Opinion

Trudeau Just Killed My Trust in Government, the RCMP and the Law

TheGunBlog.ca — Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,   I’ll always remember May 01, 2020. It’s the day you set me free.   I trusted our system of government and our parliamentary democracy. On May 01, 2020, you showed me my mistake and set me free.   I trusted the RCMP, I believed they worked to…

Canada’s Booming Demand for Guns Is Amazing, And Has Drawbacks

TheGunBlog.ca — We may not like the cause, but the boom in demand for guns from the Covid-19 crisis is doing more for Canada’s firearm industry, gun culture and “gun rights” than anything else in modern times. It also comes with drawbacks, besides the mass death, infection and economic devastation from the virus and the…

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Petition E-2341 Analysis: Risks, Benefits and What They Mean

Canadian Petition e-2341 against a Liberal order for mass gun confiscation closed yesterday with 175,310 signatures, making it the No. 1 e-petition in House of Commons history.

Following is an analysis of the petition’s risks and benefits, and significance for Canadian gun owners.

Canada’s Gun Industry Could Mimic FedEx Reply to New York Times

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s firearm industry is often silent against inaccurate or biased media reports pushing gun bans. It could mimic FedEx Corp.’s firm and unapologetic response to a New York Times article saying the U.S. parcel-delivery company paid no federal taxes last year. “The New York Times published a distorted and factually incorrect story on…

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Bans Aren’t Leadership: Liberal Ex-President in National Post

TheGunBlog.ca — Gun bans targeting lawful firearm owners are political cheap talk that should be rejected in favour of working to stop violent gangs, Stephen LeDrew, a former president of the Liberal Party of Canada, said yesterday in the National Post. LeDrew, also a lawyer and broadcaster, spoke in a YouTube video published on the…

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Guns, Family and Hunting in Canada’s Cold and Wet: Ron Shunter

TheGunBlog.ca — The following letter from a reader shows the significance of guns and hunting for many Canadians. We are printing the text with the author’s permission. The three-dot ellipsis marks … were in the original, and we separated some into paragraphs. Send letters to: [email protected] See also our Reader Comments page of quotes from…

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Trudeau and Blair’s AR-15 Bashing Puts Police in a Pickle

TheGunBlog.ca — If Justin Trudeau and Bill Blair are right about the AR-15 rifle, Canadians should be scrambling to protect themselves against imminent massacres by police. Military-style assault rifles are designed to cause mass human casualties, and they have no place in Canada. So we’re going to ban them. More on our plan to strengthen…

Edward Burlew: Liberal Plan Helps Hoodlums Keep Assault Rifles

TheGunBlog.ca — Edward Burlew, a leading Canadian firearm lawyer, comments below on the Liberal Party of Canada’s election plan to force hundreds of thousands of hunters, farmers and sport shooters to surrender their firearms. The Liberals said yesterday they will criminalize the federally licensed owners of certain hunting and sporting rifles for which they invented…

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TACCOM Is the ‘We Can Do This!’ Hit Canada’s Gun Community Needs

TheGunBlog.ca — I’m high on TACCOM, the Tactical & Competitive Shooting Sports Show. It ran last weekend to become the biggest and most-important gun show in Canadian history. Almost 20,000 people packed a major convention centre near Toronto over three days to explore and celebrate gun culture. https://twitter.com/TheGunBlog/status/1170378300239286274 Critical Election Firearms Outlet Canada, the show…

Election 2019: Three Realities and Four Possible Outcomes

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian election that kicked off this week is the most-critical vote in a generation for hunters, sport shooters and the gun industry. It will determine the future of civilian firearm ownership in our country. Here are three realities for gun owners and four possible election outcomes. They are adapted from our new…

Five Realities to Stop Ignoring If We Aim to Stop Mass Attackers

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian and U.S. politicians and mass media are acting out their usual routine following the weekend massacres in the U.S. and a few attacks across Toronto. Politicians exploit the events to win votes. Media exploit the events to win eyeballs. Everyone blames everyone except the person who pulled the trigger. (Blame: Trump, Scheer,…

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Edward Burlew: Licensed Gun Owners Fight Back

TheGunBlog.ca — Edward Burlew, a leading Canadian firearm lawyer, sent the following letter to TheGunBlog.ca as the governing Liberal Party of Canada plans the single biggest gun confiscation in the country’s history against hunters, farmers, ranchers, sport shooters and firearm collectors. TheGunBlog.ca added paragraph breaks and sub-headings. Background: AR-15 Selling Out in Canada on Concern Trudeau…

Dangers and Flaws as Liberals Promise Gun Bans for Election 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadians should be concerned by one of the Liberal Party’s first campaign promises if they win the October election: ordering mass gun bans against hunters, farmers, ranchers, sport shooters and gun collectors. Bill Blair, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minister for confiscation, began his media tour by talking with Canada’s two largest newspapers. The…

Dear PM, Your Gun Bans Won’t Get the Votes You Seek: Edith Iwama

TheGunBlog.ca — Following is a letter sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by Edith Iwama, a 94-year-old former law-enforcement officer who also lived through Nazi Germany. Iwama sent a copy of her letter to TheGunBlog.ca and authorized us to publish it. We added the subheadings and extra paragraph breaks for readability. https://twitter.com/TheGunBlog/status/1138237780142821377 Dear Right…

Here’s How PM Trudeau Could Ditch New Gun Bans: William Rees

TheGunBlog.ca — The following is a simulated policy statement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drafted by Dr. William Rees, a reader of TheGunBlog.ca. The Liberal government will be making some sort of formal announcement soon pertaining to Minister Bill Blair’s inquiry into policy, regulations and legislation on gun ownership, including possible bans on handguns…

I Am Afraid to Talk to My Doctors About My Struggle: Mark Carew

TheGunBlog.ca — The following letter was sent by Mark Carew to Doctors for Protection From Guns and their registered lobbyist last month. Carew shared it with TheGunBlog.ca this week for publication.   Good Evening, Honourable Doctors, I am a firearms owner and an active target shooter. I own two revolvers that I use for target…

Dangerous Fallacies at the Heart of the Gun Debate

TheGunBlog.ca — Here are a few dangerous fallacies at the heart of discussions about guns and gun ownership. Introduction Where do these fallacies come from? What makes these statements fallacies? Why are these fallacies dangerous? Fallacies Fallacy: We have gun laws. (We have gun control.) Reality: We have people laws. (We have people control.) The…

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I Am an ER Doctor, Hunter and Competitive Shooter: Greg Mosdossy

TheGunBlog.ca — The following letter by Gregory Mosdossy was e-mailed to TheGunBlog.ca and others. (The National Post published a version on April 9.) Introduction I am an emergency physician, senior consultant and associate professor at an academic health sciences centre caring for both adult and paediatric populations for over 30 years. I have worked in…