Alberta CFO Sent This Letter to ATRS Ordering Business Shutdown

(Update Dec. 1: Adds RCMP comment.) — Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office, a unit of Canada’s federal police, ordered Alberta Tactical Rifle Supply to stop making, selling or advertising its rifles, jeopardizing the company’s existence and leading to a lawsuit. Ken Dobie, a firearms officer with the Edmonton-based regulator, signed the three-page letter dated Oct….


Ontario CFO Comments on June Memo to Provincial Ministry After FRT Changes — Ontario’s Chief Firearms Office sent the following memo to the provincial Ministry of the Solicitor General, as the RCMP expanded its FRT every few days to confiscate more guns.

Chantal Trahan, the CFO’s manager of firearm licensing and transfers, provides additional context.

Alberta’s Kenney Wants New Chief Firearms Officer to Stop Liberals — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney yesterday reiterated his plan to hire the province’s own Chief Firearms Officer to fight the federal Liberal Party’s attacks against hunters, farmers, ranchers and sport shooters. Kenney, one of Canada’s strongest defenders of gun owners’ rights, was outlining the priorities of Kaycee Madu as Alberta’s new Minister of Justice…

Alberta Vows to Defend Gun Rights Against Trudeau’s Attacks — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney vowed today to use the Canadian Constitution, provincial regulations and possibly a lawsuit to defend the rights of hunters, farmers and sport shooters against the federal Liberal Party’s attacks. Why It Matters The plans show Kenney as one of the strongest and most-vocal defenders of justice and the rule…

Alberta Will Name Its Own CFO, May Back Lawsuit Against Gun Bans — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney expects to pass a motion to name a provincial Chief Firearms Officer “in the days to come,” and may back a lawsuit to stop the federal government’s gun confiscations.

– Video of Kenney and Doug Schweitzer
– Transcript
– Text of CFO motion

Saskatchewan to Name Own Chief Firearms Officer, Opposing Feds — Saskatchewan will name its own Chief Firearms Officer, ending the federal appointee as provinces ramp up opposition to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s attacks against gun owners and stores. Premier Scott Moe “Our government will always stand beside law-abiding Saskatchewan firearms owners,” Premier Scott Moe said yesterday on Twitter. “A provincially-appointed Chief Firearms Officer…


Ontario CFO’s Chantal Trahan Comments on COVID-19 Response — The Ontario Chief Firearms Office comments below on its COVID-19 response relating to gun licensing, safety courses and target ranges. Chantal Trahan, the CFO’s Manager of Licensing and Transfers, made the comments yesterday in response to questions from The Firearm Safety Education Service of . . . This content is for subscribing…

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Bullet Points: Week of 2020 March 16

Highlights This Week
– CFSC Gun-Licence Courses Are Closing to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
– Gun Sales Rise on COVID-19 Concern of Shortages, Social Unrest
– Police Across Canada Are Scaling Back Service, Enforcement on COVID-19
– Ontario CFO Letter to Club and Range Executives on COVID-19 Response

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Bullet Points: Week of 2020 March 09

Highlights This Week
– Coronavirus May Save Gun Owners From the Liberals
– Liberals ‘Moving Quickly’ on Rifle Ban, Blair Says in Report
– RCMP Says It Will Work With Liberals on Anti-Gun Plans
– Blair Reiterates Plan to Order Mass Confiscations, NFA Reports
– Saskatchewan to Appoint Its Own CFO: Regina Leader-Post
– News Bullets From Other Media


Ontario CFO Peer to Remain After Promotion Until Successor Named — The Ontario government said Chief Firearms Officer Dwight Peer will stay in the role until his successor is named, even after the Ontario Provincial Police promoted him last month to a new rank with new command duties. Ministry Comment “Chief Superintendent Peer remains in the role . . . This content is for…

Ontario CFO Peer Discusses New Visits During Club Shooting Days — Ontario Chief Firearms Officer Dwight Peer, who oversees approvals and inspections of the province’s almost 300 target ranges, discusses new visits to clubs and ranges during shooting days and live-fire events. The drop-ins began at a handful of clubs this year and are different from formal inspections when ranges are closed. The CFO…

Alberta to Study Naming Its Own Chief Firearms Officer: Kenney — Alberta will consider appointing its own Chief Firearms Officer instead of having a federal employee in the role, as Premier Jason Kenney aims to “advance the province’s interests.” Kenney asked the new Fair Deal Panel to study the switch in a broad policy review presented to the Manning Centre conference on Nov. 9…

Ontario CFO Comments on AR-15 Buying Surge, Gun Licensing — Dwight Peer, the Chief Firearms Officer for Ontario, comments below on the Canada-wide surge in buying AR-15 target rifles in May and June, gun-owner licensing, and related topics. Peer spoke with on July 4 at his office in Orillia, about 130 km north of Toronto.   Ontario Chief Firearms Officer Dwight Peer…

RCMP Firearms Program Comments on Notice About Quebec Registry — The following is a comment by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police about how it works with provincial authorities on licensing firearm owners and registering their guns. asked the Ottawa-based federal agency for information after it published a notice on its website related to Quebec’s provincial gun registry. Michelle Schmidt, a spokeswoman…