January-February 2019

Consultations To Confiscate – During this last month, the government has been holding online Internet consultations on its “handgun and assault weapons ban” proposal. Round table discussions nationwide with stakeholders also took place. I attended on in Vancouver, and the NFA counsel Guy Lavergne attended one in Montreal. These consultations were precipitated by the demands of Toronto Mayor John Tory, during his re-election campaign, as a knee jerk and politically craven response to try to deflect criticism away from the out-of-control gang violence in that city. They were repeated during civic elections in Montreal. Justifications for bans are currently founded on hearsay from certain police departments and law enforcement officials, about firearms stolen from or illegally…

 

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