Media Releases


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 seizing guns in High River, Alberta during last summer’s flood. On February 11, 2014, the NFA received a 156-page response to one of six Access to Information Act requests filed with […] 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 evidence and testimony from three cases where Canadian police forces have used information from the long-gun registry that was supposed to be destroyed in accordance with an Act of Parliament. Today, NFA […] 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 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NFA calls for UN Marking Regulations to be rescinded not merely deferred (again)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pleased that the Government will not implement this scheme at this time, we are disappointed that Canada has not yet rescinded this agreement, which would […] Read more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

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