Editor’s Picks

PAL Application Form Written as a Letter (Humour)

18 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadians need a licence authorized by the federal police to legally buy, sell, own or transport any gun, and to buy ammunition. Here’s a humorous take on what a licence application might say if it were written as a letter.

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How Quiet Gun Owners Become Former Gun Owners

20 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Gun owners believe keeping a low profile will guarantee our survival. It’s more likely to guarantee our extinction.

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Be Dangerous: Jordan Peterson, Robert Heinlein, ‘Act of Valor’

4 Aug 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Following are quotes on being dangerous by Jordan Peterson, a novel by Robert Heinlein, the movie “Act of Valor,” and others. #BeDangerous Act of Valor (2012), Directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh Before my father died, he said the worst thing about growing old was that other men stopped seeing you as dangerous.…

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Anti-Gun Laws Would Help Liberals Win Election, PR Advisor Says

11 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — One of the world’s largest public-relations companies said the Liberal Party of Canada should further slash firearm rights to win re-election next year, calling gun control an “untapped opportunity.”

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SHOT Show 2018: Military/Police Range Day Report

23 Jan 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — It’s hard to imagine a more gratifying day of shooting than trying out the newest guns and gear under a blue sky with a mountain as your backstop. That’s what it was like at yesterday’s Military/Law Enforcement Range Day for SHOT Show, the world’s biggest trade expo for the firearm industry. Following are some…

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M+M CEO Considered Pulling M10X Rifle From Canada After Brouhaha

8 Nov 2017

TheGunBlog.ca — M+M Industries Inc. came close to aborting plans to offer its M10X rifle in Canada after a storm of confusion about the seller and price, Chief Executive Officer Mike Meier said. The discord has overshadowed enthusiasm about the gun and poisoned relations among companies, unleashed a wave of anger by shooters and prompted…

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Glock 19 Canadian Version Coming With Special Barrel, Maple Leaf

17 Sep 2017

TheGunBlog.ca — Glock GmbH is designing a special version of its model 19 compact pistol for Canada, with a unique barrel and a laser-engraved maple leaf on the slide.

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Andrew Scheer, Maxime Bernier, Guns and Politics: Reflections

28 May 2017

Andrew Scheer wasn’t my first choice to lead the Conservative Party of Canada, until party members elected him last night. Now, Scheer is my guy and I want him to be prime minister. Following are some thoughts on what just happened and what comes next.

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Hoplotheists Need a Religious Exemption From the Firearms Act

26 May 2017

Canada accommodates people of all religions, except Hoplotheists1, members of the Church of Pew-Pewphilia. Read the main tenets of Hoplotheism below, then take the poll.

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Meeting Terry Korth

2 May 2017

I drive south from my hotel in Calgary for about 45 minutes and park in front of a low-rise building surrounded by fields. It’s 9:45 a.m. on the last Monday in January and I’m here to meet Terry Korth, the owner and chief executive officer of one of Canada’s largest distributors of guns and ammunition. I…

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More Than 90,000 Canadians Are Allowed to Carry Guns Every Day

30 Apr 2017

(Update 06 May 2018: Updated chart and notes. 20 May 2017: Added new info under Additions.) More than 90,000 Canadians are authorized to carry loaded guns on their person in daily life, mainly for self-defence against human attackers. More than 90 percent are civilian police and law enforcement, or military. If they were all on duty at…

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How Long and How Much for a Gun Licence in Canada?

13 Apr 2017

(Thank you to everyone who reads this and shares it, making it one of the most-read articles on this website. Thank you also for the coffee money. (See at bottom.)) TheGunBlog.ca — Fodollah (his username on Reddit) of Toronto got his gun licence this week after roughly four months and almost $500. Congratulations! TheGunBlog.ca asked him for…

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Travel Tip: Don’t Bring Spent Brass in Your Carry-On, Like I Did

2 Feb 2017

Heading home from this week’s gun-industry trade show in Calgary, I was at the airport waiting for my luggage to come through the X-ray when the image of a relatively large brass cartridge case in my carry-on luggage caught the eye of the screening agent.

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Don’t Be a Turkey Expecting Good Times Forever

26 Nov 2015

Today’s celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. reminds me of two things: I am thankful for my life, and I want to avoid being a turkey who expects the good times to last forever. The “turkey problem” was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.

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Paris Attacks Show How Gun Laws Get People Killed

13 Nov 2015

Tonight’s attacks that resulted in more than 120 deaths around Paris show how restrictive gun laws get people killed.

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Why Is Quebec Helping Thieves, Rapists and Murderers?

20 Feb 2015

If Dave Young’s letter to Canada’s Minister of Public Safety is true, then Quebec is handing us over to home invaders, thieves, rapists and murderers.

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Outrage Over High River Is About More Than Guns

19 Feb 2015

All Canadians should be concerned by the RCMP’s actions during the flood in June 2013 in High River, Alberta, because it points to a breakdown in the rule of law.

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What Does ‘Unloaded’ Mean?

6 Jan 2015

What is a “loaded” or an “unloaded” firearm? It’s a simple question, and the answer might seem obvious to you. But if you listen to different people in different parts of the world, you’ll get different answers.

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I Just Bought My First Gun. Now What?

5 Jan 2015

(This is the first of a series of posts about buying, owning, transporting, storing and using firearms. Think of it as: “What They Don’t Teach You in the Firearms Course.”) I just bought my first gun. Now what do I do? After three years of imagining, thinking, considering, evaluating, planning, analyzing, anticipating, reviewing, testing and…

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