Anti-Gunner Michael Bryant Now Heads Civil Liberties Association

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

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. met with Rogan today in Whitehorse, Yukon, to talk about guns, politics, and his monthly subscription-only newsletter, which he describes as the most-private way to buy and sell firearms in Canada.

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

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Nicolas Johnson, editor of, in Atlanta on 27 April 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 SHOT Show.

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

(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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Czech Republic to Change Law So Citizens Can Shoot Terrorists

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 Milan Chovanec.

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

Canadian Shooting Sports Association national police attack firearms communityThe 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. Firearms-rights associations said the move isn’t allowed under Canadian laws and regulations.

“Canada’s national police force has chosen to continue its unabated attack on our nation’s law-abiding firearms community,” the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) said July 22 on its website. “We are currently examining several options with our sister organizations and members of the industry, and we will need your participation.”

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Don’t Be a Turkey Expecting Good Times Forever

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(Source: The Black Swan, by Nicholas Nassim Taleb, from

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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