Self-Defence: Highlights From Ontario Court Acquittal in Fatal Shooting

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.


Ontario CFO Comments on June Memo to Provincial Ministry After FRT Changes

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.

Huntsville, Ontario, Plans Firearm By-Law; OFAH’s McRae Responds

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…


Ontario CFO’s Chantal Trahan Comments on COVID-19 Response

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…


Ontario CFO Peer to Remain After Promotion Until Successor Named

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…

Ontario CFO Peer Discusses New Visits During Club Shooting Days

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…

Ontario CFO Comments on AR-15 Buying Surge, Gun Licensing

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…

Ontario’s Ford Rejects Gun Ban as Toronto Expects Confiscation

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.”…