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…


Guns, Family and Hunting in Canada’s Cold and Wet: Ron Shunter

TheGunBlog.ca — The following letter from a reader shows the significance of guns and hunting for many Canadians. We are printing the text with the author’s permission. The three-dot ellipsis marks … were in the original, and we separated some into paragraphs. Send letters to: [email protected] See also our Reader Comments page of quotes from…

Dear PM, Your Gun Bans Won’t Get the Votes You Seek: Edith Iwama

TheGunBlog.ca — Following is a letter sent to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by Edith Iwama, a 94-year-old former law-enforcement officer who also lived through Nazi Germany. Iwama sent a copy of her letter to TheGunBlog.ca and authorized us to publish it. We added the subheadings and extra paragraph breaks for readability. https://twitter.com/TheGunBlog/status/1138237780142821377 Dear Right…

Here’s How PM Trudeau Could Ditch New Gun Bans: William Rees

TheGunBlog.ca — The following is a simulated policy statement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drafted by Dr. William Rees, a reader of TheGunBlog.ca. The Liberal government will be making some sort of formal announcement soon pertaining to Minister Bill Blair’s inquiry into policy, regulations and legislation on gun ownership, including possible bans on handguns…

I Am Afraid to Talk to My Doctors About My Struggle: Mark Carew

TheGunBlog.ca — The following letter was sent by Mark Carew to Doctors for Protection From Guns and their registered lobbyist last month. Carew shared it with TheGunBlog.ca this week for publication.   Good Evening, Honourable Doctors, I am a firearms owner and an active target shooter. I own two revolvers that I use for target…


I Am an ER Doctor, Hunter and Competitive Shooter: Greg Mosdossy

TheGunBlog.ca — The following letter by Gregory Mosdossy was e-mailed to TheGunBlog.ca and others. (The National Post published a version on April 9.) Introduction I am an emergency physician, senior consultant and associate professor at an academic health sciences centre caring for both adult and paediatric populations for over 30 years. I have worked in…


Post-Truth Politics and Coalition for Gun Control: William Rees

TheGunBlog.ca — William Rees, a professor emeritus of planning and human ecology at the University of British Columbia, wrote the following response to a November fundraising letter by the Canadian Coalition for Gun Control. He analyzes the letter’s message and political significance as the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares new gun laws and…


Ed Burlew: A Gun Ban Means Government Has Lost Trust in the RCMP

TheGunBlog.ca — Edward Burlew, a leading Canadian firearm lawyer, said any new gun bans by the government would mean it had lost confidence in the federal police’s ability to manage gun safety. He made the comment in a series of points by e-mail on Dec. 9 after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police published its 2017…


Silence Is No Longer a Luxury, Guns Are an Equalizer: Sue Green

TheGunBlog.ca — “This is the first time I’ve gone public as a gun owner. … As much as I was content being discreet, I strongly believe we need to change gun culture in Canada and I don’t have that luxury anymore. None of us do.” Read the rest of the guest article by Sue Green….

I Am a Feminist, and I Support Gun Rights: Ariane B.

TheGunBlog.ca — “I was assaulted. After the assault, I expected the male figures in my life to protect me (my partner, my father, the police). What I came to realize is that to empower myself I needed to learn how to defend myself.” Continue reading the letter by Ariane B. of Toronto. The following letter…


Owning a Gun Doesn’t Make You a Criminal, By Steve Barta

The following was written by Steve Barta in December 2015 after a shooting massacre in San Bernardino, California, and tweeted to the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights. The CCFR replied today, just as news was breaking of a shooting attack against police officers in Paris. Timeless relevance?