TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ramped up his campaign against federally licensed hunters and sport shooters today with a survey to promote gun bans and a brochure that said “any ban of handguns or assault weapons would primarily affect legal firearms owners.”
TheGunBlog.ca — Michael Tibollo, Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, backed hunters and sport shooters this week and reiterated Premier Doug Ford’s rejection of any gun or ammunition bans.
TheGunBlog.ca — Senator André Pratte, the sponsor of the Canadian government’s Bill C-71 in the upper house of parliament, didn’t exclude passage of the planned law this year, but didn’t indicate any specific timing, he told TheGunBlog.ca today in a short Q&A. He also advised sending personal e-mails instead of form letters when contacting senators.
Pratte told the Senate earlier this week that Bill C-71 wouldn’t be amended to include the new gun bans being examined by the government.
TheGunBlog.ca — Jim Shockey, the Canadian host of Jim Shockey’s Hunting Adventures, urged fellow hunters, outdoorsmen and other citizens to “mobilize” against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and “fight” the gun bans he is preparing, he told NRA TV in an interview shared today on Twitter.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government may propose a new law to seize guns from federally licensed hunters and sport shooters early next year after finishing consultations this year, the Globe and Mail reported, citing Bill Blair, the minister preparing the bans.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s possible ban on handguns and semi-automatic long guns such as SKS, AR-15 and FN-FAL rifles could wipe out more than $2 billion of guns and gear in private hands, based on estimates by TheGunBlog.ca.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s federal government is examining how to give municipalities more power over firearms, a governing member of parliament said in a flyer for a public meeting with the minister studying new gun bans.
TheGunBlog.ca — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe rejected the new gun bans being considered by the Canadian government, joining the premier of Ontario, police leaders and individual gun owners across the country in opposing the measures.
Members of parliament from the ruling Liberal Party themselves are divided on federal firearm policy aimed at millions of licensed hunters and sport shooters.
TheGunBlog.ca — Faith Goldy said she will stand with the 100,000 federally licensed firearm owners in Toronto if elected mayor in next month’s election, opposing the gun bans sought by her two top challengers and Canada’s second-biggest daily newspaper.
TheGunBlog.ca — A new website went live last night to help Canadians oppose the firearm seizures being studied by the federal government: NoGunBanCanada.com.
You can use the letter-writing platform developed by Bulls Eye London to print and send pre-written letters to key ministers and officials.
TheGunBlog.ca — Mike McCormack, the head of the Toronto police workers union, publicly rejected the mayor’s calls to prohibit firearms for at least the second time, telling CBC News that a handgun ban would have “no impact” on murderers.
TheGunBlog.ca — Almost a third of Canadians oppose a ban on handguns, according to a poll by Nanos Research for CTV News.
TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed his new minister of organized-crime reduction to examine a “full ban on handguns and assault weapons.”
It’s the first time he has indicated publicly that he will consider seizing firearms from federally licensed men and women in the safest segment of society.
TheGunBlog.ca — The head of the Toronto police labour union said today “A gun ban is not the solution,” rejecting the outgoing mayor’s demands to confiscate firearms from all licensed gun owners in the city and across Canada. The comment also opposes prohibitions being considered by the prime minister.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is examining whether to ban handguns from federally licensed sport shooters and won’t make a decision at this week’s cabinet retreat, the Globe and Mail reported last night, citing two ministers.
TheGunBlog.ca — Montreal City Council voted unanimously today to copy Toronto and ask the federal government to confiscate all handguns and all “assault rifles” from all federally licensed hunters and sport shooters in Canada.
TheGunBlog.ca — RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki questioned the value of banning handguns from Canada’s licensed sport shooters to stop criminal violence and said she isn’t aware of data showing where outlaws get their weapons, she told CBC radio in an interview broadcast today.
TheGunBlog.ca — Ontario Premier Doug Ford today became the first political leader in Canada to oppose Toronto City Council’s moves to confiscate guns from lawful, licensed, legitimate gun owners.
Separately, a spokesperson for the mayor said the city’s “expectation” is that confiscating firearms from sport shooters will make the sale of ammunition to murderers “moot.” Following is a round up of comments from today.
TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory asked the city’s 100,000 federally licensed gun owners to leave town, he said today on NewsTalk 1010 radio. He didn’t ask the murderers and gangs responsible for a wave of shootings to leave or to stop.
TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory officially asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban and confiscate all handguns and all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns from all federally licensed gun owners across the country.
In case a handgun ban fails, Tory requested new federal laws to “create gun repositories” where licensed firearm owners across the country would be forced to store all their rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers.