Nova Scotia CFO Says He Didn’t Waive ATT Law for Fleeing Gun Owners After His Office Wrongly Claimed It Did — Nova Scotia Chief Firearms Officer John Parkin said he didn’t waive federal laws requiring an ATT for gun owners fleeing wildfires, after his office wrongly told owners it had exempted them.


Canadians Bought 90,000 Handguns Since Trudeau Said He’s Killing the Market, RCMP Says — Canada’s government-licensed firearm users bought almost 90,000 handguns in the seven weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he’s killing the legal market, a shopping spree that wiped out supply and set records. We estimate the total now exceeds 100,000.


Self-Defence: Highlights From Ontario Court Acquittal in Fatal Shooting — An Ontario Superior Court found a man “not guilty” of murder this month for shooting someone who died moments later, allowing the accused’s claim of self-defence.

We look at the judge’s decision for insight into how courts analyze and interpret the legal defence of Self-Defence.


Blair’s Office Outlines Next Steps Against Gun Owners (Correction)

(Correction Dec. 27: Corrects headline and article to delete incorrect analysis of planned handgun prohibitions.) — The office of Canadian Minister Bill Blair outlines the next steps in the government’s planned laws against federally licensed gun owners.

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Self-Defence Shooting: Supreme Court of Canada to Hear New Case — The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal by a homeowner saying he shot and killed an intruder in self-defence, its first self-defence case since the government updated the Criminal Code in 2013.

Case: Peter Khill (Ontario)

Keep reading for key points, context, PDF by Khill’s lawyers, and links.