CCFR Radio – Ep 157: Gov’t Pays Foreigners to Hunt Using AR15s, Silencers & High Cap Mags, & More! (Latest Episode)
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In this episode: As promised, a full accounting of what the CCFR did in 2023 (12 months only). Feds pay foreign contractors to use “assault rifles” to shoot deer on Vancouver Island, from a helicopter, at $10,000 per deer. Poly and the rabid anti-gunners won’t ever stop until there are no guns left in private hands.
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THROWBACK: Environment Minister defends purchase of AR-10 rifles for conservation officers (Nov 2020 Article)
The Yukon Department of Environment intends to purchase 20 semi-automatic AR-10 rifles, despite the inclusion of the weapons in a recently released ban introduced by the federal government.
Environment Minister Pauline Frost said the federal government has a specific exemption for peace officers, such as conservation officers, and the employees equipped with the weapons will be trained.
“Our government remains committed to ensuring that all Yukoners feel safe throughout our territory by considering a common-sense approach to gun safety. I would like to reiterate that the officers who work for the Department of Environment are peace officers who have been skillfully trained to manage their tools,” she said.
Frost said the AR-10s are required “to ensure that the tools they have at their disposal are there to protect the rights of the laws they prescribe to enforce.”
In the legislature on Nov. 23, MLA Stacey Hassard called the decision to order the AR-10s, which are not available to all Yukoners, “hypocritical” and asked the government to send a letter to the prime minister opposing the ban.
“On the one hand, you have the prime minister and Yukon’s Liberal Member of Parliament saying that these types of guns have no use in Canada and they’re only meant for killing people. On the other hand, you have the Yukon Liberal government purchasing 20 of these AR rifles saying that they’re necessary to deal with human-wildlife conflict,” Hassard said.
“Yukon Conservation Officers tested various rifles and reviews indicated the semi-automatic patrol rifle is easy to carry and provides a quick and effective shot placement,” she said. “It’s proven to be extremely quick and effective in both obtaining a sight picture and rapidly fire effective shots in high stress situations, such as engaging a charging grizzly bear at close range."
“We need to make every effort to offer them the best protection in terms of equipment, training and support. These rifles help fulfill the government’s responsibility under occupational health and safety to keep officers safe,” Dryburgh-Moraal said.
Dryburgh-Moraal noted that conservation officers in Saskatchewan are already using semi-automatic rifles and British Columbia officers are currently piloting them.
This article was included in Rod Giltaca's affidavit in the CCFR v. Canada court case
The Soapbox: Bill C-21 will hardly bother gun-toting criminals
Sudburian George Fritz weighs in on the effort to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, but says the federal Liberals’ gun control bill is going to punish legal gun owners instead
The year 2023 proved to be a contentious year for gun control in Canada. After much acrimony in both the House of Commons and the Senate, Bill C-21 was finally passed unamended, and received Royal Assent shortly before Christmas.
C-21 ushered in a huge, sweeping net of laws and regulations. For the proponents of gun control in Canada — Polysesouvient, Doctors for Protection Against Guns and the Coalition for Gun Control — C-21 is largely satisfactory, as well it should be as in its essence. It is a shopping list of their sundry gun control demands of the Trudeau government.
Nevertheless, they have not been shy in stating that it does not mark the end of their demands.
Gun control in Canada is one of those strange policy realms in which people can be considered as knowledgeable or pretty much in the dark. C-21 was crafted by people who should be knowledgeable to appeal to those in the latter group. As such, it has several elements that exploit any lack of knowledge of Canada’s gun control regime. For instance, so called “red” and “yellow flag laws”.
All in all, C-21 provides very little substance in the way of preventing crimes with firearms. It is overly bureaucratic and restrictive towards those who willingly follow the rules of Canada’s already stringent firearms law regime, while doing very little to deter those who flout those same rules to commit crimes.
In short, there is nothing in C-21 that would have prevented people like the Nova Scotia mass killer from being able to carry out his rampage, despite what the Trudeau Liberals and their supporters would have one believe. The firearms used in that tragedy were all illegally obtained.
Nothing in C-21 would prevent the same thing from happening again. In fact, all the laws needed to prevent that tragedy from occurring are already in place. What was needed to prevent it from occurring was enforcement of existing laws, not the creation of additional laws that make it doubly illegal to obtain illegal firearms and murder with those illegal firearms.
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RCMP fails to submit plan on how it will respond to Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry
The RCMP have failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to detail how they plan to implement recommendations from the inquiry into the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting.
When the Mass Casualty Commission last March released its final report into the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history, complete with 130 recommendations, the Mounties said they planned to release an "implementation strategy" and "action plan" before the end of 2023.
The national police force also said the RCMP commissioner would provide a progress report.
On Tuesday, the RCMP issued a brief statement confirming it "was not in a position to release its action plan and strategy by the end of the calendar year as it had previously intended."
The statement went on to say the plan would be released as soon as possible, though a deadline was not specified.
"The (Mass Casualty Commission) made it clear that the RCMP needs to take its time to get this right and properly address the recommendations," the statement said. "To this end, the organization has been working diligently at advancing both documents, working with subject matter experts throughout the organization and across the policing community, as well as government of Canada partners."
The public inquiry's final report offered a blistering critique of the RCMP's actions in April 2020, when a man disguised as a Mountie and driving a replica RCMP cruiser fatally shot 22 people during a 13-hour rampage through northern and central Nova Scotia.
Most of the recommendations in the 3,000-page report were aimed at improving public safety, addressing the root causes of gender-based violence and reforming the RCMP.
The inquiry found widespread failures in how the Mounties responded to the mass killing, saying the federal government should rethink the RCMP's central role in Canadian policing.
The seven-volume report said the RCMP missed warning signs about the killer, including reports of domestic violence, possession of illegal firearms and repeated run-ins with the law.
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From Hockey Sticks to Rifles: Canada’s Other National Sport
Ah, Canada! A land where the chill of the rink meets the thrill of the range. While our slapshots and hat tricks are legendary, there’s another praecision sport deeply woven into our national fabric: shooting. In this article, we dive into Canada’s other national sport and how it stacks up against our most well-known.
Long before the first puck hit the ice, firearms played a pivotal role in shaping Canada. From the early fur traders and explorers who relied on guns for survival to the settlers who used them for hunting and protection, firearms have been an integral part of our history. The Hudson’s Bay Company, a cornerstone of Canadian heritage, traded muskets and ammunition, underscoring the importance of firearms in our nation’s early economy and culture. As Canada evolved, so did our relationship with guns. They became tools for sport, recreation, and a symbol of our rugged individualism. Just as hockey tells a story of our national spirit and camaraderie, firearms narrate a tale of resilience, innovation, and tradition.
Our love for hockey is undeniable, but our passion for shooting is equally fervent. Canadians invest a staggering $8.5 billion annually in hunting and sporting shooting. With over 20 million guns owned for various noble purposes and millions of proud legal gun owners, it’s clear that shooting isn’t just a hobby—it’s a way of life.
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Man suffers life-threatening injuries in 3rd shooting in 3 days in Coquitlam
A third shooting in as many days left a man with life-threatening injuries in Coquitlam Saturday afternoon.
Coquitlam RCMP said in a statement late Saturday that they were called to the area of Glen Drive and Westwood Street around 4:15 p.m.
"Responding officers located one man suffering from life-threatening injuries who has since been transported to the hospital," the statement reads. "Two suspects were seen running away from the shooting scene."
Police are now asking the public for information and video related to the latest incident.
Coquitlam Mounties were already investigating two other shootings that had occurred in the city since Thursday afternoon.
Two Ottawa residents face multiple drug, weapon charges in northern Ont.
Two 23-year-olds from Ottawa are facing a variety of charges – including drug trafficking and weapon offences – following incidents last week in the Town of Echo Bay, Ont., provincial police say.
On Jan. 4 just after 10 a.m., members of the Sault Ste. Marie detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a weapons call from Jan. 1 at a property on Highway 17B.
As a result, on Jan. 5 shortly after 3:30 a.m., additional OPP units were deployed to assist and execute a search warrant on the property.
“(The) search led to the seizure of a Glock 19M pistol, a Glock magazine with 9mm rounds, drugs suspected to be cocaine, fentanyl and crack cocaine with an estimated street value of $4,600,” said police in a news release.
The OPP also seized $3,940 in cash, six cell phones and various drug paraphernalia.
Both 23-year-old Ottawa residents have been charged with pointing a firearm, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two other weapons offences, uttering threats, and drug trafficking as well as two other charges. One individual is also charged with unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm.
OPP arrest two in large cocaine, firearms bust in Orleans
Ontario Provincial Police have arrested two individuals in their mid-twenties in connection with a large seizure of suspected cocaine and a loaded gun on Thursday.
In a news release on Monday, OPP said they executed a search warrant on a home on Promenade Decoeur Drive in Orleans on Jan. 4 in an investigation being dubbed "Project Neutron."
Police say they learned in November that an individual who is subject to two separate indefinite firearms prohibition orders was in possession of weapons and illicit drugs.
OPP says two children were present in the home when the warrant was executed.
"To know that an individual who was previously convicted of firearms possession offences was in possession of a loaded handgun is alarming," said detective Lee Fulford in the news release.
"I am proud of the efforts being made by police officers across the province to reduce the number of illegal firearms in our communities, which may be used in the commission of criminal acts including drug trafficking."
After an investigation, police seized:
OPP has laid 12 charges against two individuals:
Jean-Marc Guindon, 26, of Ottawa has been charged with seven offences including:
Katelyne Fortin, 25, of Ottawa has been charged with five offences including:
The search warrant was executed with support from the Ottawa Police Service Tactical Unit, Canine Unit and Neighbourhood Response Team.
Caught on Camera: Break-in attempt with guns in Barrie, Ont.
Watch video of armed suspects breaking into a home in Barrie while a family was sleeping.
Three charged and firearms seized in Surrey carjacking
On January 7, 2024 at approximately 3:23 pm the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a theft of vehicle at gunpoint in the 8200 block of 150 Street.
Police officers from Surrey RCMP, Langley RCMP and Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services (PDS) responded to the area, confirming the safety of the caller, as well as working to locate the suspect vehicle.
Shortly after the initial report, the suspect vehicle was located. When an officer attempted a traffic stop, the suspect vehicle allegedly fled from police. A collision occurred between the suspect vehicle and the police vehicle prior to the suspect vehicle coming to a stop in the 7600 block of 192 street.
Following the collision, three individuals were located and arrested. During the arrest, one of the individuals was apprehended by PDS and was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
The suspect vehicle, a Dodge Charger, was determined to have been stolen in Surrey. During a search of the vehicle, officers located three loaded firearms and ammunition.
One police officer was also transported to hospital after receiving minor injuries resulting from the collision.
Multiple charges including robbery with a firearm, disguise with intent, flight from police and possession of an unauthorized firearm have been laid against Oromena Urefe (21), Janiar Hasan (24) and Dante Masone (21).
Police say innocent victim in Mississauga nightclub shooting was waiting in line, appeal to witnesses
Police are asking for the public’s help locating a suspect vehicle in a fatal Mississauga nightclub shooting and confirm that the young woman killed was an innocent bystander.
In an update on Tuesday morning from Peel Region Police headquarters, officials say 19-year-old Raneilia Richards was waiting in line with friends at Jungle Event Space near Dixie Road and Eglinton Avenue when she was gunned down in the early morning hours of Dec. 31.
“There is nothing to suggest that she was the intended target,” says homicide Insp. Phil King. “We are exploring every other reason that the shooting occurred.”
Investigators are looking for the driver and occupants of a grey SUV that was seen leaving the area around the time of the shooting. Police are also asking members of the public with any information to contact the Homicide and Missing Person Bureau.
“We are hoping there is video out there that we would like to see,” says Custance, adding they believe other people who were in line at the time could have video, or people driving on Eglinton around the time of the incident may have dashcam footage.
Monday was supposed to be Richards’ first day at college, according to Peel police chief Nishan Duraiappah. He said she was planning to embark on a career in the travel and aviation industry.
“What she deserves is to be remembered for the bright and exuberant young woman she was in life,” Duraiappah says. “Not for the tragic circumstances surrounding her death, which was simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
Police say the shooting happened during a ticketed party at the Jungle Event Space, and there were more than a hundred people outside the nightclub at the time.
Halifax man faces long list of firearms charges after vehicle stop
Regional police says a man is facing a long list of firearm-related charges after being pulled over in Halifax last week.
HRP says on Friday afternoon, officers stopped a vehilce on harlington crescent in connection with an ongoing investigation.
Officers allegedly found a loaded firearm and ammunition, and the driver was arrested.
Thomas Joseph Smith, 33, now faces several charges including possessing a firearm obtained by crime, unauthorized possession and failure to comply with a release order.
Hamilton Man Arrested in Possession of Prohibited Firearm
Hamilton Police arrested a 47-year-old male on an outstanding arrest warrant and recovered a loaded handgun.
On Friday, January 5, 2024, at approximately 4:00 p.m., police were patrolling in the area of Cannon Street East and Grosvenor Avenue North. During this time, an officer observed a male and identified him as Jason Kane, a wanted individual with an outstanding arrest warrant dating back to June 2023.
Jason Kane was apprehended and taken into custody.
A search incident to arrest revealed Jason Kane to be in possession of a loaded firearm.
Jason Kane has been charged with the following;
Yet another gun ban fail
Next on the chopping block in Australia? Pump action firearms
Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard has joined police and gun control advocates to "sound the alarm" at inconsistent firearm laws that undermine restrictions on "high-powered, multi-shot weapons".
What they really mean is pump-action firearms. This is the logical next step for gun grabbers once semi-autos have been banned. Surely it won't be long before we see the same calls in Canada.
We must elect a firearm-friendly government as soon as possible.
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