CSSA/CILA

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 »

Jul 252014
 

This is what we’ve waited so long for?

Dennis E. Florianby Dennis E. Florian
Gun Owners’ Resource

As you’ve probably all heard by now, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced on Wednesday that the CPC would be introducing what they call the “Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act” this fall when Parliament resumes.  You may also have noticed that there hasn’t been any story on it here yet.

The reason for the absence of commentary here is simple: I haven’t read the thing yet and until I do, I mean to keep my lip buttoned (or at least try to).  But considering it has the word “licensing” in it, I’m probably not going to be overly impressed.  But I’ll wait and see.  Maybe I can get a nice surprise for a change. Continue reading »

Jul 192014
 

Chow runs afoul of Layton

CSSA/CILAby CSSA/CILA

Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow made the following handgun ban pronouncement on July 14:

“There’s no reason anyone needs a handgun in a big city like ours. And, um, some of the handguns are stolen, others are smuggled across the border, and we need to get rid of these handguns in every which way. And I will support the initiatives of other municipalities in tightening gun control. Why are young people packing a gun? So they can feel secure? Or that they would go out and shoot someone they don’t know, um, drive by and you know, and not worried about how a stray bullet can kill people, considering what kind of impact it could have, you know, wiping out the young life of Ephraim Brown who was 11 years old.”

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Jul 122014
 

No big deal?  Think again.

CSSA/CILAby Tony Bernardo
CSSA/CILA

In the wake of our Commentary in the last CSSA E-News about the destructive effect that the U.N. gun marking scheme would have in the Canadian marketplace, we received a note from an E-News reader.

The note opined: “My Norinco pump has CA marked on it. Didn’t devastate anything.”

CSSA executive director Tony Bernardo has delivered several speeches on the subject at the United Nations in New York City over the years. He warns this reader that it would be a mistake to consider the proposed U.N. gun marking regime as non-threatening. Continue reading »

Jul 072014
 

Withholding documents is only prolonging the agony

Dennis R. Youngby Dennis R. Young
RCMP (ret.)

In addition to their inept handling of the High River Gun Grab last June and July and over the last year, the RCMP have also demonstrated how not to handle a self-made public relations disaster.

Given the amount of media interviews the RCMP have offered up these last few days in the Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun, it would seem the Mounties have learned little and are worried about what will be in the final report when it is issued by the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP in August. The top brass are starting to sound a little desperate in their media interviews as the evidence piles up against the actions they took in High River. Continue reading »

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