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 — 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 — 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.
(Update Sept. 16 at 12:07 Toronto time: Adds Andrew Scheer comment.)
TheGunBlog.ca — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe rejected the new gun bans being considered by the Canadian government, joining the premier of Ontario, police leaders and individual gun owners across the country in opposing the measures.
Members of parliament from the ruling Liberal Party themselves are divided on federal firearm policy aimed at millions of licensed hunters and sport shooters.
TheGunBlog.ca — The risk of new gun bans for lawful Canadian shooters and the confiscations and restrictions promised in Bill C-71 are dividing members of parliament in the governing Liberal Party, news reports said this week.
(Update Sept. 16, 13:50 Toronto time: Adds screenshots of police data obtained by Dennis Young.)
TheGunBlog.ca — More than a third of the so-called “crime guns” seized by Toronto police last year weren’t firearms, and many were never used in a crime, according to an analysis of police data obtained by Dennis Young, fuelling new concern about the reliability of statistics.
TheGunBlog.ca — Faith Goldy said she will stand with the 100,000 federally licensed firearm owners in Toronto if elected mayor in next month’s election, opposing the gun bans sought by her two top challengers and Canada’s second-biggest daily newspaper.
TheGunBlog.ca — All police should be allowed to carry guns on and off duty to boost personal and national security, according to a French parliamentary report yesterday. One of the authors is the former head of the national police SWAT team who was present at the Bataclan raid in Paris in November 2015.
TheGunBlog.ca — Gun owners in Quebec haven’t registered more than 90 percent of their so-called “Non-restricted” rifles and shotguns as a January deadline approaches, Courrier de Portneuf newspaper reported this week, citing the province’s Firearms Registration Service.
TheGunBlog.ca — A new website went live last night to help Canadians oppose the firearm seizures being studied by the federal government: NoGunBanCanada.com.
You can use the letter-writing platform developed by Bulls Eye London to print and send pre-written letters to key ministers and officials.
TheGunBlog.ca — Mike McCormack, the head of the Toronto police workers union, publicly rejected the mayor’s calls to prohibit firearms for at least the second time, telling CBC News that a handgun ban would have “no impact” on murderers.
TheGunBlog.ca — Almost a third of Canadians oppose a ban on handguns, according to a poll by Nanos Research for CTV News.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed his new minister of organized-crime reduction to examine a “full ban on handguns and assault weapons.”
It’s the first time he has indicated publicly that he will consider seizing firearms from federally licensed men and women in the safest segment of society.
TheGunBlog.ca — A Manitoba radio station told staff to be ready to protect their lives with lethal force after facing threats and a series of break-ins, and after police were late or absent responding to calls for help. The owner said his wife and children have left town.
TheGunBlog.ca — Rural Albertans are seeking clarity on when they can use force to protect their lives and property as violent break-ins and home invasions increase, the Edmonton Journal reported this week, citing interviews and a report by the United Conservative Party.
TheGunBlog.ca — Quebec City Council will ask the government of Canada for gun laws that are the same as current gun laws: ban handguns and semi-automatic firearms except for authorized users, such as military, police, hunters, sport shooters and collectors.
TheGunBlog.ca — The head of the Toronto police labour union said today “A gun ban is not the solution,” rejecting the outgoing mayor’s demands to confiscate firearms from all licensed gun owners in the city and across Canada. The comment also opposes prohibitions being considered by the prime minister.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is examining whether to ban handguns from federally licensed sport shooters and won’t make a decision at this week’s cabinet retreat, the Globe and Mail reported last night, citing two ministers.