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Ontario Police Ex-Chief Opposes Trudeau, Tory, Saunders on Guns

11 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the mayor of the country’s largest city face an unlikely opponent in their campaign against hunters and sport shooters: the former chief of Canada’s second-biggest police force. Chris Lewis, the retired commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, has repeatedly opposed the push by Trudeau and Toronto Mayor…

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Canada Defers Gun-Import Restrictions to Avoid Hurting Industry

9 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government postponed gun-import restrictions that threaten to cripple the shooting industry so it can clarify the so-called Firearms Marking Regulations and avoid “undue constraints” on gun owners and companies. The regulations were delayed for two years until Dec. 1, 2020, from Dec. 1 this year, the Ministry of Public Safety said…

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Toronto Mayor Tory Renews Call to Ban Handguns Across Canada

9 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca —Toronto Mayor John Tory renewed his call to ban handguns from sport shooters across Canada today, less than a week after a Team Canada pistol champion won a spot to compete in the 2020 Olympics. “We have seen an increase in gun violence across Canada, including right here in Toronto,” Tory said today in…

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Two Canadians Have ‘Authorization To Carry’ Guns, Filing Shows

8 Nov 2018

(Technical Update Nov. 12, 13:10 Toronto time: Some readers aren’t seeing the poll after the sixth paragraph. It seems related to browser settings or ad blockers. We’ve added a heading in red where it should display.) TheGunBlog.ca — Two people in Canada have an Authorization To Carry loaded handguns for personal protection, also known as a…

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Saskatchewan Conservation Officers to Get AR-15s for Protection

8 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Saskatchewan is buying AR-15 rifles with Vortex scopes or Aimpoint red-dot sights this month to protect conservation officers who feel outgunned with their pistols and shotguns. Although much weaker than shotgun slugs or buckshot at close range, the officers will get the extra firepower to keep them safe against human attackers, Kevin Murphy,…

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Ministry Responds to Concerns of Bias, Repeats in Gun-Ban Survey

7 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government said its survey on banning guns is an “open, anonymous and barrier-free tool” as it responded to concern of biased questions and unreliable answers. One person said he filled in the survey more than 25,000 times. TheGunBlog.ca contacted the Ministry of Public Safety last month about the concerns, and checked…

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Lynda Kiejko’s Gold Wins Spot for Canada to Shoot in Olympics

4 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Lynda Kiejko won gold in women’s 10-metre air pistol today at the Championship of the Americas, qualifying the first Team Canada shooter for the 2020 Olympics. Kiejko’s victory in Guadalajara, Mexico, also got a new quota spot for Canada to shoot in the 2019 Pan American Games. Allan Harding won the first Pan…

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Harding Wins Canada’s First Shooting Spot for 2019 Pan Am Games

3 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Allan Harding, the Canadian pistol champion, won enough international match points today for Team Canada to send its first shooter to the next Pan Am Games. The country has won gold the past three times and gone on to the Olympics. Harding was competing in 10-metre air pistol in the Championship of the Americas…

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Conservatives Draft Memo With Key Messages on Liberal Gun Policy

31 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Conservative Party of Canada, the only federal political party standing up for gun owners, prepared the following memo of issues and messages to oppose the governing Liberal Party’s plans to further restrict farmers, hunters and sport shooters. (Version française suit.) The document was sent to TheGunBlog.ca today by e-mail from someone close…

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RCMP ‘Contempt of Parliament’ Review Is First of Its Kind: Motz

29 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The House of Commons committee investigation of the RCMP undermining parliament on Bill C-71 is the first review of its kind in Canadian history, said Glen Motz, the member of parliament who requested the examination.

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Senator Tony Dean Shares Links to Stats From Bill C-71 Speech

25 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Senator Tony Dean led the Canadian Senate debate on Bill C-71 on Oct. 3 in support of the government’s proposed law to further restrict and penalize lawful hunters and sport shooters. Following are the references and links to the statistics he used in his speech.

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Bill C-71 Is ‘Piece of Crap,’ Senator David Tkachuk Tells Senate

23 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s Bill C-71 is a “piece of crap” that will threaten the lives of farmers and penalize honest hunters and sport shooters while doing nothing to stop criminals, Senator David Tkachuk told the Senate today.

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Al Flaherty’s Sent This Letter to Government on Gun Ban Review

23 Oct 2018

(Update: 26 Oct. 07:25 Toronto time: Adds that letter was retracted yesterday.) TheGunBlog.ca — Al Flaherty’s Outdoor Store, one of Canada’s largest independent gun stores and the last firearm retailer in Toronto, sent the following letter to the federal government as it considers banning many firearms from lawful shops, hunters and sport shooters.

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Dear RCMP, How Does Cannabis Use Affect PAL Eligibility?

23 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada legalized buying, selling and using cannabis for fun in certain limited cases this month. We asked the federal police, which licenses gun owners, how the legal purchase or use of weed might affect eligibility to get and keep a firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL). Here is their response.

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Bill C-71 Should Fail With Real Answers to Senator’s 8 Questions

17 Oct 2018

(Corrections 1. Oct. 18 at 21:00 Toronto time: Deletes point in Question 5 related to ATTs for a shooting range. 2. Oct. 17 at 09:45 Toronto time: Corrects headline and article to show speaker was Senator Pierre Dalphond. See also notes at bottom.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Pierre Dalphond proposed eight questions for the Senate…

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Winnipeg Mayor Wants Handgun Confiscation, Winnipeg Sun Reports

16 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The mayor of Winnipeg, Brian Bowman, joined his counterpart in Toronto in wanting to confiscate handguns from lawful owners, the Winnipeg Sun reported yesterday, quoting the mayor. Active and retired police leaders across Canada have said they don’t favour new bans.

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Canada Assists ISIS While Persecuting Hunters, Sport Shooters

15 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is assisting ISIS fighters in Syria and working to bring them to Canada, while persecuting hunters, Olympic shooters and other responsible citizens at home.

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Trudeau Ramps Up Campaign to Ban Guns From Licensed Owners

11 Oct 2018

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.”

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Rob Pincus Analyzes Lessons From Gun-Pointing Selfie Guy

10 Oct 2018

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…

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RCMP Will Publish 2017 Commissioner of Firearms Report This Fall

10 Oct 2018

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.

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