CCFR Radio – Ep 156: C-21 Has Become Law, Counsellor Gets Owned, Liberal Lie Full-Time (Latest Episode)
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In this episode:C-21 is now law. Senate report is a disaster, admitting C-21 won’t make Canadians safer, Senate doesn’t care. Radical Kingsville councillor tries to stomp gun owners, gets owned instead. Liberals try their biggest gaslighting operation yet.
The 2024 CCFR AGM returns to Calgary, Alberta on May 25th!
LILLEY UNLEASHED: Trudeau Liberals’ new gun bill comes with new safety concerns
Sun political columnist Brian Lilley on the newly passed Bill C-21, the latest gun control bill from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government. Trudeau claims it’s about keeping people safe. In fact, Tracey Wilson with the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights, talks about the flaws in the newly passed law.
Gun control and affordability legislation provides much-needed ‘arrow in the quiver’ for Liberals going into 2024, say political strategists
CCFR CEO & Executive Director Rod Giltaca spoke on Monday of the passing of Bill C-21 and what it means for licenced Canadian gun owners going forward.
Legislation related to gun control and affordability that crossed the finish line prior to the House rising for the year provides ammunition for the Liberals in anticipation of a federal election, but much more will be needed to catch up to the Conservatives in the polls, according to political insiders.
“[The Liberals are] trying to show that they’re taking action on things people care about, or taking action on things where they can wedge the Tories,” said Greg Lyle, president of Innovative Research, in an interview with The Hill Times. “The gun thing is really about wedging the Conservatives, so now they’ll be pushing the Conservatives to say, ‘Are you going to leave this in place? Or are you going to repeal it?’”
Lyle described gun control as a wedge issue that gave the Liberals an advantage against the Conservatives in the 2021 federal election. In that election, the Liberals used “scary gun ads” that looked at which party would be better at reducing gun violence, he said. With the passing of Bill C-21, the Liberals could open the door to similar ads in the future that raise concern about the legislation being repealed by the Conservatives, according to Lyle.
“There’s no pressure on the Liberals on gun violence per se. They don’t need a shield. But it’s a sword in that they can use it to contrast against the Conservatives,” said Lyle. “I would just say that the Liberals are going to need a lot more than this to be able to turn things around. It’s a start.”
The members of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR) were “deeply disappointed” in the passing of Bill C-21, according to a statement released on Dec. 15.
Tracey Wilson, vice-president of public relations for the CCFR, told The Hill Times that the freeze on sale or transfer of handguns is the “most important and egregious” part of the legislation because of the financial consequences to firearm businesses.
Handguns account for between 30 and 40 per cent of firearm sales for the approximate 4,500 registered firearm businesses across Canada, according to Wilson.
“You can imagine any business, if you take away up to 40 per cent of the product that they are able to sell, how that’s going to affect their business,” she said. “There’s about 45,000 full time-equivalent jobs in Canada in that market. I would assume that you’ll see a huge reduction in employment. You’ll probably see a lot of shops go under … that just won’t be able to make it on hunting rifles and shotguns.”
Wilson said that for her, the inability to transfer handguns is “the worst part” of the legislation. Without the option of transferring handguns, gun owners will be unable to leave their firearms to their loved ones after they die which means potentially thousands of dollars in property would be “going to the garbage,” she said.
Wilson’s personal collection of four handguns range in value from $700 to $4,700, she said.
“You cannot transfer a handgun to anybody, even another licensed owner. So when I die, not only can my kids not keep them, they also can’t sell them as part of my estate. They literally can’t do anything with them except turn them over to the police for destruction and zero compensation,” she said.
Wilson said that the CCFR had fought Bill C-21 “every single way [they] could” in the House and Senate. Now that the bill has passed she said “it’s time to fight them in the arena of public opinion.”
“I think that’s what our focus is going to be on. We’re going to be advocating hard for a government that’s willing to focus on actual public safety issues, reducing crime, violence and gun smuggling, and not reducing legal firearms ownership,” she said. “At the end of the day, we just need a new government.”
WATCH: Chief Firearms Officer Robert Freberg of Saskatchewan Predicts Hunting Rifles will be banned by OIC before next election
The Trudeau Liberals used the made-up term ‘assault-style weapons’ when referring to legally owned hunting and sporting firearms, to divide and mislead the Canadian public.
Saskatchewan CFO Robert Freberg tells No Nonsense with Pamela Wallin that he refuses to use the the term becasue he views it as 'propaganda'. He also predicts the Liberals will ban hunting rifles via OIC before the next election.
Hundreds of guns used in crimes in Canada smuggled from Texas
According to CISC, of guns traced last year that were involved in crimes in #Ontario, Canada's most populated province, 73% originated from the United States, with no state having more hits than Texas. Last year, more than 300 guns used in crimes in Ontario were traced back to Texas - nearly ten times as many as five years ago.
"We are deeply concerned about illegal handguns coming into Canada from the United States, and in particular from Texas," said Niagara Regional Police Deputy Chief Bill Fordy.
There's no question it's been rough for gun owners under the current morally corrupt federal government. A handful of people have suggested the CCFR should give up, or worse, take the law into our own hands. That has never been the CCFR's mission.
In this end-of-the-year address, Rod explains who we are, why we do what we do, and why all of us must keep going, despite the losses and frustration we all feel. This one is for the community, and the critics.
Gaston Glock, the man behind the gun, dies aged 94
Gaston Glock, the reclusive engineer and tycoon who developed one of the world's best-selling handguns, died on Wednesday aged 94, Austrian news agency APA said.
The Austrian won loyal followings among police and military across the world with the weapons that bore his name. Forbes estimated his and his family's fortune at $1.1 billion in 2021.
His rise began in the 1980s when the Austrian military was looking for a new, innovative weapon.
Up until then, the Glock company had made military knives and consumer goods including curtain rods. But he assembled a team of firearms experts and came up with the Glock 17, a lightweight semi-automatic gun largely made of plastic.
The revolutionary design - with a frame made of a high-strength, nylon-based polymer and only the slide made of metal - beat several other companies' blueprints and secured his upstart outfit the contract.
Soon the easily assembled weapon became a global hit. "Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel-plated sissy pistol," Tommy Lee Jones said in the 1998 movie "U.S. Marshals".
Many U.S. police officers used them and U.S. rappers worked them into their rhymes, among them Snoop Dogg's "Protocol" and Wu-Tang Clan's "Da Glock".
U.S. soldiers found toppled Iraqi President Saddam Hussein hiding with a Glock in a hole in the ground in 2003. They later presented that weapon to U.S. President George W. Bush, according to the New York Times.