The Canadian Medical Association Journal released a study today showing that an average of one child and young adult was shot each day in Ontario between 2008 and 2012. The following is some context based on what we know and what we don’t know. TheGunBlog.ca has requested an interview with the lead researcher.
IRunGuns LLC triggered relief, rebuke and confusion after the Canada-U.S. gun dealer downplayed new UN firearms-marking rules, contradicting industry and shooters’ groups that said the measures will cripple or kill Canada’s gun industry. The Arizona-based company may have spoken too soon.
TheGunBlog.ca — Glock Inc. cut the prices of its pistols in Canada by about $100, boosting their appeal for buyers and leading to a shakeup in the firearms industry. A Glock 17, the world’s bestselling handgun, was listed at $780 at Al Flaherty’s Outdoor Store in Toronto this week (and they sold out as this article was being written), compared with $899 previously….
Kevin O’Leary changed his opinion of the AR-15 after having angered many shooters last year when he said that automatic versions of the popular rifle were used only to kill and should be banned.
Maxime Bernier, the leading candidate running to head the Conservative Party of Canada, proposed replacing the convoluted and unjust Firearms Act a month ago if he wins the vote and is (hopefully!) elected prime minister.
Erin O’Toole deepened his commitment to Canada’s millions of shooters today, pledging to scrap the country’s complex and restrictive Firearms Act if he wins the vote to lead the Conservative Party and is elected Prime Minister.
The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights said it’s spending $120,000 through June on an “unprecedented” campaign to advance the rights of shooters as the government prepares more restrictive laws.
TheGunBlog.ca ranked among the top 100 firearm blogs selected by Feedspot, and was one of only two websites from Canada that made the list.
Half the government-appointed Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee has ties to the Coalition for Gun Control, and a majority of the advisors may favour additional paperwork and restrictions for gun users, according to an analysis by Calibre magazine.
The organizers of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship in Quebec said they cancelled the martial-arts event after police threatened to arrest participants for practicing an illegal combat sport.
TheGunBlog.ca — Shooters from across southern Ontario packed a municipal meeting in Ajax, about 45 km east of Toronto, to support a proposal by Firearms Outlet Canada gun store to build an indoor firing range. Besides gun shows, it was the biggest gathering of Canadian shooters that I’ve ever witnessed. Some 250 men and women jammed into…
A petition to the government of Canada to legalize firearm silencers got more than 3,000 signatures in its first 24 hours online, suggesting wide appeal for a device to protect hearing and reduce noise complaints around shooting ranges.
Maxime Bernier, the leading candidate to head the Conservative Party of Canada and then possibly (hopefully!) become prime minister, outlined his poposed firearms policy in an e-mail today. It’s reprinted below. Highlights simplify gun-classification system require changes in gun classification go through parliament, not police remove restrictions on magazine capacity lengthen validity of gun licences to 10 years…
Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale named a retired Supreme Court judge, an Olympic shooter and an anti-gun activist to advise him on firearms laws and policies, suggesting he wants a diversity of views.
The following are snippets related to guns from the Conservative Party of Canada leadership “debate” (more of a Q&A) in Halifax on Feb. 4.
You’d think someone would have long ago built a firearm that combined two of the most popular U.S. rifle designs, the M14/M1A and the AR-15. Apparently not, until now.
The show space is huge. The number of attendees is massive. The number of guns and gear is overwhelming. The following are my highlights from Day 1 of SHOT Show 2017. Aimpoint: New ‘Micro S-1’ for Shotguns. Aimpoint said at a press conference that it developed a new red-dot sight for shotguns, the Micro S-1. It’s similar…
Today’s SHOT Show range day for military and police was a blast.
I picked up my badge for SHOT Show in Las Vegas today and am now ready for the world’s largest gun show. Attending will be a dream come true and will tick an item on my bucket list.
Canadian governments have tended to disarm law-abiding people and restrict or ban firearms, leaving us defenceless or gravely disadvantaged if attacked. Other countries want to help their citizens protect themselves and each other. The Czech Republic plans a constitutional amendment this year to allow gun-carrying civilians to shoot terrorists, RT and Radio Prague reported today, citing Interior Minister…