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Bullseye London Owner Scott Patience Comments on Bans, Business

TheGunBlog.ca — Following is a Q&A with Scott Patience, the owner of Bullseye London, a gun store in London, Ontario. He responds to questions about the demand for “Restricted” firearms, the outlook for business, gun politics and gun bans. Patience will be running a panel at Taccom, the Tactical and Competitive Shooting Sports Show organized…

Trudeau Has ‘Secret Plan’ on ‘Sweeping Gun Ban,’ MP Clement Says

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a “secret plan” to order a “sweeping gun ban” early next month aimed at hunters, farmers and sport shooters, said Tony Clement, an independent member of parliament. He declined to identify his source for the information. “We are prepared to consider whatever measures will be effective” for…

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Canadian Individuals Own 66,262 AR-15 Rifles, RCMP Says

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian individuals own 66,262 AR-15 and related rifles classified as “Restricted,” said the federal agency in charge of licensing shooters and registering their guns. Businesses had 12,000 and museums owned 25, for a total of 78,287 such firearms at April 30, Marie Damian, a spokeswoman for the Ottawa-based Royal Canadian Mounted Police, told…

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One Person in Canada Has Authorization To Carry Guns, RCMP Says

TheGunBlog.ca — One person in Canada has a so-called “Authorization To Carry” (ATC) loaded guns for personal protection against human attackers, Dennis Young reported today, based on a special filing he obtained from the federal police. That’s one person less than the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in October. The Ottawa-based RCMP’s Canadian Firearms Program…

‘Pretty Big Measures’ Underway to Restrict Guns, Blair Tells CTV

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will undertake “pretty big measures” this year to further limit gun owners as it considers new bans for hunters, farmers and sport shooters, Minister Bill Blair told CTV News yesterday. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said separately to a Senate committee in Ottawa he expects Blair will have “something pretty…

New Canadian Doctors Group Aims to Ban Guns From Licensed Owners

TheGunBlog.ca — A new group of Canadian doctors backed by the country’s main medical organizations is urging the government to ban and seize guns from federally licensed hunters, farmers and sport shooters. Its leader compared new restrictions to a “preventative vaccine” against a disease. “No civilian needs access to guns,” Najma Ahmed, the activist behind…

Canada Plans New Gun-Marking System for Tracing to Owners

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will require guns to be marked in a way that links them to their owners for police tracing, raising concern of a new registration system that violates privacy and eases future bans. The new system will revamp the UN-inspired Firearms Marking Regulations and take effect Dec. 1, 2020, the Ministry…

Canada Defers Gun-Import Restrictions to Avoid Hurting Industry

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government postponed gun-import restrictions that threaten to cripple the shooting industry so it can clarify the so-called Firearms Marking Regulations and avoid “undue constraints” on gun owners and companies. The regulations were delayed for two years until Dec. 1, 2020, from Dec. 1 this year, the Ministry of Public Safety said…

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February Gun Imports Decline to Lowest in Six Years

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.

Wolverine’s John Hipwell Comments on Bill C-71, Bans, Business

(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.He discusses topics including business since the Liberal government proposed Bill C-71 two days ago, the RCMP, the WK180-C rifle, guns…

Glock Says G19 Canadian First Batch Is Sold, Considers 19X Next

TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH said its first batch of model 19 pistols made for Canada was bought up by distributors and is heading to stores, in what a retailer described as one of the hottest new handguns in more than a decade. The Austrian company said it plans to make more and is leaning toward…

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Q&A With Tenda’s Steve Kuang: Low Prices Attract New Shooters

TheGunBlog.ca — Tenda Canada Inc., an online gun store, says it aims to keep prices low to attract new people to the shooting sports. Industry experts estimate the company has grown so fast that it’s now one of the country’s top firearm retailers. But some suppliers say they’ve stopped deliveries over how Tenda does business….

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Handgun Imports From Austria Surge (Correction)

(Correction 07 September 2019: Removes industry executive’s comments about importer.) Canada imported 5,481 handguns valued at $1.49 million from Austria in April, data released today by Statistics Canada showed, more than any month since April 2001. In all of 2016, 1,949 revolvers and pistols valued at $811,046 came from Austria. The data don’t show who made the guns…