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SHOT Show 2017, Day 1: Aimpoint, C-More, Comp-Tac, P226 Legion

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…

Czech Republic to Change Law So Citizens Can Shoot Terrorists

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…

Government Says Gun Owners Shouldn’t Face ‘Unfair Treatment’

It sounds like the Canadian government is offering gun owners a glimmer of hope. “The government believes in balanced, effective gun control that prioritizes public safety while ensuring law-abiding firearms owners do not face unfair treatment,” a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said today in an e-mailed response to questions by TheGunBlog.ca. (See below…

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Three Questions for Al Flaherty’s Owner Domenic Saverino

Al Flaherty’s Outdoor Store, founded in Toronto during World War II, has grown to become one of Canada’s biggest firearms retailers. It’s also the last remaining gun shop in Canada’s largest city. Pressure on the company and its peers continues to mount. The government is preparing new gun laws, a costly requirement to mark new firearms is…

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Gun Policies of Conservative Party Leadership Candidates (2)

(Update 27 May 2017: Andrew Scheer was elected party leader today. See highlights of his gun policies here.) (New in this update: Chris Alexander, Maxime Bernier, Kellie Lietch, Erin O’Toole, Andrew Scheer, Brad Trost.) TheGunBlog.ca is compiling the policies and statements of candidates running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada related to the freedoms…

Gun Policies of Conservative Party Leadership Candidates (1)

This is a collection of policies and statements by candidates running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada about the legal possession and use of firearms, as well as the party’s own policy. Party members are scheduled to elect the next leader in May 2017. Each candidate’s comments were copied from their websites. Updates will be published as…

Goodale Wants New Gun Law in ‘Weeks Ahead,’ National Post Says

The Canadian government is working to produce a new gun law “during the weeks ahead,” the National Post reported today, citing Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised while campaigning for the October 2015 election to repeal a law that simplified firearms transport, among eight points related to guns in the…

Government Rejects Petition to Reclassify AR-15 ‘Non-Restricted’

The Canadian government rejected a petition to simplify buying and using AR-15 rifles, saying it’s the RCMP’s job to decide such changes. The government doesn’t plan to reclassify the firearm as “non-restricted” from its current label of “restricted,” Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, said today in a written response to a…

RCMP Attack on Ruger 10/22 Owners Unites Gun-Rights Groups

The RCMP’s attack on owners of the popular Ruger 10/22 small-calibre rifle is prompting Canadian gun-rights groups to unite in opposition. The RCMP plans to reclassify 10/22 magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of the .22 LR cartridge as “prohibited devices,” Calibre Magazine said July 18, potentially leading to criminal charges for anyone who owns, transports or sells them….

Czech Anti-Terrorism Chief Defends Civilian Carry

People around the world are looking for better ways to defend themselves against violent criminals and terrorists since a man shot about 100 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12. Below are comments about the civilian right to carry firearms by Libor Lochman, chief of the Czech Republic’s elite anti-terrorism unit, URN, from an interview published by Aktualne.cz on June…