Week in Review - 29 Sep 2023 Archive

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Friday, September 29, 2023




CCFR Radio – Ep 149: CCFR Files Injunction, TACCOM, CPC Convention, Poilievre Vows to Repeal Bans (Latest Episode)

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: The CCFR has filed an injunction application against the gov’t to extend the amnesty. Tracey and Rod go to TACCOM, also the CPC Policy Convention. Poilievre vows to repeal the gun bans and target criminals, video. Mainstream media never takes a day from spreading disinformation and lies about guns.

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Audio-only Link: https://podcast.ccfr.ca/episodes/episode-149

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CCFR files Injunction - Amnesty

The Liberal government still has no idea how to coordinate and facilitate their confiscation program for legally acquired firearms prohibited in the May 2020 OIC gun ban. Since that announcement of the ban, the CCFR has took point and led the fight in the Federal Courts, in the media and in the court of public opinion. Gun owners have also been protected from criminality by the Amnesty Order, which has already been extended once.

However, the previously extended amnesty will once again be expiring and no additional extension has been announced, leaving gun owners completely exposed to serious criminal charges for possession of a prohibited device. There has also been a change of Minister of Public Safety with the latest cabinet shuffle and not a word from Minister Leblanc on this issue.

Due to all these reasons, the CCFR has filed an injunction application with the Federal Court to force the Liberal government to extend the amnesty for gun owners and the businesses that serve them, to protect them all from criminality.

Read the injunction on our website

Government Celebrates Two-year Anniversary of Saskatchewan Firearms Office

Last week marked two years since the Saskatchewan government officially established the Saskatchewan Firearms Office and took over the provincial firearms program from the federal government. 

"The creation of the Saskatchewan Firearms Office was the first step in making sure that our province's position on responsible firearms ownership is heard loud and clear," Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Paul Merriman said. "In the last two years, the Saskatchewan Firearms Office and Mr. Freberg have been invaluable in promoting firearms safety and sticking up for responsible Saskatchewan firearms owners."

Since the Saskatchewan Firearms Office was established, it has taken numerous steps to improve firearms safety and promote the perspective of the Saskatchewan firearms community in Canada. This includes: 

  • conducting public awareness campaigns to promote firearms safety across Saskatchewan;
  • helping to establish a Firearms Advisory Committee to provide policy recommendations to government on education, licensing and transportation of firearms, the licensing of firearms ranges, and public safety concerns;
  • helping to develop The Saskatchewan Firearms Act, which will allow the Saskatchewan Firearms Office to take on an expanded role in prosecuting non-violent regulatory firearms offenses;
  • signing a memorandum of understanding with the Saskatoon Police Service to house the new provincial Firearms Ballistics Lab. 

"I'm proud to represent responsible Saskatchewan firearms owners," Chief Firearms Officer Robert Freberg said. "We've accomplished a lot in two years, and I'm looking forward to continuing the great work we're doing in promoting responsible firearms use and public safety." 

Saskatchewan has dedicated approximately $8.9 million in the 2023-24 budget to support the work it does to reduce the criminal use of firearms and protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

The Saskatchewan Firearms Office has jurisdiction over the licensing, storage, transportation and carrying of firearms. The position of Chief Firearms Officer is also responsible for licensing instructors who provide firearm safety training in the province.

The Government of Saskatchewan continues to oppose the federal government's firearm control measures, including Bill C-21, which will do little to impact firearm related crime in our province, and unfairly targets law-abiding firearms owners.

Continue reading at Saskatchewan.ca

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Chief Provincial Firearms Officer to Promote Gun Safety in Manitoba

A re-elected PC government will appoint a Chief Provincial Firearms Officer (CPFO) to promote gun safety and better serve law-abiding gun owners in Manitoba, Gord Wood, PC candidate for Dauphin, announced today.

“The NDP-Trudeau coalition in Ottawa wants to make law-abiding gun owners out to be criminals. Wab Kinew and the NDP have the same agenda. But our PC Team won’t stand for that,” said Wood. “We know it’s lax federal policies—being weak on crime and smuggling into our country—that are the cause of gun-related violent crime in Canada, not law-abiding Manitoba gun owners.”

The Chief Provincial Firearms Officer will be provincially appointed, and report to the Attorney General. The CPFO office will oversee inquiries related to gun licensing, promote gun safety and responsible ownership, and work with police forces across the province. It will also oversee gun licensing for Manitobans.

“Right now, Ottawa is in control of gun licensing in Manitoba. We’ve seen what Trudeau thinks of law-abiding gun owners, and we need an office that will better serve the needs and safety of Manitobans,” Wood added.

This office will replace the current federally-appointed Firearms Officer in Manitoba. This will bring Manitoba in line with other jurisdictions across the country, like Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, Wood noted.

“The Manitoba PC Party is committed to safer communities while respecting a way of life that dates back to before Confederation. Manitobans know, and the evidence has been clear, that hunters, farmers, and trappers are not to blame for the violence seen in some of our major city centers,” said Tracey Wilson, Vice President of Public Relations for the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights.

“Today’s announcement sets the PCs apart from the other parties in this election by respecting the rights of Manitobans and protecting them against the overreach of the federal Liberal-NDP coalition in Ottawa. Manitobans need a made-in-Manitoba solution and the Manitoba PCs are the only party willing to do the work to protect our lifestyle and heritage, while focusing on credible public safety measures to keep our families and communities safe. The choice has never been clearer.”

Matt Hipwell, owner of Wolverine Supplies, a family-owned and operated firearm manufacturing company based in Virden, supports today’s announcement.

“I believe this will provide Manitoba more flexibility in navigating unduly restrictive federal firearm regulations brought forth by the federal Liberal-NDP coalition,” Hipwell said. “Bill C-21 legislation, as it stands, is an attack on the traditions and very outdoor lifestyle millions of Canadians enjoy and cherish.”

Continue reading at PCManitoba.com

WATCH: Why can't Liberals answer the most BASIC question!?

Watch Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner simply ask for an update from the federal government in regards to their proposed $6B+ taxpayer-funded legal gun confiscation plan, as well as an update on the soon-ending gun amnesty period from 2020, set to expire on October 30th.

As usual, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, Jennifer O'Connell, offers no answers or solutions. Instead, she chose to present a meaningless 'word salad' in parliament, full of the usual rhetoric and gaslighting that, like this government, achieves absolutely nothing.

O'Connell is a shining example of this failed Liberal government, who continues to show Canadians two very important things:

  1. Liberals have no idea what they're doing
  2. Liberals can't answer a simple question
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WATCH: MP Arnold Viersen presents new suppressor petition to House of Commons

Do Sound Moderators Have a Place in Canada?

Are firearm sound moderators a health and safety benefit, or as Hollywood movies like to portray them - a tool only for assassins?

Did you know the majority of G7 countries recognize these devices as essential? So why not Canada?

Join Rod Giltaca as he presents the facts, not 'Hollywood-style' fiction, surrounding the use of these devices.

You can find all supporting documentation and reference material here: https://gundebate.ca/silencers/

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Guns used in 2022 random killings in Montreal were homemade, coroner hears

The weapons used to murder three people in the Montreal area at random in August 2022 were homemade by the killer, an expert witness told a coroner's inquiry on Tuesday.

The two guns found on suspect Abdulla Shaikh were "ghost guns" — firearms without serial numbers that are assembled piece by piece, said Marc-Andre Dubé, a Montreal police firearms expert assigned to the RCMP-led National Weapons Enforcement Support Team.

"Without a serial number on the frame, it's very difficult to identify," Dubé said of the guns, which are designed to be untraceable. But screenshots on Shaikh's various electronic devices suggest he likely built the weapons himself, he said.

Dubé said officers found a 9-mm semi-automatic Glock and a high-capacity magazine for 33 bullets in the motel, and a semi-automatic 9-mm Glock 19 in the suspect's rented vehicle, which was nearby. The gun in the car, Dubé said, was modified with a selector switch permitting it to be used as an automatic.

Dubé said authorities weren't able to determine exactly how the suspect acquired the various pieces to assemble the firearms. He said police seized a total of seven prohibited magazines and 190 bullets in the two locations.

Continue reading at CBC News

CFB Trenton colonel had revolver, rifle on boat, police allege

A Canadian Forces colonel was allegedly carrying a .22 rifle and a revolver on Aug. 25 when police say he fired at "protected wildlife" from aboard a boat on a canal in Quinte West, Ont., according to court documents.

Col. Leif Dahl's first court appearance was held in Belleville on Thursday morning.

The documents outline the eight charges he's facing, including obstructing a police officer, hunting a bird without a licence and allegedly using the rifle in a "careless manner."

The colonel has been permanently removed from his role as commander of 8 Wing and Canadian Forces Base Trenton.

Provincial police say following Dahl's arrest, two guns were fished out of the water.

It's a case that's left observers with questions, including Rory Fowler, a former military lawyer now in private practice.

"It just seems extremely bizarre that a senior member of the Canadian Forces, who one would assume is going to be a mature, well-educated, responsible individual is going to be the subject of these allegations," said Fowler, who is not involved in the court matter.

"What was he thinking?"

Fowler said based on the calibre of the rifle and description of the handgun, he's "reasonably confident" they most likely weren't military-issue.

"These are probably firearms that were his own firearms, that they were lawfully owned," he said.

One of the guns was found at the bottom of the canal on Aug. 25.

Dahl, 45, was initially charged with obstructing a police officer, careless use of a firearm and three violations of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act: using a firearm carelessly to hunt, hunting a bird without a licence and having a loaded firearm in a conveyance.

Three days after the incident, police searched a home in Belleville where they found three long guns stored in a "careless manner," according to court documents.

Police divers also returned and discovered a second gun in the waterway.

Investigators announced three more charges for Dahl on Aug. 30: possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless storage of a firearm and breaching firearms regulations by transporting a firearm or restricted weapon.

The court documents don't provide further detail about the revolver, but Fowler said anyone who legally owns a handgun in Canada undergoes training and would be aware of strict regulations that limit where the firearms can be transported.

Continue reading at CBC News

Guns, drugs seized during bust at Brampton residence

A Brampton man is facing gun and drug charges after a search warrant was executed earlier this week following a firearms investigation.

The strategic and tactical enforcement policing (STEP) unit and another tactical unit executed the warrant on Monday at 2:23 p.m. at a residence in Brampton, resulting in the seizure of guns and drugs, Peel Regional Police said on Wednesday in a news release.

Xavier Emerson, 23, of Brampton, was charged with several offences, including unauthorized possession of a prohibited device, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available, possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

At the time of his arrest, police said, Emerson was allegedly breaching two separate recognizance orders for firearms and other related offences and was on a weapons prohibition.

Continue reading at The Toronto Sun

Four people charged with laundry list of firearms offenses

Nova Scotia Mounties have charged four people with firearms related offenses in Cole Harbour.

On Wednesday at 5 a.m., officers executed a search warrant at a home on John Stewart Drive in connection to an ongoing investigation.

Police say they arrested three men and one woman, adding during their search, they seized a shotgun, a rifle, two handguns, ammunition, magazines, over a pound of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, electronic devices and over $60,000 in cash.

Emma Joan Findlay, 21, of Dartmouth, Matteo Warnell Simmonds, 18, of Cole Harbour, Traco Warnell Simmonds, 46, of Cole Harbour, and Dante Warnell Cromwell, 25, of Cole Harbour have all been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possess, produce, sell, import or transport anything intending that it will be used
    to produce a controlled substance or traffic in a controlled substance
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Laundering Proceeds of Crime
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose (four counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm (four counts)
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized (four counts)
  • Possession of Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence (four counts)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm (four counts)
  • Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (two counts)
  • Possess a Firearm Knowing that the Serial Number has been Altered, Defaced or Removed

The investigation is ongoing.

Continue reading at CityNews Halifax

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