Editors of Canada’s No. 2 Paper Urge Seizure of PAL Holder Guns

14 Aug 2018 — 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.

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CBC Radio Cross Country Checkup on July 29: Gun Ban

29 Jul 2018

(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.

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New Shooter Visits Campus Gun Club for University Affairs

31 Jan 2018 — 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.

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Top Guns of YouTube: Rankings by Subscribers, Views and Growth

1 Jan 2018 — Following is the third annual ranking of YouTube’s top gun channels by subscribers, growth, views and more.

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Real Shooters Don’t Hide Their Gun Porn

17 Dec 2017 — 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.

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CCFR Plans New Sport-Shooting Show on Wild TV

8 Dec 2017 — 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.)

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The Bigger Story of CBC’s Video Recall Is What It Shows About Us

13 Apr 2017

The bigger story of what happened this week, beyond the micro-victory of getting the CBC to remove and fix a short video on Canada’s gun laws, is the display of power by grassroots, decentralized, uncoordinated, independent, networked actors.

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CBC Briefly Pulls ‘Guns in Canada 101’ Video to Fix a Few Errors

13 Apr 2017

The CBC temporarily removed its video on “Guns in Canada 101” to correct a few errors following a complaint to the ombudsman, after shooters, gun-rights groups and media criticized the clip and the company for the inaccuracies and misrepresentations.

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Gary Mauser Officially Starts ‘Justice for Gun Owners’ Blog

11 Apr 2017

Gary Mauser, one of Canada’s leading academics on firearms, inaugurated his new website today, Justice for Gun Owners: Fighting for Sensible Canadian Gun Laws.

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

10 Apr 2017

(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.

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

28 Mar 2017

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.)

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

27 Mar 2017

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.

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

14 Dec 2016

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…

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Top YouTube Gun Channels: DemolitionRanch Surges

3 Jul 2016

DemolitionRanch attracted subscribers faster than any other major YouTube gun channel in the first six months of this year, while James Yeager added more videos than any of his peers in that period. The ranking of the top 10 channels has remained unchanged since December, with FPSRussia, hickok45 and FullMag holding onto the first three spots. This…

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Top YouTube Gun Channels: From FPSRussia, hickok45 to tnoutdoors9

31 Dec 2015

FPSRussia dominates the world of gun videos on YouTube, DemolitionRanch is attracting subscribers faster than any of his peers and TAOFLEDERMAUS has the “stickiest” followers. 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…

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‘Up In Arms’: Better Than We Feared

24 Sep 2015

The film “Up In Arms: How the Gun Lobby Is Changing Canada” premiered last night on TVO, and early responses by firearm enthusiasts suggest we’re relieved.

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‘Up in Arms: How the Gun Lobby Is Changing Canada,’ a New Documentary

31 Aug 2015

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.

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