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Canadians Bought 90,000 Handguns Since Trudeau Said He’s Killing the Market, RCMP Says

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s government-licensed firearm users bought almost 90,000 handguns in the seven weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s killing the legal market, a shopping spree that wiped out supply and set records. We estimate the total now exceeds 100,000.

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Canada Handgun Imports Jump to Record in June After Trudeau Says He’ll Kill Legal Market

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian handgun imports jumped to a record in June, as gun users raced to stock up before Trudeau kills the legal market for pistols and revolvers. The Trudeau administration said today it will criminalize government-licensed importers starting in two weeks

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Canadians Bought 30,000 AR-15 Target Rifles in Lead-Up to Trudeau’s May 2020 Attacks

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadians bought roughly 30,000 AR-15 target rifles in the lead-up to PM Trudeau’s political attacks of 01 May 2020. The data, shared here for the first time, show the magnitude of the shopping spree to counter the crackdown.

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RCMP Q&A on February 26 ‘Nullification’ Notice to 1,865 More Gun Owners

TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP comments below on its 26 February 2021 “nullification” notice to 1,865 more gun owners targeted by its May 2020 regulatory attacks, after a “technical issue” led to them being missed last year.

More than 70,000 people have now been notified.

Read our Q&A with the RCMP.

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RCMP Provides 2020 Data on Gun Licences and Registrations

TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP provided the following data at 31 December 2020:

– Number of individuals with a firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
– Number of individuals with at least one gun registered with the RCMP
– Number of firearms registered with the RCMP
– Table of firearm registrations by type of firearm

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Gun Licences Rose for 10th Straight Year in 2019 to New Record

TheGunBlog.ca — The number of Canadians with a federal gun licence rose for the 10th straight year in 2019 to a new record, driven by demand for firearms for sport and collecting to home safety and hunting. Why It Matters The number of licence holders is the best indicator we have of: private gun ownership…

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Trudeau Gun Ban Targets 200,000 Long Guns: Global News

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will order hunters, farmers and sport shooters to surrender about 200,000 of their firearms if re-elected, Global News reported today, citing Bill Blair, the minster for confiscation. The estimate covers what Blair called “assault-style weapons,” Global said, citing Blair speaking to reporters this morning. It would be the…