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.
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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.
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TheGunBlog.ca — An Ontario Superior Court found a man “not guilty” of murder this month for shooting someone who died moments later, allowing the accused’s claim of self-defence.
We look at the judge’s decision for insight into how courts analyze and interpret the legal defence of Self-Defence.
TheGunBlog.ca — Ontario’s Chief Firearms Office sent the following memo to the provincial Ministry of the Solicitor General, as the RCMP expanded its FRT every few days to confiscate more guns.
Chantal Trahan, the CFO’s manager of firearm licensing and transfers, provides additional context.
TheGunBlog.ca — Brian McRae, who oversees municipal hunting and fishing issues for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, comments in an interview below on municipal firearm by-laws.
TheGunBlog.ca — The town council of Huntsville, Ontario, is preparing a by-law to restrict gun users beyond what’s in federal and provincial prohibitions. Brian McRae, who oversees municipal hunting and fishing issues for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, comments below. The OFAH is one of Canada’s biggest associations of firearm users. Details The…
TheGunBlog.ca — Chantal Trahan, the manager of licensing and transfers for the Ontario Chief Firearms Office, comments on firearm transfers, as well as on the May 1 federal confiscation order, and Authorizations To Transport firearms.
TheGunBlog.ca — The Ontario Chief Firearms Office comments below on its COVID-19 response relating to gun licensing, safety courses and target ranges. Chantal Trahan, the CFO’s Manager of Licensing and Transfers, made the comments yesterday in response to questions from TheGunBlog.ca. The Firearm Safety Education Service of . . . This content is for subscribing…
TheGunBlog.ca — The Ontario government said Chief Firearms Officer Dwight Peer will stay in the role until his successor is named, even after the Ontario Provincial Police promoted him last month to a new rank with new command duties. Ministry Comment “Chief Superintendent Peer remains in the role . . . This content is for…
TheGunBlog.ca — The Ontario government will name a new Chief Firearms Officer as Dwight Peer, the current chief provincial regulator, leaves the post following a promotion.
TheGunBlog.ca — Ontario Chief Firearms Officer Dwight Peer, who oversees approvals and inspections of the province’s almost 300 target ranges, discusses new visits to clubs and ranges during shooting days and live-fire events. The drop-ins began at a handful of clubs this year and are different from formal inspections when ranges are closed. The CFO…
TheGunBlog.ca — Dwight Peer, the Chief Firearms Officer for Ontario, comments below on the Canada-wide surge in buying AR-15 target rifles in May and June, gun-owner licensing, and related topics. Peer spoke with TheGunBlog.ca on July 4 at his office in Orillia, about 130 km north of Toronto. Ontario Chief Firearms Officer Dwight Peer…
TheGunBlog.ca — Ontario Premier Doug Ford today became the first political leader in Canada to oppose Toronto City Council’s moves to confiscate guns from lawful, licensed, legitimate gun owners. Separately, a spokesperson for the mayor said the city’s “expectation” is that confiscating firearms from sport shooters will make the sale of ammunition to murderers “moot.”…
TheGunBlog.ca — Doug Ford, the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party leader running for election on June 7, aims to keep illegal guns away from criminals and believes lawful gun owners aren’t a problem.
Ontario plans to train 35 to 40 new firearms-safety instructors this year and next out of hundreds of potential applicants, as the province seeks to balance the availability of teachers with demand by students wanting to own guns.
The organization that stamps Canadian Firearms Safety Course exams in Ontario said half the tests passed in July and August weren’t processed because of an office mistake, blocking hundreds of people from applying for their gun licences. (See update below.)
Here’s something to remember as we elect the next government of Canada: the Ontario Liberal Party wants to ban firearms.