Week in Review - 21 Apr 2023 Archive

The CCFR Week in Review

CCFR Radio – Ep 141: CCFR v Canada Has Begun, Biggest Donation to CCFR, Anti-Gunners Insult Victims

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: Lawyer representing Nova Scotia shooting victim’s families attacked by PolySeSouvient, it just never ends with these people. CCFR v Canada trial commences, Wilson “live tweeting” everyday. CCFR receives the largest donation in our history from Calgary & District Target Shooters Association, $100,000!!!! All that and more.

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2023 CCFR Annual General Meeting Weekend

Find out all the details and buy your tickets now!

Full details here

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2023 CCFR Director Elections

It's that time of year again!

Each year we hold elections for half our provincial director positions. These are volunteer positions, and each term is two years unless otherwise indicated. Things are improving this year so we'll be holding our 2023 CCFR AGM in person for the first time in 3 years and hope many of you will join us. The new slate of Directors will be announced at the AGM, published on our website and submitted to Industry Canada. The CCFR is a registered, federal not for profit organization.

To run for the office of Director for the CCFR, you must:

  • have been a member of the CCFR in good standing at the AGM and prior to January 1, 2023
  • have power under Canadian law to sign legally binding contracts and documents
  • not have a criminal record for which you have not received a pardon from
  • be a resident of the province you are nominated in
  • not be in a state of personal bankruptcy
  • be nominated by 2 other CCFR members in your province who personally know you
  • nomination forms must be received by mail or via email by May 15, 2023 at 18:00EST

Full details here

CCFR vs Canada court hearing concluded this week

The hearing for the CCFR's historic federal court challenge against the Liberal government concluded on Thursday this week. We understand that many of our members and supporters may not have been able to watch the court live steam, so our VP of Public Relations attended court each day to provide live updates via Twitter.

If you would like to review the Twitter threads, you can find them at the links below:

Day 1 Thread (11 Apr 2023)

Day 2 Thread (12 Apr 2023)

Day 3 Thread (13 Apr 2023) 

Day 4 Thread (14 Apr 2023)

Day 5 Thread (17 Apr 2023)

Day 6 Thread (18 Apr 2023)

Day 7 Thread (19 Apr 2023)

Day 8 Thread (20 Apr 2023)

We have also compiled all these daily threads into a single story on our website here

In Madam Justice Kane's final comments she stated: "obviously the decision is on reserve...don't expect a decision in the immediate future. It will take a couple of months I imagine."

It was unlawful for us or other parties to record and/or re-broadcast the proceedings. If it were permissible, we would have done so.

Concluding comments from the CCFR's legal counsel Michael Loberg:

"Our case is now in, the hearing is over, and judgment is reserved for at least a couple months.

I’d like to thank everybody who made this possible through your contributions and support. That specifically includes the people inside the CCFR for your diligent work over the years, and for the parties and participants who stepped forward to fight this fight with your evidence, information and dedication: thank you.

I must also mention JSS Barristers and the excellence they brought. Yes they were paid, and paid very well, but without their exceptional advocacy and skills, this case would’ve been very different.

As the CCFR promised, this has been the largest and most comprehensive piece of firearm rights litigation in Canada‘s history. We gave it everything there was to give, held back nothing, brought every argument, and committed every resource that was available to us.

You made that possible.

Now we wait."

Tracey Wilson on The Gunn Show: Trudeau government shows its real view of gun owners in court 

Tracey Wilson joined Sheila Gunn Reid to discuss her experience during the court proceedings, the CCFR's historic $2M fight against the Liberals OIC gun ban in the Federal Court of Canada, and how the fight for justice equals Canadian property rights.

Watch on Rumble here

Catch up on all that had been going on in court with Mrs. Wilson who was on the Slam Fire Radio podcast this week!

Watch on YouTube here

Man gets 12 years for manufacturing, trafficking 3D-printed guns in Winnipeg

A Winnipeg man has pleaded guilty to more than a dozen charges related to gun trafficking in the city, including manufacturing and selling 3D printed guns, one of which he claimed was used in a shooting at the Red River Ex last year.

During a sentencing hearing in a Manitoba courtroom on Tuesday, 24-year-old Blake Ellison-Crate pleaded guilty to 13 offences that happened between July 2021 and June 2022, including manufacturing and selling 3D-printed firearms.

In his decision, Judge Alain Huberdeau said this was a 'sophisticated commercial operation.'

“As we all know, firearms are inherently dangerous, given they are expressly designed to wound or kill,” Judge Huberdeau said while delivering his sentence. “Possessing them without a licence, manufacturing and trafficking them is both shocking and chilling, and is behaviour that violates all societal norms.”

Read more at CTV News Winnipeg

Firearms expert applauds stiff sentence for Winnipeg ghost gun trafficker

A lifelong firearms expert is applauding the 12-year sentence passed down by a Manitoba judge to a man who pleaded guilty to trafficking partially 3D-printed “ghost guns.”

David Brown, a registered firearms instructor, says there’s no legitimate reason for the untraceable firearms.

“It’s about time that courts recognize the seriousness of what these people are doing,” said Brown.

“The so-called ghost guns have one purpose and one purpose only and that purpose is to be sold to criminals.”

Last week Blake Ellison-Crate pleaded guilty to 13 firearms offences, including manufacturing and transferring restricted firearms and possession of 3-D-printed firearm frames.

His 12-year sentence is believed to be the longest in Canada for weapon offences tied to a 3D printer.

Read more at CityNews Winnipeg here

Warrant issued for man police believe opened fire on a bus in downtown Calgary

A warrant for a man’s arrest has been issued in connection with a brazen daytime shooting on a bus travelling through downtown Calgary earlier this week.

Police want Theoran Yellow Old Woman, 28, on six charges, including:

  •  Aggravated assault;
  •  Knowledge of an unauthorized possession of a firearm;
  •  Careless use of a firearm;
  •  Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order (x2); and
  •  Breach of a probation order.

Yellow Old Woman is described as:

  •  173 centimetres (5’8”) tall;
  •  75 kilograms (165 pounds);
  •  Brown-haired (medium length, braided);
  •  Brown-eyes; and
  •  Tattooed in various places on his neck and arms.

Meanwhile, the victim of Wednesday’s shooting remains in hospital, in critical condition.

Two other people were taken into custody, questioned and released.

Read more at CTV News Calgary here

Kitchener man killed in daytime shooting in Keelesdale neighbourhood

A Kitchener man is dead after being shot in the Keelesdale neighbourhood of the city.

Police say they were called to an apartment building on Clearview Heights, near Eglinton Avenue West and Black Creek Drive, just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived they found a man inside the building suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to a trauma centre in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead.

On Sunday, police identified him as 38-year-old Tola Paul of Kitchener. He is the 15th homicide victim of the year in Toronto.

Police have yet to release any suspect information at this time and are asking members of the public to come forward with any details.

Read more at CityNews Toronto here

Woman draws handgun in local business, disarmed by off-duty officer

An off-duty Thunder Bay Police Service officer disarmed a woman who had a handgun drawn at a northside business Saturday afternoon.

Cst. Sharlene Bourdeau was participating in a community meeting, for a volunteer project unrelated to her policing duties, at a north-side business in the zero-to-100 block of Cumberland Street South just before 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 15.

During this meeting a woman, unknown to Cst. Bourdeau, attended the business and began conversing with the officer.

During the conversation the woman drew a firearm – a Glock 9mm handgun – from the front waistband of her pants to show it to the people at the business.

Cst. Bourdeau calmly spoke to the woman to prevent further escalation, and was able to disarm her. The officer cleared the weapon and confirmed it was unloaded, at which point the woman retrieved loose ammunition from her pockets with the apparent intention of loading the firearm.

The woman became irate and wanted the firearm back, at which point a physical struggle ensued between the woman and the off-duty officer.

Cst. Bourdeau, while continuing to thwart the woman from retrieving the handgun, called 911 for police assistance.

Shannon ROUNDHEAD, 32, of Thunder Bay, is charged with:

• Careless Use of a Firearm
• Unauthorize Possession of a Weapon
• Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
• Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon
• Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device of Ammunition
• Unauthorized Possession Without a Licence
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

Read more at ThunderBayPolice.ca here

Get ready for National Range Day on June 3rd, 2023!

Is your club hosting an event for National Range Day in 2023? You can register the event on the National Range Day website to help those in your area find your event!

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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What is the CCFR Insiders group?  

  • A group for those providing recurring donations (via our website or Patreon) of $20.00 CAD/month or more.
  • Insiders get a 90 minute zoom meeting with one or both Tracey Wilson & Rod Giltaca every month (or so).
  • In each meeting, we will have giveaways in the form of CCFR store credits. People who attend the zoom meetings will be entered into the draws.
  • All insiders will be also be entered in exclusive draws from time to time, regardless of whether they make it to our zoom meetings.
  • Insiders are able to ask questions directly, receive news and insights before the general membership, hear about upcoming projects, etc.

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