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Group Aims to Ban Semi-Auto Rifles, Raises $2,185 From 14 Donors

TheGunBlog.ca — PolySeSouvient has raised $2,185 in two days from 14 donors in a GoFundMe.com campaign to help ban many popular semi-automatic rifles in Canada. The donations ranged from $5 to $500 as of 2:30 p.m. Toronto time today, according to the website for the campaign signed by Heidi Rathjen, a co-founder of the Coalition for…

Mountain Equipment Co-Op Considers Dropping Vista Outdoor

TheGunBlog.ca — Mountain Equipment Co-Op, a sporting-goods retailer, is deciding whether to stop selling CamelBak, Bushnell, Bollé and other brands of Vista Outdoor Inc. after anti-gun campaigners petitioned the store to drop the owner of Savage Arms and Federal Premium ammunition. “Thank you @mec members who contacted us with your concerns about Vista Outdoors,” MEC said last night…

Shoppers Drug Mart Pulls ‘Recoil’ After Toronto Ex-Mayor Tweets

TheGunBlog.ca — It’s disappointing that Shoppers Drug Mart Corp., Canada’s largest drugstore chain, will stop selling Recoil magazine after a tweet by a former mayor of Toronto. The idea of boycotting anti-gun companies is appealing, but it’s unrealistic for most of us, and going to a competitor might be worse.

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Q&A With Tenda’s Steve Kuang: Low Prices Attract New Shooters

TheGunBlog.ca — Tenda Canada Inc., an online gun store, says it aims to keep prices low to attract new people to the shooting sports. Industry experts estimate the company has grown so fast that it’s now one of the country’s top firearm retailers. But some suppliers say they’ve stopped deliveries over how Tenda does business….

Glock Is Considering Model 19 Gen 5 and 19X Pistols for Canada

TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH, which is about to ship a special Canadian edition of its model 19 Gen 4 pistol, is considering whether to make similar versions of the model 19 Gen 5 and model 19X. The Austrian manufacturer announced the Canadian Glock 19 Gen 4 in September, and fans from Vancouver to Halifax immediately…

SHOT Show 2018: Military/Police Range Day Report

TheGunBlog.ca — It’s hard to imagine a more gratifying day of shooting than trying out the newest guns and gear under a blue sky with a mountain as your backstop. That’s what it was like at yesterday’s Military/Law Enforcement Range Day for SHOT Show, the world’s biggest trade expo for the firearm industry. Following are some…