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Bill C-71, The Firearms Owners Harassment Act

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Bill C-71, The Firearm Owners Harassment Act

What you can do

Communication is the key to defeating Bill C-71. Firearm owners must voice their displeasure to the House of Commons and the media as soon as possible, and keep the pressure on our elected officials.

CSSA members have asked us for talking points to use in their communications with federal members of Parliament. We are delivering with 35 separate talking points listed below.

Here are three excellent methods to express your opinion to our elected representatives: Continue reading Bill C-71, The Firearms Owners Harassment Act

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Firearm Storage in Canada

Firearm Storage !  “How do I store my gun/pistol/AR?” “Will a glass case be OK” “My bedside table is locked…”

It simply astounds me that in a country like Canada, where firearm-owners are under strict regulation and scrutiny, that there are so many gunnies who simply don’t understand the law. Firearm storage is the most fundamental aspect.

I would think that given our punitive regime where firearms are concerned, personal pride and interest in the sport would motivate people to be able to teach the law, never mind just try understand it.

But I guess I am wrong. And therefore in the name of cooperation, those of us who do know, need to teach those who are too lazy to find out…

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Conservative Party Candidates

conservative party candidates

The Conservative Party of Canada leadership race is heating up! Fourteen Conservative Party candidates are jostling to become the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and ultimately remove the Liberal Party from power.

In last month’s post we provided you each candidate’s stance on firearms in Canada. Have your say and vote for the candidate who you feel will be best for our firearms community. But before you do so, you MUST be a member of the  the Conservative Party of Canada. Get your membership here no later than March 28, 2017.

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Conservative Candidates’ Scorecards

The CCFR – The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights has interviewed the Conservative Party Leadership candidates and created report cards. These Conservative Candidates’ Scorecards are a high level snapshot representing a consensus position of the CCFR Board of Directors on where each CPC leadership candidate ranks with regards to firearm rights in Canada.

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Sound Moderators

Sound moderator, silencers, whatever you want to call them..

Quick Facts

Sound Moderators reduce the sound of a firearm enough to make it safe.  Often, traditional hearing protection is still recommended in addition to a Sound Moderator.

It is the only piece of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) whose is banned by the Canadian Government and the law is enforced by the RCMP. Organization like Worksafe etc impose heavy fines for contravention of not wearing PPE in workplace and other locations. Disability claim are rejected because of not wearing PPE. Yet the government doesn’t want to protect peoples’ hearing!!! The laws of this country are BROKEN! Help us fix them!

 

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CZ 858 Reclassification

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The Guts

Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, announced the Harper Government has amended the firearms classification regulations to prescribe Ceska Zbrojovka (CZ) 858 rifles and certain Swiss Arms family of firearms as “restricted” or “non-restricted” as they were treated prior to February 26, 2014. Continue reading CZ 858 Reclassification

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Bill C-42 Update

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Bill C-42 is law!  Here is the ‘101’:

Quick Facts

  • Effective immediately, these changes to the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code do the following:
    • Make classroom participation in firearms safety courses mandatory for first-time licence applicants;
    • Provide for the discretionary authority of Chief Firearms Officers (CFOs) to be subject to the regulations;
    • Strengthen the Criminal Code provisions relating to orders prohibiting the possession of firearms where a person is convicted of an offence involving domestic violence; and
    • Provide the Governor in Council with the authority to prescribe firearms to be non-restricted or restricted (such prescribing would be informed by independent expert advice).

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