Canadian gun politics

Sep 262016
 

Some things are worse than useless; this is one of them

CSAAA Position Statement on Canada’s Firearms Marking Regulation

Canada’s robust firearms import/export regulations already comply with the recommendations of the UN Firearms Protocol – the Criminal Code Firearms Marking Regulation goes too far.

On June 1st, 2017 Canada’s Criminal Code Firearms Marking Regulation, passed into law in 2004, will come into force. The Firearms Marking Regulation is the Canadian Government’s interpretation of the recommendations contained in the UN Firearms Protocol, which Canada signed in 2001.

Read more at: CSAAA Position Statement on Canada’s Firearms Marking Regulation

Aug 252015
 

If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself.

Top gun advocate turns on Tories, runs as Independent


by Claire Wählen
iPolitics.ca

The head of Canada’s main gun lobby group — a group that the Harper government has carefully wooed for years — is breaking ranks and running as an Independent in the B.C. riding of Cariboo-Prince George. Continue reading »

Mar 282015
 

Destroy the last of the registry data, that is.  And none too soon.

The Supreme Court (a gaggle of red ‘roos that I freely admit I rarely have any use for) has finally gotten something right and ruled 5-4 that the feds have no obligation to hand over the LGR data, finally putting the last nail in the coffin of the great Canadian white elephant.

This means that if Quebec wants a provincial boondoggle of their own to match the federal one, they’re damn well going to have to start from scratch (which, bizarrely enough, they say they’re going to do).  Good luck with that.

Now all we need to do is sit back and enjoy the Large Ham Theatre® that will be coming from the usual suspects, promising doom and destruction from the loss of their beloved placebo.

Aug 142014
 

Harper Government Spending on Liberal Firearms Program Nears Half a Billion Dollars

Your tax dollars at workby National Firearms Association

Canada’s National Firearms Association revealed today that the Conservative Government is spending much more on gun control that you might expect. In fact, spending on the firearms program continues to be out of control, with nearly half a billion dollars wasted on the program in the past eight years. Recent information obtained through access to information by NFA Life Member and researcher Dennis Young indicates that the cost of the firearms program remains out of control despite the government ending the firearms registry. Continue reading »

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