TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP said it has “no backlog” processing PAL applications after clearing months of delays related to Covid-19.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Ontario CFO’s office said it hasn’t made any recent changes in policy or guidance on issuing “Restricted” PALs, amid speculation from across Canada that new measures are in place.
– Canada Gun Licences Rise to Record in 2022, Defying Liberal Attacks
– Liberals Aim to Expand Rifle and Shotgun Confiscations After Withdrawing Amendments From Bill C-21
– NDP Names Peter Julian as New Public Safety Critic, Replacing Alistair MacGregor
TheGunBlog.ca — The number of Canadians with a gun licence rose to a record in 2022, defying the governing Liberal Party’s increased attacks on firearm users.
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP said today it redesigned the gun-licence cards for Canada’s 2.2 million government-approved firearm users, introducing a new look with stronger security.
TheGunBlog.ca — The number of Canadians with a government-issued gun licence rose 1.8% in 2021 to a year-end record, as firearm ownership for protection, sport, collecting and other activities continues to gain in popularity.
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP, which controls personal gun ownership in Canada, said it has a four-month delay processing new firearm licences, in line with the backlog a year ago over slowdowns related to Covid-19.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Firearms Safety Education Service of Ontario (FSESO), which groups the province’s 300+ gun-licence instructors, has a superb new website: good looks, good info, runs fast.
TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP provided the following data at 31 December 2020:
– Number of individuals with a firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL)
– Number of individuals with at least one gun registered with the RCMP
– Number of firearms registered with the RCMP
– Table of firearm registrations by type of firearm
TheGunBlog.ca — The number of Canadians with a federal gun licence fell last year for the first time in a decade, as shutdowns to stop Covid-19 prevented people from applying for a permit. This year is on course for a new drop.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Firearms Safety Course student handbook set its second annual record as the top download at the Government of Canada Publications website.
– Bill C-71 to take effect over the next year
– New “Firearms Buyback Secretariat”
– RCMP prints 10,000 PAL cards per week
– May 2020 memo on CCFR’s planned court challenge
– And more
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s Bill C-21 against licensed firearm owners will invent new rules for the thickness and locks of our handgun safes and let cities and towns require mandatory gun insurance, Minister Bill Blair said today.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which administers private gun ownership, said it’s working to expand and improve online services through its Canadian Firearms Program 2.0.
TheGunBlog.ca — Q&A with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Canadian Firearms Program on its backlog processing applications for gun licences, and how it’s responding.
Highlights This Week
– Liberals Cancel Invitation to Bid for Mass Gun Confiscations
– NFA Is Funding Parker Case in Federal Court to Stop Confiscations
– Alberta Says Hunting Generates Almost $600 Million Per Year
– Liberals Extend Newly Expired Gun Licences to End of Year
– Trudeau No Longer Owns Guns, The Hill Times Reports
– ‘Ping-Pong’ Gun Politics Continue to Divide Voters, as O’Toole Courts GTA Seats
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Highlights This Week
– RCMP Resumes Processing Gun-Licence Applications, Cards
– Liberal Party Continues Disinformation Campaign on Gun Confiscations
– John Hipwell Sues Liberals, RCMP to Stop Gun Confiscations
– Police Could Charge May 1 Gun Buyers and Sellers: CSAAA Tweet
– News Bullets From Other Media/Sources
TheGunBlog.ca — The number of Canadians with a federal gun licence rose for the 10th straight year in 2019 to a new record, driven by demand for firearms for sport and collecting to home safety and hunting. Why It Matters The number of licence holders is the best indicator we have of: private gun ownership…
TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Canadian Firearms Program, which controls private gun ownership, said it’s experiencing “significant impacts” to licensing from the COVID-19 crisis. Highlights New PALs on hold PAL cards on hold PAL renewals online only, not by mail The following is reprinted from the RCMP website with a date stamp of…
TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which controls private gun ownership, said it’s “working hard” through the COVID-19 crisis to process firearm licences, while facing delays. Caroline Duval, a spokeswoman for the regulator in Ottawa, commented by e-mail today in response to questions from TheGunBlog.ca. Q&A With the RCMP on Licensing, Work During COVID-19…