Canada Firearms

How Forgetting to Fill Out Paperwork Landed This Canadian in Jail

Karen Selick | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

Bruce found himself convicted of roughly two dozen counts of possessing unlicensed firearms. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a lifetime prohibition order from possessing firearms; therefore, he can no longer be a gunsmith. Moreover, his entire inventory of firearms and ammunition (worth roughly $116,000) was forfeited to the Crown.

Gun Lobby Warns Ottawa

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's recreational firearms lobby is telling the Harper government to avoid signing a landmark United Nations arms trade treaty, arguing i...

Tories Seek Supplier For Massive Gun Mail-Out Campaign

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is seeking a new supplier to send out hundreds of thousands of gun licence renewal applications and reminders to firear...

The Canadian Man Charged for Defending Himself

Karen Selick | Posted 03.06.2013 | Canada
Karen Selick

One morning in August, 2010 Ian Thomson awoke to find intruders firebombing his house. As an experienced firearms instructor, Thomson knew what he had to do. He got his gun out of the safe where it was stored and scared the men off his property by firing over their heads. Then he was charged with four offences.

Time To Ban Handguns?

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Gun control advocates took aim at handguns Wednesday, calling for a national ban of the weapons they said are used only for violence.Relativ...

Canada's Controversial Changes To International Gun Treaty

CBC | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada has modified its controversial position on a United Nations arms control treaty. In a new position paper submitted to ...

Why it Was Right to Shoot Down the Long Gun Registry

Peter Worthington | Posted 07.16.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

By abandoning long gun registry, the federal government is saving the taxpayer considerable billions. It was a foolish law from the start, in that it made criminals out of farmers and people in rural areas who didn't trust government assurances, or simply couldn't be bothered to register their rifles and shotguns.

RCMP To Get New Rifles

CP | Chris Purdy, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada

EDMONTON - The RCMP will spend at least $1 million to add more high-powered guns to its arsenal, a move recommended after four Mounties were shot to d...

War on Mexican Drugs Not Fast and Furious Enough

Miranda Frum | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada
Miranda Frum

The government is aware that American guns are travelling into the hands of very dangerous people, however nothing is really done. Rick Perry has spoken of a potential American involvement in Mexico, complete with sending troops over the border and maintaining order. But is this effective?