shooters across Canada. Four years ago he said promising a ban was an “empty gesture.” In 2007 he said prohibitions were a case of “mistaken priorities.”
TheGunBlog.ca — The number of Canadian men and women with a gun licence rose to a record at the end of June after 21 consecutive quarterly increases. People are applying for the permits to go plinking or hunting with family and friends and to compete in shooting sports across the country and the world.
TheGunBlog.ca — The editors of Canada’s No. 2 newspaper by circulation called on the federal government to confiscate handguns from lawful sport shooters, even if it strips away their rights. The editors didn’t suggest seizing weapons from criminals.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Guns And Tactical (GAT) Show is running this weekend at Silverdale Gun Club in southwestern Ontario as the first shoot-before-you-buy event of its kind. Here’s a rundown of the details.
TheGunBlog.ca — I’m crying again. Four people were shot dead this morning in Fredericton, New Brunswick, including two police officers. No other info yet. I want to vomit. I want to comfort the families. I want to protect the people I love. I want the killer to pay. And I hope he isn’t one of us.
TheGunBlog.ca — Ontario Premier Doug Ford today became the first political leader in Canada to oppose Toronto City Council’s moves to confiscate guns from lawful, licensed, legitimate gun owners.
Separately, a spokesperson for the mayor said the city’s “expectation” is that confiscating firearms from sport shooters will make the sale of ammunition to murderers “moot.” Following is a round up of comments from today.
TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory asked the city’s 100,000 federally licensed gun owners to leave town, he said today on NewsTalk 1010 radio. He didn’t ask the murderers and gangs responsible for a wave of shootings to leave or to stop.
TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory officially asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban and confiscate all handguns and all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns from all federally licensed gun owners across the country.
In case a handgun ban fails, Tory requested new federal laws to “create gun repositories” where licensed firearm owners across the country would be forced to store all their rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers.
TheGunBlog.ca — Following are quotes on being dangerous by Jordan Peterson, a novel by Robert Heinlein, the movie “Act of Valor,” and others.
TheGunBlog.com — Al Flaherty’s Outdoor Store, the last gunshop in Toronto, was uniquely targeted last week by a City Council motion to ban the sale of handguns in Canada’s largest city. Following is an interview with Domenic Saverino, the store owner, about the vote and a possible ban on handguns across the country.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will decide in mid-August whether to ban handguns across Canada, the Globe and Mail reported last week.
Contact the PM today. Don’t let him turn you into a “former” gun owner.
(Update 23:40 Toronto time: Adds link to replay.)
TheGunBlog.ca — CBC radio’s Cross Country Checkup will ask Canadians about their views on gun bans on today’s show, after The Globe and Mail said this week the government plans to prohibit handguns. Here’s a link to the show website. Continue reading
TheGunBlog.ca — Following are comments by Canadian shooters, associations, manufacturers and others across Canada about a possible government ban on handguns. (Updated 07 August.)
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government said it’s “open to all possible options” to keep communities safe from what it called “gun violence,” responding to an article in The Globe and Mail saying the prime minister may decide to ban handguns next month.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will decide in mid-August whether to ban handguns, possibly by including the measure in Bill C-71, the Globe and Mail reported late yesterday, citing an unnamed senior official.
The government told TheGunBlog.ca it’s “open to all possible options.”
TheGunBlog.ca — An Alberta teenager’s petition to stop Bill C-71 closed today with the second-highest signatures on record for Canadian e-petitions, as gun owners nationwide opposed the draft law to further restrict shooters and ban more of their guns.
(Update, Go here: Trudeau May Decide to Ban Handguns Next Month, Globe Reports … If you want to stay up to date, subscribe.)
TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto City Council passed a motion last night asking the federal government to ban the civilian ownership of handguns and semi-automatic firearms in Canada, seeking to confiscate the property of responsible citizens and disarm men and women it views as criminals.