Tag Archives: Firearms

Bill C-42, the Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act

Now that I am finally in the market for a restricted firearm, I had to educate myself on the changes that have recently been introduced regarding the ownership and transportation of them.

There are other aspects of the Act, but of most interest to me is the change to the ATT Authorization To Transport restricted firearms (i.e. handguns, AR-15s, and other guns that are scary mostly cause they are painted black).

Here is the official news:

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).

Within the next several months, upon a date fixed by an order in council, the following changes will come into effect:

  • Creation of a six-month grace period at the end of the five-year licence period to stop people from immediately becoming criminalized for paperwork delays around license renewals;
  • Elimination of the Possession Only Licence (POL) and conversion of all existing POLs to Possession and Acquisition Licences (PALs);
  • Authorizations to Transport become a condition of a licence for certain routine and lawful activities such as target shooting; taking a firearm home after a transfer; going to a gunsmith, gun show, a Canadian port of exit; or a peace officer or a Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) for verification, registration or disposal; and
  • Sharing of firearms import information when restricted and prohibited firearms are imported into Canada by businesses.”

I will update this post with what this actually means when I uncover it.
As I am in the market for a handgun, perhaps my new favourite gun store here in Ontario will fill me in.

Some reference sites:

The RCMP Website

From Parliment

Government Website

CSAAA Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association

 

 

Do the Liberals and NDP want to Steal our Guns?

I am was actively trying to stay out of the federal election political shit storm.

But then I see the Facebook posts about what Mulcair and Trudeau have to say about firearms.
Some of it is true and some of it is shock-media fear mongering.
There is, however, some definite truth to the hype of them bringing back the gun registry.
Though it may be old, I was forwarded this article in the National Post about Mulcair’s plans: NDP government would create new and improved gun registry

Sure it’s an election cycle and all of these ineffective talking heads have to have talking points and promises to lie about.
But nothing scares me more than allowing any more room for commies, socialists, pinkos, regressive ‘progressives’, antis of any sort, and Turdeau’s Libertarded army.

Below is a great cartoon I found on Right Wing Nation, but I think it originated from the NFA (a cluster fpuck of an organization and has circle jerked itself into ineffectiveness right before one of the most important elections in Canada regarding firearms rights).

Enjoy.  Be on the look out for the Beardo and the Kid.

You could wake up with the NDP and/or Liberals wanting to steal your guns

You could wake up with the NDP and/or Liberals wanting to steal your guns

Gun Stores & Ranges – Links in Ontario

Mostly for my own reference, but hopefully helpful to you.

Here are some notes I am making for ranges, clubs, stores, and associations here in SW Ontario.  Most of my time is spent between London and Mississauga, with some time between Sarnia and up to Barrie.

East Elgin Sportsman’s Association – Been highly recommended to me by people in London.  Great place for 3-gun shoots, and there is 24/7 indoor handgun shooting 🙂

Crumlin Sportsmen’s Association – Closer to London, apparently there are IDPA or IPSC shoots that happen here

Lambton Sportsmen’s Club – Close to friends and my old stompin grounds.  Not sure if it makes sense to join, but would be a great way to go shooting restricted firearms with buddies.

 

Bullseye London – Great gun store in London.  Good selection, knowledgeable people, fair prices.  Just need to expand into used firearms….

Heafs – Emad Hazboun, Outdoorsman and where I am taking my Ontario Hunter Education Course

IPSC Ontario – International Practical Shooting Confederation

IDPA Canada – International Defensive Pistol Association

Ontario Defensive Pistol League – Looks like IDPA in Ontario

 

Home Security Tips – Videos

As I start my search for a home here in Ontario (not likely until spring, but we’re looking a bit now), I find myself pondering how to best secure it, whether home or not, as well as how to protect the family if someone does break in.

Obviously, here in Canada we are not allowed to protect ourselves.  The government and police would prefer that we just exit our house if we suspect that there is an intruder.  And if that fails, just give up and allow ourselves to the raped and murdered.

But for the non-sheeple out there, some of the following videos I found informative 😉
Home Defense Tips:

Shotgun for Home Defense:

I’m not sold on using a rifle in your house, but it’s always worth watching James Yeager’s videos:

Sootch00 always has helpful insights and gear. This is his “Intruder Bag”

High River, the “Abolished” Long Gun Registry & the CFP

So, what are we Canadians supposed to think?  What are we to make of the recent developments regarding the so-called “abolished” Long Gun Registry, the smashing of personal liberty in High River, AB and the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP which is administered by the RCMP) nearly criminalizing thousands of legitimate gun owners with the stroke of a pen?

In my humble opinion, something smells bad…really bad.  Not so unusual though, it is emanating from Ottawa, the headquarters of Canadian bureaucracy.  Consider this term “Bureaucratic Dictatorship”…look it up and tell me you don’t see the makings of a disaster.

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Sample Letter to PMO or Public Safety Minister

Good afternoon Honorable Minister,

I am writing to voice my support for a full review, repeal and replacement of all our current legislation concerning firearms and ammunition in their entirety.  The current limitations and restrictions do nothing to protect the public from those who choose to do violence on their fellow citizens.  Criminals will continue to access and use non-restricted, restricted and prohibited weapons, magazines and ammunition at will.  Our current laws only prevent the responsible, trained, licensed and law abiding citizen from legally obtaining them.

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Canadian Firearms Safety Course

My thoughts on the Canadian (Restricted) Firearms Safety Course

I recently completed the education course required to apply for a Possession and  Acquisition Licence (PAL) from the RCMP.  Non-restricted and restricted firearms are handled separately here in Canada, and you must complete a second course to apply for your Restricted or RPAL.  If offered to you, it is well worth doing your CRFSC – restricted firearms safety course – at the same time as your CFSC.

The course that I attended took place over three evenings after work.  Each session was four hours long.  This method I highly recommend, since four hours is not too long or too much material for one sitting.  I took my course through Silvercore Advanced Training Systems and I highly recommend checking them out if you are in Vancouver, the lower mainland BC, or Vancouver Island.

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CFO Letter Example

An example of a letter for you to send to your provincial Chief Firearms Officer

Dear [Provincial CFO],

I would like to thank you and the Conservative Party of Canada for the effort that was put into the dissolution of the Long-gun registry, and further efforts that are being put into restoring civil rights to firearms owners. I have, along with my family, voted Conservative (if applicable) in all elections, and will continue to do so while the party protects the rights of their citizens in all regards.

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First Look – IWI Jericho 941(Baby Eagle II)

I just recently brought home my newest acquisition and couldn’t be more pleased.  I purchased my 9mm Jericho 941 from Wanstall’s in Maple Ridge and was thoroughly satisfied with their service and helpful advice.  I have to admit that their store is addictive for me and I’d soon be broke and divorced if I spent anymore time and money there than I do now.  Nothing like getting up close and personal with all kinds of awesome hardware!

Anyway, pics are where it’s at so, I’ve included a few.  One of my favorite things about the Jericho 941 RPL or full sized model is the large, molded grip.  I have larger mitts I guess and I like the bottom of the grip on a handgun to come to at least the bottom of my hand or slightly past; which the RPL model does.

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Notable Quotes on Liberty, Politics & Firearms

“The sentiment that modern day ordinary Canadians do not need firearms for protection is pleasant but unrealistic. To discourage responsible deserving Canadians from possessing firearms for lawful self-defense and other legitimate purposes is to risk sacrificing them at the altar of political correctness.”

-Judge Don Demetrick-

“I think that every true reformer, every real friend of liberty, will agree with me in saying that if we must erect safeguards, they should be rather for the security of the individual than of the mass, and that our chiefest care must be to train the majority to respect the rights of the minority, to prevent the claims of the few from being trampled under foot by the caprice or passion of the many.”

-Sir Richard John Cartwright-

“Firearms, especially long guns, occupy a noble place in Canadian history since they are no doubt responsible for the exploitation of a vast and wild territory that had long remained untouched. From 1534 until 1979 (!), the importance of firearms remained uncontested.  More than a simple tool of everyday life, they became truly a phenomenon of civilization. At all times and whoever he was, the Canadian was directly in contact with firearms, and he cannot be imagined otherwise. Even today, this symbol of liberty remains intimately related to wide, open spaces, and to a tolerant society.  It is the distinctive mark of today’s America and yesterday’s America. Here, in New France, let’s repeat it, it is not only soldiers and nobles who have the possibility or privilege to bear arms. Century-old Canadian customs recognize equally to everybody the legal and moral right to acquire a firearm and to use it freely and non-coercively.”

– Russel Bouchard-

“Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.”

-Abraham Lincoln-

“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

– Benjamin Franklin-

“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”

-Ronald Reagan-

“Freedom is never more than one generation from extinction.”

-Ronald Reagan-