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‘Straw Buyers:’ Under 2 People Charged Per Year, Research Shows

12 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Fewer than two Canadians a year are charged with making so-called “straw purchases” of guns, according to a researcher who analyzed public reports. Here’s a look at the numbers in context, why the RCMP doesn’t have the data, and what it all means. Summary No stats. Canada doesn’t have any official statistics on…

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Senator Dean ‘Unimpressed’ If You Worry About Being Disarmed

7 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Tony Dean said today on Twitter he’s “unimpressed” by recreational shooters who worry about being disarmed as he promotes Bill C-71 as a law to take away their guns. Update Feb. 8: The comment drew the most replies of any tweet by Dean, after TheGunBlog.ca shared his post on Twitter (@TheGunBlog) and…

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Canadian University Shooting Federation: Q&A With the President

7 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian University Shooting Federation has added two shooting clubs as members this year, expanding to six clubs and about 250 students. Lethbridge College in Alberta joined in January, and University of Saskatchewan joined this month. Following is an interview with David Fahlman, the president of the CUSF. We spoke by e-mail last month…

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Not One Letter in Support of Bill C-71, Senator Tells iPolitics

5 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer hasn’t received a single letter supporting Bill C-71, but has gotten many letters opposing the government’s planned law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters, iPolitics reported yesterday, citing the politician. “I haven’t received one letter that is in support of the bill,” the news website quoted Jaffer as saying in…

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Why and How People Get Guns Illegally: 2010 Government Study

2 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Following are excerpts from a 2010 report to the Canadian government on why, where and how people get guns illegally. Highlights No connection between licit or illicit firearm acquisition/possession and public safety. Study based on interviews with 20 incarcerated and non-incarcerated respondents in Quebec. Respondents got guns illegally (1) for self-protection, and (2) to…

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New Canadian Doctors Group Aims to Ban Guns From Licensed Owners

2 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — A new group of Canadian doctors backed by the country’s main medical organizations is urging the government to ban and seize guns from federally licensed hunters, farmers and sport shooters. Its leader compared new restrictions to a “preventative vaccine” against a disease. “No civilian needs access to guns,” Najma Ahmed, the activist behind…

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Ontario Police Ex-Chief Negates ‘Domestically Sourced’ Storyline

1 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The former chief of Canada’s No. 1 provincial police force negated a central narrative line of attack by the federal government, the mayor of the country’s largest city and others in their campaign against him and other hunters, farmers and sport shooters. “The majority of our crime guns are smuggled in from the…

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You Started It

31 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — I was talking about you when I said this on Twitter:   You Started It You push back against some anti-gun B.S. I see it. It inspires me to push back. Someone else sees it. They get the courage to push back even stronger. They inspire someone else. More pushback. Until we are millions…

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A Canadian Approach to Public Safety (Humour)

31 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Following is an imaginary conversation based on real laws for Canada’s 2.2 million men and women hunters, farmers and sport shooters with police authorizations to own guns. Albert: If we want to improve public safety, what if we tracked the people who threaten it? We know a lot of them, but we won’t touch…

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Blair Sees Central Gun Storage Possible ‘In Some Jurisdictions’

30 Jan 2019

(Update 18:00 Toronto time: Adds comment by Blair spokeswoman.) TheGunBlog.ca — Bill Blair, the Canadian minister examining gun bans for hunters and sport shooters, said ending home firearm storage and requiring central storage may be possible “in some jurisdictions,” a hunting and fishing club reported last week after a video meeting with the minister. This…

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Toronto’s Tory Cites 2-Yr-Old Memo to Ban Guns: Mark Towhey Show

28 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory is urging the federal government to ban guns owned by federally licensed hunters, farmers and sport shooters across Canada based on a two-year-old police memo that he refuses to share, he told Mark Towhey yesterday on NewsTalk 1010 radio. Toronto police data obtained by Dennis Young through a special…

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SHOT Show 2019 Round Up: Anschütz, Blaser to Kel-Tec and Tenda

28 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Here are some of my highlights from this year’s SHOT Show, the world’s biggest trade show for the firearm industry. The expo ran last week in Las Vegas. It started with a range day. Names You’ll See Below AmChar, Anschütz, Blaser, Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), Daniel Defense, European Arms Distributor, Galco, Kel-Tec, Peacekeeper Products,…

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SHOT Show 2019: Military/Police Range Day Report

22 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The SHOT Show range day for military and law enforcement yesterday was the quietest I experienced in the three years of attending the world’s biggest trade expo for the firearm industry. That made it quicker to try the gear on display and easier to talk to the company reps. The rest of this week…

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Don Plett on Guns, Bill C-71 With Mark Towhey on NewsTalk 1010

20 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Don Plett spoke today on Toronto’s NewsTalk 1010 radio with Mark Towhey about guns and Bill C-71, the government’s planned law against hunters, farmers and sport shooters. The government is also considering banning more firearms from federally licensed owners. Plett is a member of the opposition Conservative Party and has spoken…

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Blair to Make Proposal on Gun Bans in Coming Weeks, CBC Reports

18 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill Blair, Canada’s minister examining the possible banning of guns from federally licensed hunters and sport shooters, will make a recommendation to cabinet in “coming weeks” after finishing consultations, CBC News reported today, quoting the minster. Blair’s office confirmed to TheGunBlog.ca that he will be making a proposal, while declining to say whether…

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Self-Defence With Guns: Alberta Watchdog Decision Shows Criteria

17 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — 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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Chiefs of Police Gun-Panel Chair Seeks New Laws, CBC Reports

17 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police will lobby the government to pass new laws as it accuses licensed gun owners of supplying weapons to criminals, CBC News reported today, citing the chair of a committee on firearms. Highlights CACP names Regina Police Chief Evan Bray to chair Special Purpose Committee on Firearms.…

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Jordan Peterson Shares Video of His Daughter at the Gun Range

17 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Jordan Peterson, the Canadian professor of psychology and supporter of gun rights, shared a video this week of his daughter Mikhaila at a shooting range. It comes as his latest encouraging message for the gun community as the government prepares a new crackdown. “Mikhaila, my daughter, beneficiary and exponent of the carnivore diet…

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Post-Truth Politics and Coalition for Gun Control: William Rees

16 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — William Rees, a professor emeritus of planning and human ecology at the University of British Columbia, wrote the following response to a November fundraising letter by the Canadian Coalition for Gun Control. He analyzes the letter’s message and political significance as the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares new gun laws and…

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14 Stats You Should Know About Guns and Crime: Senator Don Plett

9 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Senator Don Plett, a leading defender of hunters, farmers and sport shooters, published the following facts and statistics about firearms and crime on Jan. 4 on his website, DonPlett.ca. The article is reprinted here with permission. About Senator Plett Plett delivered a devastating critique of Bill C-71, the government’s planned law against lawful…

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