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

Jul 122014

No big deal?  Think again.

CSSA/CILAby Tony Bernardo

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 »

Mar 212013

National Firearms AssociationApparently, Thursday is Acronym Day here. Here’s the NFA’s presentation, from their Facebook page:

Mr./Madame President, I am Charles Zach, representing Canada’s National Firearms Association. Canada’s National Firearms Association is the largest civil rights organization in Canada promoting the rights of firearms owners. We believe that current attempts by the UN to regulate trade in arms will have a damaging effect upon the ability of free people to have access to firearms and ammunition for legitimate purposes, including defending their families. Civilian access to firearms is a necessary characteristic of a free society. Continue reading »

Mar 112013

Seems like just the other day we were writing something

CSSA president takes heat for Canada’s position in U.N. Arms Trade Treaty


Few things can rattle the anti-gun crowd more than seeing a firearms expert contribute policy advice to government. Especially when the advice is gratefully accepted.

A Postmedia News scribbler outed his own bias in Saturday’s news story [also below -Ed.] that criticizes Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) president Steve Torino for assisting the Canadian government at U.N. Arms Trade Treaty negotiations. According to the story, it is wrong to consult with a firearms advocate who has a vested interest in the outcome of the treaty. What is this guy smoking? Continue reading »

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