Week in Review - 28 Mar 2024 Archive


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Thursday, March 28, 2024


CCFR Radio - Ep 163: Interview w\Sask. Gov’t Lawyer, Buyback Failure, Bouncy Castle Insurrection! (New)

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: Interview with Saskatchewan Gov’t Senior Legal Counsel Blaine Beaven explaining the Sask Firearms Act. The Spin Docs for Protection from Guns strike again. New rifle contest, Liberals spent 42 million – bought back no guns. CCFR at TSS. Wilson rents bouncy castle to start insurrection.

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Has your shooting club begun planning their National Range Day event?

This year's National Range Day is on June 1st. Now is the perfect time to engage your shooting club executive and encourage them to begin planning and seeking volunteers to host an event at your club.

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Can you own a firearm for the specific purpose of self-defence in Canada? What does the law say? All this and more, including questions from the public and card-carrying CCFR members. Rod Giltaca speaks with The Mike Smyth Show on the latest regarding Trudeau's attack on law-abiding gun owners.

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Pierre Poilievre on Trudeau's Agenda: All Guns for Criminals, No Guns For Citizens

“We're going to cancel Trudeau's multi-billion dollar gun grab. Trained, tested, licensed and law-abiding hunters and sport shooters are not the problem... Criminals don't go and get a license. They don't go through RCMP vetting... The only people who would comply with it are, by definition, law-abiding. So, what he's exactly proposing is that all guns will be totally legal for criminals, and totally banned for law-abiding citizens.”

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Ottawa has already spent $42M on a Liberal gun 'buyback' that still doesn't exist

OTTAWA — Four years after the Trudeau Liberals announced sweeping changes to Canada’s gun laws, the government has so far spent $42 million on a federal firearms confiscation program that doesn’t yet exist.

In a response to an order paper question filed by Sen. Don Plett in September, Public Safety Canada revealed that $41,904,556 has been spent so far on the government’s “firearms buyback program,” and that 60 department employees are working on the project.

“This is a boondoggle, and it hasn’t even begun,” Plett said Friday during the Senate question period, directing his question at government representative Sen. Marc Gold.

“How can your government have spent $42 million on this, when not a single firearm has been bought back?”

The documents also reveal that IBM has been awarded a $2.27-million contract to develop, design and implement the program.

That figure is nearly double what that contract was worth when Public Safety Canada announced the firm’s involvement in the program in 2020.

In the documents, the RCMP say it is managing a team of 15 full-time employees devoted to the gun grab.

As well, Service Canada has assigned two employees to the program, and a response from Public Services and Procurement Canada said it has devoted “the equivalent of 5.825 full-time employees” to the project.

Continue reading at National Post

Continue reading at CBC North

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Saskatchewan Firearms Office Appoints New Deputy Commissioner and Chief Firearms Officer

After an extensive and competitive process, Murray Cowan has been selected as the new Deputy Commissioner and Chief Firearms Officer of the Saskatchewan Firearms Office (SFO), effective April 1, 2024.

Mr. Cowan will oversee the central administration of the SFO and report to the Commissioner. Robert Freberg, Saskatchewan Firearms Commissioner, will have oversight of the entire SFO and be responsible for external relationships and advocacy, strategic planning, and advancing government priorities. Mr. Freberg will continue the important work he has been doing for Saskatchewan citizens in his expanded role as the Saskatchewan Firearms Commissioner.

“Keeping Saskatchewan people safe and promoting responsible firearm usage and storage are critical priorities for our government,” Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Paul Merriman said. “Mr. Cowan’s track record speaks volumes about his dedication to representing the interests of our firearms community. With his expertise, we are confident in our shared mission to promote safe and responsible firearm practices across our province.”

Continue reading at Government of Saskatchewan

Jewish Canadians Getting Their Gun License in Record Numbers due to Rising Antisemitism

Political Columnist for the Toronto Sun, Brian Lilley, tells Lorne Gunter, that due to rising antisemitism under Justin Trudeau, Canadian Jews are getting their firearms license to be able to protect themselves saying, "Two Jewish men told me how they both just signed up for their gun courses, in Canada... and every person in their class was also Jewish because they were so afraid, they felt they needed to do something."

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VIRAL: Canada “run by complete idiots,” Kevin O’Leary says of Trudeau government

Shark Tank star and the self-styled “Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary had some choice words for the “total incompetence” exhibited by the federal Liberal cabinet.

In his characteristically blunt style, O’Leary called for Trudeau to be fired on news anchor Daniela Cambone’s podcast. While they covered various economic and political topics, O’Leary’s most critical comments came during a discussion about Canada.

“Look at the natural resources the country has per capita. It’s one of the richest countries on earth, run by complete idiots,” he said.

O’Leary explained that it’s vital that Trudeau be thanked for his service and removed from office. While saying that Trudeau was the worst manager in Canada’s history, he’s not the only person that O’Leary blamed.

“Total incompetency underneath him in the cabinet seats. Total incompetency in almost every mandate. Absolutely the worst I’ve ever seen. The very, very, very worst,” said O’Leary.

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Somehow, the Trudeau Liberals have figured out how to spend $42 million on a “gun buyback” program that hasn’t seen the government take ownership of a single gun.

It takes a special kind of incompetence to spend four years and $42 million on a government priority and accomplish the square root of nothing.

According to a story broken by my National Post colleague Bryan Passifiume, that’s where we are though, four years after Justin Trudeau said he was acting to make Canadians safer.

On May 1, 2020, just days after the Nova Scotia mass murder that left 22 people dead and injured many more, Trudeau said his government was banning “assault-style” guns. At first, he announced that 1,500 types of guns would be banned by a cabinet decree with legislation to follow.

He already knew when he made this announcement that guns used by the killer, Gabriel Wortman, were illegally smuggled in from the United States. Trudeau also knew by that point that police had been warned about Wortman’s tendency towards violence and his illegal gun collection and had done nothing.

“Assault-style firearms designed for military use have no place in Canada. By removing them from our streets, we will limit the devastating effects of gun-related violence and help make our country safer,” Trudeau said at the time.

Of course, what he was banning were not guns made for military use, they were for hunting and sport shooting. Trudeau also knew that the biggest problem for gun violence in Canada were the guns smuggled across the border, not the guns in the basements and gun safes of Canada’s more than 2 million legal, licensed gun owners.

Continue reading at National Post

Conservative MP Arnold Viersen Presents Petitions

Conservative MP @ArnoldViersen presented petitions on behalf of licensed gun owners to cancel Trudeau's gun grab, and for the government of Canada to allow licensed firearms owners to legally possess and use sound moderators at their local gun range for health and safety reasons, namely in regards to the effects of hearing loss, caused by the noise firearms make during discharge and the need for noise reduction.

Petitioners recognized that sound moderators are the only recognized health and safety device that is criminally prohibited in Canada, where the majority of G7 countries recognize the health benefits of them, especially during hunting, sport shooting, and their ability to reduce noise pollution in general.

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Continue reading at Global News

VIDEO: Even Trudeau admits, after 8yrs of his government, life in Canada “sucks.”

"Again, this is @CPC_HQ material but it's all fact. 18% of Canadians need to do whatever they need to, to get their heads straight. The future of all Canadians depend on it. No joke." - Rod Giltaca

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Explainer: This Court Case Will Affect Every Canadian 🍁

We're suing the Trudeau government in a historic case that affects every single Canadian citizen. The fight between licensed gun owners, and the federal govt, isn't just about firearms... It's ultimately about what the govt is able to do to its citizens, legally. 👇

Currently, the Canadian government can arbitrarily decide something you own should be illegal, and confiscate it. This can apply to anything you legally own, right now.

The govt doesn't even have to justify it.

Today, it's about legally purchased firearms, but tomorrow, it could be about something you own, or a right you value.

Get involved in this fight now before it's too late! ⬇️ https://membership.firearmrights.ca/legal_challenge

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Man suspected of trafficking guns through the mail sought by Edmonton police

A man is wanted by Edmonton police for firearms trafficking after a gun was intercepted inside a package at a Canada Post sorting facility in the city.

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, an unknown man reportedly went to a Canada Post outlet in Fort McMurray and mailed what police said was a restricted firearm to an address in Edmonton.

The gun was intercepted at a postal sorting facility in Edmonton and police were called to seize it.

“The sale of restricted firearms in Canada is prohibited,”EPS Const. Marc-Andre Gagnon said.

“Additionally, there are strict rules related to the shipping of legal non-restricted firearms, including requirements for a secured carrier, a firearm declaration and confirmation that both the seller and purchaser have valid firearms licenses."

Continue reading at Global News

Three people are facing several firearm charges after the Canada Border Services Agency found a "portion" of a firearm in a package shipped from China to Dartmouth, N.S.

According to a news release from the Halifax Regional Police, Border Services intercepted the package on March 6 and learned the firearm portion had been smuggled in Canada.

On March 14, investigators arrested a suspect when they tried to pick up the package during a controlled delivery.

The release says investigators searched a residence related to the suspect and arrested a woman. They also found:

  • a loaded handgun
  • two crossbows
  • three replica firearms
  • brass knuckles
  • knives
  • body armour
  • a 3D printer
  • a quantity of other firearm parts

Officers searched a second Dartmouth residence and arrested a 70-year-old man on Monday. They seized a firearm, prohibited knives, and replica firearms.

Joseph Wayne Bowser, 34, is facing charges of:

  • trafficking in firearms
  • four counts of possession of a firearm, prohibited or restricted weapon obtained by crime
  • possession of a restricted firearm with accessible ammunition
  • four counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • four counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • six counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • store firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations
  • disguise with intent
  • smuggling
  • three counts of failure to comply with conditions of a court order
  • three counts of disobeying order of court
  • 18 counts of possession of a firearm contrary to a court order
  • two counts of unauthorized import/export of weapons
  • possession of computer data that pertain to a firearm

Kyra Heather Elizabeth Cooper, 19, was charged with:

  • trafficking in firearms
  • four counts of possession of a firearm, prohibited device or ammunition obtained by crime
  • possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • four counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • four counts of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • six counts of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • handle firearm or restricted weapon contrary to regulations
  • careless use of a firearm or weapon
  • two counts of unauthorized import/export of weapons

The unnamed 70-year-old man was charged with:

  • unauthorized possession of firearm
  • possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon
  • possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • careless use of a firearm or weapon

All three of the accused are scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

Continue reading at CTV News

Gun control fuels crime: Just ask Canada

Contrary to the arguments and false logic on the left, gun control fuels spikes in violent crime. The recent push by Canada to ban handguns is a telling case study, and voters and policymakers here in the U.S. would be wise to scrutinize the consequences.

Instead of reducing crime, this draconian policy has emboldened criminals and left Canadian citizens defenseless. The most damning example has been the recent news from Toronto, one of North America’s largest cities, where police are urging residents to take unprecedented new measures to avoid contact with violent criminals:

“To prevent the possibility of being attacked in your home, leave your key fobs at your front door, because they’re breaking into your home to steal your car. They don’t want anything else...”

This advice from the Toronto Police Service is a nonanswer to crime, and it does more to empower and encourage crime than deter it.

Criminals in Canada already act with no care for the law. Now, they have yet another reason to be confident when planning a home invasion: Their statistical chance of running into an armed homeowner is low — and will eventually be near zero.

A disarmed Canadian populace is leading to a prevalence of “hot burglaries,” i.e., those that occur while the residents are home. Other countries that have strict gun control laws, such the United Kingdom, have similar problems. In fact, a study by the University of Chicago Law School found that half of the burglaries in Canada and the U.K. meet the definition of a “hot burglary,” while only 13% of burglaries in the United States can be defined that way.

Can anyone really be surprised by this gross discrepancy?

Continue reading at The Washington Times


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