TheGunBlog.ca — The gun law proposed today by Canada’s Liberal government “is a big warning sign” that more bans are coming, said Ian Runkle, a firearm lawyer. He said the government’s rationale for giving police the power to decide legal classes for guns is “insane.”
TheGunBlog.ca — Following is a Q&A about Canada’s planned new gun law with Wes Winkel, president of the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association, the country’s main industry group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police responds to three questions about the firearm-classification system. Winkel, who also owns Ellwood Epps Sporting Goods about 150 km north of…
(Update 20 March 2019: Visit our Bill C-71 page for the latest info and The Bill C-71 Book.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Liberal government today proposed a law to ban more guns, expand police powers and increase restrictions on millions of responsible hunters and sport shooters, while leaving alone violent criminals. The measures follow through on election-campaign…
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will present its new law to limit gun rights tomorrow in parliament, and the minister of public safety will hold briefings for media in Ottawa. The specifics of the legislation will be disclosed then. Media reports over the past week have outlined several proposals expected in the bill, which spokespeople for…
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian gun imports plunged to a five-year low in January as a “very, very” big drop in sales last year left stores with an inventory glut. The slump comes as the Liberal government prepares a law to further restrict lawful hunting and sport shooting.
TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH said its first batch of model 19 pistols made for Canada was bought up by distributors and is heading to stores, in what a retailer described as one of the hottest new handguns in more than a decade. The Austrian company said it plans to make more and is leaning toward…
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Liberal government will present its new law to further restrict gun rights on March 20, iPolitics reported today, saying the bill will affect buying, selling and legal classifications of firearms.
TheGunBlog.ca — Andrew Scheer, the head of Canada’s Conservative Party, stands by the gun policies he outlined last year, one of which the former RCMP chief called “nonsense” in the face of a “rabid” gun lobby, The Globe and Mail reported today.
TheGunBlog.ca —The Canadian Liberal government’s pending law to further limit gun rights is “scaring the hell out of the party caucus,” especially politicians in rural areas, the Hill Times reported today, citing members of parliament.
TheGunBlog.ca — One of the world’s largest public-relations companies said the Liberal Party of Canada should further slash firearm rights to win re-election next year, calling gun control an “untapped opportunity.”
TheGunBlog.ca — PolyRemembers paid for a Canada-wide survey to promote gun bans as the government drafts new firearm laws.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is getting ready to propose the first anti-gun laws since the punitive Firearms Act of 1995. Here’s what happened at today’s gun and gang conference in Ottawa, and an outlook for what’s next.
TheGunBlog.ca — Following are highlights from the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association’s trade show in Ottawa last month.
TheGunBlog.ca — PolySeSouvient has raised $2,185 in two days from 14 donors in a GoFundMe.com campaign to help ban many popular semi-automatic rifles in Canada. The donations ranged from $5 to $500 as of 2:30 p.m. Toronto time today, according to the website for the campaign signed by Heidi Rathjen, a co-founder of the Coalition for…
TheGunBlog.ca — Mountain Equipment Co-Op, a sporting-goods retailer, is deciding whether to stop selling CamelBak, Bushnell, Bollé and other brands of Vista Outdoor Inc. after anti-gun campaigners petitioned the store to drop the owner of Savage Arms and Federal Premium ammunition. “Thank you @mec members who contacted us with your concerns about Vista Outdoors,” MEC said last night…
TheGunBlog.ca — Firearms Outlet Canada Inc. said today it’s organizing the country’s first Tactical & Competitive Shooting Sports Show for shooters and the general public to learn about guns and gear.
TheGunBlog.ca — Tenda Canada Inc., an online gun store, says it aims to keep prices low to attract new people to the shooting sports. Industry experts estimate the company has grown so fast that it’s now one of the country’s top firearm retailers. But some suppliers say they’ve stopped deliveries over how Tenda does business….
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government said it’s reviewing gun policies to boost public safety, cut paperwork and address outdated regulations. The last part is new.
TheGunBlog.ca — Browning said its Hi Power pistol is “no longer in production,” signaling the end of a gun once made in Canada and that is still the general sidearm of the army.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Tire Corp., one of the country’s biggest retailers of hunting and shooting supplies and a barometer for the industry, said it expects demand for hunting gear to be “flat” this year.