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A brief discussion of current Firearms related issues!
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  • 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!
  • 15 Jun 2012 1:00 PM | Anonymous
    This is an example blog entry. But as you can see I WANT ONE!
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