Q&A With Nicolas Johnson of TheGunBlog.ca, originally published in Canadian Access To Firearms (CATF).
TheGunBlog.ca — Watch our video conversation with Daniel Fritter, the founder and publisher of Calibre, which calls itself Canada’s firearms magazine.
TheGunBlog.ca — Watch our interview with Donovan Dewis, the publisher of Canadian Access To Firearms (CATF).
TheGunBlog.ca — “The Gun Chase” by CityTV is a factual and informative video documentary about Toronto’s illegal gun trade. It’s part of a mass-media landscape that mostly portrays firearms and their users in a bad light.
Here’s our quick analysis of last night’s show.
TheGunBlog.ca — 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…
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…
TheGunBlog.ca — 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…
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. This content is for subscribing members. Please sign in…
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 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.
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.
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.
(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.
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 TheGunBlog.ca’s First Take on the study.)
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…