Last night the NFA invited Tony Bernardo, Executive Director of the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, and me to remember Dennis Young and discuss how Dennis' work will move forward now that he's entrusted his legacy to my hands. Dennis R. Young's Website: https://DennisRYoung.ca NFA Talk - Remembering Dennis R. Young (January 20, … [Read more...]
In Memoriam: Dennis R. Young (1947 – January 15, 2021)
Dennis R. Young, Canada’s foremost firearms researcher, passed into glory on the evening of January 15, 2021, after a second lengthy battle with cancer. Dennis is survived by his wife Hazel, their children Jennifer and Steven, and their three grandchildren, and his brothers Kim Young and Gordon Young, sisters Ardyth Tait and Merle Lynn Watson. A Devoted … [Read more...]
COVER REVEAL – The National Firearms Association’s Road to Irrelevance
Below the overview for my upcoming book on Canada’s National Firearms Association is a 3D rendering of the book's cover. Let me know what you think in the comments area below. Book Overview Is Canada’s National Firearms Association an effective advocate for Canadian firearm owners or just an inconsequential group siphoning money away from the real battle for our gun … [Read more...]
NFA Sends 2nd Mailout to Stolen CPC List?
Did you receive a 2nd NFA Mailout? Despite a Cease and Desist Letter from the Conservative Party of Canada, the National Firearms Association sent out a second mailing to the stolen Conservative Party mailing list. This mailing hit mailboxes between June 15-30th. If you received the second NFA mailout, please contact me immediately. So far, two recipients of this … [Read more...]
The NFA does NOT represent me, say gun owners
Firearm enthusiast Jeff Young posted a great quip on Facebook recently. I am a law-abiding Canadian firearms owner. The scandal-plagued NFA (Canada's National Firearms Association) does NOT represent me. His message was in response to news reports the National Firearms Association used a mailing list stolen from the Conservative Party of Canada to solicit memberships and … [Read more...]
Did the NFA send a SECOND mailout to stolen CPC membership list?
Sunday afternoon I received, via email, a scanned copy of a second, yes, second NFA fundraising letter sent to the stolen CPC mailing list. This new NFA fundraising letter starts off: "There's a big fight coming. You know it, and I know it. Prime Minster Justin Trudeau is going to take away more gun rights." The female recipient of this latest NFA fundraising letter is … [Read more...]
CPC issues Cease and Desist Order to Canada’s National Firearms Association
On Monday, June 5, 2017, the Conservative Party of Canada issued a Cease and Desist letter to Sheldon Clare, President and CEO of Canada's National Firearms Association. The facts are clear, according to the Conservative Party leadership. One or more individuals connected to one or more leadership contenders stole a copy of the CPC membership list. The CPC made the list … [Read more...]
NFA Membership Numbers – The Real Story
Update #2: There is still another autographed copy of my book available for any current NFA member who can provide the membership count or AGM documentation containing membership revenue for 2016 or 2017. Update #1: Thanks to Jeff Young (soon to be proud owner of an autographed copy of my book) the NFA had approximately 11,366 members in 2013 and 13,197 members in 2014, … [Read more...]
Moncton RCMP Shooting: Is the NFA’s wading into the fray the right thing to do?
As most already know, this past Wednesday evening saw 3 RCMP members shot dead, with more wounded. The entire city of Moncton, put on lockdown until police finally captured their intended target late Thursday, finally resumed more normal operation. Government buildings and schools closed for the manhunt reopened. Residents, prevented from returning to their homes due to … [Read more...]
NFA Membership List Exposed on the Internet — Personal Information Privacy is a Corporate Responsibility
Guarding personal information is a corporate responsibility and one that must be taken seriously by both individuals and the companies they do business with. This fiduciary duty was, unfortunately, broken by Canada’s National Firearm Association on their website, NFA.ca. The news broke on the Canadian Gun Nutz forum on September 22, 2013 at 02:23 AM in a post titled … [Read more...]
Sheldon Clare and the NFA Barking up the Wrong Tree?
On April 23, 2013, Sheldon Clare and the National Firearms Association (NFA) issued a press release titled “Charging Fees to Avoid a Criminal Charge is Bad Policy”. Sheldon Clare opens that press release saying, “Charging a fee for people to avoid a criminal charge is simply wrong.” While that may absolutely be true, it’s also a policy long-established and accepted by … [Read more...]
NFA’s “Canadian Firearms Summit” cancelled due to lack of interest
From the NFA's website, all that's mentioned is this: Canadian Firearms Summit 2010 Sorry, this event has been cancelled. On the CanadianGunNutz web forum a little more information was posted: Unfortunately the Canadian Firearms Summit meeting planned for December 10-12, 2010 is cancelled. The critical mass of organizations needed to make it … [Read more...]