Canadian gun politics

Apr 202017
 

The latest issue of the CSSA’s newsletter tells us of the wonderful story of how we shot ourselves in the foot…

COMMENTARY: British Columbia shuts shooting down — Learn from mistakes made there before it’s too late for you!

CSSA/CILAby CSSA/CILA
CSSA E-News

On April 5, 2017, B.C.’s recreational shooters suffered a huge setback. The Government of British Columbia shut down shooting “within 400 metres of select roads on non-municipal Crown land within the Fraser Valley Regional District.”

Why? Partly because target shooters were too lazy to clean up after themselves and partly because the B.C. government could no longer turn a blind eye to their atrocious and increasingly dangerous behaviour. Continue reading »

Mar 312017
 

The UN: utterly useless at anything that actually matters, but still managing to relentlessly meddle in your personal business since 1945.

CSAAA UPDATE – Canadian Firearms Marking Regulation

UNby CSAAA

PETERBOROUGH, ON, March 28 – On June 1st, 2017 the Canadian Firearms Marking Regulation under Bill C-10A will come into effect. The current regulation, as written, requires all firearms (as defined by the Criminal Code of Canada) imported into the country be marked “by permanently stamping or engraving on the firearm’s frame or receiver the word “Canada” or the letters “CA” and (a) in the case of a manufactured firearm, the name of the manufacturer and the firearm’s serial number; and (b) in the case of an imported firearm, the last two digits of the year of the importation.” Continue reading »

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.

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