CCFR Latest Video: ‘Register Your Car, Why Not Your Gun!’

17 Jan 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The latest video by the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights tackles a simple question that gets asked often: We register our cars with the government, so why not register our guns?

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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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Poll: If Your City Banned Guns, Would You Leave?

3 Dec 2017

TheGunBlog.ca — More than two-thirds of Canadians want to ban guns in cities, The Canadian Press reported today, citing the results of a poll it ordered. How about you? Take the poll below by TheGunBlog.ca.

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‘Guns Are a Symbol of Freedom’: Q&A With Paul Rogan in Yukon

2 Sep 2017

Paul Rogan, the founding editor of Canadian Access to Firearms, wasn’t always a libertarian thinker and activist. The 75-year-old campaigned for the socialists as a young adult in the 1960s in his homeland of France, before discovering the writings of Ayn Rand and experiencing a political conversion. TheGunBlog.ca met with Rogan today in Whitehorse, Yukon, to…

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Owning Guns Is a Privilege, Government’s Crime Policy Unit Says

31 May 2017

The Canadian government reminded gun owners today via its Criminal Law Policy Section that it regards the acquisition and possession of firearms as a privilege, not a right.

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Hoplotheists Need a Religious Exemption From the Firearms Act

26 May 2017

Canada accommodates people of all religions, except Hoplotheists1, members of the Church of Pew-Pewphilia. Read the main tenets of Hoplotheism below, then take the poll.

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NRA Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Day One: The NRA Store

27 Apr 2017

I arrived in Atlanta today for the annual meeting of the U.S. National Rifle Association, which describes itself as “America’s longest-standing civil rights organization.” As far as I’m aware, the group’s more than 5 million members make it the biggest shooter’s rights association in the world. Some 80,000 people are expected at this year’s gathering, more than…

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Owning a Gun Doesn’t Make You a Criminal, By Steve Barta

20 Apr 2017

The following was written by Steve Barta in December 2015 after a shooting massacre in San Bernardino, California, and tweeted to the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights. The CCFR replied today, just as news was breaking of a shooting attack against police officers in Paris. Timeless relevance?

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Gun Owners and the Charter of Rights After 35 Years: Some Links

17 Apr 2017

Today is the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The document’s legal and political significance and symbolism are as important as they are controversial for all Canadians, especially those of us who buy, sell, own, use or work with guns.

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Gary Mauser Officially Starts ‘Justice for Gun Owners’ Blog

11 Apr 2017

Gary Mauser, one of Canada’s leading academics on firearms, inaugurated his new website today, Justice for Gun Owners: Fighting for Sensible Canadian Gun Laws.

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CSSA Does Point-by-Point Takedown of Misleading CBC Gun Video

10 Apr 2017

(Update: CBC temporarily removed the video on April 12 after a complaint to its ombudsman. Christopher di Armani saw that as a victory for shooters. I agree and develop that theme here.) The Canadian Shooting Sports Association did a superb point-by-point takedown of a CBC video on gun laws packed with errors, misleading suggestions and possibly a wrongful confiscation by law-enforcement officers.

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CCFR to Spend $120,000 on ‘Unprecedented’ Gun-Rights Campaign

10 Mar 2017

The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights said it’s spending $120,000 through June on an “unprecedented” campaign to advance the rights of shooters as the government prepares more restrictive laws.

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No Selfies With Guns, Halifax Police Say. You Know What We Say?

9 Jan 2017

Police in Nova Scotia have invented a new crime: posting photos of yourself with guns or anything that looks like a gun.

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Czech Republic to Change Law So Citizens Can Shoot Terrorists

3 Jan 2017

Canadian governments have tended to disarm law-abiding people and restrict or ban firearms, leaving us defenceless or gravely disadvantaged if attacked. Other countries want to help their citizens protect themselves and each other. The Czech Republic plans a constitutional amendment this year to allow gun-carrying civilians to shoot terrorists, RT and Radio Prague reported today, citing Interior Minister…

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RCMP Ban on 10/22 Magazines Unconstitutional, CSSA Lawyer Says

28 Jul 2016

The RCMP’s ban on Ruger 10/22 magazines capable of holding more than 10 cartridges is unconstitutional, the lawyer for the Canadian Shooting Sports Association said, urging owners, importers and sellers of the products to join a legal defence.

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RCMP Attack on Ruger 10/22 Owners Unites Gun-Rights Groups

24 Jul 2016

The RCMP’s attack on owners of the popular Ruger 10/22 small-calibre rifle is prompting Canadian gun-rights groups to unite in opposition. The RCMP plans to reclassify 10/22 magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of the .22 LR cartridge as “prohibited devices,” Calibre Magazine said July 18, potentially leading to criminal charges for anyone who owns, transports or sells them.…

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Don’t Be a Turkey Expecting Good Times Forever

26 Nov 2015

Today’s celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. reminds me of two things: I am thankful for my life, and I want to avoid being a turkey who expects the good times to last forever. The “turkey problem” was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.

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Paris Attacks Show How Gun Laws Get People Killed

13 Nov 2015

Tonight’s attacks that resulted in more than 120 deaths around Paris show how restrictive gun laws get people killed.

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Trudeau Officially Begins Attack on Gun Owners

13 Nov 2015

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau officially began his attack on gun owners today, following through on promises made to win the Oct. 19 election.

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Reminder: Ontario Liberals Want to Ban Firearms

11 Oct 2015

Here’s something to remember as we elect the next government of Canada: the Ontario Liberal Party wants to ban firearms.

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