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After Trudeau’s Gun Ban: A Primer for
Unwitting and Uninformed Advocates 
(Unintended Consequences, Part 2)

A shocking number of Canadians believe guns should be banned from licensed owners. They mistakenly believe taking guns away from honest, RCMP-vetted citizens will magically stop criminals and the gang violence that the evil shower upon our communities.

Let’s assume, for the sake of this commentary, such an approach could actually work. What does the path to confiscating 250,000 “Restricted” and “Non-Restricted” firearms look like?

Step 1: Legislation

The government can ban most guns immediately through the undemocratic Order-In-Council process, but the Liberals have, so far at least, refused to go this route. Instead, they have opted for the legislative route to reclassify and ban firearms they don't like.

As Bill C-71 has demonstrated, the process to draft, introduce and pass new legislation will take at least a year, and more likely two.

Step 2: Registration Certificate Revocation

While this new legislation winds its way through the House of Commons and the Senate, the government will revoke the registration certificates for all “Restricted” class firearms included in its proposed ban.

The RCMP’s Canadian Firearms Centre will then revoke all those registration certificates and notify federally-licensed, RCMP-vetted firearm owners that they are in illegal possession of a “Prohibited” firearm, just like the police did in New Zealand.

Owners of AR-15 target rifles should expect transport privileges also to be revoked for these guns while the confiscatory legislation is being pushed through Parliament.

What happens after the legislation is passed and given Royal Assent?

Step 3: Surrender Your “Prohibited” Firearms

Once the government’s legislation passes, they will order licensed firearm owners to surrender their guns. This brings up three serious issues to which the government does not appear to have given any thought.

How do you comply?

What is the process for you, the gun owner, to surrender your newly “Prohibited” firearm(s), since you can’t take them to the police station?

Because they are now classified as “Prohibited” firearms, owners of these newly-banned firearms cannot legally transport “Prohibited” guns. If you illegally transport a “Prohibited” rifle, you could open yourself up to criminal charges, despite government claims of an “amnesty.”

Do NOT take your gun to the police station.

Whether during one of their highly publicized “gun buy-back programs” or not, police forces across the nation routinely plead for people to NOT bring guns into a police station. Instead, they advise the following:

  1. Under no circumstances should you bring a firearm into a police station.
  2. Call the police non-emergency line, and tell them you want to surrender one or more firearms.
  3. When police arrive to collect your firearm(s) do NOT bring them to the door. Leave your firearms securely stored (in your gun safe), and allow the police officer to remove it from your secure storage.

How does the government know who owns “Non-Restricted” firearms that are now reclassified as “Prohibited”?

They don’t.

Without a registry for “Non-Restricted” rifles, the government has no clue who owns these guns. This brings up a few interesting questions.

Will the government use the illegal copies of the supposedly-deleted Long Gun Registry to track down these newly-banned guns? The government admits the data was not deleted, despite lying to Parliament that it was, and Quebec (and everybody else) has a copy of the entire database.

Is this why the Liberal government insisted on the 20-year record-keeping requirement for all gun sales in Bill C-71?

Of course it is – what other purpose would it serve?

There are only two ways to track down “Non-Restricted” firearms.

Police must either use some combination of sales and registration data or they must go to the doors of every single Possession and Acquisition Licence holder and search their homes.

Police lack the resources to search 2.2 million homes, solely based on the fact that a resident has a firearms licence. And, these “fishing expeditions” would almost certainly be struck down as unconstitutional.

That leaves the C-71 sales records mandated by that legislation, and the use of the former Long Gun Registry data.

Any use of the old Long Gun Registry data will be struck down as unconstitutional, but that doesn’t mean the government won’t try using it anyway under the maxim: “better to ask for forgiveness than for permission.”

Setting all these legal hurdles aside, who will the government send to collect your now-banned firearms?

Tactical Response Units Will Come For Your Guns

Liberals will say “a police officer,” but they don’t specify which type of police officer. This is by design.

Police Tactical Response Teams will likely be sent to pick up your guns.

“But isn’t this overkill?” you ask. “Isn’t this a massive waste of police resources?”

Of course it is, but there is no other alternative.

Police will not send a lone constable to pick up your “Prohibited” rifle simply because a gun is involved. For reasons we’ve never understood (and never will understand), police tend to view licensed, RCMP-vetted gun owners as more of a threat to their safety than drug-dealing gang members.

It’s nonsense, since we’re the most vetted civilians in our nation.

Whenever a firearm is involved, police instantly go into high alert.

For this reason, they will send a Tactical Response Unit to your door to collect your guns, and they will be armed with exactly the same guns the government says you are no longer permitted to own. (No, the irony of this is not lost on us.)

Nightmare Scenarios and Other Unintended Consequences

First of all, let us clearly state that our police officers are held in very high regard by the CSSA and the following is not intended to be an attack on them – in any way. But the Liberals will set the stage for accidents, mistakes and confrontations.

The list of nightmare scenarios is long, but we will only focus on three of them here today.

Nightmare Scenario 1

A man brings his “Prohibited” rifle to the front door, mistakenly thinking he is helping police do their job. When the Tactical Team arrives and knocks at his door, he opens the door, greets them, and then reaches for his rifle. The Tactical Team swarms him and, if he’s lucky, this licensed firearm owner will “only” sustain bruises and broken bones during the “high-risk takedown. If he’s unlucky, he is shot and/or killed.

Nightmare Scenario 2

The Tactical Team arrives at the wrong address. The unwitting resident tells them he doesn’t own guns and explains they are at the wrong house.

The Tactical Team does not believe the hapless home owner and knocks him to the ground, handcuffs him and tosses him aside as they trash his home looking for non-existent firearms.

Or worse, this could get police officers killed.

Laval Police S  ergeant Daniel Tessier died when the tactical team, relying on an illegal search warrant, botched the raid on the home of Basil Parasiris. Parasiris was acquitted because his belief that the lives of his family were threatened was deemed valid by the jury.

Nightmare Scenario 3

Trudeau said he will ban over 250,000 rifles if he is re-elected.

Even if we assume these are all owned by a small group of licensed firearm owners and each owns 25 soon-to-be-prohibited rifles (an absurd premise, to be sure), we’re talking about 10,000 tactical team deployments to seize these guns from law-abiding citizens.

That is a massive waste of scarce police resources focused on good guys, when it should be focused on violent criminals, drug dealers and gangs instead.

Worse, by sending tactical teams to over 10,000 homes, it’s a statistical certainty some unsuspecting and innocent people will be injured and/or killed by the very people who are supposed to protect them.

It’s also likely more police officers like Constable Daniel Tessier will be hurt by fear-filled gun owners who mistakenly believe the lives of their families are being threatened by criminal home invaders.

Tactical Teams assault the wrong address far too often (any time more than once.)

This is well-documented, but here are a few recent cases to remind us all that police officers are just as fallible and error-prone as any other Canadian citizen.

Tasha McCrae and her three children were the victims of “SWATting” – a term used for calling police and making false claims about a high-risk situation. Leduc RCMP Constable Bridget Morla said officers were called at about 2:39 p.m. to respond to a high priority 911 call in the city's Telford subdivision. The only “situation” was Tasha stepping out of the shower to find police threatening her life.

Dion Waniandy was tasered by Saskatoon Police. They later admitted they went to the wrong apartment .

Toronto City Police officers entered the apartment of 68-year-old Sharon McCrudden as part of a nationwide sweep of suspected drug dealers and gang members. They also went to the wrong address .

Vancouver Police brutally beat Yao Wei Wu after responding to a domestic abuse call. They went to the wrong address and beat up an innocent man.

In Arnprior, police lobbed a stun grenade into the wrong apartment , barged in and pointed their guns at Steven Carrigan, the wrong man. The stun grenade exploded on Carrigan’s son’s bed. His son was not in bed at the time, which is the only reason he’s still alive. Police had the audacity to claim “operational success.”

Abbotsford Police raided a 7-year-old child’s birthday party and shot the family dog in front of the children. They immediately claimed they didn’t know there were children present, a statement later proved false by testimony from their own officers.

In all these cases, thankfully, nobody was killed – but only by chance.

The odds of gun owners or police officers being killed or injured through one or more of these three scenarios are unacceptably high, not because police are thugs out to hurt people, but because everyone is so afraid when a firearm is involved that their fear and tension causes those on both sides to make fatal mistakes.

A tough question: What Is An “Acceptable” Death Toll for Trudeau’s Liberal Government?

“Prime Minister, how many police officers' lives are you willing to risk in order to collect these guns?”

“Minister Blair, how many Canadians are you willing to kill and injure in order to collect these guns?”

These are the questions Justin Trudeau, Bill Blair and Ralph Goodale all refuse to answer.

A few things to consider before you cast your ballot on October 21st.
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Do you think the government understands all the risks involved with gun confiscation?
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Will you vote to ensure the Trudeau Liberals are NOT re-elected on October 21st?

Yes: 98.3%
No: 1.7%

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Breaking News

In a letter to Dennis Young dated October 15, 2019, the Alberta Information and Privacy Commissioner, Jill Clayton, agreed with Mr. Young's request to hold an inquiry into the High River forced entries.

Determined to find out who is responsible for ordering the forced entries of more than 754 High River homes during a flood in 2013, Dennis has been seeking answers for more than 6 years. Dennis' perseverance is finally paying off, and the CSSA applauds his efforts on this important file.
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Why even Toronto advocates calling for a handgun
ban say the federal debate on gun violence
has missed the point

Ed Tubb | Toronto Star | October 15, 2019

Dwayne Brown says it was fun to be a 10-year-old growing up in The Lane.

He remembers running up and down the courtyards between the townhouses. Knocking on neighbours’ doors. Learning different languages. The smells.

But Brown’s parents were scared to put him in the local middle school and frightened after three-year-old Breanna Davy was shot and killed nearby, and so the family moved a few kilometres west and out of Yorkwoods Village, the Toronto Community Housing complex at Grandravine Drive and Driftwood Avenue, known as The Lane for those mazelike courtyards.

Six years later, in 2016, Brown’s older brother Jermaine, 22,  was shot dead barely a block from their old home . Ten years after that, Brown’s nephew Caheem, 17,  was killed in a backyard on Shoreham Court , not far to the north.
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Watch out for Liberal gun plan and hunting rifles, sport shooter warns

Tim Naumetz | | October 10, 2019

Firearm owners are ramping up a campaign against the Liberal gun platform Justin Trudeau unveiled last month, with a leading firearm sport group claiming the Liberal plan to ban AR-15 semi automatics and other rifles will inevitably extend to non-restricted hunting firearms.

The latest salvos came this week from two of Canada’s prominent gun lobbies, the Canadian Shooting Sports Association and the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights.

CCFR leaders were close to completing a high-profile RV tour from Montreal to Regina, where they intend to challenge Liberal Ralph Goodale as a final stop in attempts to take on incumbent Liberal candidates from Toronto to the Prairies.
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Canadian firearms advocate Sheldon Clare blasts Liberal plan to ban so-called ‘assault rifles’

Carlito Pablo | | October 10, 2019

A Canadian gun advocate is firing back on the plan by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals to ban certain types of firearms.

Sheldon Clare, president of the National Firearms Association (NFA), claimed that the Liberals’ platform pledge to prohibit so-called “assault rifles” or “assault weapons” like the AR-15 is merely an election ploy to win votes.

“This is all about appealing to people’s fears to try to get them to support Liberals,” Clare told the Georgia Straight in a phone interview Thursday (October 10).

The Liberal platform states that “assault rifles” or “assault weapons” are “designed to inflict mass casualties and have no place in Canada”.
Stopping the flow of illegal guns | Power & Politics

Power & Politics | | October 15, 2019

According to some experts, the gap in gun seizures at the border and seizures in the rest of the country is evidence that not enough is being done to crack down on gun smuggling.
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Northern Ontario gun owners fear 'intentionally vague' Liberal plan will lead to wider gun ban

Liberals, Greens and NDP all pushing for greater restrictions on assault rifles

Erik White | CBC News | October 15, 2019

The Crean Hill Gun Club is one of the only places in Greater Sudbury where you can legally shoot a handgun or a restricted rifle.

Club president Steve Hogan says a proposed Liberal ban on "military-style" firearms will do nothing to stop gun violence in major Canadian cities, and only hurt sport shooters like him and his some 200 members.

"We feel very much as though we're being punished for somebody else's sins," he says.

"Because they know where we live, they know what guns we have because we're forced to register everything and it's easy for them to take them; whereas taking guns from the criminals who are shooting one another and innocent people is hard work."

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'High risk' Montreal gang leader who fled during his last parole granted another

But Philistin (Crazy) Paul faces one problem: no halfway house has agreed to accept him

Paul Cherry | National Post | October 11, 2019

The Parole Board of Canada has decided to grant a Montreal street gang leader a second release even though he went illegally at large during his previous one and is awaiting a trial in Alberta.

Philistin (Crazy) Paul, 41, is incarcerated at a federal penitentiary in Quebec, serving a seven-year sentence he received in 2011 for having discharged a firearm with the intent to injure a person. In May 2015, the board turned him down for both day and full parole, but the following year, in February 2016, he reached his statutory release date, the two-thirds mark of his sentence, and automatically qualified for a release. One of the conditions attached to that decision was that Paul, alleged by police to be a leader among Reds-affiliated street gangs, was required to wear a GPS bracelet.
The Conservative Party of Canada has a plan to stand up for law-abiding firearm owners.


November 2, 2019

A CSSA Club Level Safety Instructor Course will be run in-house (Oshawa, ON) on November 2, 2019.

Seats are still available. If you are interested, hold an RPAL, are a CSSA-insured member in good standing and you have ONE or more years of experience shooting at your club, please call our office at 1-888-873-4339 to reserve your seat. The cost to take the course is $45.

Club Level Safety Instructor Course (CLSI)

This course prepares candidates to begin training other club members under the supervision of the Club Safety Officer. The CLSI course trains and certifies new Club Level Instructors on how to instruct and deliver CSSA club level safety course material.

This course is also a review of the ACTS-PROVE method used in the Canadian Firearms Safety Course/Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course, and it introduces the application of safe handgun shooting fundamentals.

This is a practical hands-on course with a written test at the end.

This course runs approximately 8 hours with breaks.

There will be NO LIVE FIRE.

This credential does not grant you access to a club/range and a club/range is not obligated to make use of your credential.
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Gun laws ‘about where they should sit’

Armoury owner opposes move to ban AR-15s, variants in Canada

PJ Wilson | North Bay Nugget | October 12, 2019

POWASSAN – There is no leeway when it comes to firearms.
“It’s about respect,” Amanda Oley says.

“There are laws about having them locked up, but you still have to respect them. You still have to tell your children ‘Don’t touch,’” Oley, owner of Oley’s Armoury, says.

“That’s how I grew up. That’s my heritage.”

Oley, a businesswoman, hunter and target shooter, says Canada’s gun laws now are “about where they should sit,” but the Liberals under Justin Trudeau wants to make an entire class of rifles – the AR-15 and its variants – illegal, a move that would affect more than 75,000 firearms registered in the country and their owners.
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Trudeau wears bulletproof vest after security threat delays campaign rally

Tactical officers surrounded Liberal leader as he addressed Mississauga, Ont., crowd

CBC News | October 12, 2019

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau wore a bulletproof vest on stage amid heavy security at a campaign rally after a security threat, senior Liberal sources tell CBC News.

His appearance at a crowded rally of about 2,000 supporters in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday evening was delayed by 90 minutes and featured a much heavier security detail around Trudeau once the Liberal leader took the stage.

Uniformed tactical officers wearing heavy backpacks surrounded the Liberal leader as he addressed the crowd. His wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, was initially supposed to introduce him but did not appear on stage. 

Now is the time to take a stand…
We are under attack from all sides, and I think we can all agree we need to fight back. Unfortunately, this fight ultimately comes down to money.
Last year during this time period we at Target Sports and The Shooting Edge held a membership drive for the CSSA and the CCFR and with this effort, we added a ton of new memberships between those two groups.
This year we are going to do something a little more drastic and hopefully more substantial:
For every Troy 102 sold until the end of October at The Shooting Edge and Target Sports Canada; we will donate $300 to the CSSA!
We specifically picked the Troy 102 for this fundraiser as it is:  Black, Beautiful and Non-Restricted!
There is no code, no promo ticket necessary. All Troy 102 retail sales will see this money go directly to the CSSA to fight for our rights!
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Firearms & Gun Control Platform - Election 2019
Photos: 60 shooters turn out for women’s range day at the Crean Hill Gun Club

Event raised $2,700 for charity

Staff | | October 11, 2019

Some 60 women shooters turned out to the Crean Hill Gun Club

Licensed and un-licensed shooters were welcome, as the weekend started with a seminar on safe firearms handling and range safety procedures. Fifteen range safety officers provided one-on-one coaching and supervision throughout the day.

“This event offered the opportunity for some women to fire variety of different firearms from handguns, shot guns, sporting rifles, hunting rifles, long distance rifles, black powder rifles and pistols for the first time, including a cannon. They also received a little history session on black powder firearms from the 1700s to the modern-day firearms.”

The event raised $2,700, which was divided evenly between Voices for Women Sudbury Sexual Assault Centre, and Hemophilia Ontario for women's programming.
The door prize — a Remington 597 semi-automatic .22 rifle with ammunition — was won by Chelsey Paiement.
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Elliston gun enthusiast says federal Liberals' possible military-style assault rifle ban unnecessary

Jonathan Parsons | The Western Star | October 11 2019

ELLISTON, N.L. — If banning “military-style” assault rifles outright would improve public safety, Neil Tucker wouldn’t have a problem.However, he doesn’t believe this is the case.

Tucker, president of the Discovery Shooting Club in the Bonavista area, sent a letter to the editor on the topic — laying out reasons why the believes a ban on military-style assault rifles would be pointless and a waste of funds.

In his letter, Tucker addresses the Liberal Party’s plan to ban military style assault rifles and urges people who think similarly to use their vote against the plan.

As part of its platform, the Liberals have stated an intention to ban these types of weapons. “For starters, we’re going to ban all military-style assault rifles, including the AR-15. These weapons are specifically designed to cause mass human casualties and have no place in our society,” the party maintains.

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Yk hunter up in arms over Liberal gun plan

‘It’s pandering to the misinformed,’ says owner on plan to ban military-style rifles

Brendan Burke | NNSL.Media | October 10, 2019

A local gun owner is up in arms over a recent proposal from the federal government to ban “military-style assault rifles,” saying the pledge unfairly takes aims at law abiding citizens and northern hunters, instead of targeting the real sources of gun violence in Canada.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the promise during a campaign stop in Toronto on Sept. 20. If re-elected, he said, the Liberals would establish a buyback program for legally purchased guns falling under the new ban. Municipalities would be given the power to further restrict, or ban, handguns.

The proposal was touted as a means of curbing gun violence across the country while, at the same time, respecting the rights of hunters and farmers – Trudeau said military-style guns, not needed to “take down a deer,” have no place in Canada for civilian use.

According to background materials from the Liberal government obtained by CBC News, the ban would include “assault-style rifles and semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15 that look like assault rifles and can be converted to be fully automatic.”
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Hunting boundaries shifted in Strathcona County

Travis Dosser | Sundbury Star | October 11, 2019

It’s trophy season again and as hunting season is underway in Strathcona County and there are some key changes to some hunting regulations this year you might want to be aware of.

The changes include a reduction in the minimum age to hunt game birds in the province from 12 to 10-years-old. There has also been a change to the boundary for Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) 248, which is one of two areas in Strathcona County.

”In 2018, the boundary for WMU 248 changed so that all of the lands within the county boundary are now included in WMU 248,” said Delaney Frame, with Alberta Environment and Parks, adding another change was making the hunter harvest survey mandatory this year. “Big game hunters are permitted to use archery equipment from Sept. 1 until Oct. 25. From Oct. 25 until Dec. 7, hunters in appropriate areas of Strathcona County may hunt with a bow and arrow, cross-bow, muzzle loader or shotgun for deer or moose.”

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Opinion –
Taking the safety off for your safety

Bradley Legault | Algonquin Times | October 10, 2019

Safety. It’s a word that rings differently for different people across the country. Guns. That’s also a word that means different things to different people depending on your perspective.

When you hear the words gun and safety in the same sentence, what do you think? Maybe a bit of panic? Fair enough. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Algonquin Firearms Club, a new unofficial club, has been looking to become official after a similar club at Carleton recently got the ok.

As of right now, the club isn’t allowed to organize visits to firing ranges in an official manner, however, the founders are looking to change that soon.

Now, is that such a problem? Is teaching students how to properly function a loaded weapon safely, in the right environment, an issue?
Party platforms on crime and justice

CBA National summarizes the most relevant pledges affecting the legal profession.

by Gaylene Schellenberg and Brent Dowdall | The Canadian Bar Association

Lawyers know well that government decisions loom large in their impact on the community and legal profession. Justice issues are sometimes perceived as strictly related to criminal law. But an election platform can touch on many aspects of our practices, as well as influence how lawyers run their business.

All five major parties have published positions on justice issues. With the October 21 federal election nearing, here is a non-exhaustive list of the priorities of the various parties.

Criminal Justice

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals promise to create a national definition of elder abuse, with better data collection and law enforcement, and to legislate new penalties in the Criminal Code.

Friday, October 18, 2019
6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The Shooting Edge
Bay 4 - 510 77 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB

The Legendary Scotch and Shoot is on the way!

The 11th edition of this one-of-a-kind fundraising event is in support of the  41 Service Battalion Society  and sells out every year, so get your tickets quick!

Throughout the evening guests are invited to shoot a wide selection of new and vintage firearms then taste extraordinary scotches, drink fine wines and beer (supplied by Wild Rose Brewery) and eat enough BBQ'd meat to make a grown man weep. There is also an outdoor cigar garden and Cuban cigars available for purchase plus an exhibit from the Military Museums of Calgary and a commemorative gift.

What are the details, you ask? Well - the $275 ticket price includes access to all shooting bays (pistol and rifle) featuring our private collection of unique military and contemporary firearms, a mouthwatering BBQ buffet plus 15 pre-paid 'activity tickets' that can be used for ammunition, adult refreshments or both. Each activity ticket can be exchanged for a magazine of ammo or a fine cocktail, premium scotch or glass of wine. Certain scotches may require additional tickets.

Once your pre-paid tickets are gone, additional ammunition and beverages are available for purchase throughout the evening. Remember! All proceeds will go directly to the 41 Service Battalion Society.

This event is limited to 300 tickets. 
Dick's Sporting Goods Destroyed $5 Million in Guns: 'Worth It' If 'It Saves 1 Life,' Says CEO

"If we do these things and it saves one life, don’t you think it’s worth it?’” Dick's CEO Edward W. Stack said

Greg Hanlon | | October 9, 2019

The CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods said in a recent interview that his company has destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault weapons in the chain store’s inventory and turned the weapons into scrap metal.

“I said, ‘You know what? If we really think these things should be off the street, we need to destroy them,'” CEO Edward W. Stack told  CBS Sunday Morning .

Stack said his company was reviewing whether it would continue to sell guns in the chain’s stores, which number more than 700.

Stack said he’d been grappling with the ethics of selling assault weapons since the February 2018 school shooting at  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School  in  Parkland, Florida , in which 17 people were killed. The suspect in the attack bought a gun in a Dick’s store, and even though that particular gun wasn’t used in the school shooting, Stack said the massacre forced him to confront hard questions.
Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Limiting Rifle Purchases In California, and Many Other Gun Control Bills

‘Gov. Newsom has just busted the door open for more legal challenges’

Katy Grimes | California Globe | October 13, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed a slew of bills further restricting Californians ability to purchase guns and rifles, and expanding red flag laws.

Perhaps the most egregious is Senate Bill 61 by Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-Lan Canada/Flintridge), which prohibits individuals from purchasing more than one gun, of any kind, per month. This bill will have the most adverse impact on California’s gun owners and will have the least impact on gun crime in California, says  Gun Owners of California  President Sam Paredes. “Gun Owners has consistently supported efforts to prevent the flow of illegal firearms, but there is no data suggesting someone who purchases two guns a month – or three guns for that matter – is a danger to society or engaging in illicit activity.”

Let the Debate Begin: Smith & Wesson's Best Guns of All-Time

Which is right for you?

Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest | October 10, 2019

Key point: We try to tackle the debate.

Smith & Wesson is one of the oldest, and most storied names in American firearms. Founded in the 1800s, the company specialized in revolvers and guns such as the No.3 and Schofield became synonymous with the Old West. Although Smith & Wesson is best known for its handguns,the company now makes guns of all stripes, from revolvers to pistols to their own version of the AR-15 rifle. Here are five of the storied company’s best contemporary offerings.

Smith & Wesson 686

Smith & Wesson categorizes its revolvers using a system of letters, with the so-called “L” frames set in the middle between small and large caliber guns. One of the most popular “L frames” is the  Smith & Wesson 686  .357 Magnum. The 686 is capable of shooting both high powered .357 Magnum and lighter .38 Special ammunition. This gives shooters the option of training on .38 Special until they know the ins and outs of the revolver and then stepping up to the more lethal .357 Magnum when they feel comfortable.
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Facing Controversy, Liberals Use Gun Control As a Shield

NBA's Kerr the latest to tout gun control advocacy in midst of scandal

Stephen Gutowski | The Washington Free Beacon | October 14, 2019

In a press conference last Thursday, reporters pressed Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr about  the NBA's attempts  to suppress support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters.

Asked if China's human rights abuses have come up during his visits to the country on behalf of the NBA, Kerr said they had not—and went on to decry America's "record of human rights abuses," pointing to gun rights as an example.

"People in China didn't ask me about, you know, people owning AR-15s and mowing each other down in a mall," Kerr said, adding that "the world is a complex place and there's more gray than black and white."

Kerr did not elaborate on why he believes the civilian right to own certain rifles or the criminal use of firearms constitutes a human rights abuse, but his pivot to the issue as he and his league sought to defuse a mounting scandal is just the latest example of progressive figures touting their support for gun control as they seek to defuse scandals that have supporters across party lines.


Airing October 20, 2019 on CITYTV at 8:30 a.m. EST
Keith Beasley is hunting in Northeastern Ontario with Ryan Neeley of 'Camp
Chef'. They're after some boreal bruins in the remote wilderness with
'Thunderstock Outfitters'.

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Letter to the Editor –
Gun control for who?

Steve Butler | | October 14, 2019

Tyrants want gun control. Good politicians should want responsible gun ownership. 

If the goal is getting to the irresponsible and criminal gun use, make the punishment fit the crime. If you commit any offence with a firearm, automatic five years. If you pull the trigger, automatic 15 years. Doesn’t matter where you got the gun.

Responsible gun owners, hunters and enthusiastic shooters should never be painted with the same brush as armed robbers and gang bangers.

Canada has very strong and clear gun possession laws already.

Just because some poorly informer leaders want to grandstand the issue just shows how misled they are. Really does make them look more foolish than usual.
Opinion –
Gun ban won't stop violence, says licensed firearms owner

Patrick Pether | Brampton Guardian | October 10, 2019

This email is in response to a recent article on a proposed gun/“assault” weapon ban made by The Liberal government.

As a firearms owner myself for the last 20 years, (I’ve actually had my licence since high school back in the '80s) I’ve had issues with this proposed ban since it was announced. I know the vast majorly of Canadians have no idea whatsoever what goes into getting a firearms licence and what we have to do and follow to keep and use rifles and handguns.

Almost every article I’ve read supports a ban on handguns and so-called assault rifles (assault rifles are automatic rifles and have been prohibited in Canada since before the 1940s ).


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