Canada's failed Long Gun Registry was an expensive and useless exercise that did not help solve a single crime according to police, but at least 'the trains ran on time' - to butcher the analogy. The same cannot be said for South Africa’s Central Firearms Registry, where backlogs for both licenses and amnesties are piled six feet high throughout a building that's been … [Read more...]
Is Gun Owner Licensing and Firearm Registration Coming to America?
Is gun owner licensing and firearm registration coming to America? If Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) gets her way, the answer is unequivocally YES, and she'll ban .50 calibre ammunition, US standard-capacity magazines and a wide swath of semi-automatic firearms while she's at it. On January 4, 2021, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) introduced … [Read more...]
Why the Flood of Firearm Registration Certificates in My Mailbox?
This past week I my mailbox overflowed with firearm registration certificates for restricted firearms. I found this, to say the least, puzzling, as I've had no contact with the Canadian Firearms Centre for ages, nor had I purchased any firearms recently. After checking the registration certificates against my own restricted firearms I discovered these were not for new guns … [Read more...]
Firearm Registration: Formerly Law-Abiding Connecticut Gun Owners Face Increased Pressure
As rumours of door-to-door gun confiscations run wild on the internet, Connecticut gun owners who were law-abiding citizens on December 31, 2013, are now criminals under a new law banning so-called “assault weapons”. State officials continue to ratchet up the rhetoric about these heinous threats to public safety, while gun owners realize once again that Firearm Registration … [Read more...]
RCMP Anti-Bullying Initiative is Ill-Timed and Thoroughly Misguided
While the RCMP promoted Pink Shirt Day as a way of stopping bullying in schools, the horsemen took to bullying some of Canada’s best and most law-abiding citizens: gun owners. In true hypocritical fashion, the Boys with the Yellow Stripes did precisely as they pleased and with zero regard for the people they bullied into criminals. RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson’s … [Read more...]
Royal Canadian Mounted Police or Rogue Cops Making Policy?
After the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arbitrarily manufactured over 13,000 “gun criminals” last week by reclassifying Swiss Arms and CZ 858 rifles from non-restricted to prohibited, Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced a 5-year amnesty protecting those formerly law-abiding gun owners from prosecution. Gun owners across the country are understandably … [Read more...]
Unanimous Quebec Court of Appeal tells Quebec it has No Right to Gun Registry Data
It’s been a great week for Freedom and Liberty on two fronts this week. First, the Senate repeals Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act and now a Quebec Court has told the government of the Province of Quebec it has no right to the gun registry data. What great news! In a unanimous decision the Quebec Court of Appeal told the Province of Quebec to get lost. Sure, they … [Read more...]
Colorado Lawmakers Will Now Pay the Price for their Anti-Gun Stupidity
As I wrote both here on my blog and here in Canadian Rights and Freedoms Bulletin #134, anti-gun lawmakers in Colorado will pay a high price for their stupidity. First, the financial cost to the state itself as firearms businesses and even businesses in related industries pull out of Colorado. Then comes the real price, at least as far as myopic and moronic politicians are … [Read more...]
A Response to David Foote’s Article in Cottage Country Now
by Mark L Horstead When a columnist claims to know something about firearms, as David Foote most recently did in "Fewer guns make a saver (sic) community, agues (sic) columnist" on 27 May 2013, but cannot even get the calibre right on a firearm that he supposedly owned, it is difficult indeed to give credence to anything which follows. There has never been a "306" … [Read more...]
Will You Write a Lettter of Support for Bruce Montague, his firearm collection and family home?
I received an interesting email the other day from Pastor Jim Butler of the Free Grace Baptist Church, located in Chilliwack, BC. He drafted a letter to Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) and the Ontario Attorney General and wanted my input on that letter before sending it. You can download and read that letter … [Read more...]
Bruce Montague Appeals Firearm Destruction Order
Bruce Montague, the Ontario gunsmith who challenged the constitutionality of Canada's Firearms Act, is appealing the destruction order for over $100,000 of his firearms. Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) seized Montague's entire firearm collection back in 2004 when he was arrested and charged with violating Canada's Firearms Act. Bruce Montague and several other men defied … [Read more...]
Registration Leads to Confiscation and much worse… Just ask Ontario Gunsmith Bruce Montague
Sun News Commentator Brian Lilley did an excellent segment on how registration leads to confiscation in his January 8, 2013 installment of his show Byline. In that segment Lilley described the insanity of Ian Thomson being forced to defend himself against criminal charges for the so-called “crime” of defending his life against 4 men trying to kill him. He went on to … [Read more...]
The Journal News’ Caryn A. McBride Hires ARMED bodyguards? Oh, the irony!
On December 27th, 2012 I wrote the article "Hypocritical Anti-Gunners: Be Very Careful What You Wish For" in which I discussed the antics of the anti-gun zealots inhabiting the offices of The Journal News, a newspaper based in Rockland County, New York. In that article I wrote the following: Anti-gun zealots get a lot more than they bargained for after publishing the names … [Read more...]
Hypocritical Anti-Gunners: Be Very Careful What You Wish For
[powerpress] Anti-gun zealots get a lot more than they bargained for after publishing the names and home addresses of New York handgun permit holders. On December 24, 2012, The Journal News got up on it's high horse and published an article titled "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in in your neighborhood", which … [Read more...]
“Windy Wendy” Cukier wastes no time in whining to the media about court loss
"Windy Wendy" Cukier, ever the complainer, didn't waste a second in getting her sniveling complaints out to the media in the wake of Ontario Superior Court of Justice Judge D. M. Brown's decision to kill The Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic lawsuit to keep the long gun registry data. "This decision is a setback but we will continue to fight for sensible controls on … [Read more...]
Wendy Cukier’s dangerous fallacy that women can’t defend themselves
Women like Wendy Cukier are dangerous. Wendy Cukier of Canada's Coalition for Gun Control is one of those individuals who believe the entire world should be run to fit her personal desire, and that’s a very dangerous thing. Yes, to guys like me who happen to like guns, to be sure, but she is far more dangerous to woman than she will ever be to me or any other man and our … [Read more...]
Since the RCMP won’t delete the long gun registry data like the law says, the CSSA wants to make the database completely useless
The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) is not impressed with the RCMP's refusal to obey the law and delete long gun records from Canada's useless gun registry. With the passage of Bill C-19 and its Royal Assent on April 5, 2012 all of this data was to be destroyed, but the RCMP has yet to destroy a single record according to sources close to the RCMP. In the … [Read more...]
Gun Registry Bureaucrats screwed up data entry so we should KEEP the flawed long gun registry?
Let me get this straight. Government bureaucrats screwed up on data entry so that's why we should KEEP the flawed long gun registry? That is a ludicrous argument, but that’s exactly what writer Patrick Cain of Global News is saying. Opponents of Canada’s gun registry have long argued that the system is useless precisely because the information in the database is … [Read more...]
Pro-Gun Groups praise Vic Toews for ending “back-door” registry, but did he really?
After Bill C-19 passed and was proclaimed into law Canada’s so-called “Long Gun Registry” was officially dead. Except that it wasn’t. The law said it was, but the RCMP is still dragging its heels when it comes to actually deleting the data contained in the registry database. They claimed it will take months to work out the details of how to delete the data which is, to be … [Read more...]
Another Gun Registry Success!
Yes, it’s another gun registry success in La Belle Provence early Sunday morning as two unknown gunmen traded shots across a crowded intersection of Prince Arthur and Saint-Dominique streets on Montreal’s Plateau. Thank God we have registered handguns since 1934 here in Canada… and I also thank God that we’ve required every individual who owns a handgun in Canada to have an … [Read more...]
Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association: “We burned 545 long gun registrations today.”
The Williams Lake Sportsmen’s Association in BC hosted a long gun registration burning party on Sunday, April 22nd at their club grounds. In preparation for this event a number of dignitaries were invited but unfortunately did not attend. Wendy Cukier of the Coalition for Gun Control, an organization which was instrumental at selling a firearms registry to the Federal … [Read more...]
Senator Daniel Lang speaks eloquently about the uselessness of gun registration
Senator Daniel Lang is opposed to gun registration, and for good reason. He comprehends history. Senator Lang represents The Yukon, and was appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009. He comprehends the issues that are important to Yukoners and indeed all Canadians. He is one of the sponsors of the bill to end the long gun registry and, to quote … [Read more...]
Proof Handgun Registration Works! Toronto Teen robs store with loaded handgun
Yes, the title is sarcastic. The handgun registry is every bit as useless as the long gun registry, something this teen armed robber proves for me. This is the second time Canada has dropped long gun registration. Most people choose to forget that we tried this stupidity once before and finally dropped it when law-abiding Canadians refused to register their rifles and … [Read more...]