Team CSSA E-News | March 9, 2019
In light of the SNC Lavalin scandal, CSSA member, Omar, asks:
“Do you think the Government would consider a DPA agreement for 2,200,000 licenced vetted legal gun owners that have done nothing wrong and have been background checked every day for years!
Maybe even saving 25,000 firearms and ammunition jobs and another 25,000 jobs related to hunting/guiding/hospitality! Many of those in Quebec too!”
Good Point, Omar!
Liberals quietly proceed with plan to strip Canadians of their handguns
Sheila Gunn Reid | Rebel Host |The Gunn Show | March 7, 2019
Even while the Liberals are poised to be consumed by their own corruption as more SNC-Lavalin details hit the news, they’re still forging ahead with their plan to strip Canadians of their handguns.
Last month, Minister of Organized Crime Reduction, Bill Blair, said Canadians could expect his recommendations on the Liberals examination of a full private handgun and semi-automatic ban. Producing this report was part of Bill Blair’s mandate when his new role was created last year.
Blair’s report is overdue and that doesn’t bode well for Canada’s more than two million gun owners.
Bill Blair has been listening to his old boss from the days when he was the police chief in TO, Toronto Mayor John Tory. Tory not only wants handguns out of his city, but out of the entire country, as the city’s gun violence reaches record levels. But he’s no expert.
Today I’ll show you why no one should listen to John Tory’s plans to fight gun violence. Tory’s plan doesn’t take into account who is committing the violence and why.
CBC ‘Year of the Gun’ Film Continues One-Sided Firearm Coverage
TheGunBlog.ca | March 7, 2019 | Update 7 p.m. Toronto time: Adds that CBC updated its articles following this story.
TheGunBlog.ca — CBC, Canada’s state broadcaster, will show “Year of the Gun” tomorrow as a new film about individuals and gangs who shoot people illegally and their victims, the latest in a string of programs presenting firearms only as tools of crime.
The media company updated articles promoting the point-of-view documentary following this story.
Canadian Broadcasting Corp.’s lead article for the CBC Docs POV show is by Angela Wright, a campaigner with Toronto-based Zero Gun Violence Movement. She cited five people on the harms caused by criminal shooters and zero people on the benefits of legitimate shooters.
In a second article for the film, CBC initially listed the millions of lawfully owned rifles, shotguns and handguns among the “shocking and surprising numbers relating to gun violence in Canada.” The company deleted those references today after TheGunBlog.ca mentioned them on Twitter. (Thank you, CBC.)
Warrant Alleges ‘Gun Violence’ Counselor & Police Chaplain Fired Shot into Car
David Codrea | Ammoland | March 6, 2019
More questions are raised than answered in this strange case that begs for more details, and it appears the media is OK with that.
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “A felony at large warrant has been issued for the arrest of a St. Louis pastor known for supporting families impacted by gun violence,” Fox 2 Now reported Friday. “Pastor Ronald M. Fraction, 63, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and shooting into a motor vehicle, a Class E felony.”
He’s not just a pastor, we learn, but “[h]e has also served as a volunteer chaplain with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for at least five years.” We also learn that, in addition to joining with anti-violence marchers, “Fraction has helped families cope with loss and tragedy, including some highly publicized stories involving children shot while in vehicles.”
If that’s the case, why did a gas station surveillance video show “Fraction shooting a gun at a vehicle as it was driving away from him”?
Toronto police lay 100 charges against Mississauga man in guns and drugs probe
Liam Casey | The Canadian Press | March 6, 2019
TORONTO — A 50-year-old Mississauga, Ont., man is facing 100 charges after police alleged they found multiple guns and several kilograms of drugs in his truck and home.
Toronto police Insp. Joe Matthews, who is with the organized crime enforcement task force, said Wednesday their street team started investigating in late 2018 and arrested Hewan Wilson on Feb. 24.
Matthews alleged they found 16 guns, four kilograms of heroin and a small quantity of cocaine during the investigation.
“This is not a street-level dealer,” he said at a news conference at police headquarters.
Officers seized seven handguns, three shotguns, six rifles and two over-capacity magazines, Matthews said.
Seven of the guns were loaded when they were found and four of the guns had their serial numbers removed, Matthews alleged. He said police also allegedly found a “significant” amount of ammunition.
Police suspect there is some link to organized crime, he said.
Woodstock couple who smuggled guns across border each get 3 years in prison
Angela Bosse | CBC News | March 7, 2019
Couple were arrested in October 2017 crossing the border from Houlton, Maine, with firearms, ammo
A Woodstock-area man and woman accused of smuggling guns across the border from Maine and other offences were each sentenced Thursday to three years in prison after pleading guilty.
David Allen Polchies, 57, and Sharon Ann Weeks, 48, were charged with importing restricted firearms into Canada, possession for weapons trafficking, and offences under the Customs Act, including smuggling and making untrue statements at the border.
The couple were arrested by Canada Border Services Officers on Oct. 4, 2017, after crossing from Houlton, Maine, with two semi-automatic rifles, several 30, 50 and 60-round prohibited magazines, and 350 rounds of 9 mm ammunition.
A search of the couple’s Teeds Mills home led to the seizure of a third semi-automatic, an AR-15, along with other firearms.
The pair pleaded guilty at an earlier appearance in Woodstock provincial court.
Manitoba: An Often-overlooked Destination for Whitetail Deer Hunting
by OutdoorHub Reporters | March 7, 2019
A drive through rural Manitoba will give you a relaxed feeling, much like being around family and friends. The countryside is sparsely populated, and the people are friendly. One thing that stands out is the antlers on garages, barns, and outbuildings. If you’re a whitetail enthusiast, it won’t take long for you to realize that they grow big white-tailed deer in Manitoba.
Deer hunting has a strong heritage in the heart of Canada, and resident hunters often have a collection of deer antlers from animals harvested over the years. Stop in at one of the local bars, and you’re likely to see a collection of mounts that will have you asking questions about hunting opportunities.
The Records and Stories of Manitoba Big Game bring to light just how big the whitetails grow in Manitoba, with non-typical deer listed over 260 inches, and hundreds of typical entries that qualify for the Boone and Crockett minimum for all-time records. To say Manitoba is a “sleeper destination” for white-tailed deer would be an understatement.
Firearms registration would be an expensive and worthless exercise
Mike Loder | stuff.co.nz | March 8, 2019
OPINION: When people suggest that all firearms in New Zealand should be registered, they leave out one important word. “Again”. This country had registration and then discarded it. Because it was 66 per cent inaccurate and completely worthless.
Canada has just dumped its system, due to it being billions of dollars over budget and delivering nothing useful at any price.
I have just put several handguns in the upcoming Antique Arms auction. This necessitated acquiring permits to change the registered ownership. Sure enough, the police records were wrong. Again.
This despite only just having had two audits of my small collection in the previous year. Those records were inaccurate as well. As the police list has been every time I renew my firearms licence.
If you attend any collectors’ meeting and ask, “Hands up if your records were inaccurate at your last check”, it will look like a hairy forest. Records often remain uncorrected for decades.
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