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

(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…

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

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…

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

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…

Police Kill Man in Gun Confiscation in Maryland: Baltimore Sun

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

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…

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

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…

Coalition for Gun Control Starts Flashiest Campaign to Ban Guns

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…

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

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…

Toronto Mayor Tory Renews Call to Ban Handguns Across Canada

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…

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

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…

Ontario Minister Tibollo Defends Shooters, Rejects Gun, Ammo Ban

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. “Our Premier has been very clear in his message that our government will not seek a handgun ban or an ammunition ban within the…

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

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

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. The estimates project only the value of firearms and equipment such as cartridge magazines, holsters and specialized…

Scheer Pledges to Repeal Bill C-71, Rejects Handgun Ban

TheGunBlog.ca — Andrew Scheer, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and of the official opposition, leveled one of his strongest critiques of government firearm policy and made an election promise today. He pledged to repeal Bill C-71 if elected prime minister and rejected any handgun ban. The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will present Bill…

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…