RCMP Failed to Provide Guns, Training: Full Text of Court Ruling

The following is the full text of a Sept. 29 court ruling that found the RCMP guilty of failing to provide AR-15 rifles and training to its officers, three of whom were shot to death in June 2014 in Moncton, New Brunswick. CBC, which provided live updates of the trial, reported last week on the judge’s decision here.

The 64-page ruling was sent to TheGunBlog.ca by the court. The bold was in the original.

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Defence Is Counter-Ambush Since Attack Is a Surprise: Rob Pincus

No matter how much we think about personal defence and train our minds and bodies to respond to possible violence in daily life, we’ve got to remember that any attack will come as a surprise. Rob Pincus, who trains people to protect themselves with guns, suggests we think about defence as counter-ambush.

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How Long and How Much for a Gun Licence in Canada?

(Update May 4: Adds details from Jay in Nova Scotia. Thank you to everyone who shared their experience by e-mail and on Twitter.)

Fodollah (his username on Reddit) of Toronto got his gun licence this week after roughly four months and almost $500. Congratulations! TheGunBlog.ca asked him for details on timing and costs as a guide for the rest of us.

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RCMP Began to Train Shooting on the Move Last Year, Gazette Says

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Source: RCMP Gazette magazine. Photo Credit: Martin Racicot

People are often astonished that most police officers aren’t into shooting or guns, don’t train often with firearms and are lousy at marksmanship. But being armed and being skilled with your arm are completely different.

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