TheGunBlog.ca — Following are the 10 most-viewed articles at TheGunBlog.ca from Jan. 1 to March 31.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian gun imports, an indirect measure of the strength of the firearm industry, fell to the lowest February in six years, with rifles, shotguns and handguns all down.
It was only the second time in the past six months that shipments exceeded $10 million, as companies prepare for another year of turbulence.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian officials count guns seized from criminals as coming from within the country even when their origin is unknown, the Toronto Sun said, without saying where it got the information.
TheGunBlog.ca — A petition to stop Bill C-71 took less than three days to become Canada’s most-signed electronic petition related to firearms.
Nationwide opposition is mounting against the proposed law aiming to ban more guns and strangle millions of lawful hunters, farmers and sport shooters with red tape, while leaving violent criminals alone.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada imports almost all the guns and ammunition sold in the country, making import data a key indicator of the industry. Companies keep their accounts private, so the figures published by Statistics Canada are one of the only windows into the market.
TheGunBlog.ca — The attached document wasn’t verified or authenticated by TheGunBlog.ca. It appears to show 41 pages of declassified “Secret” slides, e-mails and memos by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2010.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government proposed a law to ban more guns a week ago. Within hours, Doug McComber had set up OneClearVoice.ca. In a few mouse clicks and less than a minute, it tells your elected officials that you oppose Bill C-71.
I tried it. And as of today, so have about 17,000 others. It works.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadians got new gun licences in 2017 at the slowest pace in at least five years. The rate of increase in buying handguns, AR-15 rifles and other so-called “Restricted” firearms also weakened.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government, which last week proposed a law to ban more guns, is planning an amnesty to help firearm owners avoid jail, according to a notice on a government website.
TheGunBlog.ca — Firearms Outlet Canada Inc. said about 5,500 people packed into the Tactical & Competitive Shooting Sports Show this weekend for the first event of its kind in Canada.
(Update 02 April: Rewrites part of second paragraph to clarify role of police and concern about police action.)
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Liberal government proposed a law this week to ban more guns. It may use a “grandfather clause” to let owners hold onto their firearms, before eventual expropriation. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Safety explains.
(Correction April 9: Corrects rifle model to AR-180-B. March 23: Corrects corporate designation of Wolverine Supplies.)
TheGunBlog.ca — Following are comments by John Hipwell, the founder of Wolverine Supplies Ltd., one of Canada’s largest independent gun stores.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drew a flood of criticism after saying on Twitter that you can legally buy a gun without showing your firearm licence. But Trudeau is correct. Sort of.
TheGunBlog.ca — Firearms Outlet Canada Inc. said more than 6,000 people will attend this weekend’s Tactical & Competitive Shooting Sports Show, the first event of its kind in Canada.
TheGunBlog.ca — The gun law proposed today by Canada’s Liberal government “is a big warning sign” that more bans are coming, said Ian Runkle, a firearm lawyer. He said the government’s rationale for giving police the power to decide legal classes for guns is “insane.”
TheGunBlog.ca — Following is a Q&A about Canada’s planned new gun law with Wes Winkel, president of the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association, the country’s main industry group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police responds to three questions about the firearm-classification system.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Liberal government today proposed a law to ban more guns, expand police powers and increase restrictions on millions of responsible hunters and sport shooters, while leaving alone violent criminals.
The measures follow through on election-campaign plans to push the first anti-gun legislation since the Firearms Act of 1995.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will present its new law to limit gun rights tomorrow in parliament, and the minister of public safety will hold briefings for media in Ottawa. The specifics of the legislation will be disclosed then.