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Coalition for Gun Control Says Handgun Ban ‘Within Our Reach’

8 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Coalition for Gun Control said in a November fundraising letter that it got politicians to toughen a planned law against hunters and sport shooters, and that the government’s possible handgun ban is “within our reach.” The letter, published below, outlined plans to further attack the rights of federally licensed shooters by…

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Glock’s New G48 Is First Pistol Designed to Be Canada Legal

2 Jan 2019

(Update Jan. 05 at 13:15 Toronto time: Adds Al Flaherty’s price and availability.) TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH, the maker of the world’s bestselling handgun, designed its new model 48 pistol as its first standard firearm developed specifically to be legal in Canada, one of the company’s largest recurring markets outside the U.S. The single-stack 9 mm…

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2018 Year in Review: Top 10 Lists

1 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Following are the editor’s personal top-10 articles of 2018 and the most-viewed posts for three time periods: 2018 fourth quarter 2018 full year Since TheGunBlog.ca was created in January 2015   Why the Lists Matter The top-10 lists serve as: a barometer of what the growing community of readers at TheGunBlog.ca cared about…

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Bill C-71 May Fail to Pass Before Election, iPolitics Reports

18 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government may be unable to pass Bill C-71, its planned law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters, before the next election because of the Senate’s workload and election timing, iPolitics reported today. There could be insufficient time for the final approvals from when a Senate committee completes its review of the…

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Nick’s Sports Shop in Toronto to Sell Guns as Mayor Seeks Bans

17 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Nick’s Sports Shop Ltd. will restart selling handguns at its store on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto to support the shooting community and defy Mayor John Tory’s push for new bans. The plan makes Nick’s the latest firearm store to oppose municipal and federal government moves against millions of Canadian hunters and sport shooters.…

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Minto Bans Gun Owners From Apartments, Joining Hostile Companies

16 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Minto Group bans gun owners from its apartments, placing one of Canada’s largest property managers on the growing list of companies hostile to hunters and sport shooters. A prospective tenant in a Minto rental unit in Ottawa withdrew his application after reading the anti-gun clause in the lease, Andrew Lawton, a broadcaster…

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Bill C-71 Passes Second Reading in Senate as Plett Does Takedown

12 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Bill C-71 moved closer to becoming a new law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters after passing a second vote in the Senate. Opposition Senator Don Plett led a takedown of the government’s anti-gun bill as “useless legislation” based on “faulty logic and phony statistics.” The bill passed the second of three…

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Canada May Ban Home Handgun Storage, Toronto Star Reports

7 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will consider new proposals early next year to criminalize sport shooters who keep their handguns at home and to make it easier for police to confiscate any guns, the Toronto Star reported, citing an unidentified government official. The government is studying the policies to stop rising gang violence and crime,…

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Trudeau Tells Radio He Wants to Limit ‘Easy Access’ to Guns

6 Dec 2018

(Update at 12:20 Toronto time: Adds report saying new measures could be added to Bill C-71.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a radio interview he wants to limit “easy access” to guns by criminals. He’s considering banning handguns from sport shooters to tighten a law that can put anyone in jail if they…

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Vancouver Police Says AR-15s Deter Terrorists: Georgia Straight

5 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — A Vancouver police memo said officers armed with long rifles such as AR-15s can deter terrorists or stop them after they have begun to attack, the Georgia Straight website said, quoting the police report. The document by Ken Athans, acting Inspector with the Emergency and Operational Planning Section of the Vancouver Police Department,…

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McGill Student Government Campaigns for Gun Bans, Bill C-71

5 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The McGill University student government is campaigning to criminalize Canadian handgun owners and endorse Bill C-71, a planned law to limit rights for hunters and sport shooters. The Students’ Society of McGill University in Montreal voted 26 in favour and 2 against a motion for a petition “to implement a ban on the civilian…

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Canada May Change Gun-Storage Laws, Kenora Daily Miner Reports

4 Dec 2018

(Update Dec. 5 at 20:20 Toronto time: Adds context on repositories in sixth paragraph.) TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is considering changes to gun-storage laws in addition to firearm bans and other restrictions on hunters and sport shooters, the Kenora Daily Miner & News said in a report quoting Bill Blair, the minister examining prohibition. Blair…

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Canada’s Bill C-71 to Pass by Early Spring, Senator Tells CTV

3 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Senate is likely to approve Bill C-71 in winter or early spring, CTV News reported today, citing the sponsor of the planned law to further curtail the privacy and freedom of hunters and sport shooters. “I am confident that it will pass, eventually,” Senator André Pratte told CTV News in an interview today.…

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Paris Riots Show How Quickly Mass Violence and Destruction Erupt

2 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Last night’s riots by “urban guerillas” in Paris and across France show how quickly anti-government mass violence and destruction can erupt, even in the most advanced, beautiful and peaceful democracies. #France: #Macron outraged by #casseurs damage to #ArcDeTriomphe during #YellowVests #Paris manif Sat. pic.twitter.com/eFuo2hSr6i — Hyper Observer (@HyperObserver) December 2, 2018 Highlights Photos…

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Canada’s Gun Industry Heads for a Second Mixed Year in 2018

29 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s firearm industry is headed for a second-straight mixed year as the government considers ending handgun ownership and Quebec police threaten to criminalize hunters who don’t register their rifles and shotguns, while central Canada does well, businesses said. Many sport shooters are worried about bans and are holding off buying new guns, manufacturers…

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Canada Plans New Gun-Marking System for Tracing to Owners

28 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will require guns to be marked in a way that links them to their owners for police tracing, raising concern of a new registration system that violates privacy and eases future bans. The new system will revamp the UN-inspired Firearms Marking Regulations and take effect Dec. 1, 2020, the Ministry…

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Firearms Outlet Canada Ammo Sale

Firearms Outlet Canada to Discount 4 Million Rounds of Ammo

27 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Firearms Outlet Canada Inc., one of the country’s biggest independent gun stores, is selling about 4 million rounds of ammunition and other shooting gear in a “blowout” sale it said is the largest of its kind in Canada. The retailer will discount about 20 warehouse pallets of ammo, as well as boots, vests, cartridge…

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Hunters Invest $300 Mln/Year in Saskatchewan, StarPhoenix Says

27 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Hunters invest about $300 million a year into the Saskatchewan economy, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix newspaper reported today, citing a government minister. The spending includes more than $8.8 million on hunting licences, $40 million on hunting outfitters and others in the industry, and the bulk to gas stations, restaurants, hotels, sporting-goods stores and other…

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IPSC Canada Says ‘Fantastic’ Growth Is Threatened by Handgun Ban

26 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — IPSC Canada President Sean Hansen said the group’s fast-paced run-and-gun handgun matches have driven “fantastic” growth in memberships that are now threatened by the government’s possible gun bans. Canadian membership in the International Practical Shooting Confederation has doubled in the past decade to about 4,000 from 2,000, Hansen said in a phone interview…

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About 1% of Canadian Voters Own a Handgun, Globe Reports

25 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — About 1 percent of Canadian voters own a handgun or AR-15 rifle, according to calculations by TheGunBlog.ca based on a report today by the Globe and Mail. The relatively low percentage may encourage the governing Liberal Party to push through the new prohibitions it’s considering on civilian handgun ownership. Only 293,000 men and…

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