NFA Buys Full-Page Ad in The Hill Times to Tell MPs: ‘We Vote’ — Canada’s National Firearms Association bought a full-page ad in today’s edition of The Hill Times newspaper, as the House of Commons starts up and the governing Liberal Party outlines its priorities. The minimalist, mostly black design is dominated by a simple message for the 338 members of parliament who are hired and fired…

Week in Review: Matt Gurney, Globe and Mail, Liberals, Doctors

Highlights of the Week: April 1 – 7 Following are some of the highlights of the past week affecting Canadian gun owners and shooters as the government prepares new prohibitions and confiscations. Friendly Gun Owners ‘Want Their Rights Respected,’ Conservative MP Candice Bergen Says Matt Gurney of the National Post criticized an editorial in the…

CBC ‘Year of the Gun’ Film Continues One-Sided Firearm Coverage — CBC, Canada’s state broadcaster, will show “Year of the Gun” tomorrow as a new film about individuals and gangs who shoot people illegally and their victims, the latest in a string of programs presenting firearms only as tools of crime. The media company updated articles promoting the point-of-view documentary following this story. Summary…


CBC Radio Cross Country Checkup on July 29: Gun Ban

(Update 23:40 Toronto time: Adds link to replay.) — 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. This content is for subscribing members. Please sign in…

CSSA Does Point-by-Point Takedown of Misleading CBC Gun Video

(Update: CBC temporarily removed the video on April 12 after a complaint to its ombudsman. Christopher di Armani saw that as a victory for shooters. I agree and develop that theme 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.

Q&A With ‘Firearm Injuries in Youth’ Researcher Natasha Saunders

The following is an interview with Natasha Saunders, the lead researcher and author of a study published yesterday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, “Risk of firearm injuries among children and youth of immigrant families.” (See’s First Take on the study.)


First Take: Inside Today’s Study of ‘Firearm Injuries’ in Youth

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. has requested an interview with the lead researcher.

Watch ‘Armed and Reasonable: How to Buy a Gun in Canada’ by Vice

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…