Week in Review – 03 Feb 2023 Archive

The CCFR Week in Review

CCFR Radio – Ep 135: Liberals Backing Down?? Also, The CCFR’s ScrapC21 Campaign Revealed (Latest Episode)

For the latest information on what's been happening at the CCFR, check out our most recent Podcast with host Rod Giltaca.

In this episode: Finally, proof the letter writing and activism is working, Liberal backpedaling has begun. We need to keep the pressure on. Details of the CCFR’s “ScrapC21” campaign revealed. Also see the promo video, link below.

ScrapC21 Promo Video: https://youtu.be/HusipW4GFXE

List of future prohibited firearms in Canada: https://firearmrights.ca/full-list-of-firearms-banned-through-c-21-revealed/


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Liberals withdraw amendment banning hunting rifles and shotguns

The Liberals have withdrawn a controversial amendment to Bill C-21, which would ban numerous models of rifles and shotguns used by hunters and farmers in Canada.

Bill C-21, which cements the Liberals’ ban on handguns, is before the House of Commons public safety committee. Last year, a Liberal MP introduced an amendment banning in criminal law, rather than regulations, any rifle or shotgun that could accept a magazine with more than five rounds, regardless of whether it has such a magazine.

In practice, this would prohibit hundreds of types of guns used by hunters and farmers, as well as short-shooters.

The amendment was widely condemned by gun owners, including many from Indigenous nations.

The Liberals said the withdrawal was because they “heard” Canadians.

Read more at True North here

Pierre Poilievre and Raquel Dancho provide an update to media on the Liberals full retreat on the G-4 & G-46 amendments to Bill C-21, also known as the 'hunting gun ban' portion of the gun control bill, however, Liberals vow to return.

It's a good start and a BIG win for some...but we can't stop now. We still need to Scrap C-21 altogether.

Watch on YouTube here

LILLEY: Trudeau Liberals more concerned about crime in the U.S. than Canada

When a high-profile crime happens in the United States, the Trudeau Liberals are quick to tweet their outrage. When crime happens close to home, it’s crickets.

It’s been that way lately, with Liberal MPs and cabinet ministers, including those from Toronto, making statements about American crime while being mum on what happens at home.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that crime across Canada is up, especially violent crime. It seems the Trudeau government is living under a rock on the issue of crime.

“In the first three weeks of this year, Toronto Police said that crimes were up more than 37%,” Conservative MP Melissa Lantsman said in the Commons Monday.

“We have repeat violent offenders out on our streets because of this government’s weak bail system. And the Minister of Public Safety says he’s concerned, but not concerned enough to do anything about it.”

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino stood to say that he is concerned about crime. I don’t doubt that Mendicino has some concern, but like other Liberals, he was slow to say anything about shocking crimes in Canada but quick to tweet about American examples.

Read more at Toronto Sun here

Mandatory minimum penalty for firing gun at house unconstitutional: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a mandatory minimum sentence of four years for firing a gun at a house is unconstitutional.

The decision comes in the case of Jesse Dallas Hills, who pleaded guilty to four charges stemming from a May 2014 incident in Lethbridge, Alta., in which he swung a baseball bat and shot at a car with a rifle, smashed the window of a vehicle and fired rounds into a family home.

Hills argued the minimum four-year sentence in effect at the time for recklessly discharging a firearm into a house or other building violated the constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment.

Read more at CTV News here

NOTICE: The RCMP CFP has begun sending newly designed PAL cards

Starting January 2023, firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) cards will have a different look, and contain enhanced security features.

Three versions of the valid PAL cards will be in circulation over the next five years as the Canadian Firearms Program transitions to the new PAL card:

  • standard cards issued from December 1998 to May 2022
  • interim cards issued between May and December 2022 that do not contain a magnetic strip on the back of the card
  • new cards issued starting in January 2023

The previously issued PAL cards will remain valid until they expire. All three PAL cards contain the required identification and licensing information. By December 2027, the previously issued PAL cards should all be expired and only the new cards will be in circulation.

If you already have a valid PAL card, no action is required on your part at this time; your existing PAL card will remain valid until it expires. New PAL cards will be issued on renewal.

See the official notice at RCMP.ca here

N.B. man charged with weapons trafficking after 3D-printed firearms seized, say RCMP

A 53-year-old man from the New Maryland area is facing numerous charges, including weapons trafficking, after RCMP say they seized 3D-printed firearms and a 3D printer from two properties.

Members of the Oromocto RCMP responded to a report of uttering threats and a firearms complaint at a residence in Nasonworth on Jan. 25, around 5:30 p.m., Cpl. Kevin Jones said in a news release Tuesday.  A 53-year-old man was arrested at the scene, he said.

Police later executed search warrants at two properties where they seized "quantities" of 3D-printed firearms, restricted firearms, non-restricted firearms, prohibited ammunition, soft body armour and hard body armour, according to the news release.

"Police also seized a 3D printer which was used to manufacture the firearms, and a small quantity of what is believed to be methamphetamine," said Jones.

Read more at CBC News here

Toronto police arrest four men, seize almost 400 kgs of illicit drugs in Project Cerro

Toronto police have arrested four men and seized almost 400 kilograms of narcotics that they say were likely imported from Mexico.

Police say that an investigation, dubbed Project Cerro, arose out of a separate probe which resulted in the largest single-day drug seizure in the history of the force back in November.

Project Cerro, which began last October, has resulted in the seizure of almost 390 kilograms of drugs - 364 kilos of crystal methamphetamine, 20 kilos of cocaine, and 3.8 kilos of fentanyl - with a total estimated street value of $32 million.

Police said four loaded Glock handguns were also seized in the investigation, along with seven motor vehicles, and over $500,000 in Canadian currency.

Toronto police’s drug squad executed 15 search warrants on Jan. 17 as part of their investigation.

Of the seven raided residences, which police described as "stash houses," all were in Toronto.  Investigators said furniture used to “conceal contraband” was located at two of those homes.

“The ability to manufacture crystal methamphetamine at a high level, at a pure level, these are coming from Mexico,” Supt. Steven Watts, of Organized Crime Enforcement, said of the seized drugs during a press conference on Wednesday morning.

“The only people that would probably have the ability to supply this amount would have to be cartel based and I will leave it at that.”

Watts went on to say that organized crime groups “continue to seize on the opportunity to profit from the harm caused to the community and caused significant public safety and public health concerns.”

Read more at CP24 here

Montreal police seize 19 guns, arrest 8 people in recent operations

In recent weeks, Montreal police (SPVM) have seized 19 firearms and arrested eight people in three separate investigations.

According to an SPVM press release, the first operation occurred on Jan. 12 in the Montreal North borough. Police say they were investigating images of an armed individual shared on social media.

Investigators seized an assault weapon, a handgun, a rifle, ammunition and crack cocaine.

Read more at CTV News Montreal here

Save the date: the next National Range Day will be on June 3rd, 2023

Please start planning or speak to your club executive to ensure your club is ready (and willing) to host an event for National Range Day in 2023.

There has never been a more important time to introduce your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers to firearms ownership and use in Canada!

Commit to volunteering at your local event, or bringing someone who has not been shooting before. The long-term success of this annual celebration of the shooting sports is in your hands.

Listen to Episode 124 of our podcast for more info.



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