TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is offering to assist ISIS supporters in Syria and bring them to Canada, while persecuting hunters, Olympic shooters and other responsible citizens at home.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ramped up his campaign against federally licensed hunters and sport shooters today with a survey to promote gun bans and a brochure that said “any ban of handguns or assault weapons would primarily affect legal firearms owners.”
TheGunBlog.ca — Rob Pincus, the executive director of the Personal Defense Network and the executive vice president of the Second Amendment Organization, analyzes a video of a man taking a selfie at a target range while pointing a loaded gun at his friend.
Pincus focuses on lessons for trainers, target-range managers and range-safety officers in general, and in the context of U.S. gun politics in particular. Watch his 14 minute video analysis here.
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TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP said it will publish the 2017 Commissioner of Firearms report on gun-owner licensing, firearm registrations, prohibitions and other data this fall. The annual report was released in the spring in the past two years.
TheGunBlog.ca — Michael Tibollo, Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, backed hunters and sport shooters this week and reiterated Premier Doug Ford’s rejection of any gun or ammunition bans.
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP air police train officers to kill attackers, the agency’s Gazette reported this week, quoting an instructor. The approach differs from defensive training for solid ground that focuses on stopping threats without necessarily stopping life.
(Update Oct. 6 at 12:25 Toronto time: Rewrites throughout, adds history of CACP promoting restrictions on gun owners.)
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, a lobby group and supporter of the Coalition for Gun Control, will update its position on firearms as the government prepares new bans aimed at licensed hunters and sport shooters.
TheGunBlog.ca — “This is the first time I’ve gone public as a gun owner. … As much as I was content being discreet, I strongly believe we need to change gun culture in Canada and I don’t have that luxury anymore. None of us do.” Read the rest of the guest article by Sue Green.
TheGunBlog.ca — Following are the 10 most-viewed articles at TheGunBlog.ca from July 1 to Sept. 30, and in the first nine months of the year.
TheGunBlog.ca — Senator André Pratte, the sponsor of the Canadian government’s Bill C-71 in the upper house of parliament, didn’t exclude passage of the planned law this year, but didn’t indicate any specific timing, he told TheGunBlog.ca today in a short Q&A. He also advised sending personal e-mails instead of form letters when contacting senators.
Pratte told the Senate earlier this week that Bill C-71 wouldn’t be amended to include the new gun bans being examined by the government.
TheGunBlog.ca — Jim Shockey, the Canadian host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures, urged fellow hunters, outdoorsmen and other citizens to “mobilize” against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and “fight” the gun bans he is preparing, he told NRA TV in an interview shared today on Twitter.
TheGunBlog.ca — Most Saskatchewan residents approve of current laws on gun sales or want them relaxed, the Regina Leader-Post reported today, citing a poll by the University of Saskatchewan.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government may propose a new law to seize guns from federally licensed hunters and sport shooters early next year after finishing consultations this year, the Globe and Mail reported, citing Bill Blair, the minister preparing the bans.
(Update 26 Sept: Adds Bernier response. Update 25 Sept.: Adds OFAH comment.)
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s Bill C-71 heads to the Senate for review after having passed its third and final reading in the House of Commons today.
The proposed law could take effect this year as part of a series of measures by the ruling Liberal Party to curtail the private ownership of firearms.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s possible ban on handguns and semi-automatic long guns such as SKS, AR-15 and FN-FAL rifles could wipe out more than $2 billion of guns and gear in private hands, based on estimates by TheGunBlog.ca.
TheGunBlog.ca — Gun owners believe keeping a low profile will guarantee our survival. It’s more likely to guarantee our extinction.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s federal government is considering giving provinces or municipalities the power to ban handguns and is preparing a countrywide consultation on new prohibitions, the Globe and Mail reported today, citing a member of parliament and staff.
TheGunBlog.ca — Andrew Scheer, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and of the official opposition, leveled one of his strongest critiques of government firearm policy and made an election promise today. He pledged to repeal Bill C-71 if elected prime minister and rejected any handgun ban.
TheGunBlog.ca — “I was assaulted. After the assault, I expected the male figures in my life to protect me (my partner, my father, the police). What I came to realize is that to empower myself I needed to learn how to defend myself.”
Continue reading the letter by Ariane Bakhtiar of Toronto.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s federal government is examining how to give municipalities more power over firearms, a governing member of parliament said in a flyer for a public meeting with the minister studying new gun bans.