Today’s celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. reminds me of two things: I am thankful for my life, and I want to avoid being a turkey who expects the good times to last forever. The “turkey problem” was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. “Consider…
Stabbing was again the leading method of homicide in 2014, Statistics Canada said today, so it’s time to ban knives.
Tonight’s attacks that resulted in more than 120 deaths around Paris show how restrictive gun laws get people killed.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially began his attack on gun owners today, following through on promises made to win the Oct. 19 election.
Canadian gun enthusiasts who are relieved over this week’s naming of Ralph Goodale as Minister of Public Safety instead of a more militant enemy of private firearm ownership may be missing the real threat.
Here’s something to remember as we elect the next government of Canada: the Ontario Liberal Party wants to ban firearms.
The Liberal Party’s election platform, released today, shows ignorance about Canada’s gun laws.
Canada’s Green Party has a line in its Vision Green 2015 proposals that is a warning to all firearm owners.
I proudly thought Canada was unique among developed countries in simplifying firearms laws when Bill C-42 took effect this month. I also assumed that the main reason for the move in Canada was that we had a centre-right Conservative government. Turns out I was wrong and wrong.
The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights aims to be up and running by the time we elect our next government on Oct. 19, pushing for less red tape to own and use guns and greater rights to armed self-defence.
The film “Up In Arms: How the Gun Lobby Is Changing Canada” premiered last night on TVO, and early responses by firearm enthusiasts suggest we’re relieved.
Bill C-42 took effect yesterday and was meant to simplify the procedure for licenced gun owners to transport their firearms. “The changes to the ATT provision mean that an ATT will be automatically attached as a condition on a licence,” the Ministry of Public Safety said on July 31. “Therefore licence holders will no longer…
Anger and confusion are mounting among gun owners after the RCMP contradicted the government over a new law designed to simplify the transportation of firearms.
If you have an Authorization to Transport a firearm, you don’t need to do anything to benefit from the simplified transportation rules that took effect today.
I’m looking forward to watching “Up in Arms: How the Gun Lobby Is Changing Canada,” a new documentary that airs Sept. 23 on TVO.
I was inspired by a signature line I saw today on www.CanadianGunNutz.com, Canada’s main online discussion forum for firearms. “If guns cause crime, then mine are defective.” We’ve got to remember to place responsibility on the user, not the tool. © 2015 TheGunBlog.ca
When I’m asked to schedule meetings or appointments, I suggest times like these: 9 2:23 3:08 5:56 7:62 Some people think those times are a bit odd, especially the last one. But my friends understand. © 2015 TheGunBlog.ca
“The NDP favours the registration of guns,” Thomas Mulcair, the party leader, said in December 2012, according to an article at the time by Maclean’s magazine. “We would bring back a form of registration.” Canadian gun owners and enthusiasts need to remember that when we elect our next government in October. The Conservative Party of Canada…
The whole idea of applying to the police for an Authorization to Transport (ATT) a firearm is absurd, confusing and wasteful to me, and to every gun enthusiast I’ve spoken with. When the subject comes up at the shooting range or the dinner table, we shake our heads and roll our eyes at the misguidedness…
The Canadian government said it will cut some of the red tape to transport firearms next month, following the passage of Bill C-42 last June.