Apr 022014

[Apparently, the NRA's still the boogeyman... who knew? -Ed.]

Coalition for Gun Control seeking more handouts


A responsible gun owner has intercepted a letter dated March 17, 2014 signed by Wendy Cukier, President of the Coalition for Gun Control, entitled, “The gun lobby does not speak for me!”

That’s the truth – but one of very few true statements in Ms. Cukier’s letter. The Coalition must be broke, but we’re never sure because this anti-gun lobby group is not required to open its books publicly.

The four-page letter exudes the usual hysterical fiction that fools some gullible gun-haters’ into opening their wallets. Chief among Ms. Cukier’s twaddle is the shop-worn claim of the “deep influence the American National Rifle Association (NRA) has in Canada. The NRA is the most powerful lobby in the world. Its efforts span the globe but it has been particularly active in Canada.” Continue reading »

Mar 242014

Security is the mother of danger and the grandmother of destruction — Thomas Fuller

by Geoffrey Wale
Geoffrey & Mika

The Canadian Firearms Program, a component of the Canadian Firearms Act (a stupid law, drafted by the Liberal government led by Prime Minister Jean Chretien and enacted in 1995) burdens peaceful and law abiding hunters, sport shooters and gun collectors with oppressive regulations and enables belligerent and defiant bureaucrats in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to arbitrarily order  the prohibition and confiscation of legally acquired and owned firearms.

The decision to proceed with this policy was rooted in the moral panic that arose following the mass murder of fourteen women at an engineering school in Montreal in 1989. Moral panic is defined as “… an intense feeling expressed in a population about an issue that appears to threaten the social order.” (Jones, M, and E. Jones as cited in Wikipedia)  Following this tragedy, Canadian gun owners were singled out as a menace to the social order. This was not the first time in Canadian history that a federal government responded to a moral panic in pushing forward with stupid legislation, against the counsel of advisors from within its own ranks, that resulted in the oppressive regulation and confiscation of property from a segment of the population in Canadian society who were unjustly deemed to threaten the social order. Continue reading »

Mar 172014

Young will no longer be Alberta’s NFA Director

National Firearms AssociationThe following is presented with no additional commentary, other than to say that we’re sad to see him go:

Effective Tuesday, March 11, 2014, I resigned as Alberta Director of the National Firearms Association. NFA President Sheldon Clare and I disagreed over decisions he made about NFA communications on social media and my suggestion regarding coordination of our efforts with the CSSA, both matters that I felt should have been referred to the NFA Board of Directors for further consideration. I waited until today to make this announcement to see if the impasse could be resolved. Sadly, it could not. Continue reading »

Mar 032014

crosshairsdeerby Dave Anderson

For adults who were not brought up around hunting, getting started in the field can seem daunting. After all, if a would-be hunter does not know anybody who can take them hunting, how are they going to find out more about it?

Fortunately, getting started in hunting is actually a lot easier than many people think. Sad to say, hunting is on a slight decline in the US, and so those who love it are keen to recruit as many new hunters as they can. That means that ‘newbies’ can easily track down experienced hunters who will be more than happy to help them to get into hunting and support them as they learn. Continue reading »

Mar 022014

Some of you might have noticed a sudden flood of posts appearing today.  The reason for this is that due to a technical issue with the backend of the site, posts since the beginning of February have not been publishing.  This has been corrected now and all backlogged posts should be up and available by the end of the day.

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