TheGunBlog.ca — The editors of Canada’s No. 2 newspaper by circulation called on the federal government to confiscate handguns from lawful sport shooters, even if it strips away their rights. The editors didn’t suggest seizing weapons from criminals.
(Update 23:40 Toronto time: Adds link to replay.)
TheGunBlog.ca — CBC radio’s Cross Country Checkup will ask Canadians about their views on gun bans on today’s show, after The Globe and Mail said this week the government plans to prohibit handguns. Here’s a link to the show website. Continue reading
TheGunBlog.ca — If you run a gun club, range, store or training, please read the article published today in University Affairs by a new shooter describing her first trip to a campus gun club (at the Calgary Shooting Centre). It’s informative and encouraging.
TheGunBlog.ca — Following is the third annual ranking of YouTube’s top gun channels by subscribers, growth, views and more.
TheGunBlog.ca — Tens of thousands of Canadian shooters get Calibre magazine mailed to them in a package that masks the naked firearms on its cover. For Pierre Plourde, the desire to hide is why the gun-rights movement is failing.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights said it’s working on a new show with Wild TV to introduce sport shooting to the channel’s estimated 2.4 million viewers across the country. I renewed my membership today after learning about the plan. (See more disclosures here.)
The Canadian Shooting Sports Association did a superb point-by-point takedown of a CBC video on gun laws packed with errors, misleading suggestions and possibly a wrongful confiscation by law-enforcement officers.
The Canadian Medical Association Journal released a study today showing that an average of one child and young adult was shot each day in Ontario between 2008 and 2012.
The following is some context based on what we know and what we don’t know. TheGunBlog.ca has requested an interview with the lead researcher.
Watching “Armed and Reasonable: How to Buy a Gun in Canada” by Vice is a breath of fresh air that is forcing me to ditch some assumptions.
I always braced myself for the worst when reading so-called “news” or watching so-called “documentaries” about guns and gun owners in Canada. Most of what I see in the popular media is a pile of lies, half-truths, illogic, ignorance, misrepresentation, exaggeration and spin to support the view that guns and gun owners are evil. (It’s perfectly OK to have that view, but please support it with facts and logic.)
“Armed and Reasonable” is different.
The ranking of the top 10 channels has remained unchanged since December, with FPSRussia, hickok45 and FullMag holding onto the first three spots.
This is an update to a previous post of the biggest and hottest gun channels.
I had a bit of fun analyzing YouTube data, based on DemolitionRanch’s Top YouTube Gun Channels…….ROAST video of June 9, 2014. (Yeah, it’s a good one!)
I included channels that didn’t make DemolitionRanch’s list, because today they rank highly on some criteria (e.g. Vickers Tactical, TWANGnBANG, Jordan Winkler (a.k.a. FX Hummel), TheYankeeMarshall). Many other channels exist, but these are the most popular ones that I know about.
I’m looking forward to watching “Up in Arms: How the Gun Lobby Is Changing Canada,” a new documentary that airs Sept. 23 on TVO.