Bill C-71 Senator André Pratte Comments on Timing, Communication

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.

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Moe Says No: Saskatchewan Premier Joins Opposition to 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.

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Ontario’s Ford Rejects Gun Ban as Toronto Expects Confiscation

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.

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John Tory Asks for Gun Bans or ‘Repositories’ Across Canada

City TV News Gun Advocate Challenges Tory

TheGunBlog.ca Editor Nicolas Johnson speaks with CityNews Toronto via Skype on 06 Aug 2018.

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.

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