Oct 292014
 

National Firearms Association“The NFA’s supporting a WHAT???” 

Call it “truth is stranger than fiction,” call it “even a blind squirrel finds a nut some days,” or whatever else you might want.  But here it is, all the same:

NFA Supports Liberal MP’s Bill

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to support Liberal MP Joyce Murray’s private member’s Bill C-622.  Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare said, “We are very concerned about the lack of oversight of our intelligence gathering agencies’ activities and the potential for abuse of meta-data collection.  The recent government bill marketed as intended to prevent cyberbullying that would give police significant additional powers to obtain private information without warrant give ordinary people much cause for concern.  Firearm owners are already very familiar with how this sort of data collection can be abused to target individuals and groups of individuals for dubious purposes.  Murray’s Bill C-622 is a good counterbalance to this risk to the privacy of Canadians.” Continue reading »

Oct 082014
 

Blanked out RCMP documents speak volumes

Lorne Gunterby Lorne Gunter
Edmonton Sun

It often helps to go over your research more than once. It helps, too, to have an extra set of eyes.

That’s the case with documents regarding last summer’s gun seizures in High River, Alberta, obtained from the RCMP through access to information.

To be fair, reams of documents have been released. Many are mundane. Plenty have large portions blanked out.

It’s easy to miss the significance of what isn’t there. Which is exactly what I and an independent firearms researcher did – we missed the importance of a blank column on a Mountie spreadsheet listing the firearms taken following last June’s flood. Continue reading »

Oct 012014
 

Well, now.  Isn’t this interesting?

Cody Wilson, famous for making and popularizing the first 3D-printed plastic handgun (I profiled him at length in Reason’s December 2013 issue), and his group Defense Distributed today debuted their latest provocation aimed at making gun possession easier, cheaper, and most importantly more outside the totalizing view of the state.

Wilson and his team were inspired by a proposed law that passed the California House and Senate but which Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed yesterday. The law, known as the “ghost gun” bill, would have banned guns without serial numbers filed with the government of any sort, as well as forcing those who do make homemade weapons to go through new procedures and background checks and getting federal Department of Justice approval before doing so.

Read the rest of it.  Check out  GhostGunner.net while you’re at it.

Aug 202014
 

Harper government resists power-hungry police

CSSA/CILAby CSSA/CILA

The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) is not anti-police.

On the contrary, many CSSA members proudly serve in provincial, municipal and national police forces. Theirs is the difficult task of standing in harm’s way and bringing repeat offenders and hardened criminals to justice. A modern society without police intervention would be a horror show. Perhaps the danger that police officers face daily is the reason some are resorting to bullying black-ops tactics more and more. But here’s the clinker – violent crime is going down, not up. Continue reading »

Bad Behavior has blocked 608 access attempts in the last 7 days.