TheGunBlog.ca Editor Nicolas Johnson speaks with CityNews Toronto via Skype on 06 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 country would be forced to store all their rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 draft law after instructing gun owners to comply with it.
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.
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?
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.
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. It works.
(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 explains.
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.
TheGunBlog.ca — The gun law proposed today by Canada’s Liberal government “is a big warning sign” that more bans are coming, said Ian Runkle, a firearm lawyer. He said the government’s rationale for giving police the power to decide legal classes for guns is “insane.”
TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Liberal government today proposed a law to ban more guns, expand police powers and increase restrictions on millions of responsible hunters and sport shooters, while leaving alone violent criminals.
The measures follow through on election-campaign plans to push the first anti-gun legislation since the Firearms Act of 1995.