Anti-Gunner Michael Bryant Now Heads Civil Liberties Association

Michael Bryant Canadian Civil Liberties Association guns firearms

Michael Bryant, Executive Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Source: — 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 owners as its chief executive.

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Maxime Bernier to Change Gun Classifications, Remove Mag Limits

Maxime Bernier, the leading candidate to head the Conservative Party of Canada and then possibly (hopefully!) become prime minister, outlined his poposed firearms policy in an e-mail today. It’s reprinted below.


  • simplify gun-classification system
  • require changes in gun classification go through parliament, not police
  • remove restrictions on magazine capacity
  • lengthen validity of gun licences to 10 years from 5 years
  • increase availability of firearms-safety courses
  • compensate gun owners for loss of property under Firearms Act

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Government Says Gun Owners Shouldn’t Face ‘Unfair Treatment’

It sounds like the Canadian government is offering gun owners a glimmer of hope.

“The government believes in balanced, effective gun control that prioritizes public safety while ensuring law-abiding firearms owners do not face unfair treatment,” a spokesman for Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said today in an e-mailed response to questions by (See below for full transcript.)

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Gun Policies of Conservative Party Leadership Candidates (2)

(Update 27 May 2017: Andrew Scheer was elected party leader today. See highlights of his gun policies here.)

(New in this update: Chris Alexander, Maxime Bernier, Kellie Lietch, Erin O’Toole, Andrew Scheer, Brad Trost.) is compiling the policies and statements of candidates running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada related to the freedoms and rights of firearms users and owners. The party’s own policy is at the bottom. Party members are scheduled to elect the next leader in May 2017.

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