Laws

Trudeau Orders Immediate Rifle Bans, Promises ‘Grandfathering’

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today ordered federally licensed gun owners to surrender many of our rifles to police within two years, while promising to allow “grandfathering” for confiscation at death. Gun Ban Plan Criminalize owners immediately with a two-year “amnesty” (Stay Out of Jail card) Re-classify many “Non-restricted” and “Restricted” rifles and…

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List of Canada’s Federal Gun Laws and Regulations

[Newest Update: 23 February 2022] TheGunBlog.ca — Having and using guns in Canada is hyper-regulated by more than 24 federal laws and regulations, plus many more provincial and municipal restrictions. The List Below is the list of federal prohibitions and restrictions based mostly on the Firearms Act and Criminal Code. SOR = Statutory Orders and…

Trudeau Tells Blair to Pass New Laws for Mass Gun Confiscations

(Update Dec. 23: Adds mandate letter to Freeland.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially instructed Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair to pass new laws for mass gun confiscations against hunters, farmers, sport shooters and other safe and responsible firearm users. Update Dec. 23: He directed Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland to work…

Blair Tells iPolitics Confiscation Needs New Law, Two Years Away

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s plan to order mass rifle confiscations against hunters, farmers and sport shooters requires a new law and could take two years to set up, Bill Blair, the minister for firearm bans, told iPolitics. Why It Matters The timing and risks to pass new legislation raise optimism the gun-ban…

Gun Serial Numbers Aren’t ‘Personal Info,’ Court Says: Full Text

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Federal Court ordered the RCMP last month to publish the serial numbers of 468 SIG Sauer P226 pistols after concluding the release wouldn’t violate laws protecting personal privacy. Below is a copy of the full text of the Oct. 9 decision as published on the Ottawa-based Federal Court’s website. Significance The Federal…

Bill C-71 Is Now Law After Receiving Royal Assent, Will Ban Guns

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71 began coming into force today as the governing Liberal Party of Canada’s new law against hunters, farmers, sport shooters and gun shops, with mass gun bans. The bill faced some of the broadest and most active opposition of any legislative proposal since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in October 2015….

Bill C-71 Passes Final Vote in Senate as New Law to Ban Guns

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71 passed its third and final vote in the Canadian Senate today as the governing Liberal Party’s new law to criminalize hunters, farmers and sport shooters and take away more of their guns. Senators voted 55 in favour and 33 against at 5:34 p.m. in Ottawa with 2 abstentions. Pro-Liberal members supported…

Blair Sees Central Gun Storage Possible ‘In Some Jurisdictions’

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill Blair, the Canadian minister examining gun bans for hunters and sport shooters, said ending home firearm storage and requiring central storage may be possible “in some jurisdictions,” a hunting and fishing club reported last week after a video meeting with the minister. This marks at least the third time in less than…

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

(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…

Canada Plans New Gun-Marking System for Tracing to Owners

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…

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

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…

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

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. The Prime Minister’s Office directed questions by TheGunBlog.ca to the Ministry of Public…

Trudeau May Decide to Ban Handguns Next Month, Globe Reports

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.” A proposal to prohibit pistols and revolvers is under “serious…

Goodale to Consider New Handgun Laws, Canadian Press Reports

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. Global News shared The Canadian Press story. Reporter: Would you support a reclassification of handguns under federal legislation? Goodale: “That would require…

RCMP Rewrites Bill C-71 Website After Criticism

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. The federal police edited almost every line of its Bill C-71 web pages for individuals and businesses yesterday, according to the…

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

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. Bill C-71 could become law as early as next month….

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

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…

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

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?