TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s RCMP revised its website on Bill C-71 today after an opposition member of parliament said the federal police enforcing draft legislation undermined parliament’s authority to decide the law.
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TheGunBlog.ca — Two leaders of Canada’s firearm community, TheGunBlog.ca and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, joined forces on a new book to help gun owners, policymakers and journalists understand how Bill C-71, the government’s first proposed firearm legislation in a generation, aims at the wrong target.
TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71, the Canadian government’s proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict federally licensed hunters and sport shooters, won’t affect rules on borrowing and lending firearms, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. It will make it tougher to buy and sell them.
TheGunBlog.ca — Gun policy in Canada and other countries fails in part because it takes an approach of “one size fits all.” Using a single legal-institutional framework backfires because people use guns for different motivations and goals, and in different ways. Here are five broad categories of gun users who would benefit from different policies.
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP said it has ownership details for 683 legally owned CZ 858 and SAN Swiss Arms rifles, leaving 10,000 to 15,000 other federally licensed owners at risk of instantly becoming criminals without knowing it if the government passes Bill C-71.
Canada’s national police agency also said it’s reviewing its website on the draft law after instructing gun owners to comply with it.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada almost never authorizes private individuals to carry guns for protection. In the U.S., almost every attacker who killed or tried to kill multiple people with bullets in the past two years was stopped or countered by bullets, or people armed with them, the FBI said last week.
TheGunBlog.ca — Allan Harding, the 2016 and 2017 Canadian National Pistol Champion, is the only male pistol shooter competing to represent Team Canada in the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup Series. He spoke to TheGunBlog.ca about competing around the world while managing a team of software engineers for Adobe Systems, the road to the 2020 Olympics, and Bill C-71, the Canadian government’s proposed law to make it tougher for federally licensed gun owners to buy, own and use firearms.
TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71, the Canadian government’s draft law to make it tougher for federally licensed gun owners to buy, own and use firearms, will return to the House of Commons on June 7, said the head of a parliamentary committee reviewing the text.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale told reporters yesterday that he isn’t rejecting any proposals outright when it comes to changing legal classifications of firearms. The media ran headlines saying he’s considering a ban on “assault rifles.” What if it were the opposite?
TheGunBlog.ca — I was anxious the first time I phoned a member of cabinet. It was two weeks ago, when I called Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale to oppose Bill C-71. Turns out it was a piece of cake. Here’s how it went.
TheGunBlog.ca — Wanstalls Tactical & Sporting Arms just became the poster child of gun-industry opposition to the Canadian government’s Bill C-71 through a full-page ad in Calibre magazine.
“We’re a very politically minded store,” Matt Mendel, the manager of the gun store near Vancouver, said in an interview.
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP, which helps decide who is allowed to own guns in Canada and which guns they are allowed to own, said in its annual plan today that it will support government efforts “to strengthen controls on handguns and assault weapons.”
TheGunBlog.ca — Almost every civilian mass-shooting has been stopped by bullets: the attacker shoots himself or is shot by someone else.
Office staff at Canada’s Department of National Defence are trying a different approach: sharing their feelings and hiding.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government may back down from its proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict lawful hunters and sport shooters if enough people voice their disapproval, said Bob Zimmer, an opposition member of parliament.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian House of Commons said it’s “working urgently” to fix its petitions website after it stopped displaying the number of new signatures on all motions including a petition to stop Bill C-71. All signatures are still being counted.