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Canada May Ban Home Handgun Storage, Toronto Star Reports

7 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will consider new proposals early next year to criminalize sport shooters who keep their handguns at home and to make it easier for police to confiscate any guns, the Toronto Star reported, citing an unidentified government official. The government is studying the policies to stop rising gang violence and crime,…

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Trudeau Tells Radio He Wants to Limit ‘Easy Access’ to Guns

6 Dec 2018

(Update at 12:20 Toronto time: Adds report saying new measures could be added to Bill C-71.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a radio interview he wants to limit “easy access” to guns by criminals. He’s considering banning handguns from sport shooters to tighten a law that can put anyone in jail if they…

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McGill Student Government Campaigns for Gun Bans, Bill C-71

5 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The McGill University student government is campaigning to criminalize Canadian handgun owners and endorse Bill C-71, a planned law to limit rights for hunters and sport shooters. The Students’ Society of McGill University in Montreal voted 26 in favour and 2 against a motion for a petition “to implement a ban on the civilian…

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IPSC Canada Says ‘Fantastic’ Growth Is Threatened by Handgun Ban

26 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — IPSC Canada President Sean Hansen said the group’s fast-paced run-and-gun handgun matches have driven “fantastic” growth in memberships that are now threatened by the government’s possible gun bans. Canadian membership in the International Practical Shooting Confederation has doubled in the past decade to about 4,000 from 2,000, Hansen said in a phone interview…

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Police Kill Man in Gun Confiscation in Maryland: Baltimore Sun

24 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Police in Maryland killed an armed man during a scuffle after he refused to surrender his guns in a court-ordered confiscation, the Baltimore Sun reported Nov. 5, citing police and family. Two officers in Anne Arundel county south of Baltimore went to seize the 60-year-old man’s firearms around 5 a.m., the newspaper reported.…

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About 90% of Liberals Support Gun Ban in Cities, Ekos Chief Says

17 Nov 2018

(Update Nov. 19, 22:22 Toronto time: Adds that Graves blocked TheGunBlog.ca on Twitter and deleted a third tweet. Update Nov. 18, 10:58 Toronto time: Adds that Graves deleted two tweets.) TheGunBlog.ca — Almost all Liberal Party of Canada voters are hostile to hunters and sport shooters in cities and support a “total ban” on their guns,…

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Dear Mayor Tory, Help Police Without Hurting Athletes: Nils Ek

14 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Nils Ek, a Canadian national pistol competitor, sent the following letter to Toronto Mayor John Tory after the mayor renewed his call to ban handguns from sport shooters across Canada. He sent the letter last week and gave TheGunBlog.ca permission to publish it. Ek’s top scores are in 25-metre and 50-metre pistol shooting single…

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Coalition for Gun Control Starts Flashiest Campaign to Ban Guns

13 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Coalition for Gun Control kicked off its flashiest and maybe its priciest campaign to eliminate firearm ownership today with new high-contrast websites, videos, posters, billboards and a sculpture in front of Toronto City Hall. The association wants an “immediate ban on civilian ownership of handguns and military assault weapons,” the Toronto-based…

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Ontario Police Ex-Chief Opposes Trudeau, Tory, Saunders on Guns

11 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the mayor of the country’s largest city face an unlikely opponent in their campaign against hunters and sport shooters: the former chief of Canada’s second-biggest police force. Chris Lewis, the retired commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, has repeatedly opposed the push by Trudeau and Toronto Mayor…

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Toronto Mayor Tory Renews Call to Ban Handguns Across Canada

9 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca —Toronto Mayor John Tory renewed his call to ban handguns from sport shooters across Canada today, less than a week after a Team Canada pistol champion won a spot to compete in the 2020 Olympics. “We have seen an increase in gun violence across Canada, including right here in Toronto,” Tory said today in…

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Ministry Responds to Concerns of Bias, Repeats in Gun-Ban Survey

7 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government said its survey on banning guns is an “open, anonymous and barrier-free tool” as it responded to concern of biased questions and unreliable answers. One person said he filled in the survey more than 25,000 times. TheGunBlog.ca contacted the Ministry of Public Safety last month about the concerns, and checked…

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Winnipeg Mayor Wants Handgun Confiscation, Winnipeg Sun Reports

16 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The mayor of Winnipeg, Brian Bowman, joined his counterpart in Toronto in wanting to confiscate handguns from lawful owners, the Winnipeg Sun reported yesterday, quoting the mayor. Active and retired police leaders across Canada have said they don’t favour new bans.

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Trudeau Ramps Up Campaign to Ban Guns From Licensed Owners

11 Oct 2018

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.”

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Ontario Minister Tibollo Defends Shooters, Rejects Gun, Ammo Ban

6 Oct 2018

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.

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Jim Shockey on Handgun Ban: ‘We Just Can’t Let This Happen’

27 Sep 2018

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.

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Government May Initiate Gun-Ban Law Next Year, Globe Reports

26 Sep 2018

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.

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Handgun, Semi-Auto Ban Could Wipe Out $2 Billion From Gun Owners

21 Sep 2018

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.

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Trudeau Examining How to Give Cities Power Over Guns, MP Says

19 Sep 2018

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.

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Moe Says No: Saskatchewan Premier Joins Opposition to Gun Bans

15 Sep 2018

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…

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Goldy Says She’ll Stand With Gun Owners If Elected Toronto Mayor

13 Sep 2018

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.

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