Media Releases


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 extending its investigation into the break-in of more than 1,900 High River homes by the RCMP, we believe that their mandate is too narrow. The Commission may be able to find out what […] 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 support the inclusion of civilian small arms and light weapons in an Arms Trade Treaty. In our view, small arms and lights weapons should include only crew-served weapons systems and not small arms, […] 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NFA calls for UN Marking Regulations to be rescinded not merely deferred (again)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.  While we are pleased that the Government will not implement this scheme at this time, we are disappointed that Canada has not yet rescinded this agreement, which would […] Read more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 the 3 year mandatory minimum sentencing for firearms offences. “Mandatory sentencing for victimless crimes and the resulting removal of judicial discretion goes against everything that the NFA has […] 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 send first time offenders to jail for three years for something as minor as license expiration. Ontario courts have determined the three year minimum sentence amounts to “cruel and unusual […] 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 NFA members participated in various capacities as observers, delegates, and workers for the NFA. Four firearms resolutions were considered, two made it to plenary, and the one which passed was successful […] 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 decision to end the wasteful registry has been made nationally, the provincial government has made multiple pleas to maintain provincial data. Today, the Supreme Court of Canada announced […] 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 and ammunition during the flooding in High River. “To say that Doug Griffith and Premier Redford over-reacted is a major understatement,” said Clare. “These homes belong to victims of an environmental disaster, and […] Read more

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