Self-Defence With Guns: Alberta Watchdog Decision Shows Criteria

17 Jan 2019 — Alberta’s police watchdog said today an RCMP officer “acted reasonably” in self-defence by shooting at a suspected violent criminal in 2017. Why It Matters Many people don’t know that Canadian law recognizes the legitimate use of force for protection against human attackers, including potentially deadly force using guns and ammunition. Today’s two-page press…

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How to Pick a City Councillor in 15 Minutes to Avoid a Gun Ban

21 Oct 2018 — Residents of Ontario, home to more than one-fourth of Canada’s registered gun owners, vote Oct. 22 for their mayors, municipal councillors and school-board trustees. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to avoid electing a gun grabber if you have to make a quick decision and have zero clue about the candidates.

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Use to Send Form Letters to Ministers

6 Sep 2018 — A new website went live last night to help Canadians oppose the firearm seizures being studied by the federal government: You can use the letter-writing platform developed by Bulls Eye London to print and send pre-written letters to key ministers and officials.

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Dear Prime Minister: No Gun Ban

31 Jul 2018 — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will decide in mid-August whether to ban handguns across Canada, the Globe and Mail reported last week. Contact the PM today. Don’t let him turn you into a “former” gun owner.

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Dan Fritter: 12 Tips to Run a Successful Gun Club Open House

19 Jul 2018 — 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.

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Defence Is Counter-Ambush Since Attack Is a Surprise: Rob Pincus

20 Aug 2017

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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How Long and How Much for a Gun Licence in Canada?

13 Apr 2017

(Thank you to everyone who reads this and shares it, making it one of the most-read articles on this website. Thank you also for the coffee money. (See at bottom.)) — Fodollah (his username on Reddit) of Toronto got his gun licence this week after roughly four months and almost $500. Congratulations! asked him for…

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Dear RCMP, Lawyer: Can We Keep Guns at Cottage, Storage Locker?

7 Apr 2017

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 asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who administer the Canadian Firearms Program, and Pierre Plourde, a criminal-defence lawyer and gun-rights activist.

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Travel Tip: Don’t Bring Spent Brass in Your Carry-On, Like I Did

2 Feb 2017

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.

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Getting It Right: It’s Not a Browning ‘Hi-Power’ or ‘High Power’

27 Nov 2016

One of the world’s most-popular pistols is based on a design by John Browning of the U.S. and was completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale in Belgium. What is the name of that 9 mm handgun? Many of us get it wrong, and wants to help us get it right.

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Canadian Firearms Safety Course Handbooks, Latest Edition (2014)

17 Nov 2016

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course student handbooks are essential reading for anyone taking the mandatory courses to get a gun licence, and a useful reference for all shooters in Canada.

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What Does ‘Unloaded’ Mean?

6 Jan 2015

What is a “loaded” or an “unloaded” firearm? It’s a simple question, and the answer might seem obvious to you. But if you listen to different people in different parts of the world, you’ll get different answers.

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I Just Bought My First Gun. Now What?

5 Jan 2015

(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…

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