Can a government ‘buyback’ get these guns out of Canadians’ hands? Why some owners say they’re not selling
March 28, 2021
“It seems a certainty that despite Minister Blair’s ‘fair market value’ assurances, the government will offer pennies on the dollar and try to strong-arm these Canadians into accepting inadequate compensation,” says Tony Bernardo, executive director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association.
White House confirms Biden will sign executive order on gun control in wake of Boulder shooting
MARCH 26, 2021
The White House confirmed Friday that the president will soon sign an executive order on gun control.
“We are looking at what kind of authority I have relative to imported weapons as well as whether or not I have any authority to … these new weapons that are being made by 3D equipment that aren’t registered as guns at all. There may be some latitude there too.”
Gun control? Evidence says, “Meh”
MARCH 25, 2021
Leah Libresco isn’t goofy. In fact, she did something quite remarkable: She weighed the evidence and changed her mind. Libresco, along with her fellow journalists at FiveThirtyEight, analyzed gun deaths in the United States (roughly, 33,000), evaluated peer-reviewed research, and published an interactive, narrative-based visualization. Suffice to say, Libresco and her merry band of data dweebs did more than just Google it.
Opponents of gun control bill are denouncing Trudeau and no longer want him at Polytechnique commemorations
March 18, 2021
“It could be exactly the same with the same kind of weapon with the same kind of magazine,” she said. “So we wanted to say to Justin Trudeau, that he will not be welcome for us anymore at those commemoration days and we won’t smile with him. We won’t take pictures with him. We won’t salute him because he doesn’t deserve to be with us on those days.”
MATT GURNEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwc7z25N82kprohib
Oh, the delicious irony of Canada’s virtue signaling Prime Minister being banned from events dedicated to virtue signaling.
Indoor shooting range misses mark with Barrie councillors
March 8, 2021
A motion to direct city staff to work with Gun Linx, the Chief Firearms Office of Ontario and Barrie city police to identify applicable regulations, and potential amendments to city bylaws, that would be required to provide an exemption to allow for an indoor gun range at 342 King St., as well as implications of the proposed gun range, and provide notification of this proposal to King Street commercial properties to allow feedback, and report back to councillors, was defeated Monday night.
New measures to curb gun violence will help police: MLA
March 8, 2021
The Firearm Violence Prevention Act (Bill 4) introduced in the B.C. Legislature late last week takes aim at reducing options to buy, transport or possess real and imitation firearms in the province.
[CA] No, it won’t. See “BC’s Bill 4, Firearm Violence Prevention Act Makes Illegal Guns ‘Even More Illegal’” at https://christopherdiarmani.com/17602/politics-2/political-antics/bcs-bill-4-firearm-violence-prevention-act-makes-illegal-guns-even-more-illegal/
BC Bill 4: New measures to curb gun violence
March 3, 2021
Gang members will have fewer options to buy, transport or possess real and imitation firearms under new legislation devised to make British Columbia’s streets safer.
“At the same time, we recognize most firearm owners in BC are law abiding. As such, these changes should have little to no impact on them.”
RELATED: BC’s Bill 4, Firearm Violence Prevention Act Makes Illegal Guns ‘Even More Illegal’
MP Shannon Stubbs brilliantly sets Public Safety Minister Bill Blair straight after he tells 10 lies about Erin O’Toole and the Conservative Party’s position on firearms.
Recommended viewing for anyone interested in Canada’s firearm laws and the steps the current Liberal government are taking to destroy an entire segment of the Canadian economy while ignoring the real and present threat to public safety – criminals armed with illegal firearms.
Did the RCMP Registration Nullification Letter that arrived last summer after SOR/2020-96 was proclaimed reference firearms you no longer own?
I was recently approached by a married couple who own formerly Restricted class rifles now Prohibited by the May 1st Order in Council SOR/2020-96.
The wife’s newly Prohibited rifles were listed correctly, but the husband’s list contained a rifle he no longer owned. Fortunately, he has all the transfer references from the sale to prove he no longer owns the rifle.
They’re wondering how many other people were sent letters listing firearms you no longer own.
If your letter from the RCMP contains firearms you do not own, please contact Christopher di Armani through this link: https://dennisryoung.ca/contact/
Mayor will push for handgun, assault rifle ban for Winnipeg
Feb 17, 2021
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says he’ll push for a handgun ban in Winnipeg if new federal gun control measures are passed. The legislation empowers cities to ban handguns if they choose, while provinces hold veto power over potential municipal gun bans.
Police chiefs won’t back Trudeau handgun ban
February 19, 2021
The Canadian Association of Police Chiefs says they will not support Justin Trudeau’s proposal to allow cities to ban handguns. The head of the organization, Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer, said current firearms legislation are already strong enough.
“In every single case there are already offences for that. They’re already breaking the law and the criminal law in Canada addresses all of those circumstances. The firearms laws in Canada are actually very good right now. They’re very strict.”
One researcher asked where to find the numbers of licensed firearm owners.
The best source for these numbers that I’m aware of is the annual Commissioner of Firearms Report published by the RCMP.
Annual Reports for 2015-2019 from the RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms are available in HTML format on the RCMP’s website: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/firearms-reports
PDF versions of the RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report for 2006 thru 2019 are available here: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.506252/publication.html
PDF versions of the Commissioner of Firearms Report for 2003 thru 2005 available here: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.507769/publication.html
You may also download any or all of these annual reports in PDF format using the direct links below:
- 2003 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2004 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2005 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2006 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2007 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2008 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2009 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2010 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2011 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2012 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2013 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2014 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2015 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2016 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2017 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2018 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2019 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2020 – coming soon
Trudeau government poised to introduce new gun-control legislation
The long-promised bill would flesh out last spring’s ban of many firearms, propose stricter storage provisions and target gun smuggling. The bill is expected to propose a program to buy back these firearms at fair market value, but allow owners to keep them with strict conditions.
Teen girl shot in head at same North York building where 12-year-old slain
A teenage girl is in hospital with critical injuries following an overnight shooting at a North York apartment building – the same location of a brazen shooting that killed a young boy three months ago.
On Nov. 7, 2020, 12-year-old Dante Andreatta Marroquin and his mom were walking on the west side of Jane Street after grocery shopping when he was struck in the neck by a stray bullet that came from the parking lot of 25 Stong Court.