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 and sport shooters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ontario PC Party Leader Doug Ford. Source: FordNationLive.ca
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Michael Bryant, Executive Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Source: ccla.org
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 owners as its chief executive.
More than 100 members of parliament, senators and their staff went shooting this week at an annual range day organized by the Canadian Shooting Sports Association in what the group said is one of the largest non-partisan events on Parliament Hill.
The Conservative Party of Canada asked the National Firearms Association to stop using and delete data that were wrongfully obtained and used, after party members complained of unsolicited requests from the shooters’ rights group.