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A brief discussion of current Firearms related issues!
  • 25 Sep 2012 11:14 AM | Anonymous
    OTTAWA Canada’s public safety minister is applauding an Ontario Superior Court’s rejection of a bid to preserve long gun-registry data.

    Vic Toews called the ruling an “absolute victory for the rule of law.”

    The Toronto court had heard a motion from the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic for an emergency injunction that would have prevented the federal government from destroying long-gun data in a federal registry that’s been abolished.

    Justice D.M. Brown declined to grant the injunction, rejecting arguments that the destruction would be a violation of the Charter of Rights.

    The City of Toronto had supported the motion, though the province did not.

    The ruling follows a successful court application by the Quebec government to preserve long-gun registry data in that province.

    Last week, Superior Court Judge Marc-Andre Blanchard voided two sections of the Conservative government’s legislation to scrap the long-gun registry.

    The judge ordered Ottawa to surrender all records on Quebec-owned rifles and shotguns in the registry to the province within 30 days.

    Minister of State Maxime Bernier told the House of Commons on Monday the government will appeal the Quebec court decision.

    The Conservative government has said that any province wanting its own long-gun registry is welcome to create one from scratch.

    “We were very pleased that the Ontario Superior Court has ruled in favour of law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport shooters,” Toews said in a statement Friday.

    “The will of Parliament and Canadians has been clear. We do not want any form of a wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry.”

    An outspoken proponent of the registry said the fight will continue.

    “This decision is a setback but we will continue to fight for sensible controls on rifles and shotguns,” Wendy Cukier of the Coalition for Gun Control said in a statement.

    “Information about who owns what guns is essential to reducing the diversion of guns to illegal markets and the registry has been shown to be useful in solving crimes.”
  • 18 Sep 2012 3:57 PM | Anonymous
    The Harper government will appeal the judgment of the Superior Court which gives Quebec the right to get the data from the national registry of gun that was abolished last spring.

    The announcement was made Monday by Conservative cabinet minister Maxime Bernier.

    In a judgment of 42 pages made ​​on September 11, Judge Marc-André Blanchard of Quebec Superior Court declared inoperative Article 29 of the Act to abolish the gun registry, which ordered the destruction of all data that have been collected over time.

    Ottawa must send the data to the Government of Quebec, told the magistrate.

    Justice Blanchard said in its judgment that the registry could not be implemented without the cooperation of the provinces and Ottawa a "lack of respect for the jurisdiction of Quebec" by ordering the destruction of data on citizens province.

    C/O Radio Canada 2012/09/17
  • 31 Aug 2012 5:26 PM | Anonymous
    Canadians shuffled 3844 firearms since August 30, 2012.
    C/O CSSA
  • 30 Aug 2012 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    1)   Please note that our caretaker Ray Mulholland is retiring and we will be making a transition to a new caretaker over the next two months.   As a result:

    ·       A special event to honour Ray is planned at the club office on Friday August 31, 2012 at 2 pm – come join us for some cake and refreshments! (if you would like to contribute to a gift for Ray, please pass along to a range officer or LRGC Board member). 

    ·       The club office and shotgun shooting hours are being revised beginning September 1st and will be in effect until our new caretaker begins.


    Sunday – (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

    Monday - Closed.

    Tuesday - Closed.

    Wednesday - (11:30 am – 4:00 pm)

    Thursday - Closed.

    Friday - (11:30 am- 4:00 pm)

    Saturday - (11:00 am – 4:00 pm)

     Note that scheduled skeet shooting (starting at noon) will not be affected on Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and that typical activities outside of these hours will not be affected (jr & sr rifle, handgun, fast draw, etc.)  

     2)   Note that the Sporting Clays/5-Stand Grand Re-Opening will be on Friday Sept 7, starting at 2:15 pm.  Come and give it a try as it is a lot of fun! If you have never tried this – it is sort of a combination of skeet and trap shooting all rolled into one – see the “New Member’s Column” of the May LRGC Newsletter (on the LRGC website ) for a more detailed description of this activity!

    3)   Note that the Family Fun Day Open House event is scheduled for Sept 9, 2012 from 10 am – 3 pm. Come out and try many of the shooting activities at the LRGC and enjoy a lunch – all free!
    If you know of someone thinking about getting involved in shooting – bring them along! (If you would like to volunteer to assist in this event – please email – we could use your help!).

    4)   There are many LRGC Trophy matches (trap, skeet, rifle, pistol) coming up in the next few months (Sept – Dec) so please check the latest LRGC newsletter “Calendar-at-a-glance” for these upcoming dates and times.  All LRGC members are welcome - no matter what your skill level!

    5)   HELP!  Our Junior 22 Rifle Shooters need your help!

     Do you have a 22 cal. rifle in your safe you no longer use?
      Would you be willing to donate it to the LRGC?”  

    We are currently in need of 22 cal rifles for our junior program, especially “junior-sized”, good to excellent condition 22 cal target rifles to be utilized by our smaller junior shooters.  A “junior-sized” rifle is “lighter” rifle (around 5-6 lbs.) and/or has a shorter (or adjustable) rear stock to reduce “length-of-pull” (LOP) – i.e. the distance required to reach the trigger.  The preferred target rifle types are a Anschutz/CIL 180 Junior target rifle or an Anschultz/Marlin 2000 Jr. Model, or any other similar “junior-sized” rifles.  These are not easy to find, so if you have or know of any available junior-sized rifles, please advise us ASAP with needed contact information.

    Note however that we would be pleased to receive ANY 22 rifle donations made to the club – either junior or standard size, as these can be employed in some of our new member training and out-reach programs currently being developed.  


    You may contact me at or LRGC phone (leave a message for Doug R. or leave contact info with the caretaker) for assessment and/or to arrange pick-up, or you may drop the rifle off at the LRGC during office hours with a note containing your contact information and indicating that it is being donated to the LRGC.  

    Thanking you in advance for your support!    

  • 30 Aug 2012 9:07 AM | Anonymous
    From Caperaway on Gunnutz

    I noticed the RCMP updated their fact sheet for target shooters to say that "A copy of the valid shooting club membership must be provided as well." in order to obtain an ATT.
    I guess day passes are no good anymore.

    Some other interesting quotes:

    "For the purposes of the issuance of a long-term ATT for target practice, CFO’s generally require that the ATT applicant has a “full” club membership (i.e., has met the terms and conditions of the probationary membership and has been issued a subsequent “full” club or range membership)."

    "Further, the CFO has the authority under subsection 15(1) of the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations to request written confirmation from a shooting club or range of “…the participation, if any, of a current or past member…of the shooting club…in target practice or target shooting competitions within the previous five years… .”
  • 30 Aug 2012 8:50 AM | Anonymous


    For immediate release - August 30, 2012

    Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle proves firearms data is useless
    Firearms owners exchange guns in national protest and vow to never register again

    (TORONTO – August 30, 2012) The members of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) are mad as hell and they're not going to take this any more.

    The CSSA is advocating that all owners of registered non-restricted firearms take part in the Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle. The CSSA says anti-gun advocates are spitting in the face of Canada's legal system by deliberately ignoring the will of Parliament in an attempt to preserve registry data for future use.

    In order to support federal Bill C-19 that specifies the data must be deleted, responsible gun owners are swapping their firearms to illustrate that the data was -- and will always be -- useless. The Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle removes any wrong-headed notion that the data could help build subsequent registries.

    Bill C-19 received Royal Assent on April 5 and clearly dictates that the data must be destroyed. In contempt for the new law, the Government of Quebec, the City of Toronto, the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, and the Region of Waterloo have asked the courts to preserve the data and ignore Parliament. The CSSA is mobilizing trustworthy Canadian gun owners to immediately buy, sell, trade or lend previously registered firearms to protest the data preservation injunctions.

    “The governments and advocacy groups have forced our hand by suggesting the registry data is somehow useful, ” says Tony Bernardo, CSSA spokesman and executive director of the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action (CILA). “If they refuse to acknowledge the will of the people, we'll do it for them. Canada's previously registered firearms are now changing location, so the registry is even more useless, if that's possible. The registry was never a public safety tool, and we're removing once and for all the myth that the data was valuable. The Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle negates the silly straw man attempt to protect the data. Shuffling previously registered firearms is totally legal, responsible and appropriate.

    “The Schlifer Clinic is funded by four Ontario government ministries, so it appears the provincial Liberals are hiding behind this anti-gun ploy,” he adds. “More than half of the firearms in Canada have never been registered and even anti-gun advocates admit that criminals won't register their guns. As long as these nuisance court injunctions keep the registry data intact, they are maintaining a shopping list for computer hacking criminals to locate our firearms. That places gun owners in danger, so we are compelled to demonstrate that the registry is inaccurate by making it even less accurate. Pro-registry advocates need to see that there's no useable data to protect. We are simply showing them the folly of their own political posturing. The registry is dead.”

    CSSA/CILA has provided a great deal of statistical evidence over the years to prove that a gun registry does nothing to keep Canadians safe and does not curtail violence against women.

    “Sticking a registry paper on a gun doesn't make it safe,” says Bernardo. “The registry was created as a political pacifier strictly to win votes and some politically motivated groups are still willing to play that game today. Sport shooters are fed up and we're putting an end to it. The law permits us to exchange our firearms with other qualified gun owners. By this time tomorrow, no one will know which owners have which firearms. And that's perfect, because it's nobody's business.

    “This shuffle forces the obstinate anti-gun crowd to admit that the registry is not worth fighting for,” he adds. “It truly never was. The data is corrupt and outdated, and it never saved a single life. It was never designed to make us safe. We have challenged anti-gun advocates to reveal how the registry can help anyone, and they have never delivered – not once. How could they? The registry doesn't do anything. The Great Canadian Gun Registry Shuffle makes the data transparently irrelevant. Perhaps now we can all get on with focusing on bona fide ways to increase public safety and protect Canadians against violence. We will do all we can to help.”

    TO ALL LONG GUN OWNERS: Please let us know how many long guns you have shuffled. Do not tell us the type, location etc., just the number. Every Thursday morning we will post the totals on the CSSA web site. Enjoy the Shuffle.

    For more information contact:
    Tony Bernardo at 905-571-2150 or email

  • 22 Jul 2012 9:32 PM | Anonymous

    Disinformation Continues as U.N. Arms Treaty Takes Shape

    Posted on July 20, 2012

    In New York this week, the U.N. Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty continued trying to draft a treaty to impose worldwide controls on small arms, including civilian-owned firearms.

    The NRA has made clear its opposition to any treaty that includes civilian firearms, and continues to note that a majority of the United States Senate stands with American gun owners in opposition to such a treaty. We have led the effort to mobilize opposition to the treaty in Congress, and not only a bipartisan majority of the U.S. Senate, but also 130 House members, have voiced strong opposition to the treaty. Ignoring that reality, U.N. conferees are working to regulate not only civilian small arms, but also ammunition and firearm parts.

    Anti-gun treaty proponents continue to mislead the public, claiming the treaty would have no impact on American gun owners. That's a bald-faced lie.

    For example, the most recent draft treaty includes import/export controls that would require officials in an importing country to collect information on the "end user" of a firearm, keep the information for 20 years, and provide the information to the country from which the gun was exported. In other words, if you bought a Beretta shotgun, you would be an "end user" and the U.S. government would have to keep a record of you and notify the Italian government about your purchase. That is gun registration. If the U.S. refuses to implement this data collection on law-abiding American gun owners, other nations might be required to ban the export of firearms to the U.S.

    And even if the U.S. never ratifies--or even signs--the treaty, many other nations will. The cost of complying with the treaty would drive up the price of imported firearms and probably force some companies to take their products off the U.S. market.

    That's not all. This week, the delegates focused on an endless series of drafts that would either ban exportation or require states to consider the risk of exporting, if the arms could be used to commit crime, or could "be diverted to unauthorized end users" or "the illicit market." Exports could also be blocked if they would "support" or "encourage" terrorist acts or "provoke, prolong or aggravate acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace," or could be used in "gender-based violence" or to inflict "human suffering." Anti-gun activists here and abroad have long claimed that gun ownership in general does all of these things, so any of these provisions could be abused by foreign governments to shut off exports to law-abiding Americans.

    The NRA has spent nearly 20 years lobbying against U.N. attacks on civilian firearms ownership. As a U.N.-recognized NGO (non-governmental organization) we have attended meetings and conferences and we have spoken out directly at the U.N. about our unfailing opposition to any treaty that infringes on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens.

    As the conference completes drafting the treaty, the NRA will continue to gather information on what provisions are included, and will work with our allies in the international community as well as Congress to oppose adoption of any anti-gun treaty or any other international restriction on our constitutional freedoms.

  • 11 Jul 2012 5:46 PM | Anonymous
    Just so you know!! No more giving your name, rank, and serial # when you buy a new hunting rifle or scatter-gun. READ BELOW!! Found this on Gunnutz.

    All British Columbia and Yukon Firearms Businesses
    Terry Hamilton, Chief Firearms Officer
    Changes to Conditions for Business Firearms Licences
    July 5, 2012
    The Government of Canada has introduced new Firearms Act regulations which provide
    that businesses cannot be required as a condition of a licence to collect information on
    the transfer of non-restricted firearms. These regulations came into force on June 29,
    Please note that, pursuant to the new Firearms Information Regulations (Non-Restricted
    Firearms), all conditions currently listed on your firearms business licence pertaining to
    the keeping of records on the transfer of firearms no longer apply to non-restricted
    firearms. The conditions continue to apply with respect to restricted and prohibited
    It is recommended that this notification be printed and attached to your existing
    business firearms licence. We will not be re-issuing all business licences with new
    conditions at this time, but they will be included on the next version of the licence that is
    Please note the regulations do not affect any business practices you have in place
    regarding inventory control, warranties or returns.
    Businesses are also reminded that all individuals must still have a valid Possession and
    Acquisition Licence to acquire non-restricted, restricted and prohibited firearms.
    Businesses have the option of calling 1-800-731-4000 to verify if the firearms licence is
    Please contact 1-800-731-4000, extension 9530 if you have any questions. Your
    ongoing cooperation and support is greatly appreciated.
    Terry Hamilton
    Chief Firearms Officer for British Columbia and Yukon Territory
    118 - 5477 152nd Street
    Surrey, British Columbia V3S 5A5
  • 15 Jun 2012 2:30 PM | Anonymous
    This is an example blog entry.  Light her up!
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