Politics

Conservatives Draft Memo With Key Messages on Liberal Gun Policy

31 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Conservative Party of Canada, the only federal political party standing up for gun owners, prepared the following memo of issues and messages to oppose the governing Liberal Party’s plans to further restrict farmers, hunters and sport shooters. (Version française suit.) The document was sent to TheGunBlog.ca today by e-mail from someone close…

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How to Pick a City Councillor in 15 Minutes to Avoid a Gun Ban

21 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Residents of Ontario, home to more than one-fourth of Canada’s registered gun owners, vote Oct. 22 for their mayors, municipal councillors and school-board trustees. Here’s a quick and dirty guide to avoid electing a gun grabber if you have to make a quick decision and have zero clue about the candidates.

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Moe Says No: Saskatchewan Premier Joins Opposition to Gun Bans

15 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe rejected the new gun bans being considered by the Canadian government, joining the premier of Ontario, police leaders and individual gun owners across the country in opposing the measures. Members of parliament from the ruling Liberal Party themselves are divided on federal firearm policy aimed at millions of licensed hunters…

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Goldy Says She’ll Stand With Gun Owners If Elected Toronto Mayor

13 Sep 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Faith Goldy said she will stand with the 100,000 federally licensed firearm owners in Toronto if elected mayor in next month’s election, opposing the gun bans sought by her two top challengers and Canada’s second-biggest daily newspaper.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory Leads Vote to Ban Sale of Handguns, Ammo

24 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Mayor John Tory led a landslide vote by municipal council today to ban the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition in Canada’s largest city, two days after police used their loaded pistols to stop a murderer on Danforth Avenue.

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Toronto City Councillor Files Motion to Ban Handgun, Ammo Sales

24 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Toronto Councillor Joe Cressy filed a motion today asking the governments of Canada and Ontario to ban selling handguns and handgun ammunition in the country’s largest city, home to 100,000 licensed firearm owners and more than 5,000 police.

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Goodale to Oversee Firearms Act, Bill C-71 After Cabinet Changes

18 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale will continue to oversee gun-owner licensing and firearm registration, including Bill C-71, after today’s ministerial changes, the prime minister’s office said.

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Shooters’ Groups Target MPs, Senators on Bill C-71: Hill Times

16 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s largest shooters’ rights groups and the Conservative Party are continuing to urge voters and parliamentarians to oppose Bill C-71, the Hill Times reported today, citing the organizations.

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Scheer Would ‘Not Target Law-Abiding Gun Owners,’ He Tells CP24

9 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Andrew Scheer, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, told CP24 television he wouldn’t target law-abiding gun owners to stop violent criminals if he were prime minister, differing from the Liberal government’s Bill C-71.

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Bill C-71 Consultations Table Lists People Who Weren’t Consulted

10 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government’s list of who it consulted on Bill C-71, a proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict lawful hunters and sport shooters, includes people who say they weren’t consulted, as well as the government’s public-relations advisors.

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Doug Ford Says ‘Law-Abiding Gun Owners Are Not the Problem’

4 Jun 2018

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.

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Bill C-71 Briefs to House of Commons SECU Panel Rise to Record

4 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian House of Commons committee reviewing Bill C-71 has received more reports on the proposed law to ban more guns and further restrict federally licensed hunters, farmers and sport shooters than on any other draft legislation.

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Bill C-71 Goes Back to House of Commons June 7, SECU Chair Says

9 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Bill C-71, the Canadian government’s draft law to make it tougher for federally licensed gun owners to buy, own and use firearms, will return to the House of Commons on June 7, said the head of a parliamentary committee reviewing the text.

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Trudeau Tweet on PALs Isn’t Totally False, Just Totally Wrong

21 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drew a flood of criticism after saying on Twitter that you can legally buy a gun without showing your firearm licence. But Trudeau is correct. Sort of.

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Scheer Upholds Gun Policies Against Paulson Critique, Globe Says

12 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Andrew Scheer, the head of Canada’s Conservative Party, stands by the gun policies he outlined last year, one of which the former RCMP chief called “nonsense” in the face of a “rabid” gun lobby, The Globe and Mail reported today.

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New Gun Law ‘Scaring’ Rural Liberal Politicians, Hill Times Says

12 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca —The Canadian Liberal government’s pending law to further limit gun rights is “scaring the hell out of the party caucus,” especially politicians in rural areas, the Hill Times reported today, citing members of parliament.

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Anti-Gun Laws Would Help Liberals Win Election, PR Advisor Says

11 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — One of the world’s largest public-relations companies said the Liberal Party of Canada should further slash firearm rights to win re-election next year, calling gun control an “untapped opportunity.”

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Oops: Liberals Show Gang Crime Surging Since They Took Power

7 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Gang murder is heavy, so this is light: Canada’s Liberal-led government shared a series of charts today showing that gang killings and “gun homicides” have surged since the party took office at the end of 2015. That wasn’t their intent.

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Anti-Gun Law Delayed Until Spring, Saskatoon Star Phoenix Says

26 Jan 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Canadian government delayed a new law adding paperwork and restrictions on shooters and gun stores until the spring, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix newspaper reported, citing Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale.

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Anti-Gunner Michael Bryant Now Heads Civil Liberties Association

11 Jan 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canadian gun owners know that “Prohibited” doesn’t mean “prohibited,” since the law classifies some firearms as “Prohibited” even though they are legal. As of today we also know that “Civil Liberties” doesn’t mean “civil liberties,” since the Canadian Civil Liberties Association hired one of the country’s most radical and vocal opponents of liberties for gun…

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