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Liberal ‘Grandfathering’ Is Concealed Confiscation: Rick Hemmingson

TheGunBlog.ca — The Liberal Party of Canada uses the term “grandfathering” to conceal the reality of their instant gun prohibitions, according to from Rick Hemmingson, a lawyer swith Hemmingson Law in Lacombe, Alberta. Hemmingson e-mailed TheGunBlog.ca yesterday evening in response to our report: Liberals Plan ‘Grandfathering’ Under Bans: Minister of Justice. An early version of…

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Canadian Gun Owners Fail Again to Show Up for Conservative Party

TheGunBlog.ca — Every political party in Canada’s parliament is working to eliminate or further restrict private firearm ownership, except one: the Conservative Party. It’s beyond disheartening that the country’s millions of gun users failed again to support the party and the candidates running to lead it. Conservative Leadership Election Party HQ said July 14 it…

Hipwell Hires Burlew, Seeks $100,000 to Fight Liberal Abuse of Power

TheGunBlog.ca — The founder of one of Canada’s biggest family-owned gun stores hired a leading firearm lawyer to fight the Liberal Party’s May 1 confiscation order, as resistance to a “flagrant abuse of government power” escalates. $100,000 Goal John Hipwell, the founder of Wolverine Supplies Ltd., aims to raise $100,000 after hiring Edward Burlew to…

RCMP Deletes ‘Grandfathering’ Option From Web Page on Gun Bans

(Update May 11, 15:20 Toronto time: Adds RCMP response.) TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP deleted the option for so-called “grandfathering” this week from its web page on the Canadian government’s mass gun confiscations, igniting concern owners will face jail unless we surrender our gear within two years. Two Promises The website now mentions only the first…

Police on Twitter Start to Protest Liberal Confiscation Order

Police on Twitter Start to Protest Liberal Confiscation Order

TheGunBlog.ca — Police on Twitter across Canada began to protest the governing Liberal Party’s crackdown against hunters, sport shooters and firearm collectors, opposing the instant prohibitions targeting federally licensed firearm owners. About 25 of the country’s almost 70,000 municipal, provincial and federal peace officers have responded to the Twitter campaign started yesterday evening, plus about…

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Liberals May Order Gun Prohibitions This Week, CBC Reports

(Correction April 30: Corrects list of guns. Updates models and details, adds Trudeau comment.) Newest update: April 30 at 23:20 Toronto time. TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s governing Liberal Party may order new gun prohibitions this week as the first step in its mass confiscations against hunters, farmers, sport shooters and collectors, CBC News reported. TheGunBlog.ca estimates…

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Petition E-2341 Analysis: Risks, Benefits and What They Mean

Canadian Petition e-2341 against a Liberal order for mass gun confiscation closed yesterday with 175,310 signatures, making it the No. 1 e-petition in House of Commons history.

Following is an analysis of the petition’s risks and benefits, and significance for Canadian gun owners.

Olympics Picks Shooter as First Torchbearer of 2020 Games

(Correction: Corrects headline and article to remove reference to historical first.) TheGunBlog.ca — The first torchbearer for this year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be a shooter. The Hellenic Olympic Committee unanimously selected Greece’s Anna Korakaki, an Olympic pistol gold medalist, for the ceremonial role leading to this year’s games, Olympic.org said today. Harding: ‘Awesome!’…

Petition to Stop Trudeau’s Confiscation Order Surges to No. 1

TheGunBlog.ca — The petition to stop Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from ordering mass confiscations against honest men and women surged to the country’s No. 1 e-petition on record last night. Petition e-2341 on Democratic Process and Parliamentary Democracy had more than 132,540 signatures as of 12:45 p.m. Ottawa time today, the most of any…

Peter MacKay on Liberal Gun Bans: ‘Whatever They Do, We Will Undo’

TheGunBlog.ca — Peter MacKay, a top candidate to lead the Conservative Party of Canada, promised to “undo” the governing Liberal Party’s gun confiscations against hunters, farmers and sport shooters if he is elected prime minister. “Whatever they do, we will undo,” MacKay said on Twitter today, sharing an article from The Post Millennial about Liberal…

Manitoba Premier Says Municipal Handgun Bans Won’t Boost Safety

TheGunBlog.ca — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said this week Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plans for municipal handgun prohibitions won’t improve safety because violent offenders can easily work around them. Pallister made the comment to reporters in Winnipeg on Jan. 15, according to a YouTube video of the media briefing shared by the Manitoba government….

Trudeau Tells Blair to Pass New Laws for Mass Gun Confiscations

(Update Dec. 23: Adds mandate letter to Freeland.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially instructed Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair to pass new laws for mass gun confiscations against hunters, farmers, sport shooters and other safe and responsible firearm users. Update Dec. 23: He directed Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to work…

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Bans Aren’t Leadership: Liberal Ex-President in National Post

TheGunBlog.ca — Gun bans targeting lawful firearm owners are political cheap talk that should be rejected in favour of working to stop violent gangs, Stephen LeDrew, a former president of the Liberal Party of Canada, said yesterday in the National Post. LeDrew, also a lawyer and broadcaster, spoke in a YouTube video published on the…

How Police Review ATCs: Info Commissioner Letter to Dennis Young

TheGunBlog.ca — The following letter published today by Dennis Young outlines how police in Canada assess applications to carry loaded handguns for personal protection. The Ottawa-based Information Commissioner sent the Nov. 5 letter to Young in response to his complaint about how the RCMP handled his requests for information related to Authorizations To Carry. (See…

Trudeau to Update on Gun Bans After Nov. 20, Blair’s Office Says

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will elaborate on his plans for mass gun bans against hunters, farmers and sport shooters after parliament resumes next month, the office of his minister for confiscation said today. Federally licensed firearm users are working to stop or avoid Trudeau’s incarceration/confiscation orders and wondering how soon they may…

Trudeau Suggests Vz. 58, Ruger Mini-14 Among Mass Confiscations

(Correction 30 April 2020: Corrects headline and article to correct name of rifle possessed by Quebec mosque attacker.) TheGunBlog.ca — Justin Trudeau suggested he will order farmers, hunters and sport shooters to surrender their CSA Vz. 58 and Ruger Mini-14 rifles among the 250,000 rifles he wants to confiscate if re-elected prime minister of Canada this…

Take This 5-Minute Survey on Shooting, Hunting for OFAH, CSAAA

TheGunBlog.ca — Two of Canada’s leading groups for hunters and anglers and the firearm industry are inviting people across the country to take a 5-minute survey on their spending patterns to assess the size of the market. The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) promoted…

Bill C-71 Passes Final Vote in Senate as New Law to Ban Guns

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71 passed its third and final vote in the Canadian Senate today as the governing Liberal Party’s new law to criminalize hunters, farmers and sport shooters and take away more of their guns. Senators voted 55 in favour and 33 against at 5:34 p.m. in Ottawa with 2 abstentions. Pro-Liberal members supported…

Guns ‘Selling Like Crazy’ on Ban Concern: Firearms Outlet Canada

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian shooters are rushing to buy AR-15 rifles and other target guns on concern the government will ban new purchases in three weeks, said Firearms Outlet Canada Inc., one of the country’s biggest independent gun stores. Speculation of new prohibitions fired up four days ago after Tony Clement, an independent member of parliament,…