Week in Review - 12 Apr 2024 Archive


Friday, April 12, 2024


CCFR Radio - Ep 164: CCFR AGM Details Revealed! Rod Got Burned, Calgary Gun Show Revelations

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: Lots of news from Rod & Tracey’s appearance at the Calgary easter Gun Show. Rod got burned, for real. Finally, the CCFR reveals AGM plans, you’ll want to act quick! Danielle Smith lolz at feds!

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Our friends at Canadian Access to Firearms have donated this amazing, custom-built, one-of-a-kind precision rifle to the CCFR to award in a fundraiser.

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2024 CCFR AGM Details Released

The 2024 CCFR AGM (including a special guest, silent/live auctions and more!) will be held on May 25, 2024 in beautiful Calgary, Alberta at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel in the Sheraton Ballroom.

This website will provide everything you need to attend in person. Can’t make it? No problem. We’ll be streaming it live for those too far away or can’t make the trip.

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Vice President of Public Relations for The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, Tracey Wilson, sat down with Andrew Lawton from True North at the Canada Strong and Free Networking Conference, to discuss the current political landscape and what gun owners can likely expect, as we come closer to the next election.

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Rod Giltaca Releases New Comprehensive Firearms Training Videos with YouTuber Canadian Prepper

You asked. We delivered! Over several months, we've heard many of you (amazing CCFR members and supporters) asking for Rod to create some NEW Comprehensive Firearms Training videos, similar to his Civil Advantage videos from back in the day.

It is with a HUGE thank you to Canadian Prepper, you've finally got some! You can watch them at any of the links below.

Rod explains more about these videos in the latest CCFR Radio Podcast.
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'The costs have ballooned': Liberal government failed to anticipate difficulty of gun 'buyback,' association says

OTTAWA — The organization tasked with helping retailers navigate the Trudeau Liberals’ mandatory gun “buyback” says the government has bitten off far more than it can chew and is now discovering the difficulty with the sheer volume of items it may have to expropriate.

Wes Winkel, president of the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), said the government apparently didn’t anticipate that its ban on “assault-style” firearms involved a massive number of parts and accessories that could be captured by the buyback’s planned expropriation, which will require gun owners and retailers holding inventory of those items to be compensated.

That’s because “assault-style” guns are often built by retailers, and owners, using any number of hundreds of different components.

“It’s so easy to say ‘this is illegal and we’ll buy it back,’ but they took a category of firearms which is so modular in nature,” Winkel said. Different parts can be fastened to different weapons that then fall into the assault-style category, in other words. “It’s a bit like the ‘Mr. Potato Head’ of guns,” he said.

Continue reading at National Post

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Canadian posts image of CCFR sticker seen inside Dominic LeBlanc's office

This week, a user on X posted a picture of one of the CCFR's 'My Guns Are Not For Sale' stickers, from inside the Liberal Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc's constituency office.

We truly are... Everywhere!!

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When Doctors Mislead the Public on Guns

A group of radical anti-gun doctors published a report in 2017 claiming that “a child is injured with a firearm everyday in Ontario.” Upon further inspection, it was revealed that (1) subjects used in the study were as old as twenty-four (24), and (2) a large portion of data included injuries from gang activity and toy guns (incl. Paintball, BB/Pellet guns).

Why would doctors use their profession to mislead Canadians?

Find out more at gundebate.ca

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Saskatchewan has just expanded its provincial firearms office, putting public safety and protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners front and centre as the federal government continues to curtail lawful gun ownership in this country.

Saskatchewan's approach has been celebrated by firearms advocates – Andrew welcomes to the show the province's firearms commissioner, Robert Freberg, and chief firearms officer, Murray Cowan, to explain why.

Continue reading at True North

Liberal gun control policies continue to fail as Metro Vancouver, and British Columbia in general, have seen escalating gang violence as rivals battle for turf and settle beefs. The Vancouver Sun lists some of the most prominent gang-linked shootings around the Lower Mainland and province in recent months, including nearly a dozen so far this year...

Continue reading at The Vancouver Sun

Rural NDP-Liberals Continue Attack on Gun Owners

After announcing he was leaving politics last week, disgraced NDP MP Charlie Angus took more unfounded, 'American-style,' shots at Conservatives while Liberals cheered him on. That included Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc who promptly took the opportunity to further deny his governments attack on law-abiding gun owners, while immediately calling legally owned sporting rifles, 'guns designed to kill people on the battlefield.'

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Continue reading at CTV News

GUN BAN FAIL: Gang Member Fatally Shot Outside Laval Gym, Car Torched in Montreal

A man is dead after being shot in a parking lot outside a gym in Laval. The 29-year-old man was reportedly shot and killed in his car parked near the service road of Highway 440 and Curé-Labelle Boulevard. The victim was reportedly known to police and a member of a street gang...

Continue reading at CityNews

GUN BAN FAIL: Sub-compact Handgun and Drugs Seized

Charges have been laid after a drug investigation in the city’s southeast end.

On Tuesday April 9, 2024, members of the London Police Service (LPS) Guns and Gangs Section with the assistance of the LPS Emergency Response Unit executed search warrants at 2 residences in the city.

The search of the residences led to the following items being seized:

  • A Springfield Hellcat 9 mm semi-automatic sub-compact handgun loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition;
  • 913 grams of cocaine, approximate value $91, 300;
  • 9298 Dilaudid 8 milligram tablets, approximate value $46, 490; and,
  • 1440 TEC tablets, approximate value $7, 200.

Total value of drugs seized: $144, 990.

As a result of the investigation, Boris Ruti Kaleke, 30, of London has been arrested and charged. The current whereabouts of a second male involved, Gael Kabanga Kaleke, 31, of London is unknown and as such, charges have been laid by way of warrant of arrest.

Both males have been jointly charged with the following offences:

  • Careless storage of a firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition;
  • Possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon of prohibited device knowing it's unauthorized;
  • Possess loaded/unloaded regulated firearm; and,
  • Possession of an identity document.

Gael Kabanga Kaleke, 31, has additionally been charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.

Boris Ruti Kaleke, 30, has additionally been charged with the following offences;

  • Possess restricted or prohibited firearm knowingly not holding a license and registration certificate;
  • Possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order; and,
  • Three (3) counts of possession of a schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Continue reading at LondonPolice.ca

Charges Laid: B.C. man charged with firearm trafficking, 17 other offences

A B.C. man is facing more than a dozen firearm and weapon-related charges after an investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency.

On March 16, 2023, CBSA investigators with assistance from the RCMP Integrated Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at the Delta home of 41-year-old Bryce Cameron McDonald in relation to an investigation into the improper importation of firearm parts that began in April of 2022.

According to a CBSA press release, McDonald was arrested at the time the warrant was executed last year and released pending further investigation.

During their search of the property, authorities seized a number of prohibited items including five guns, eight over-capacity magazines, two auto sears (a device police say is used to convert pistols into fully-automatic firearms) and one brass knuckle knife.

Nearly a year later, on March 12, 2024, McDonald was charged with one count of firearm trafficking, five counts of possession of a firearm without a licence, two counts of possession of a prohibited device without a licence, one count of possession of a prohibited weapon without a licence, five counts of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, two counts of possession of a prohibited device contrary to a prohibition order, one count of possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order, and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

McDonald was arrested two days later on March 14 and has since been granted bail. His next scheduled court appearance is on April 12.

“The Canada Border Services Agency Criminal Investigations Section in Vancouver has worked tirelessly to investigate this case and bring forward the 18 criminal charges announced today,” Nina Patel, CBSA’s regional director general for the Pacific region, said in an April 9 press release.

“Their work has removed prohibited firearms and parts from our streets and is helping to combat violent crime in our communities.”

Continue reading at TheProgress.com

On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at approximately 10:00 p.m., members of West Division responded to a stolen vehicle in-progress call in the area of Williamson Drive East and Gillett Drive. Multiple suspects approached the victim while he was seated in his vehicle on his driveway. One suspect brandished a firearm and pointed it at the victim, demanding he exit the vehicle. The suspects fled the area in the stolen vehicle.

The victim did not sustain any physical injuries.

Police located the stolen vehicle driving on Highway 401 and strategically followed it until it exited in Pickering. The stolen vehicle was pursued for a short distance before the suspects pulled into a plaza, exited the vehicle, and fled on foot. The stolen vehicle was recovered and seized for examination.

All four suspects can be described as: male, wearing dark clothing.

Continue reading at BarrieToday.com

EDITORIAL: Canada should introduce a Northern harvesting benefit

You wouldn’t know it from listening to them complain, but farmers, for example, can claim a chunk of their fuel costs. Why not hunters in a prescribed zone? They’re basically doing the same thing, i.e. feeding the community. Most, if not all, hunters we profile in Inuvik Drum share their harvest with those unable to hunt on their own — this is not a selfish act of machismo or sport, this is a public service.

Canada should introduce a Northern harvesting benefit and allow hunters and gatherers to recoup their expenses. With climate change disrupting supply chains and driving up the cost of living, which is further amplified by our infrastructure deficit here in the North, maintaining the status quo is becoming increasingly difficult. Presenting Northerners with an additional way to continue their lifestyle without breaking the bank would have far-reaching benefits.

One of the biggest benefits is that it would help keep people hunting. Making harvesting expeditions more affordable means more people will go on them, which means more young people on the land instead of on the streets. That translates into greater food security for communities, especially if they can reinvest the saved income into other infrastructure. It could also help counter the trend of addictions in the North by giving more opportunities for young Northerners to connect with their culture and learning a valuable skill to help them contribute to their community...

Continue reading at NNSL.com


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