March – April 2018

The Re-Registration Cycle – At time of writing, we are still waiting for the threatened Liberal gun control promises to be imposed. These may take the form of an increased punitive regulatory and enforcement environment for firearms owners an businesses, with increased regulation and red tape, or they may be worse. One thing is certain: none of the Liberal promises on guns will have any effect on real criminals. The more things change, the more they stay the same. While the idea of a national universal firearms registration system…

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January – February 2018

Canada To Exceed UN Requirements – The NFA had a small delegation in New York this past October to participate in meetings of the United Nations First Committee. This is a committee of General Assembly, which oversees disarmament and security matters. Our reasons for being there were to make our concerns about the Arms Trade Treaty and Canada’s intent to sign onto it known, to meet with officials of the Canadian Mission, and to see what Canada’s position on the Arms Trade Treaty would be moving forward. We got more than we bargained for when Canada’s Permanent Representative to…

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November – December 2017

Our Wish List – It is pretty clear to most of us by now that there are significant problems with how Canadian firearms law is set up. I am occasionally asked, « What does the NFA want to do with our firearm laws? » Well, that’s a fair question. First, the peaceful possession of firearms should not be viewed in any respect as a crime. Ideally, there should be no reference to firearms in the Criminal Code at all. The Code should provide for appropriate penalties….

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September – October 2017

The Liberal gun control legislation everyone knew was coming has arrived. The good news is it does not contain any new gun bans, confiscations, regulations or restrictions on firearms licenses, registrations or authorizations. The Liberals have apparently left that agenda to the RCMP firearms program. It does, however, set the stage for a return to universal firearms registration in Canada. Under Bill C-52, the Liberals wish to pass legislation paving the way to deliver the old long gun registry (LGR) data to Quebec.

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