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. That wasn’t their intent.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Kevin O’Leary, considering a run for leader of Canada’s Conservative Party and then possibly prime minister, gets so much wrong about guns.
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…