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A brief discussion of current Firearms related issues!
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  • 22 Sep 2021 12:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Results: Town Hall Meeting with MP Tako Van Popta

    Via ZOOM on Wednesday Sept 8 - 7:00 PM

    The good attendance was received and appreciated (58 registered) and
    MP Tako Van Popta (a PAL holder himself) reaffirmed the Conservatives
    intention to support firearm owners
    and remove sporting firearms from the
    May 2020 OIC following a proper "non-political" review; deemed a logical step forward when performed by proper firearm community experts. 

    It was highlighted by the participants that such a review
    would be necessary BEFORE the April 30, 2022 OIC amnesty deadline.

    It was also reinforced by the participants, that to support the keeping of our firearms, a vote for any other political party would NOT serve the
    firearm community - and was to be avoided at our peril!

    Tako's Letter:  Letter to Firearms Community.  


  • 01 Sep 2021 12:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Federal Election has now been called! 

    Do you value your firearms? If so, then:
     
    1) Polls open NOW! Get out and vote for the only political party that has - both in the past and has now committed in the future in writing - to support firearm owners and repeal the idiocy of recent ineffective government bills (C71, the OIC, etc.) - or they (i.e. every other party) will come for our firearms even more than they are doing now!

    This is also the ONLY political party that has committed to actually DOING
    anything significant to curb gang and criminal violence in Canada, rather than wasting taxpayer money on increased government paperwork and bureaucracy,
    the confiscation of your legal property, and the continuous harassment of sport shooters through government legislation in Canada! 
    (BTW - this clearly fits within the definition of "systemic discrimination/i.e. bigotry" by the Government of Canada towards all sports enthusiasts which utilize a firearm in the course of their legitimate sporting activity!) 

    See attached: Letter to Firearms Community

    See attached: Recovery Plan (See page 44/slide 86 for firearm related info)

    2) Support that political party through monetary donations and
    volunteering of your time to spread the word!
    Do your part - as no one else will!

    3) Speak with your family, friends and neighbours about the clear lack of common sense in the current government bills which only harass firearm owners and do nothing to enhance public safety. 

    4) Support the CCFR, NFA, CSSA and other groups which highlight the government's lack of common-sense and provide logical solutions and arguments to the government about dealing with public safety issues. 
     
    Remember: Gangs and criminals don't obey laws or rules/paperwork
    related to firearm ownership or proper use - so more of the same bureacratic nonsense WILL NOT enhance public safety. The firearms criminals have are ALREADY ILLEGAL so these new laws are redundant and only affect legal/responsible firearm owners - who are NOT the problem.
     

    Clearly the Liberal government recognizes these facts but still proceeds
    with these ineffective bills (C71, C21, OIC, etc.) only to virtue-signal to gain votes from uninformed voters and to steal our legal property. This results in the destruction of of our Canadian shootings sports (enjoyed by over 2 million + Canadians) only harasses these legal firearm owners rather than addressing
    the real problem of gangs, criminals and gun smuggling. 

    See below: "Firearm News" especially the one dated "June 21 2021" for important information and videos showing how ridiculous the government has been with respect to firearms in Canada and the wasting of your tax dollars. 


  • 01 Jul 2021 12:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Firearm News - June 16, 2021:

    To read more of this story click here: GUNBLOG

    Liberals Refuse Federal Court Order to
    Give Evidence for May 2020 Attacks

    16 June 2021

    We are updating as we get more info.

    TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Liberal Party-led government refused a Federal Court order to produce the evidence that led to its political attacks begun in May 2020 against gun owners.

    Hidden Under Section 39

    The Clerk of the Privy Council, the most-senior government employee and a top adviser to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, used Section 39 of the Canada Evidence Act to keep e-mails, memos and notes hidden from the court and the public.

    The Clerk, Janice Charette, signed the Section 39 certificate on June 14. A Federal Court judge on May 27 gave the government 30 days to produce all documents related to its crackdown.

    Disclosure ‘Shall Be Refused’

    “As a result of the certification by the Clerk, pursuant to s. 39, ‘disclosure of the information shall be refused without examination or hearing of the information by the court,’” government lawyers told the Federal Court yesterday.

    “The attached s. 39 certificate is an absolute bar to filing with the Court under seal the information encompassed by the Order.”

    Criminalize and Confiscate

    The refusal is the Liberals’ latest obstruction tactic as they push ahead with their May 2020 Order in Council (OIC) that criminalized honest citizens and ordered the confiscation of suddenly blacklisted rifles and shotguns.

      Story continues - see link above. 

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      Firearm News - June 3 2021

      Federal Court Orders Liberals to Hand Over Evidence
      for May 2020 Attacks

      31 May 2021

      Link to story at TheGunBlog: READ FULL STORY HERE

      TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s Federal Court ordered the government to hand over all documents leading to its May 2020 political attacks against licensed gun owners and businesses, in a major procedural win for the teams fighting the crackdown.

      30 Day Deadline

      Associate Chief Justice Jocelyne Gagné gave the Attorney General of Canada (AGC) 30 days to turn in the evidence, she said in a decision dated May 27 and received by lawyers today.

      The governing Liberal Party previously refused to share materials behind its 01 May 2020 Order in Council (OIC) criminalizing honest citizens and ordering them to surrender their suddenly blacklisted rifles and shotguns by April 2022.


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    • 01 Jun 2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


      Firearm News - May 5 2021 (Revised June 3 - Petition Info added)

        The RCMP and Trudeau Lied! 

      Proof now exists that the RCMP kept a 
      secret copy of the Long Gun Registry and 
      has continued to use it! 

      Your non-restricted firearms are STILL registered to YOU (even if you sold them) 
      and this information is being distributed to the RCMP patrol officer. 

      Sign the Petition below to get the government to actually do what they were required to do! 

      Sign Petition E - 3388 here: SIGN PETITION

      Link to explosive video interview of Lawyer Ed Burlew: https://youtu.be/SsjgqnZZ1Xk

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    • 30 Jan 2021 6:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Firearm News - July 27, 2020

      Did you receive the RCMP’s
      “Not A-Registration-Certificate-Revocation” letter?
       

      This is the next "salvo" in the Liberal/RCMP bag of tricks for licensed responsible firearm owners
      (as of course no criminals would receive/obey these!) 
       
      If you received one - please read the info below! 
      (Even if you didn't receive one - please read also as they have executed this
      same trickery in years past and surely will again!) 

      Note: The OIC/RCMP list continues to grow (from 1500 to now over 9500 firearm types -
      without any oversight - and even including non-restricted 22 cal. rifles and shotguns)
      so yours might be on it now or very soon - even if it wasn't originally listed,
      thereby making YOU an instant criminal! 

      CSSA Update on RCMP Letter

      For more detailed info - listen to this video:
      Legal Opinion on RCMP Letter

      CCFR Position on filing a Sec. 74 Court Challenge: 

      CCFR Position on Sec. 74 Challenge 

      If you as a firearm owner are not yet supporting CSSA, CCFR or NFA (or all three) - then please - get your head out of the sand - and support/donate!  What are you waiting for? No one else is going to help us.  The more they take - the more they will want - and their goal is to take them all! 
      Aren't you tired of being demonized for enjoying the shooting sports? 

      PLEASE - DO YOUR PART! 

      And be sure to support and vote for the ONLY party that will support you as a firearms owner! 

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      New!  Firearm News: June 22 2020

      CCFR Launches Largest National Education Campaign Ever
      on Behalf of Firearms Owners

      Read the story here: CCFR National Education Campaign

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      Firearm News: Updated July 3 2020

      Laws Suits Filed To-Date Against the
      Federal Government  in Opposition to the OIC

      From the Gun Blog (consider subscribing to keep up to date! Click Here: https://thegunblog.ca/)

      ·        June 29: Adds court challenge filed by eight private individuals (Federal Court/Toronto).

      ·        May 29: Adds court challenge filed by John Hipwell of Wolverine Supplies.

      ·        May 27: Adds court challenge filed by J.R. Cox.

      ·        May 26: Adds court challenge filed Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights.  (read more)
               (The LRGC Board voted to donation to this court challenge on behalf of the club)

      ·        May 25: Adds court challenge filed by K.K.S Tactical


    • 30 Jan 2021 6:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Firearm News: May 25 2020

      What can I do to fight the Liberal Firearm Bans and stop them from "scapegoating"all Licensed Firearm Owners
      for the actions of Criminals?

      1) Sign the available petitions in support these issues! 

      Why are you urging me, and everyone I know, to sign these petitions? 

      We have an opportunity to give our political allies the ability to keep the stupidity of the Liberal government’s latest round of gun bans in the public’s eye. Why is this important?

      Politicians need tools to do their jobs, and one of the tools at their disposal are petitions. I dislike petitions because, far too often, they give the person signing them the false impression they’ve actually accomplished something when they have not. Signing a petition is not an end. It’s not even a beginning. The value of a petition is to give our elected officials – in this case our Conservative MPs – the ability to keep raising the issue both inside and outside of Parliament. The flaws in the Liberal government’s latest Order in Council are many. As more and more of these flaws surface, a petition gives our MPs the ability to speak about those failings – which can only help our cause.

      So… here are the links. Please go to them all, sign your name and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, click the confirmation email you will receive for the first three very shortly afterward. If you do not, your name will NOT be added to the list.

      1. Petition e-2574 (Democratic process)
      2. Petition e-2576 (Democratic process)
      3. Petition e-2582 (Democratic process)
      4. Matt Larose’s petition on Change.org [h/t @AnnieOak5]
      5. UNIFOR Members Only on Change.org
      6. MP Cheryl Gallant’s Petition To Fire Bill Blair

      Sign them, click on the confirmation link in the three emails you will receive For petitions 1-3), then ask all your family and friends to do the same. Will these petitions in and of themselves stop the latest Liberal nonsense? No, of course not. They are simply one more tool in our arsenal to fight back against measures we know will not and cannot stop gang shootings or mass killers.

      2. Support our firearm rights groups that are leading the fight!  
      Many of these organizations are currently involved in bringing "human rights" court challenges against the government on your behalf to expose and fight the government's actions to blame and punish licensed firearm owners and businesses (through these and future firearm bans) for the actions of madmen. 

      The legal question regarding 12 and 10 gauge shotguns, and any other firearms they see fit to ban is NOT over - don't assume that it is!  The RCMP continue to add shotguns and other rifles to the growing list of prohibited firearms - without any oversight! 

      Support these groups through membership and donations!

      Now is the time for action - NOT excuses!  Please do it now!  Don't forget to donate - we will all lose much more if these challenges are NOT successful!

      a.  CCFR - https://firearmrights.ca/en/donate/

      b.  CSSA - https://cssa-cila.org

      c.  NFA - https://nfa.ca

      3. Write your MP, the Prime Minister and Bill Blair 

      Tell them you are against the bans and their continued "scapegoating" of legal firearm owners.  More letters are better than long letters - and keep sending!  Snail mail is best - No postage required.  

      4. Donate to the only political party interested in supporting you as a licensed firearms owner - the Conservative Party of Canada! Support and donate to them as they continue to fight for us in Ottawa.  Only they have stated publicly that repeal of this OIC and a revamping of the Firearm program in Canada is needed to stop the scapegoating of licensed firearm owners!  Don't forget about the generous tax credit for donations (about 75% up to about $450 which means it costs you only about $125 to make this donation!)
      Donate here:  CPC  https://www.conservative.ca

      BTW - Don't expect others to protect YOUR rights as a firearms owner - if we don't ALL do something to help fight against this attack on us - then one day soon they will come for our firearms!  It will only work if we ALL respond as the Liberals have a divide and conquer plan of action as we have all seen in the past. 


      (FYI - My understanding is that notices from the RCMP are already in the mail addressed to all PAL holders! This is what it looks like:  RCMP Notice to PAL Holders


    • 30 Jan 2021 6:21 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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      The RCMP have updated their policy page to outline measures
      to deal with delays in license renewals - 

       please read these measures at the following link:
      RCMP POLICY CHANGES


    • 01 Jun 2020 5:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Thanks to all those members that came out to participate in all the Club Trophy Matches! 

      Congratulations to our award winners! 
      The winners can be found by clicking: 2019 Awards Registry   

      This updated file includes all the awards
      available as of Feb 5, 2020.

      If you did not receive your award and/or certificate at the banquet then contact planning@lrgc.com. 

      Thanks again to our prize donors for the pistol match!  i.e.

      POCO Military, International Shooting Supplies and Cabelas


    • 01 Jun 2020 5:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

      Attention Members - 

      Do you have a target 22 cal rifle suitable for use in our Junior Rifle Program that you would be willing to donate or sell at a significant discount to the LRGC? 
      We are looking for a few good quality, single-shot, bolt-action 22 cal target rifles with peep sights to replace some of the worn-out/less reliable rifles we currently use, and to add several to our inventory so that we can run a full shooting line.  If you have one you can part with that you think is suitable - please contact planning@lrgc.com - and provide a photo/description of the rifle. 

      Our juniors will thank you! 


    • 01 Jun 2020 5:20 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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      Sad News - Kavinder Puri 

      It is with sadness that I am writing to advise the membership that
      Kavinder PURI passed away Monday morning Feb 10 at 7 am.
      Kavinder was a club life member, and an extremely dedicated range officer, Board director and club volunteer, being best known for his  involvement with the juniors, i.e. training them to shoot
      22 cal rifle and air rifle/pistol. 
      He will be truly missed by all that knew him. 


      Event Postponed (due to COVID-19 Risk)!! 

      A Celebration of Life event will NOT be held at the LRGC Hall
      on Saturday March 14 but will be rescheduled for a future date. 

      Celebration of Life Invitation.pdf 


      Please see invitation for information wrt to donations.  


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