airsoft – house of commons petition against Bill C-21

Petition to the Government of Canada – e-3201

Whereas:
  • The Government of Canada and Minister of Public Safety have introduced Bill C-21, which includes sections that would prohibit the overwhelming majority of airsoft guns from sale in Canada and many paintball markers;
  • Bill C-21’s ban on the sale of airsoft guns will cause hundreds of small businesses to close overnight, leaving thousands unemployed and without a source of income;
  • Bill C-21 will negatively impact the lives of thousands of Canadians who rely on the sale of airsoft guns as a source of income or part of their business revenue;
  • Bill C-21 represents some of the most strict rules regarding airsoft in the world;
  • Countries with severe gun control measures still allow the possession, sale, and use of airsoft guns; and
  • Airsoft and paintball do not represent any risk to public safety, having existed in Canada for decades, and being enjoyed by residents and citizens across Canada and all around the world.
We, the undersigned, residents and citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to:
1. Reject Bill C-21 to save the jobs of thousands of Canadians;
2. Fully and unambiguously legalize airsoft and paintball so citizens and residents can continue to purchase and use as sporting equipment
3. Recognize that airsoft and paintball are safe activities that many tens of thousands of Canadians participate in;
4. Recognize that airsoft and paintball do not represent any risk to public safety and banning will not improve public safety; and
5. Not needlessly target law abiding citizens who use airsoft and paintball for sporting purposes.

Click here to sign the petition

They hate us

 

From:              Sheldon Clare
Subject:          They hate us

 

Dear friend,

 

Why?

That simple one-word question is on the minds of so many law-abiding firearms enthusiasts after the Trudeau Liberals introduced Bill C-21 a few days ago, a tyrannical piece of legislation that can only be described as an all-out attack on gun owners.

My friend, by now Bill C-21 has been covered to death.  I’m sure you’ve heard about it in the news, online, or from your friends.

There’s so much I could say about Bill C-21.  But, in a nutshell, here’s what you need to be worried about…

Even more prohibitions. Even more complicated regulations. Even harsher sentences.

Even more restrictions on our freedoms.

And here’s one of the things I find most outrageous…  Bill C-21 doesn’t only restrict your rights to obtain a firearm.  It makes it harder for you to USE your legal gun.

Bill C-21 turns your gun into a paperweight.

But what about the thugs and gangsters who wreak havoc on our streets and illegally smuggle guns into our country?

They get off scot-free.

You, on the other hand, are treated as a criminal.  By your own government. 

It all comes back to that first question so many of us wondered when we learned about the draconian measures in Bill C-21…

Why?

Why would the Liberals do this to us?

Why are the Liberals obsessed with smearing us as common criminals?

The answer, I’m afraid, is stunningly simple…

THEYHATEUS.

Yes, it’s true.  They despise us.  They can’t stand us.  They hate that we celebrate our freedoms, exercise our rights, and refuse to go along with their disarmament agenda.

Of course, there are some who think we should compromise and negotiate.

We need to face facts…

There’s no reasoning with them.  They’ll never sit down and try to understand us.  They’ll never educate themselves about Canada’s heritage of responsible firearms usage.

They want to destroy us – plain and simple.

But Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA) won’t let them.

 No compromise. No negotiating.  No rolling over.  Not now – not ever!

That’s what we believe here at the NFA.

How about you?

Will you stand up for your rights?

Will you defend your guns?

Will you protect your right to self-defence?

Will you fight for your heritage and culture?

If you answered YES to any of those questions, I need your help right now.

Here at the NFA, we’re planning  to aggressively fight back against the Trudeau gun grab – and we’re not playing nice.

Our top priority is to politically target every single gun-grabbing Liberal MP and do everything in our power to make sure they LOSE.

Fewer anti-gun MPs is the only way to ensure fairer gun laws.

But that’s not all.

We’re getting ready to kick our lobbying efforts into overdrive so we can put the fear of God into Ottawa MPs and, I hope and pray, persuade them to vote against Bill C-21.

And we’re preparing to mobilize our army of grassroots activists to help us apply maximum pressure on every MP in Canada. I’m talking about petition drives, advertising campaigns, digital outreach, and all the rest!

But we won’t be able to do any of it without immediate support.

That’s why I strongly urge you to click the “Donate Now” button below to rush us your immediate contribution of $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, or even $1000 or more to help us fight back against Bill C-21.

We need your donation to help us defeat gun-grabbing Liberals at the ballot box in the next federal election!

 

 My friend, even if you can only afford to chip in $5 (or even $1!!!) right now, this is the time to do it.

We need to fight like hell.

More than that, we need to fight like our liberty is on the line.

Because it is.

Urgently yours,

 

Sheldon Clare, President
Canada’s National Firearms Association

P.S. Never, ever let them take away your culture. Never.  Stand up for your right to protect yourself and your family.  Support the NFA with a donation today.

Pellet & Airsoft

 

Do you own a BB, pellet, or other airgun?  Are you a Paintball or Airsoft enthusiast?

Well, if you are, you are not alone!  You have been directly targeted in the Liberal gun control legislation Bill C-21.

The Liberal government’s proposed law would make you a criminal in possession of prohibited devices.  Don’t believe it?  Read the excerpt from this legislation as posted below.  You will be shocked.

The bill does much more than that – here is our summary of the key points of the legislation: Guide to C-21

There is nothing good in this bill.

The NFA welcomes you to the fight against civil disarmament and destruction of the Canadian firearms culture.  We are the largest and oldest firearms rights advocacy organization and gun lobby in Canada.

Here is what you need to do right now:

1.Tell your friends and family about what is going on.  Use the NFA summary sheet for reference.

2.Contact your member of parliament, your provincial MLA/MPP, and your local city councillor and mayor.  Tell them that you are opposed to federal Bill C-21 in its entirety. Bill C-21 will have an effect on all three of those levels of government.

a) Make an appointment to speak to these elected officials in person.

b) Call and write letters and emails to all levels of government to oppose this unjust bill.

3.Join and support Canada’s National Firearms Association at NFA.ca – We stand with you in this fight.

4.Work to ensure that the Liberal Party of Canada loses the next election.

5.Organize your friends and family and encourage them to do the same.

Liberal proposed changes to the Criminal Code affecting airguns from Bill C-21:

1 (1) The definition replica firearm in subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

replica firearm means any device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, a firearm that is designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second and at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules, and that itself is not a firearm, but does not include any such device that is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, an antique firearm;

(2) Section 84 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (3.1):

Certain firearms deemed to be prohibited devices

(3.2) For the purposes of sections 99 to 101, 103 to 107 and 117.03, a firearm is deemed to be a prohibited device if

(a) it is proved that the firearm is not designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second or at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules; and

(b) the firearm is designed or intended to exactly resemble, or to resemble with near precision, a firearm, other than an antique firearm, that is designed or adapted to discharge a shot, bullet or other projectile at a muzzle velocity exceeding 152.4 m per second and at a muzzle energy exceeding 5.7 Joules.

(The complete text of Bill C-21 may be read HERE:.)

If you thought that gun control didn’t affect you, you were mistaken.  Gun control has never been about public safety – it has always been about civil disarmament and destruction of culture.  Help us to help you, join the National Firearms Association today.

Canada’s National Firearms Association is this country’s largest and most effective advocacy organization representing the interests of firearms owners and users. Canada’s National Firearms Association is the largest Canadian organization fighting for the rights of Canadian firearms users.  NFA is a registered UN NGO with consultative status to ECOSOC.

For more information contact:
Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, 604-753-8682 Blair@nfa.ca
Sheldon Clare, President, 250-981-1841 Sheldon@nfa.ca
Canada’s NFA toll-free number – 1-877-818-0393
NFA Website: www.nfa.ca

THE NFA’S GUIDE TO BILL C-21

 

Bill C-21 was introduced in the House of Commons on February 16, 2021.  The Bill is essentially a series of amendments to existing laws, most importantly the Criminal code and the Firearms Act, and, to a much lesser extent, other federal legislation.

Here is an overview:

Harsher maximum sentences for certain firearms related offences:

The maximum sentence for the offences listed hereafter (when prosecuted by indictment) is increased from 10 years to 14 years:

  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition in an unauthorized location (s. 95 CC)
  • Possession of weapon obtained by commission of offence (s. 96 CC)
  • Weapons trafficking (s. 99 CC)
  • Possession for purpose of weapons trafficking (s. 100 CC)
  • Importing or exporting knowing it is unauthorized (s. 103 CC)

Creation of new criminal offence: Alteration of magazine capacity

Possession of a magazine exceeding the prescribed maximum capacity was already illegal.  A person who modifies a magazine now commits two separate offences instead of one.

Some airguns become “prohibited devices” for transfer and other specific purposes

Air guns that are currently exempt from licensing and registration requirements, because they do not meet muzzle energy or velocity thresholds (e.g.CO2 powered pistols) will be reclassified as prohibited devices for transfer purposes, if they are identical to or closely resemble modern firearms that are subject to licensing. Current owners will apparently be allowed to keep them, but they will not be allowed to transfer them to third parties.  The loss (or finding) of such an air gun will have to be reported, failing which the owner becomes liable to criminal prosecution.

Emergency Prohibition Orders

The bill allows any person to make an ex parte (i.e., without prior notification to the person concerned) application to a provincial court judge to obtain a temporary firearms prohibition order, valid for 30 days.  In essence, this change allows a person with safety concerns to bypass the police and go straight to court.  Upon service of the order by a police officer, firearms will be seized, pending the outcome of a hearing for a longer-term prohibition order.  There is huge potential for malicious use of these provisions, especially in the context of domestic and other disputes.  This will also be an additional burden on an already backlogged court system.

Firearms that were prohibited pursuant to the May 1, 2020 Order in Council.

Although the Government says their so-called  “buy-back” is still in the plans, the bill does not address the so-called “buy-back”, or the indemnities to be paid.

The bill purports to repeal the provisions of the Firearms Act that provide for grandfathering with limited usage (i.e., paragraphs 12(8) and (9)).  Instead, it provides for “storage” only grandfathering.  In other words, existing owners will be given the option to keep their prohibited firearms, solely as collection items, and without possibility of use, sale, transfer, gift, or acquiring other firearms of the same class.  There will also be ongoing compliance requirements.

Other firearms that may in the future be re-classified as prohibited by way of regulations will be subject to the same rules.  This is the evergreen clause that the Liberals have been alluding to.

Authorizations to Carry Handguns for the protection of life

The authority to issue ATCs for the protection of life is being taken away from provincial Chief Firearms Officers and granted to the Commissioner of Firearms (the RCMP).  This is likely in response that certain provinces such as Alberta, who have recently appointed a gun owner friendly CFO, might be tempted to issue those ATCs.  At last count, there was only one such ATC issued in all of Canada, for the protection of life.
Chief Firearms Officers retain jurisdiction to issue ATCs in connection with professional purposes (e.g. trappers, security guards, prospectors)

Importing of Ammunition

A person (other than a non-resident) entering Canada with ammunition will be required to exhibit a valid firearms licence.

Municipal prohibitions on storage of handguns

The Bill recognizes that municipalities may enact by-laws that prohibit the storage of handguns.  However, it does not grant them the power to do so.  Municipalities are creatures of the provinces.  That power will necessarily come from the provincial legislation that they are subject to.

Should municipalities enact such by-laws and to the extent that those municipalities notify the Federal Public Safety Minister, licensed gun owners will be required to comply.  There will be a 180-day phase-in period.  After that, for affected gun owners, storage of handguns will only be allowed at authorized central storage facilities.  Transportation of handguns to and from a location within one of those municipalities will not be authorized.  Ranges located within a municipality that has enacted such a by-law will likely be forced to offer centralized storage services in order to remain in operation.

Collectors will be likely affected, as they will no longer be able to store their collection of handguns at their place of residence, should the municipality they live in pass such a by-law.

The apparent rationale for this new scheme is that the Government considers that handguns are at too high a risk to be stolen if they are stored at home.

Suspension of firearms licenses

Chief Firearms Officers will be granted the power to suspend firearms licenses.  A suspension can be for such period of time as the CFO determines.  While a license is suspended, usage and acquisition of firearms, ammunition is prohibited.  The targeted licensee will not be required to surrender or dispose of their firearms, unless the license is subsequently revoked.

The decision to suspend a license does not appear to be challengeable under s. 74 of the Firearms Act.

Surrender of firearms while license revocation/non-renewal is being challenged.

Individuals who opt to challenge a non-renewal/revocation of their firearms license under s. 74 of the Firearms Act will be forced to surrender all of their firearms to police while the challenge is pending.

Firearms Advertising

No firearms advertising may depict, counsel or promote violence against persons.  This prohibition might encompass any advertising promoting self-defence and, potentially, some tactical sports.

Enlarged powers to regulate handgun storage

The Government is granting itself new powers to enact storage regulations that are specific to handguns.  Based upon earlier statements and Minister mandate letters, it is expected that safes or vaults will become mandatory.  That power will also apply to the required specifications for central storage facilities.

 

Bill C-21 

Statement on members Privacy

Recently there was a short video and post by Tracey Wilson accusing NFA of releasing membership information. The facts are that NFA gave out no information about any member. One of our representatives merely confirmed that the soldier who went to Rideau Hall is not an NFA member. Anyone is welcome to join NFA, and we have a process for removing any member for cause as laid out in our bylaws. NFA has a privacy policy affecting member information, however, we were unable to locate a published privacy policy for CCFR. There was no discussion of any member. We are of course quite grateful that Tracey Wilson is not an NFA member. Our long-standing privacy policy, is located here: NFA Privacy Policy

Dennis R. Young: 1947 – January 15, 2021

Dennis R. Young, Canada’s foremost firearms researcher, passed into glory on the evening of January 15, 2021, after a second lengthy battle with cancer.

Dennis is survived by his wife Hazel, their children Jennifer and Steven, and their three grandchildren, and his brothers Kim Young and Gordon Young, sisters Ardyth Tait and Merle Lynn Watson.

 

A Devoted Husband

Dennis is perhaps best known for his devotion and dedication to his wife Hazel, who was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis in 1985.

“Dennis’s faithfulness to his wife was a shining example to all of us in our marriages,” said Garry Breitkreuz, former Conservative MP for Yorkton—Melville. “Lydia and I would go over to his home for dinner once in a while and we’d see his dedication to Hazel. His love for her was awesome to witness.”

 

A Tireless Advocate for Gun Owners

Dennis Young’s name is also synonymous with 2012’s “Ending the Long-gun Registry Act.”

“Dennis worked tirelessly behind the scenes to uncover all the facts the government tried its hardest to keep hidden from the public. Without his efforts, the whole gun registry fiasco would never have been exposed,” said Garry Breitkreuz.

“He was very loyal and absolutely fantastic to work with.”

“I think we might still have a long-gun registry if it hadn’t been for the work that Dennis Young did over all those years in Ottawa,” Jason Kenney said at an Alberta town hall meeting on October 10, 2017.

After retiring in 2007, Dennis Young continued his work as an independent researcher on firearms-related issues and published the results of all his Access to Information efforts on his website, DennisRYoung.ca.

Dennis Young’s legacy does not end with his death, thankfully. At Dennis Young’s request, author and current events commentator Christopher di Armani took over responsibility for Dennis Young’s website and continuing his decades-long ATIP program.

Dennis was an Honourary Life Member of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), the National Firearms Association (NFA) and a Member of the Calgary RCMP Veterans Association.

 

Canadian Shooting Sports Association

“Canada’s firearms community is greatly diminished by the passing of Dennis Young,” said Tony Bernardo, Executive Director of the CSSA.

“Over the last 25 years, I have been proud to count Dennis as a comrade-in-arms and as a trusted friend. His tireless commitment to truth and honesty was a signpost that always pointed to the high road.”

“The CSSA is in mourning.  Dennis Young will not be forgotten,” Bernardo said.

 

National Firearms Association

“Dennis Young was a life member of Canada’s National Firearms Association and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association,” said NFA president Sheldon Clare. “He was granted those honours because he worked hard for decades to fight for the rights of Canadian firearms owners, and thus benefitted the public at large.”

“Dennis was a great researcher – bureaucrats trembled at the volume and quality of his access to information requests over matters affecting firearm rights, and over the infamous High River gun grab. His humble yet vigorous efforts, without compensation or favour, were inspiring.”

“As a former Mountie, Dennis had tremendous respect for the law but hated to see process abused. After he left parliamentary service, Dennis continued to research and find information benefitting firearm rights, all while supporting his beloved wife Hazel in her struggle with MS.”

“I am pleased that we were able to host Dennis on a recent NFATalk programme and thank him directly for all of his service on our community’s behalf.”

 

Garry Breitkreuz, MP for Yorkton—Melville (Retired)

“Our friendship went far deeper than just work. It was also spiritual. He was a wonderful person and I prayed for him daily to come to Christ because I just wanted him to be in eternity with me. The result was his conversion to Christianity while working with me in Ottawa. That was one of the biggest blessings I ever had during my time on Parliament Hill.”

 

Funeral Service

There will be a private family service held for Dennis Young in Calgary. The family requests their privacy be respected so they can mourn the loss of their loved one.

 

https://dennisryoung.ca/2021/01/16/dennis-r-young-1947-january-15-2021/

2021 Virtual AGM

We invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Join us for a virtual presentation by Zoom webinar from 10:00am-1:00pm as we share our impact over the 2020/21 fiscal year.

AGM – Online Registration (webinar link will be available a few days prior)

AGM – Agenda 2021

All members in good standing are encouraged to participate.

For more information, please contact the office at 1-877-818-0393

 

CPC Virtual Convention 2021

Be involved and make changes

ATTENTION GUNNIES:

Time is running out to become eligible to participate in the Conservative Party of Canada’s (CPC) upcoming virtual National Policy Convention scheduled for March 18 to 20, 2021.

See https://cpc21.ca/

The Liberals are planning a spring 2021 election and are expected make stricter gun controls an election plank again.

Canadian Firearms owners, free speech advocates and al who value personal liberty, individual freedom and private property rights cannot afford to ignore politics anymore. We are at a crucial tipping point and all may be lost if you do not step up and participate now.

Every CPC Electoral District Association (EDA) is allowed 9 adult delegates + 1 youth delegate who will be entitled to vote on adding new policies and revising existing ones.

We need CPC members who are also NFA members to formally apply as Convention Delegates so they can advance our work of entrenching stronger civilian gun right declarations into the party’s official Policy Declaration before the next election.

See the standing 106) Firearm Policy in the Conservative Policy Declaration document here: https://cpcassets.conservative.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/15090948/9f7f204744e7480.pdf

The Firearms Policy is the culmination of years of grass roots party work and support for civilian firearms rights and it has a direct influence on the party Leader, MPs, candidates and the party as a whole. The policy provides party direction and helps guard against dubious socially liberal forces working within the party to maintain stricter Canadian gun controls.

The NFA has worked hard to entrench core conservative principles and values into the CPC Firearms Policy at every policy convention and we can be proud of our accomplishments thus far; however, more work needs to be done.

The deadline to apply as a Convention Delegate with convention voting rights is January 15th, 2021.

In order to qualify you must first join or renew your party membership by December 25th, 2020.

If you are not yet a CPC member, please join or renew your CPC membership TODAY at https://donate.conservative.ca/membership/

You can check the status of your current CPC membership here: https://www.conservative.ca/membership-check/

If you’re not sure whether your membership has lapsed, you can also check your membership status by phoning CPC headquarters between 9am – 5pm on weekdays at 1-866-808-8407.

The party will open up the Convention Delegate application process on January 4th, 2021. Early bird pricing is $199 for adult delegates and $99 for youth delegates.

Canadian firearms owners who are also CPC members have always made a strong showing at every CPC Policy Convention. This one will be no different.

We have the numbers to win. Social conservatives are one of the largest factions in the Conservative Party’s base.

The fact that an unprecedented large mass of Canadian firearms owners joined the CPC during the CPC leadership race to support gun rights is a testament to the influence we collectively have on the party today.

If you are a gunnie currently sitting on a CPC Electoral District Association (EDA) Board in your riding, please shoot us an email to let us know by sending an email to info@nfa.ca.

Why is this important?

Before delegates get to vote on policy resolutions at the 2021 convention, those policies must first pass an earlier round of online voting by EDAs across the country.

If proposed pro-gun rights policy addendums or amendments don’t make it past the initial EDA-level voting process, delegates at the virtual convention won’t have anything to support!

We need to work with friendly EDA Board members to ensure that firearm rights policy resolutions and constitutional amendments pass to the next stage.

If you happen to be an EDA President or Policy Chair, we especially want to hear from you.

JOIN YOUR EDA BOARD AT THE NEXT AGM

Many CPC EDAs across the country are holding their Annual General Meetings early next year, before the convention.

So please consider attending the AGM in your local riding, either in person or virtually, and putting your name forward to join the EDA Board and volunteer to work in the Policy Committee.

Find your local CPC EDA here: https://www.conservative.ca/team/edas/

This way, you might be able to have a say in supporting good policy resolutions and voting against bad ones.

The most influential position in each EDA is President, followed by Policy Chair and Constitution Chair. Consider vying for these roles.

We know we can win at a numbers game but it all starts with getting as many people like you engaged as we can.

 

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Sheldon Clare
President

Game Getter Giveaway

CONTEST RULES

The Game Getter Giveaway (the “Contest”) begins October 09, 2020 and ends on April 09, 2021 (the “Contest Period”). The deadline for receiving Contest entries is April 09, 2021 at 11:59 PM MST (the “Entry Deadline”). The Contest is sponsored by Canada’s National Firearms Association (the “Contest Sponsor”). No purchase is necessary to enter. Entry in the Contest constitutes acceptance of the terms, conditions and provisions set out below.

1. HOW TO ENTER

1.1 Eligible individuals may enter the Contest in any one of the following ways:

(a) $50.00 donation to Canada’s National Firearms Association:

Each $50.00 donation made to Canada’s National Firearms Association will give you one opportunity to win.  There is no limit to the number of entries you may obtain by this method;

(b) No Purchase Necessary:

Each entrant who submits a 150 word essay on a 3×5 card, explaining why he should win the Prize package will receive one opportunity to win.  There is a limit of one “no purchase necessary” entry for each entrant.  The card must also contain your hand-written name, address and telephone number, and it must be received by mail on or before the Entry Deadline.  No typed, facsimile, mechanically printed or mechanically reproduced entries will be accepted.

2.THE PRIZE

2.1The Prize consists of the following:

i. JP Sauer light weight hunter;
ii. Smith and Wesson Model 19 classic .38/357 MAG 12040
iii. 1 Sako 85 Classic 300WSM
iv. 1 Sako ring mount 1” standard 27
v. Leupold VX 3i 3.5-10X40

2.2 The retail value of the Prize is approximately $7,500.00.

2.3 The odds of winning will depend on the number of qualifying entries received during the Contest Period.

2.4 Draw:

On April 12, 2021 at the Canada’s National Firearms Association’s Edmonton office, 9683 – 45 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta (Location of Draw) a random draw will take place from all eligible entries.  Odds of an entry being selected depend on the number of eligible entries.  The selected entrant will be notified by telephone and three attempts will be made to contact the selected entrant.  If a selected entrant cannot be contacted in the manner described above, or if a selected entrant is not eligible or otherwise does not comply with the contest rules, their entry will be declared void and a further entry will be randomly selected.

2.5 To claim the Prize, the selected entrant will be required:

(a) to sign and return a release of liability releasing the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, from any liability in connection with the Contest or the acceptance, possession or use of the Prize; and

(b)to sign and return an affidavit/certificate of eligibility to the effect that they are an eligible entrant and have complied in all respects with the Contest Rules.

2.6 The Prize must be accepted as awarded. The Prize is not transferrable or convertible into cash.  No transfer, substitution or conversion of the Prize will be allowed.

2.7 Except as expressly represented or warranted herein, the Prize is provided to the winner “as is” without any additional or further representation or warranty of any kind.

2.8 All taxes, fees and surcharges on the Prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize winner.

2.9 The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the Prize for a Prize of equal retail value in the event the intended Prize becomes unavailable or for any reason beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor.

3. ELIGIBILITY

3.1 The Contest is open only to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.

3.2 Participants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.

3.3 Employees, agents and representatives of the Contest Sponsor, their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, the immediate family members of the foregoing, and those with whom any of the foregoing are domiciled, are not eligible.

3.4 This contest is not valid where prohibited by law. The winning contestant must possess a valid Firearms Licence, Possession Licence, Possession and Acquisition Licence or a Restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence, as the case may be, and further, the winning contestant must comply with all other federal, provincial and municipal statutory and regulatory requirements.  The winning contestant will pay all fees and other costs of permits, registrations or other transfer requirements.  By accepting the Prize, the winning contestant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Canada’s National Firearms Association, its members, partners, directors, donors and volunteers from and against any and all liability, claims, suits, demands or costs, including legal fees, arising out of or related to this contest or the Prize.

4. GENERAL PROVISIONS

4.1 By submitting an entry or claiming a Prize, the participant agrees to be bound by all of the terms, conditions and provisions set out in these Contest Rules.

4.2 The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

4.3 All decisions of the Contest Sponsor, and any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, with respect to any aspect of the Contest shall be final and without appeal.

4.4 The Contest Sponsor accepts no liability whatsoever arising in respect of the participation in the Contest by any individual or the awarding or use of any Prize.

4.5 One Prize will be awarded.

4.6 The identity of the Contest Winner may be obtained by sending a self addresses stamped envelope, during the one year period commencing one month following the completion of the Contest Period to:

Canada’s National Firearms Association
P.O. Box 49090
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 6H4

4.7 All entries and Prize claims become the sole and exclusive property of the Contest Sponsor and will not be returned.

4.8 Any entry card is subject to verification and any entry card that is received by the Contest Sponsor that is defaced, mutilated, illegible, forged, tampered with or altered in any way, contains printing errors, or has not been obtained through legitimate channels is automatically void.

4.9Persons found to be tampering with or abusing any aspect of the Contest, as determined in the sole discretion of the Contest Sponsor, will be disqualified.

4.10 In the event that circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Contest Sponsor result in the determination by the Contest Sponsor, in its sole discretion, that the fairness or integrity of the Contest has been materially compromised, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to suspend, delay or terminate the Contest.

5. PRIVACY

5.1 By entering into the Contest, you consent to the collection, use and sharing of information about you:

(a) between the Contest Sponsor and its agents and representatives for the sole purpose of administering the Contest;

(b) to initiate, maintain and develop a relationship with you in connection with the offering of goods or services of the Contest Sponsor;

(c) to make available to you from time to time information, promotional material and other material which may be of interest to you; and

5.2 By entering into the Contest, you consent to the use and disclosure of your name and photograph, without compensation, by the Contest Sponsor for the purposes of the disclosure of the identity of Prize winners and for the general promotional purposes of the Contest Sponsor in connection with the Contest.

6. LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY

6.1 The Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, shall not, in any circumstances whatsoever, be liable for:

(a) any cost, liability, expense, injury, damage or claim of any kind, arising in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy; or

(b) any incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

6.2 The Contest Sponsor will not be liable for late, lost, invalid, ineligible, illegible, incomplete, stolen, misdirected or postage due entries or Prize claims.

6.3 The Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, telephone lines, computer online systems, servers, access providers, computer equipment, software, or the failure of any entry or Prize claim to be received by the Contest Sponsor on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, or any combination thereof.

7. RELEASE

7.1 By entering into the Contest, each participant releases and holds harmless the Contest Sponsor, its affiliates and subsidiaries, advertising and promotional agencies, any judge or judges appointed by the Contest Sponsor, and in each case their respective directors, officers, owners, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns, from any and all liability in connection with the Contest or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of any Prize including, without limitation, personal injury, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.

NFA – 2020 Fall Election results

The NFA is pleased to announce that the 2020 fall election for directors is now completed.

We would like to congratulate the new board of directors who shall take office immediately.

The elected by acclamation are:

Alberta – NWT and International
Dwayne Gorniak serving a 1 year term
Jerrold Lundgard serving a 2 year term

British Columbia – Yukon
Blair Hagen serving a 1 year term
Sheldon Clare serving a 2 year term

Manitoba – Nunavut
Vacant at this time

Atlantic Provinces
Donald Feltham serving a 1 year term
Robert Bracken serving a 2 year term

Ontario
Rick Igercich serving a 1 year term
Jordan Vandenhoff serving a 2 year term

Quebec
Charles Cote serving 1 year term
Joseph Esteves serving a 2 year term

Saskatchewan
Vacant at this time.

Welcome to the NFA team!