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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 Safety Minister and Solicitor General Robert Trevors: Our government is aligning our approach on firearms, to be consistent with the spirit and intent of federal Bill C-19, which eliminated the long-gun […] 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 Liberal Senators voted for Bill C-19, one Progressive Conservative Senator voted against it. On Thursday April 5, 2012, Bill C-19 was signed by Governor General David Johnston and received […] 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 operation of the rifle as intended by the manufacturer. It is obviously intended to increase the overall length of the firearm’s barrel and […] 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 Armi-Jager AP-80 as a prohibited weapon.  “Clearly Minister Toews was poorly and selectively briefed by his RCMP advisers regarding this firearm. The Cabinet has the ability to overturn […] 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 distributed seven (7) proposed referendum questions without notice at the January 10th CUSA Council Meeting, the first meeting after a five (5) month long legal dispute between sixteen (16) CUSA council […] 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 pocketbooks of law abiding gun owners by extolling the virtues of the government’s Bill C-19, the legislation they introduced scrapping the long-gun registry.  The ad proudly stated, “Now hunters […] 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 Information Act has revealed a startling increase in the number of persons prohibited from owning firearms in the last five years.   On October 8, 2011 the RCMP reported a total […] 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. Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare stated “The Harper government’s positive efforts in making this step towards fulfilling the promises made to Canadian firearm enthusiasts bode well […] Read more

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