Screenshot of Global News article. Source: GlobalNews.ca
TheGunBlog.ca — Global News ran a story last week on a gun club open house, calling it “a firearm enthusiast’s paradise” for an expected 1,000 people. Daniel Fritter, the club president and publisher of Calibre magazine, shares some of his takeaways.
No matter how much we think about personal defence and train our minds and bodies to respond to possible violence in daily life, we’ve got to remember that any attack will come as a surprise. Rob Pincus, who trains people to protect themselves with guns, suggests we think about defence as counter-ambush.
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TheGunBlog.ca — Fodollah (his username on Reddit) of Toronto got his gun licence this week after roughly four months and almost $500. Congratulations! TheGunBlog.ca asked him for details on timing and costs as a guide for the rest of us.
The Internet turns up conflicting opinions on whether it’s legal in Canada to store guns at a cottage, with a friend, or in a storage locker, so TheGunBlog.ca asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who administer the Canadian Firearms Program, and Pierre Plourde, a criminal-defence lawyer and gun-rights activist.
Heading home from this week’s gun-industry trade show in Calgary, I was at the airport waiting for my luggage to come through the X-ray when the image of a relatively large brass cartridge case in my carry-on luggage caught the eye of the screening agent.
(This is the first of a series of posts about buying, owning, transporting, storing and using firearms. Think of it as: “What They Don’t Teach You in the Firearms Course.”)
I just bought my first gun. Now what do I do?
After three years of imagining, thinking, considering, evaluating, planning, analyzing, anticipating, reviewing, testing and training, I picked a Glock 17 pistol, the bestselling firearm of all time. I’ll explain the reasons for my choice later.