Over 100 MPs, Senators and Staff Shoot at CSSA-Led Range Day

9 Jun 2017

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.

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Conservative Party Asks NFA to Delete Data After Complaints

8 Jun 2017

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.

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Andrew Scheer, Maxime Bernier, Guns and Politics: Reflections

28 May 2017

Andrew Scheer wasn’t my first choice to lead the Conservative Party of Canada, until party members elected him last night. Now, Scheer is my guy and I want him to be prime minister. Following are some thoughts on what just happened and what comes next.

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Andrew Scheer on Guns: Recap of New Conservative Leader’s Policy

27 May 2017

Andrew Scheer was elected leader of the Conservative Party of Canada today, (hopefully!) putting him on course to become the next prime minister. His proposed gun policy is reproduced below.

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Kevin O’Leary Changed His Opinion of AR-15, CSSA Reports

18 Mar 2017

Kevin O’Leary changed his opinion of the AR-15 after having angered many shooters last year when he said that automatic versions of the popular rifle were used only to kill and should be banned.

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Yes, Maxime Bernier Did Say He’d Replace Canada Firearms Act

16 Mar 2017

Maxime Bernier, the leading candidate running to head the Conservative Party of Canada, proposed replacing the convoluted and unjust Firearms Act a month ago if he wins the vote and is (hopefully!) elected prime minister.

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Erin O’Toole Pledges to Scrap Canada Firearms Act if Elected PM

12 Mar 2017

Erin O’Toole deepened his commitment to Canada’s millions of shooters today, pledging to scrap the country’s complex and restrictive Firearms Act if he wins the vote to lead the Conservative Party and is elected Prime Minister.

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Maxime Bernier to Change Gun Classifications, Remove Mag Limits

14 Feb 2017

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. Highlights 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…

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Goodale Names Judge, Olympian and Anti-Gun Activist as Advisors

10 Feb 2017

Canadian Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale named a retired Supreme Court judge, an Olympic shooter and an anti-gun activist to advise him on firearms laws and policies, suggesting he wants a diversity of views.

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Gun Snippets From Conservative Leadership Debate in Halifax

5 Feb 2017

The following are snippets related to guns from the Conservative Party of Canada leadership “debate” (more of a Q&A) in Halifax on Feb. 4.

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Kevin O’Leary Gets So Much Wrong About Guns

27 Dec 2016

Kevin O’Leary, considering a run for leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and then possibly prime minister, gets so much wrong about guns.

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

8 Dec 2016

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 TheGunBlog.ca. (See below…

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Gun Policies of Conservative Party Leadership Candidates (2)

4 Dec 2016

(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.) TheGunBlog.ca is compiling the policies and statements of candidates running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada related to the freedoms…

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Gun Policies of Conservative Party Leadership Candidates (1)

3 Dec 2016

This is a collection of policies and statements by candidates running for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada about the legal possession and use of firearms, as well as the party’s own policy. Party members are scheduled to elect the next leader in May 2017. Each candidate’s comments were copied from their websites. Updates will be published as…

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Liberal Party Platform Shows Ignorance About Gun Laws

5 Oct 2015

The Liberal Party’s election platform, released today, shows ignorance about Canada’s gun laws.

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Liberals, NDP Seek Gun Bans, CSSA Says, So Vote Conservative

31 Jul 2015

Canada’s Liberal Party and New Democratic Party support gun bans and other restrictions on firearm users, the Canadian Shooting Sports Association said, leaving the Conservative Party as the best option for gun owners in this year’s federal election.

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