MEDIA RELEASES

NFA considers motion to condemn Liberals

With yet more completely unreasonable and unjustified firearms legislation being forced upon Canadians, Canada’s National Firearms Association is taking the unprecedented step of [...] Read More

Response to Public Safety Committee Motion

I am surprised that Liberal parliamentarians have time to watch our popular NFA Talk podcast. Perhaps the country would be in better shape if the Liberal government actually starte [...] Read More

Bill C-21 prohibits airguns

Speaking From Prince George, BC NFA President Sheldon Clare stated: “Bill C-21 is about ending your ability to collect, enjoy, and make use of your firearms.  If you doubt this, [...] Read More

CHALLENGING RECLASSIFICATION OF FIREARMS UNDER S. 74 OF THE FIREARMS ACT

CONTEXT 1. On May 1, 2020, the Government of Canada enacted an Order in Council SOR/ 2020-96 (the “OIC”) purporting to reclassify eleven categories of firearms as prohibited. H [...] Read More

NFA announces support for court challenge to Liberal gun grab

May 07, 2020 Prince George, BC Ottawa-based lawyer Solomon Friedman announced May 6, 2020 that, within the next few days,  he will be filing an action in the Federal Court, seekin [...] Read More

Ban Bill Blair

May 02, 2020 In concert with our other firearms organizations, Canada’s National Firearms Association demands the immediate removal of Bill Blair as Minister of Public Safety and [...] Read More

Liberal Gun Control a Ten Billion Dollar Tax Waste

January 23, 2020 Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare criticized Liberal statements proposing additional gun control measures.  “Canada already has some of t [...] Read More

NFA defends Gun Owners in Toronto

December 2, 2019 Toronto City Councillors voted 41-4 in favour of measures involving asking the federal government to ban legal handgun sales in Toronto and asking Ontario to ban t [...] Read More

NFA Comments on Supreme Court Refusing to hear Challenge of Quebec Registry

November 14, 2019 Speaking from Prince George, BC, NFA President Sheldon Clare commented that “Together with the rest of the country, we found out this morning that the Supreme C [...] Read More

No mandate for gun bans

October 22, 2019 We are still here. Even though the election wasn’t what we hoped, we put in a very good effort and we did win the popular vote, even if that didn’t translate i [...] Read More

Desperate and Unpopular Liberal Government announces gun ban Election platform

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Government, reeling from recent controversies, allegations of fraud, and the failures of his government, announced that his government [...] Read More

NFA seeks leave to Appeal to Supreme Court of Canada on Quebec Firearms Registry

NFA to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada over unconstitutional Quebec long-gun registry MONTREAL – Canada’s National Firearms Association will be seeking [...] Read More

The NFA gets a win against the Quebec Chief Firearms Officer

Today, Canada’s National Firearms Association scored a significant victory for Canadian firearms owners. President Sheldon Clare explained, “A few months ago, the Quebec Chief [...] Read More

Senator’s attempt to ban handguns

A Trudeau-appointed Senator’s attempt to ban handguns fails at Senate committee OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Today at the Senate National Security and Defence committee hearings o [...] Read More

Bill C-71 update

Canada’s National Firearms Association calls on Senators to block Trudeau’s attempt to change rules to force Bill C-71 through. EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Canada’s [...] Read More

URGENT: Politicians in Ottawa are planning a new GUN BAN! But YOU can help stop them. Please, let me explain…

  PRINTABLE PDF ***Please note that we are extending our membership and petition return deadline to January 21, 2019 due to the postal strike.*** Law-abiding gun owners in Can [...] Read More

The NFA will fight efforts by the Quebec CFO to disarm non criminal motorcycle enthusiasts

October 4, 2018 NFA President Sheldon Clare advises: The NFA has learned that the new Quebec Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) has initiated a flurry of Firearm Licence revocations targ [...] Read More

Take Action Now!

We are expecting to be blocked from appearing at the Commons committee hearing on bill C71, as our strong opposition to it is well known. Regardless, we will provide a written subm [...] Read More

The NFA to mount campaign against Liberal bill C-71

March 20, 2018 The National Firearms Association, Canada’s largest and most effective firearms rights organization, says it will fight the Liberals bill C-71 that would bring in [...] Read More

NFA appeals court decision on Quebec firearms registry

MONTREAL – Canada’s National Firearms Association is appealing the recent decision of the Quebec Superior Court, which validated the Quebec legislation purporting to create [...] Read More

Quebec releases draft firearms regulations while awaiting court ruling on NFA challenge

September 15, 2017 EDMONTON – While awaiting the court’s decision on whether the Quebec’s government legislation purporting a provincial firearms registry is constitution [...] Read More

Liberals move to bring back long-gun registry

June 9, 2017 OTTAWA – Today the federal Liberal government tabled Bill C-52 in the House of Commons that brings back the supposed-scrapped long-gun registry, but at the provi [...] Read More

Canada’s National Firearms Association announces that elections will be held for the Board of Directors

Canada’s National Firearms Association announces that elections will be held for the Board of Directors. Interested parties should submit a nomination form and a short (200 words [...] Read More

NFA Achieves ECOSOC Special Consultative Status with the UN

NFA President Sheldon Clare, speaking from Williams Lake, BC announced that “The NFA has achieved Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) special consultative status at the UN.”  [...] Read More

Teo Sanchez And Matthew Hudec Join Team NFA

Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to welcome Matthew Hudec of Saskatchewan, and Teo Sanchez of Quebec, both currently training in Canmore, Alberta with the nation [...] Read More

NFA SUBMITS PETITIONS TO PARLIAMENT

NFA Submits Petitions to Parliament Canada’s National Firearm Association has submitted two petitions of approximately 30,000 signatures each to the House of Commons.  Speaking [...] Read More

NFA WINS AGAIN AT SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

Speaking from Prince George, BC, NFA President Sheldon Clare expressed the association’s pleasure at today’s decision of the SCC which struck down mandatory minimum sentencing [...] Read More

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA DENIES QUEBEC’S DEMAND FOR THE LONG GUN REGISTRY RECORDS

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a landmark decision in the “Long Gun Registry” matter.  The Court affirmed the earlier decision of the Quebec Court of Appe [...] Read More

Sarah Beaudry Joins Team NFA

Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to welcome Sarah Beaudry, currently training in Canmore, Alberta with the national biathlon team to Team NFA. Speaking from Prin [...] Read More

Sarah Beaudry Joins Team NFA

CANADA’S NATIONAL FIREARMS ASSOCIATION MEDIA RELEASE Sarah Beaudry Joins Team NFA Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to welcome Sarah Beaudry, currently trai [...] Read More

Public believes Police Actions at High River Unnecessary

The NFA conducted a telephone survey of High River, Alberta residents on March 5 to ask the following question: The RCMP Complaints Commission’s report on the 2013 Alberta fl [...] Read More

Public believes Police Actions at High River Unnecessary

The NFA conducted a telephone survey of High River, Alberta residents on March 5 to ask the following question: The RCMP Complaints Commission’s report on the 2013 Alberta fl [...] Read More

Public Believes Police Actions At High River Unnecessary

The NFA conducted a telephone survey of High River, Alberta residents on March 5 to ask the following question: The RCMP Complaints Commission’s report on the 2013 Alberta fl [...] Read More

HIGH RIVER REPORT MISSING KEY ELEMENTS

“The long-awaited report on the actions of the RCMP at High River has finally been released, and while it is critical of police actions in kicking in doors, Canadians are sti [...] Read More

A GOOD GUY WITH A CAMERA CAN’T STOP A BAD GUY WITH A GUN

Canada’s National Firearms Association condemns the recent terrorist acts in Paris.  However, merely lamenting these acts will not stop terrorists, nor will it bring back the de [...] Read More

Canada’s National Firearms Association intervenes at the Supreme Court

 On Friday, November 7, Canada’s National Firearms Association intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada, in the twin appeals of R. v. Nur and R. v. Charles. In this case, the S [...] Read More

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA RULES THAT AIR GUNS ARE “FIREARMS”

On Wednesday, November 5, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling R. v. Dunn, finding that most air guns are considered “firearms” for all purposes in the Criminal Codeex [...] Read More

NFA Supports Liberal MP’s Bill

Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to support Liberal MP Joyce Murray’s private member’s Bill C-622.  Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare [...] Read More

SUPREME COURT OF CANADA GRANTS NFA INTERVENER STATUS

Today, the Supreme Court of Canada announced that it is granting intervener status to Canada’s National Firearms Association in the appeal of R. v. Hussein Jama Nur, et al. T [...] Read More

NFA Sponsors National Pistol Team

Canada’s National Firearms Association is very pleased to support the efforts of the National Pistol Team at achieving excellence in their sport. While the NFA is primarily a [...] Read More

Harper Government Spending on Liberal Firearms Program Nears Half a Billion Dollars

Canada’s National Firearms Association revealed today that the Conservative Government is spending much more on gun control that you might expect. In fact, spending on the fi [...] Read More

POLL OF HIGH RIVER RESIDENTS SHOWS A DISMAL LACK OF TRUST IN RCMP

A large percentage of the residents of High River, Alberta would refuse another evacuation order. A telephone poll conducted in High River, Alberta this week by Canada’s Nati [...] Read More

Firearms Law Reform Proposals Welcome, But Offer No Lasting Solutions

“The Conservative Government’s firearms law reform proposals recognize many of the problems with Canada’s broken firearms control system, but ultimately do not so [...] Read More

NFA protects Quebec range users from excessive rules

The NFA is pleased to report the favourable outcome of its most recent initiative to protect the rights of Quebec sports shooters. A few weeks ago, members of the “Centre de [...] Read More

CANADA’S NATIONAL FIREARMS ASSOCIATION MEDIA RELEASE – June 5, 2014

Canada’s National Firearms Association expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of those killed, and to those injured in the terrible incident in Moncton [...] Read More

NFA Awards presented at AGM

Several awards were presented at the AGM of Canada’s National Firearms Association. Of particular note was the Des Keddie Memorial Award for Rights in Reporting presented to [...] Read More

Self Defence Needs Tools

Recent incidents of violence highlight the futility of banning items as a means of preventing personal injury. “It is pretty clear that a determined person with an evil plan [...] Read More

Two Year Amnesty Fails to Address Problem with Law

The recent amnesty introduced by Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney, gave a temporary reprieve for thousands of Canadians who have found themselves owners of firearms that a mont [...] Read More

GOVERNMENT TO INTRODUCE AMNESTY FOR SWISS ARMS RIFLES, OTHERS

Minister of Public Safety Steven Blaney has announced an amnesty for owners of prohibited Swiss Arms (SAN) and post 2007 import CZ 858 Rifles. With prohibited status, the use of th [...] Read More

INFORMATION ACT RESPONSES EXPOSE RCMP INCONSISTENCIES IN HIGH RIVER

Canada’s National Firearms Association has received supporting evidence that indicates that, despite police claims, the RCMP were not searching for survivors when they were s [...] Read More

POLICE USING “DESTROYED” LONG-GUN REGISTRY DATA

The NFA asks three federal government commissions for full investigation into apparent uses of firearms registry information. Canada’s National Firearms Association now has e [...] Read More

Canada’s NFA calls for Judicial Inquiry into High River Gun Grab

“The mandate is too narrow to get the whole truth.” “While the National Firearms Association wholeheartedly supports the RCMP Public Complaints Commission extendi [...] Read More

Concerns about Arms Trade Treaty Justified

“Canadian concerns about the Arms Trade Treaty are well founded,” Clare said, speaking from Prince George. “Canada’s National Firearms Association does not [...] Read More

NFA calls for UN Marking Regulations to be rescinded not merely deferred (again)

Speaking from Prince George NFA President Sheldon Clare said, “This is now the fifth time that the Canadian Government intends to defer the ill-conceived U.N. marking regulations [...] Read More

NFA TO SEEK INTERVENER STATUS AT SCC IN OPPOSITION TO MANDATORY SENTENCING

Canada’s National Firearms Association will seek intervener status with the Supreme Court of Canada in in support of a recent Ontario Court of Appeal Decision striking down t [...] Read More

NFA OPPOSES MANDATORY MINUMUM SENTENCES AND SUPPORTS JUDICIAL DISCRETION

Canada’s National Firearms Association lauds the Ontario Court of Appeal for striking down mandatory minimum sentencing for gun violations in Ontario. The current law can sen [...] Read More

NFA STRONG AT CPC CONVENTION

Canada’s National Firearms Association was pleased to be an active participant at the Conservative Party of Canada’s national policy convention in Calgary. Over thirty [...] Read More

NFA WILL SEEK LEAVE TO APPEAL IN SCC ON QUEBEC FIREARMS REGISTRY

Canada’s National Firearms Association is informing Quebecois firearms owners that efforts will be made to stop the revival of a long gun registry in Quebec. Although the dec [...] Read More

NFA CALLS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO HIGH RIVER FIREARMS SEIZURES

Canada’s National Firearms Association President Sheldon Clare expressed his disappointment with the Redford government’s policy of kicking in doors to seize firearms a [...] Read More

NFA FILES IN SUPREME COURT OF CANADA OVER QUEBEC LONG GUN REGISTRY

On Monday September 30, 2013, Canada’s NFA filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene in the litigation involving Quebec and Canada over the transfer of the long gun registry reco [...] Read More

NFA Supports Sensible Government Approach on ATT

Canada’s National Firearms Association applauds the sensible and practical approach of the Canadian government in seeking feedback from Canadians on the Arms Trade Treaty. Sp [...] Read More

COALITION FOR GUN CONTROL WANTS HIGH RIVER FLOOD VICTIMS CHARGED

In a letter to Ian McPhail, Interim Chair for the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, Coalition for Gun Control President Wendy Cukier cites Criminal Code provisions [...] Read More

NFA WORKING WITH MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR BETTER FIREARMS LAWS

Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to announce that NFA representatives met with senior staff members from the Office of the Minister of Public Safety Steven B [...] Read More

Video analysis reveals RCMP targeting of houses with firearms

Canada’s National Firearms Association has received the results of an expert analysis of the audio portion of video released to the media of the search of house number 619. A [...] Read More

QUEBEC NAMED IN COURT ACTION OVER ILLEGAL OPERATION OF LONG GUN REGISTRY

NFA President Sheldon Clare announced that Canada’s National Firearms Association has filed in Federal Court in Ottawa to force the destruction of the Quebec portion of the [...] Read More

Quebec CFO

Further to the two recent judgements of the Quebec Court of Appeal, validating Bill C-19, and rejecting Quebec’s claim for a preservation and transfer of the long gun registr [...] Read More

RCMP KEEP FIREARMS PROGRAM COSTS WELL HIDDEN

“Parliamentary spending estimates no longer report cost of Bill C-68, the Firearms Act” A review of the last seven years RCMP Reports on Plans and Priorities show a pro [...] Read More

CABINET CHOICES PROVIDE REASON FOR OPTIMISM

“The appointments to the Conservative Cabinet reflect a willingness of the government to listen to firearms owners. The NFA was clear to the PMO that it was unhappy with some [...] Read More

CANADIAN FIREARMS OWNERS FOR FLOOD VICTIMS

In recent weeks Canadians watched on in horror as southern Alberta was inundated with severe flooding. The town of High River, Alberta was all but washed away. The High Wood River [...] Read More

FIREARM SEIZURES FROM FLOODED HOMES IN HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA

“The RCMP’s seizure of firearms from evacuated homes in High River, Alberta is inappropriate, heavy handed and completely unnecessary,” said NFA President Sheldon [...] Read More

Victory in Quebec!

Victory.pdf According to NFA President Sheldon Clare, “The unanimous decision of the Quebec Court of Appeal to deny the Quebec government access to the records of the firearm [...] Read More

Canada’s National Firearms Association is the official voice of Firearms Owners on Parliament Hill

Canada’s National Firearms Association believes in accountability and transparency and that is why Canada’s National Firearms Association is proud to announce today tha [...] Read More

Shawn Bevins As Executive Vice President

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WHY IS IT OKAY FOR CANADA TO IMPOSE A “TRAVELLER’S TAX” ON U.S. TOURISTS?

Law-abiding Americans have paid the bulk of the $25 million that Hunters and sport shooters have paid to bring their guns into Canada since 2001 Recently, a leaked plan to impose a [...] Read More

CHARGING FEES TO AVOID A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS BAD POLICY

“Charging a fee for people to avoid a criminal charge is simply wrong,” according to President Sheldon Clare of Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA). R [...] Read More

CANADA’S NFA OPPOSES ARMS TRADE TREATY

The UN General Assembly passed a flawed Arms Trade Treaty this morning in New York City with 3 no votes, 23 abstaining, and 154 voting in favour.  According to NFA President Sheld [...] Read More

WHAT’S KILLING CANADIANS?

NFA PRESIDENT ASKS: “WHERE SHOULD GOVERNMENTS SPEND YOUR MONEY TO ‘SAVE JUST ONE LIFE’?” Gun control advocates in Canada and the USA argue for spending mill [...] Read More

OVER-CONTROLLING FIREARMS OFFICERS ARE SYMPTOMS OF A LARGER PROBLEM

“It’s simple – the problem is the Firearms Act and its regulations,” said NFA President Sheldon Clare, speaking from Prince George, BC.  “The Firearms Act was writte [...] Read More

MISLEADING JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE ARTICLE SUPPORTS DIFFERENT CONCLUSIONS

A Harvard and Brady Organization 4 year study demonstrates no beneficial effects from more gun laws on suicide or homicide, and also demonstrates no beneficial effect from assault [...] Read More

QUEBEC REGISTRY BILL A BAD IDEA

The Quebec government is attempting to continue a policy that has already failed at the Federal level.  Speaking from Edmonton, NFA president Sheldon Clare pointed out the folly o [...] Read More

BROTHER OF 1989 MONTREAL MASSACRE VICTIM SPEAKS OUT ON GUN CONTROL

Not all victims see gun control as the best response to shootings.  Claude Colgan spoke against Quebec’s plans for a provincial firearms registry during an interview held by Mon [...] Read More

THOMSON WINS

Members of Canada’s National Firearms Association are very pleased that Ian Thomson has been found not guilty on all counts arising from his use of a firearm for self-defense [...] Read More

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA DEFERS UN SMALL ARMS MARKING REGULATIONS

Canada’s National Firearms Association thanks the government of Canada for its prudent decision to defer UN marking regulations for further consultation until Dec 2013.  Speakin [...] Read More

Minister’s statement on information related to long guns

Public Safety and Solicitor General Minister’s statement on information related to long guns FREDERICTON (GNB) – The following statement was issued today by Public Safe [...] Read More

Bill C-19 is law – Canada’s Long Gun Registration Ends

Bill C-19, the Conservative Government’s bill ending the registration of non-restricted long guns was passed by the Canadian Senate Wednesday by a vote of 50 to 27.  Two L [...] Read More

THE TRUE STATUS OF THE FACTORY STOCK OF THE WALTHER G22 RIFLE

1. The stock of the Walther G22 is a factory manufactured piece assembled with the barreled action and receiver of the firearm.  It is a part which is integral to the safe operati [...] Read More

PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER POORLY INFORMED ON CLASSIFICATION OF FIREARMS

Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare expressed surprise at comments made by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews regarding his support for the classification of the [...] Read More

Proposed referendum to ban firearms groups on campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FACU OPPOSES PROPOSED REFERENDUM TO BAN FIREARMS GROUPS ON CAMPUS OTTAWA- Disgraced Carleton University Students Association (CUSA) VP Internal Ariel Norman d [...] Read More

CONSERVATIVE PARTY GUN REGISTRY AD MISLEADING

“Gun owners who fail to keep their papers in order are still treated as criminals.” In December, the Conservative Party launched an ad campaign targeting the pocketbook [...] Read More

GUN REGISTRY MISSES THE REAL TARGET

 “324,723 firearm prohibition orders issued and the gun registry doesn’t keep track of their addresses.” New statistics obtained from the RCMP under the Access to Informatio [...] Read More

NFA supports Conservative efforts on firearms law reform

Canada’s National Firearms Association is pleased to support the efforts of the Conservative government in fulfilling its promise to end the requirement to register long guns. Sp [...] Read More