Law

Canada May Change Gun-Storage Laws, Kenora Daily Miner Reports

4 Dec 2018

(Update Dec. 5 at 20:20 Toronto time: Adds context on repositories in sixth paragraph.) TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government is considering changes to gun-storage laws in addition to firearm bans and other restrictions on hunters and sport shooters, the Kenora Daily Miner & News said in a report quoting Bill Blair, the minister examining prohibition. Blair…

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Canada Plans New Gun-Marking System for Tracing to Owners

28 Nov 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will require guns to be marked in a way that links them to their owners for police tracing, raising concern of a new registration system that violates privacy and eases future bans. The new system will revamp the UN-inspired Firearms Marking Regulations and take effect Dec. 1, 2020, the Ministry…

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John Tory Asks for Gun Bans or ‘Repositories’ Across Canada

6 Aug 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory officially asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ban and confiscate all handguns and all semi-automatic rifles and shotguns from all federally licensed gun owners across the country. In case a handgun ban fails, Tory requested new federal laws to “create gun repositories” where licensed firearm owners across the…

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Government Says ‘Open to All Possible Options’ on ‘Gun Violence’

27 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government said it’s “open to all possible options” to keep communities safe from what it called “gun violence,” responding to an article in The Globe and Mail saying the prime minister may decide to ban handguns next month.

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Trudeau May Decide to Ban Handguns Next Month, Globe Reports

27 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will decide in mid-August whether to ban handguns, possibly by including the measure in Bill C-71, the Globe and Mail reported late yesterday, citing an unnamed senior official. The government told TheGunBlog.ca it’s “open to all possible options.”

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Toronto Mayor John Tory Leads Vote to Ban Sale of Handguns, Ammo

24 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory led a landslide vote by municipal council today to ban the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition in Canada’s largest city, two days after police used their loaded pistols to stop a murderer on Danforth Avenue.

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Goodale to Consider New Handgun Laws, Canadian Press Reports

24 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale said he will consider new handgun classifications, The Canadian Press reported today, suggesting the government will explore new restrictions on gun owners beyond Bill C-71.

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15 Jul 2018

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RCMP Rewrites Bill C-71 Website After Criticism

4 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police rewrote its web pages on Bill C-71 after being criticized for undermining parliament and misleading the public by seeming to enforce the draft law to ban more guns.

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RCMP Says Bill C-71 Won’t Change Law on Gun Lending or Borrowing

26 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71, the Canadian government’s proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict federally licensed hunters and sport shooters, won’t affect rules on borrowing and lending firearms, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. It will make it tougher to buy and sell them.

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RCMP Counts 683 Registered CZ 858/SA Rifles, Reviewing C-71 Info

16 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP said it has ownership details for 683 legally owned CZ 858 and SAN Swiss Arms rifles, leaving 10,000 to 15,000 other federally licensed owners at risk of instantly becoming criminals without knowing it if the government passes Bill C-71. Canada’s national police agency also said it’s reviewing its website on the…

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Bill C-71 Goes Back to House of Commons June 7, SECU Chair Says

9 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71, the Canadian government’s draft law to make it tougher for federally licensed gun owners to buy, own and use firearms, will return to the House of Commons on June 7, said the head of a parliamentary committee reviewing the text.

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Did Goodale Just Say He’d Consider Unbanning ‘Assault Rifles’?

9 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale told reporters yesterday that he isn’t rejecting any proposals outright when it comes to changing legal classifications of firearms. The media ran headlines saying he’s considering a ban on “assault rifles.” What if it were the opposite?

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RCMP Is So Eager to Ban Guns It’s Already Enforcing Bill C-71

9 May 2018

(Update: This article got noticed. See where things stood in July 2018 by reading this article.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s federal police agency is so eager to ban guns that it’s ordering owners to register their firearms under a law that doesn’t exist.

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C-71 Hurts Lawful Gun Owners, MP Gladu Says in Sarnia This Week

18 Apr 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Following are comments opposing Canada’s Bill C-71 by Marilyn Gladu, the member of parliament for Sarnia-Lambton in southwestern Ontario.

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Liberals May Back Down on C-71 If Strong Outcry, MP Zimmer Says

11 Apr 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government may back down from its proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict lawful hunters and sport shooters if enough people voice their disapproval, said Bob Zimmer, an opposition member of parliament.

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Use OneClearVoice.ca to Easily Tell Your MP You Oppose Bill C-71

27 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government proposed a law to ban more guns a week ago. Within hours, Doug McComber had set up OneClearVoice.ca. In a few mouse clicks and less than a minute, it tells your elected officials that you oppose Bill C-71. I tried it. And as of today, so have about 17,000 others.…

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Government Plans New Gun Licence Amnesty, Order in Council Shows

27 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government, which last week proposed a law to ban more guns, is planning an amnesty to help firearm owners avoid jail, according to a notice on a government website.

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Government Says C-71 Could Grandfather Gun Owners After New Bans

23 Mar 2018

(Update 02 April: Rewrites part of second paragraph to clarify role of police and concern about police action.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Liberal government proposed a law this week to ban more guns. It may use a “grandfather clause” to let owners hold onto their firearms, before eventual expropriation. A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Safety…

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Trudeau Tweet on PALs Isn’t Totally False, Just Totally Wrong

21 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drew a flood of criticism after saying on Twitter that you can legally buy a gun without showing your firearm licence. But Trudeau is correct. Sort of.

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