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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?

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

Update: See how this article contributed to change: RCMP Undermined Parliament on Bill C-71, House Speaker Says RCMP Rewrites Bill C-71 Website After Criticism — 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. The Royal Canadian Mounted…

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

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….

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

(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…

New Gun Law: More Bans, More Police Powers, More Paperwork

(Update 20 March 2019: Visit our Bill C-71 page for the latest info and The Bill C-71 Book.) 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…

Government to Present New Anti-Gun Law Tomorrow

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government will present its new law to limit gun rights tomorrow in parliament, and the minister of public safety will hold briefings for media in Ottawa. The specifics of the legislation will be disclosed then. Media reports over the past week have outlined several proposals expected in the bill, which spokespeople for…