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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 Sheldon Clare, “The Arms Trade Treaty will set a dangerous precedent as a bad international agreement that will do nothing to prevent the misuse […] 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 millions of scarce taxpayer dollars on questionable gun control schemes by saying, “If it saves just one life, it’s worth it.”   But National Firearms President Sheldon Clare says, “If saving […] 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 written in haste with an unachievable aim of keeping firearms from bad people – instead it has created a means for the Firearms Bureaucracy to seize property and over-regulate […] 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 weapons bans, gun free zones, and 1 gun a month limits.  “The study published inJAMA Internal Medicine contains a number of significant distortions and doesn’t mention some […] 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 of a provincial registry “It is a direct threat to the many responsible firearms owners in Quebec and an insult to the intelligence of the Quebec people. […] 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 Montreal’s Rock X, CHOI 919, on Tuesday, February 5, 2012. Claude is the brother of Hélène Colgan, a student who was murdered in the 1989 shootings at […] 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 during the firebombing of his home.  According to Sheldon Clare, President of Canada’s National Firearms Association, “The decision doesn’t change the law, but it shows that […] 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.  Speaking from Prince George, The President of Canada’s NFA, Sheldon Clare commented that “We are pleased that the Conservatives will not implement the Liberal’s regulations. These regulations serve no useful purpose.  Canada’s […] Read more

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