Bans

New Canadian Doctors Group Aims to Ban Guns From Licensed Owners

2 Feb 2019

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…

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Blair Sees Central Gun Storage Possible ‘In Some Jurisdictions’

30 Jan 2019

(Update 18:00 Toronto time: Adds comment by Blair spokeswoman.) TheGunBlog.ca — Bill Blair, the Canadian minister examining gun bans for hunters and sport shooters, said ending home firearm storage and requiring central storage may be possible “in some jurisdictions,” a hunting and fishing club reported last week after a video meeting with the minister. This…

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Toronto’s Tory Cites 2-Yr-Old Memo to Ban Guns: Mark Towhey Show

28 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory is urging the federal government to ban guns owned by federally licensed hunters, farmers and sport shooters across Canada based on a two-year-old police memo that he refuses to share, he told Mark Towhey yesterday on NewsTalk 1010 radio. Toronto police data obtained by Dennis Young through a special…

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Blair to Make Proposal on Gun Bans in Coming Weeks, CBC Reports

18 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill Blair, Canada’s minister examining the possible banning of guns from federally licensed hunters and sport shooters, will make a recommendation to cabinet in “coming weeks” after finishing consultations, CBC News reported today, quoting the minster. Blair’s office confirmed to TheGunBlog.ca that he will be making a proposal, while declining to say whether…

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Coalition for Gun Control Says Handgun Ban ‘Within Our Reach’

8 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Coalition for Gun Control said in a November fundraising letter that it got politicians to toughen a planned law against hunters and sport shooters, and that the government’s possible handgun ban is “within our reach.” The letter, published below, outlined plans to further attack the rights of federally licensed shooters by…

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Glock Canada Manager Cassells Comments on New Orders, Gun Bans

2 Jan 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Following is an interview with James Cassells, the sales manager for Canada at Austria-based Glock GmbH. He comments on business, products, new police contracts and possible gun bans. Cassells, a former Toronto police officer and SWAT member who developed use-of-force training for the police in the early 1990s, spoke with TheGunBlog.ca by telephone…

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Nick’s Sports Shop in Toronto to Sell Guns as Mayor Seeks Bans

17 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Nick’s Sports Shop Ltd. will restart selling handguns at its store on Yonge Street in downtown Toronto to support the shooting community and defy Mayor John Tory’s push for new bans. The plan makes Nick’s the latest firearm store to oppose municipal and federal government moves against millions of Canadian hunters and sport shooters.…

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Minto Bans Gun Owners From Apartments, Joining Hostile Companies

16 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Minto Group bans gun owners from its apartments, placing one of Canada’s largest property managers on the growing list of companies hostile to hunters and sport shooters. A prospective tenant in a Minto rental unit in Ottawa withdrew his application after reading the anti-gun clause in the lease, Andrew Lawton, a broadcaster…

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

11 Dec 2018

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…

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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

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, Frank Graves, president of Ekos Research Associates, said in a Twitter post he deleted following this article. Graves’s “guess” about the poll result late on Nov. 17 suggests a…

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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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