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
CSAAA Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association
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
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.
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.
Jack Spirko: “Minarchism and Anarchism have arisen from the fundamental understanding that what states do is theft”
“Minarchism and Anarchism has arisen from the fundamental understanding that what states do is theft. It is no less theft for your government to take 30% of your income, than for me to come into your home and take 30% of your shit. It’s actually a greater theft. You have recourse if I take your stuff. You can shoot me. You can fight back. You can bury me in a hole in the ground. When the government demands their 30% they will use overwhelming force and you have no recourse. And they can spend your money on things that you find to be morally reprehensible. And there is nothing you can do if you stay in their system. And they make it very difficult for you to disassociate with their system. In fact I would say all nigh impossible for you to fully disassociate with their system. But there are ways you can begin the process. And what I’ve learned about most, not all – cause some of you are flaming assholes – but most anarchists understand these things and understand that you can’t just switch a switch and make this happen. That there is a move toward this. And many even understand we may never actually get there. But if we don’t set the goal at absolutely no state, all we will ever get is more state. And then a lot of anarchists would be happy if we could get into a true monarchist system, as long as we don’t lose site of the eventual goal. And that actually makes anarchism a lot easier of a system to adapt. … You can’t steal other peoples’ shit, and you can’t tell other people how to think”
— Jack Spirko, The Survival Podcast Episode 1316
The Canadian Federal Government Bans Incandescent Bulbs
Starting 01 January 2014, there is a ban on standard incandescent light bulbs with an output of 75W and 100W. I had totally forgotten about this, since the discussions were seven years ago. But now I see that this is still set to take effect in the new year. 40W and 60W are set to be off the shelves by the end of 2014.
The goal is to displace the use of incandescent bulbs with the more expensive compact fluorescent CFL bulbs. This is still the direction that they are going, even though there is still much controversy on their efficiency claims, bulb life expectancy, and disposal concerns (these bulbs contain Mercury).
Personally, I feel there is a place in the house for both CFL bulbs and traditional incandescent. I’m not an opponent of energy efficiency or protecting the environment. But sometimes we are blind by trying to optimize for only one variable.
My go-to source for information on this has been a recent Globe & Mail Article: Federal Incandescent Light Bulb Ban Set to Start in New Year
Collection of Ron Paul Videos
As Canadians, we don’t usually look to the USA for political or economic advise – especially these days with the turmoil going on there. But there is an Exception: Dr. Ron Paul.
Dr. Paul is a Republican, but not a big government Republican like the rest of them. He is an opponent of big gov, fascism, corporatism, income tax, and foreign military intervention. In this way, we are on the same page regarding politics: Less is More.
Hear is a collection of my favourite Ron Paul Videos:
Today we are all reading about the US government shutdown.
Should we in Canada care? Does it affect us?
Well yes and no. It doesn’t really affect you (unless you’re travelling to a national park) – but it is good to pay a bit of attention to it.
But in reality it is interesting to see how this is playing out, the causes, and the effects. It is really coming off as a bit of a child’s game.
This website is focused on Canada and how Canadians and our friends can increase their personal liberty. In Canada, we have a lot of media influence coming up from the USA. It is so bad, in fact, that many Canadians follow the US presidential election more closely that any Canadian Federal Election – and I think that’s a bad thing.
However, there is a lot you can learn from our friends to the south and I recommend you be on the lookout for these things. Listening to Dr.Ron Paul speak is exactly one of these things. He has the most level headed approach & ideas of any mainstream politician.
Here I would like to share the video of him of his appearance on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show this past Friday 26/Sept/2013
Ron Paul – Tonight Show with Jay Leno 9/26/13 by RonPaulFriends
One of the most patriotic things you can do is reducing your taxes. Yes I mean that – let me explain: This prevents the tax revenue from growing as fast and helps to prevent the various governments from getting as much of a taste of your money as possible. Because once they taste it they will never let it go, and will deploy this money into more wasteful programs. Wasteful spending can’t grow as fast if the tax base doesn’t. See, I like my logic.
Political contributions are a decent way to reduce your taxes. But of course you do have to have a particular political party that you support and it is real money that you are giving.
I have some more research to do on this topic, but it appears that you can contribute a few hundred dollars each year and receive a decent tax credit.
Some links that I have used for research: