Getting A Possession and Acquisition License (P.A.L.):

Getting A Possession and Acquisition License (P.A.L.):

Thinking of getting your firearms licence? Individuals aged 18 years or older in Canada can submit an application for a firearms Possession and Acquisition License.  In order to do so, they must first successfully complete the Canadian Firearms Safety course and to possess and acquire restricted firearms they must also successfully complete the Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course. Rangeview Sports offers a combined CFSC/CRFSC course that upon completion will allow you to apply for a Restricted Possession and Acquisition licence (RPAL)

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Upon successful completion of the CFSC/CRFSC the applicant must complete an application including a passport style photo, processing fee and consent to a criminal record check, background check, and reference check. If the applicant successfully passes these checks, they will be issued a RPAL after the mandatory minimum waiting time of 28 days, however, it usually takes longer.

Rangeview Sports offers the complete CFSC/CRFSC course conveniently located in Markham.

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Safety Gear for the Outdoor Range: What Should I Be Using?

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Just like the salt you put on your walkway in winter and each workplace provides PPE and safety briefings, the gear you need to use at the range is some of the most important that you’ll ever use. It is also a requirement by all gun clubs and ranges.

Each range or club will provide all new members with a one day safety course. It will cover what was taught in the Non-restricted and Restricted PAL courses. Plus, they will tell you the specific gear they require you to use while shooting at their club. Most also have a probationary period in which you have to complete a set number of hours or sessions with a senior member or paired up with a range officer.

The most important things that you need to consider, outside of safe shooting practices, is personal safety gear. You only have one body so taking care of it is paramount. If you wish to have your vision for the duration of your life and enjoy hearing your loved ones speak to you, then be sure to follow the advice of your local club. Below we have listed the basic gear required for safe shooting in an outdoor club environment.



1. Eye Protection

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There are many reasons for which you need to protect your eyes. One of the most dangerous items that could threaten your eye health is a spent cartridge. They have been know to eject from a firearm and pop up into your face and eyes. A good solid pair of shooting glasses could be your only line of defence against vision trauma and loss of vision. Depending on your budget, and we recommend using a proper ballistic rated lens, there are many options for you to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites:



2. Hearing Protection

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A subtle ringing in your ears is not something that you would ever want to experience after a day of shooting. That denotes hearing damage and is not reversible. Like eye protection devices, protecting your hearing is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. While shooting in an outdoor environment is slightly less damaging to your ears, it still poses a serious risk of hearing impairment over time. Using ear plugs compared to ear muffs may not give you the full protection that you need. Always check the manufacturers recommendations on use before deploying them at the range. We recommend the following:



3. Proper footwear

The importance of proper footwear is grossly undervalued by many.Think of your feet as your foundation. Without a good pair of shoes, you are leaving balance and stability to chance which will leave your shooting in a state of inconsistency. You always want a good sturdy, stable pair of shoes to be comfortable in all types of environments and climates. There is nothing that will end a day at the range faster than a pair of soaking wet, freezing cold feet. Look for comfort, protection and consider the multiple uses for which you’ll need them. Avoid shoes with open toes or sandal style shoes as they will offer no protection. 




4. Proper clothing

I have actually seen people at the range with most of their skin showing. In the heat of summer this is understandable. However, if spent casings fly up and out of your firearm and land down the front of an open or low cut shirt, you’ll know it! Best thing to do is make sure that you cover what you can and use a common sense approach to your clothing. If you are outside shooting in the winter, be sure to wear clothing that will protect you from the cold while not limiting your mobility or ability to operate your firearm safely. Safety is always paramount and if that is compromised by your gear, it may be time to research and purchase something different. 




There you have it. Some simple gear options to consider when joining an outdoor club or range. Weather, environment and club/range rules will dictate what you should be using. If in doubt, always talk to your range master or another senior club/range member. They will have the best experience when it comes to what is required by rules and what is most effective (least disruptive) to maintain safety and comfort while shooting. So gear up, get out there and have fun. Never forget…safety first!

Popular Pistols Under $500 in Canada

Avid shooters and firearm owners more than likely know exactly which of their pistols feels the best and shoots the best for the application (general range shooting or competitive circuit). And they also know exactly how much they like to spend on a handgun. However, for the new shooter or one on a strict budget, it’s hard to know exactly which one to buy. There are some really great pistols available under the $500 threshold and a few just a bit above it. The most popular pistol in this range is a 9mm and that’s what we’ve used for our control when examining the options. We chose three different pistols that we feel are consistent, accurate and budget friendly. Here they are in order of lowest to highest cost.

3. Tara TM9 pistol

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The Tara TM9 is a semi-automatic pistol with double / single action trigger and internal striker. It features a DARE trigger unit which offers very short trigger reset (about 3mm) when firing in Single Action mode and is combined with the necessarily longer, but relatively light, traditional double action trigger pull. It is made with steel slide rail inserts and the frame from polymer. The slide is machined from stainless steel. All parts are covered by corrosion- and wear-resistant finish. Dovetailed into the slide, this pistol is equipped with three-dot sights which can be easily replaced by aftermarket luminous sights. The design is backed by a 50,000 round factory warranty for all major parts. You get a lot for very little in this pistol for a nice easy price of around $369.99.


2. Smith & Wesson SD9VE 9mmx19mm Luger 4.2″ Pistol

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This distinctive two-tone finish pistol has a lot packed into it. With an SDT™ Trigger (8 lb. +/-) you get a smooth, consistent pull round after round. It has a slick look with a black polymer frame with a stainless steel slide and a 4-1/4-inch barrel. It comes stock with white dot front and rear sight. The SD9VE comes with two 10-round magazines in the box. It boasts an ergonomic and textured grip for comfort and a standard picatinny style rail. You get all this for an easy price of around $399.99.


1. Walther Creed 4.2″ 9mm Pistol

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Our top pick is this beautiful piece. The Walther Creed is truly a remarkable pistol for the budget conscious shooter. With this pistol you get superior ergonomics, unparalleled accuracy, excellence in trigger design, stunning quality and reliability. Also, it boasts a reinforced polymer frame, signature ergonomics which is what Walther Creed is known for. The Creed features a pre-cocked double-action trigger system and a bobbed hammer which provides the shooter with a light and smooth trigger pull. It possesses an ambidextrous magazine release, front and rear cocking serrations on the slide and low profile steel 3-dot sights. These qualities can be compared to pistols at the $7-800 range but can be yours for the incredible price of only $499.99. The Walther Creed really does stand out on its own from the competition. 


There you have it. Our top three picks for 9mm pistols under $500 for the budget conscious shooter. Each of these pieces are unique and packs in many features that any firearm owner would be proud of.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Conservative Candidate Lois Brown

On October 17th, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a one to one with Newmarket-Aurora Conservative Candidate, Lois Brown. I had only a few questions for her and was very grateful that she took the time out of her incredibly busy schedule to chat for a few minutes. We wanted to discuss a couple of general issues with her and then get right to the heart of the firearms rights issues that legal firearms owners are facing this election. Thank you, Lois, for allowing us this opportunity to set things straight. You can find out more about Lois and her incredible work here.


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Interview with Lois Brown: Conservative MP Candidate for Newmarket-Aurora


Interviewer: Lets get started with a very general question. What motivated you to a career in public service?


Lois Brown: Public Service. I think that is the key content of that question. I just feel that there’s a great deal of work to be done to help people in our community and a great deal of work to ensure that Canada is the very best country it can be.


Interviewer: Yes, I would agree with that. So, what in your opinion are the most pressing issues facing your constituents today?


Lois Brown: Over and over when I am door knocking, I hear from people about the issue of affordability and the cost of living. People tell me that they are working hard but they just can’t seem to make ends meet and that there is too much month left over at the end the money. I spoke to a woman down on Pinnacle Trail over the summer who told me that she is now paying more for groceries for her family of four that she is for her mortgage and she’s concerned about what that looks like as she’s trying to raise her family. So, what Conservatives have been talking about throughout this whole election is exactly what I have been hearing at the doors when I started door knocking early in the year and it is very concerning for the people of Newmarket-Aurora.


Interviewer: I would wholeheartedly agree with that and where we are we are having a hard time after taxes and only walking home with maybe about 55% of our income so we understand the unaffordable cost of living like the groceries but with the amount of taxes and high costs of rent and other expenses we can’t even put money away to have a down payment on a mortgage. We can’t even get there and for the amount of money we’re bringing in, we should be so far ahead of that position, but we’re not.


Lois Brown: And so, all your doing when you’re paying rent is paying somebody else’s mortgage and that’s what’s so sad about what’s happened in our economy for young people to get ahead. I spoke to a young couple yesterday I was door knocking in an apartment building in Newmarket. It was exactly the same thing. They both have reasonably good incomes. They told me where they work and they said, “We just can’t get out of here” and so that’s what needs to change.


Interviewer: Exactly. Exactly along the lines of the food issue between my husband and I, we’ve actually gone and gotten our non restricted permit so that we can actually go out and hunt and fill our freezer because the cost of food is just absolutely astronomical.


Lois Brown: Absolutely! And so, when you here a mom tells me that she now spends more on groceries than she does on her mortgage, its very concerning.


Interviewer: Extremely concerning! The pattern, and the situation may be a little different, but the pattern is going along the lines of what Venezuela went through with the increase of costs. It’s just absolutely ridiculous. It has to stop somewhere.


Lois Brown: Hyper inflation. Yes. Yes, well a conservative government will do that. First of all by taking the carbon tax off cost of everything you purchase so I mean people have not stopped buying bananas or avocados and those things are all flown in from somewhere and so the cost of the carbon tax is just increasing that cost to the family who is just trying to feed their kids.


Interviewer: Exactly. We shouldn’t have to pay $2 and $3 for a single avocado. I mean that’s absolutely ridiculous! But I have to say, it’s very reassuring to hear you say that Lois.

So, question #3 is with the current environment about gun ownership and the threats given by the liberals to remove firearms from Canadians. How do you feel about what they are doing and what they’re threatening to do?


Lois Brown: Well, bill C71 didn’t really do anything to really crackdown on the violence. It just completely misses the mark because it’s going after law abiding firearms owners. That piece of legislation does nothing to keep Canadians safe because it fails to address the gang violence or to target the criminal, the gang criminals. In fact, the word gang does not even appear in that piece of legislation. So, the only response that the liberals have done, to the growing problem of gang violence in our major cities, has been to reduce the penalty for gang crimes to as little as a fine and to go after the legal gun owners. So, we would repeal and replace that piece of legislation and what we would do is we’re going to target criminals and the criminals are the ones in the gangs. We need to address that issue. We need to respect our sport shooters. We need to respect our law-abiding firearms owners.


Interviewer: Along those same lines, I’m not sure if you were aware or not but an AR-15 was actually considered a non restricted firearm from its inception back in the 70s up to 1995 when the liberals had everything changed and they put in place the gun registration.  So, now I’m personally aware of some people that use an AR-15 for hunting large game here in Canada as well as use them at the range. So, knowing that, does that specific knowledge change your view on these bans that the liberals have threatened us with and how do you feel about the whole AR-15 situation?


Lois Brown: Well, first of all, most people think that AR stands for automatic rifle. It is not. It is the name of the manufacturer of the rifle. It’s not an easy one to get, I know that, and so I guess the question you have to ask: is this the slippery slope that the liberals are headed down. I mean there’s already a ban on automatic rifles in Canada so is this the slippery slope were headed down?


Interviewer: Yeah and I think I think you raise a very good point in saying that because you know it always start somewhere and you know they’re picking apart the AR-15. If they actually looked at Canadian history of any of the violent acts that have taken place, there’s actually only been I believe it was either one or 4 situations where an AR15 was actually used in a violent scenario here in Canada. So, we don’t have the same climate here in Canada that they do in the States and I found honestly the liberals have been piggybacking off of that as a scare tactic. People like myself I see things, you know, maybe in a different light than some of the liberal supporters do and you know, I see it for what it is. It’s no different than a lot of the statistics here in Canada. They include suicides in their account for the large majority of the violent acts committed. That’s the one thing I believe the liberals are failing on. They don’t see that.


Lois Brown: What most people don’t realize is that semi automatic rifles their limited to five rounds and so we already have firearms legislation. The framework is one of the strongest in the world and there is a continuous eligibility screening. Everybody goes through that screening on a twenty-four-hour basis so the AR-15’s are very difficult to get.


Interviewer: So, this kind of leads into what’s happening on our city streets and especially in Toronto and area. How do you feel about the increase of gun related violence and what is your plan on addressing the issue in Newmarket Aurora?


Lois Brown: Well there are way too many families who lost loved ones and are grieving that has to stop. There are too many families who have been impacted by this but the legislation, as I said before, the bills that the Liberals put in place is not the answer because it doesn’t address the gang related issues that we have. You know, we have to stop the guns coming across our border, the illegal firearms that are coming across, we have a very porous border and that has to stop. We need to give the police the tools that they need, and the resources, in order to allow them to do what they need to do in our urban areas. Particularly our urban areas. Most importantly, we need the tools for our justice system to stop the revolving door of gang related members just going through the door again and again. It was Chief Sanders in August who said that there were 326 identifiable people who are out on bail in the city of Toronto that have been charged with crime involving a firearm. But our justice system has no ability to hold them and so we would like to put that in place in legislation in order to give our justice system the tools they need as well


Interviewer: I think that’s I think that’s a very solid plan I like the fact that you see things for what they are opposed to putting up smokescreens and trying to cover up the problem. I was actually doing research and there were I think it was $400 million, about a year ago, that was supposed to go to border security and there were a couple of different places that were supposed to be getting funds. Whether or not the liberal government actually passed those funds along to where they were supposed to be, there is no way of finding that out. We have no way to track that and as far as what they were saying it was supposed to be over a 3 or 4-year period they were supposed to be getting this $400 million. Only $300 million had been actually locked in for that purpose and it worked out that if it was going to border security, it was going to be roughly about $80,000 over a 4-year period per border crossing. So really, what is that $80,000 going to do in the grand scheme of things? It’s not enough and it doesn’t work and even if they were to concentrate the funds towards those large border crossing areas, you’re still leaving the smaller areas vulnerable and criminals are going to see that pattern. It’s just it’s a tough situation and you know I really feel for all of you fighting to get all these things covered off because when you’re going up against a government that really doesn’t see the big picture, that’s got to be a tough fight for you guys.


Lois Brown: Well, you know so many people want to compare Canada to Australia. They ask why we can’t do the same thing that they do in Australia. Australia does not have a border with a country where carrying firearms is legal. They don’t have a border that is porous like ours is and so we can’t compare ourselves to Australia because things here are so different.


Interviewer: So, in Newmarket Aurora given the geographic location there are a lot of firearm owners and they’re really starting to feel the pressure due to the recent announcements of the firearm rights being taken away to make streets safer. How do you feel about that and what are you going to do specifically in your region to help to calm those fears and it is there anything that you’re planning on doing to reassure your constituents?


Lois Brown: First of all, I’d like to say that there are a lot of people in this area who are legal firearm owners, shooters at Sharon Gun Club and they are respected members of our community. They are upstanding people in our community. So, I think this question and your next question sort of melds one into the other because we have said, a Conservative government will repeal and replace the liberals ineffective gun legislation, that’s bill C-71. We will replace it with legislation that targets criminals, that protects Canadians and that respects sport shooters and law-abiding firearms owners. That is as concisely as I can say it.


Interviewer: Of course. I think you’ve said that very well. A lot of people are very afraid, and they don’t want to start loosing their rights. The rights that are part of our heritage. I think a big part of that is education. Supporters of the other parties don’t seem to understand what it means to have such an important right taken away and not seeing the real problems. I think educating the public is key to understanding.


Lois Brown: Absolutely, and we need to do more of that. There’s no doubt.


Interviewer: When you have it, so the liberals are using fear-mongering tactics to spread incorrect information and not dealing with the issues, that’s where the problem lies and it’s creating a very unstable climate.


Lois Brown: Well and I think when you look at how Mister Trudeau, who is making this announcement about a national ban, and then saying well we’ll leave it up to the municipalities. That hodge podge of municipal decision making is not going to do anything for safety for our communities and a ban in Newmarket is not going to protect somebody in Aurora if somebody in Aurora decides differently. So, it’s a patchwork quilt is really what they’re looking at and that is not the answer. It is not the solution.


Interviewer: Exactly. I really glad that I got the chance to speak to you about this topic because I think a lot of people are very unsure because they don’t know the political climate right now. It’s very volatile and with Justin Trudeau over the past four years, the damage that he has done not just on the international stage but within the climate of Canadian voters, he’s created a very serious division and that’s not right. We used to be able to talk to somebody face to face across the table with those people on completely opposing sides of the political spectrum but now with his divisive tactics, that’s not a possibility because its created animosity and volatility. It’s time that we quell that and get people back to being open and talking again without the anger.


Lois Brown: Yes exactly. We plan to change that. I would love to continue but I must be going with a busy day ahead. But thank you so much for chatting today. Have a great day and we look forward to reading the blog.


Interviewer: Thank you so much for your time today Lois. We appreciate it.


So there you have it. Straight from the source! For the record, I also tried to contact the Liberal candidate for Newmarket-Aurora for the same interview but as of publishing, I have not heard back from their office. Nothing but crickets.

We have a lot to be grateful for in this country. We have an opportunity to change the path we’ve been on over the past four years and do something that will protect our rights and our Heritage. On October 21st, exercise your rights as a Canadian. Get out there and vote!!!


Federal Election 2019 Series: Part Four of Four

Gun control has long been debated in our nation by both citizens and politicians alike. We live in a time where violence has been on the rise in our major cities and gun related crimes have risen with this statistic. There is a severe lack of government funding directed to curbing the foundation and source of the increase of violent gun related crime. We do not have an appropriate amount of funding for combating organized crime, gun smuggling or mental health among the general population. So with the 2019 election having been announced, where do the parties of Canada stand on gun related issues? In this series over the past four weeks, we have investigated the gun control stances of each of the major parties of this great nation. Today, we take a look at the last remaining party: the Conservative Party of Canada.






Throughout history, firearms and heritage have been at the forefront of Canadian society. No other party in the history of our nation has more adamantly supported the Canadian right to possess and purchase firearms for protective, hunting and sport shooting quite like the Conservatives have.

Their vision to see the actual problems of our society shows us that they aren’t interested in making up stories to cover a hidden agenda. Rather, they are focusing on changing the statistics by going after the criminals that create the problems.

Today we are looking at the specifics of their gun rights policy and how they plan to move forward in helping to build a free but fair gun rights policy here in our beloved nation.


Conservative Party Stance on Gun Control


In a policy release dated October 9th, 2019, the Conservatives have posted the following points on their website regarding gun rights for Canadian firearm owners:

As Prime Minister, Andrew Scheer’s plan for A Safer Canada will:

  • End automatic bail for gang members awaiting trial and revoke parole for any gang member who associates with their former gang following release.
  • Identify known gangs as criminal entities in the Criminal Code, similar to how terrorist organizations are currently listed.
  • Bring in tougher sentences, including a five-year minimum mandatory prison sentence for violent gang crime, with a new five-year minimum mandatory prison sentence for possession of a smuggled firearm.
  • Create a Canada Border Services Agency firearms smuggling task force to intercept illegal firearms at the Canada-US border.
  • Strengthen background checks for gun licenses and make it a crime to provide a firearm to anyone who has been prohibited from owning them.
  • Revise the Canadian drugs and substance strategy to focus on helping Canadians recover from addiction.
  • Strengthen human trafficking laws, including consecutive sentences for those who are convicted on multiple counts of human trafficking and ensuring Canada meets our commitments under the Palermo Protocol.



Notable Points…


There have been many discussions that the incumbent has had with members of the media in which his stance was discussed at length. In this article from the Globe and Mail, he talks about his own gun ownership and in an interview with CCFR CEO, Rod Giltaca, he states his stance:


In his platform, Mr. Scheer references a story about hunting whitetail deer with a friend’s .308 precision rifle, and later eating jerky. “As a firearms owner myself, I’m very sympathetic to the concerns that people like me face every day,” Mr. Scheer said in the video.

Neither Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, nor NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, own firearms, their offices said.

Rod Giltaca, CEO and executive director of the Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights who conducted the video interview with Mr. Scheer said the Conservative leader’s platform was a “middle of the road approach” for gun owners, although he agrees with the proposal to strip authority from the RCMP.

“Our position has always been [to] get rid of the punitive measures on people that aren’t shooting anyone, and then focus all of that extra effort…on the people that are shooting folks,” he told The Globe.”


This Toronto Sun article dated October 5th, 2019, also shows a very strong attack on the correct target when it comes to dealing with gun related violence on our streets. The two opposing views between the Liberal platform, which completely ignores the actual source of gun violence, and the Conservative platform, that goes right to the heart of the issue, attacks actual gun violence on our streets. The editorial states:


The poll by DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada found that 80% of respondents felt that gun violence is being caused by gangs or criminals with handguns brought in illegally across the border. Only 20% felt that gun violence came mostly from weapons stolen from licensed owners in Canada.

Enter Andrew Scheer, who on Friday offered up a plan that seems closer to what the voters want. The Conservative leader pledged to end automatic bail for gang members who are awaiting trial and to revoke parole to gang members who associate with their former gang after they’ve been released.

“Today in Canada there are families who are afraid to let their children play outside or walk to school for fear of gun violence,” said Scheer.

No kidding. The violence isn’t just contained to within gangs these days. It now spills out into our streets – harming our kids and other innocent bystanders.

When Trudeau focuses on the AR-15, he’s simply trying to piggyback off of the emotions in the United States gun debate. That’s wrong. We are two different countries with two different sets of problems.

A more responsible approach isn’t to just take what you’ve heard on U.S. television and run with it but to stop and look at the facts on the ground in Canada. That’s what Scheer’s more responsible plan does.


In Conclusion…


These are all great and reasonable points and show that the Conservative leadership can actually see the source of the problem and has a plan to deal with it. That’s something that all Canadians can get behind.

The Trudeau camp seems to want to fear monger those that don’t have any prior knowledge or experience with firearms and bully them into a broken plan that does nothing to address the actual issues. Throwing American statistics at Canadian’s is not only misguided but is completely irresponsible.

Having a knowledgeable leader standing up for BOTH sides of the debate and to have a national policy that protects ALL of us is exactly what is needed and what we all deserve. Going after criminals is what has to be done to allow parents to have peace of mind when their children are at play. This is the Canadian way of life. We don’t currently have peace of mind and haven’t for the past four years as crime rates have risen exponentially.

It’s time for us to have some logic and intelligence at the helm of our great nation, to protect our rights, conserve our heritage and allow law abiding citizens the ability to maintain those rights in a non-poisoned environment. It’s time for all of us to get ahead.

Federal Election 2019 Series: Green Party, Bloc Quebecois and People’s Party of Canada (PPC)

Federal Election 2019 Series: Part Three of Four

Gun control has long been debated in our nation by both citizens and politicians alike. We live in a time where violence has been on the rise in our major cities and gun related crimes have risen with this statistic. There is a severe lack of government funding directed to curbing the foundation and source of the increase of violent gun related crime. We do not have an appropriate amount of funding for combating organized crime, gun smuggling or mental health among the general population. So with the 2019 election having been announced, where do the parties of Canada stand on gun related issues? In this series over four weeks, we will be investigating the gun control stances of each of the major parties of this great nation. Today, we take a look at the three less popular parties and their stance on gun rights/control.


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Green Party of Canada Gun Stance

The Green Party of Canada has been mostly silent on their stance on gun control and rights. In fact, they don’t include it as part of their policy for the 2019 Election. I had to google search the topic and what I found was scarce.

The main item I found was a tweet that the party put out on August 14th, 2019 that stated the following: “Handguns and automatic weapons are to kill people. They should be banned. Today Greens call for a Canada-wide ban on semi-automatic assault rifles and all handguns except those used for sport and by police.”

They even used two thoughtful hashtags: #BanGuns #CdnPoli. How creative and convincing. Yeah…not so much. This party is lack lustre and don’t seem to hold this as an important issue in our country. 


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Bloc Quebecois Gun Stance

Not only is there an absence of policy on their website to state their stance, but they make it very difficult for English speaking supporters to back them by only allowing their website to be available in French. Once you translate and weed through their policy, you’ll find that there is no mention of their gun stance. With the issue at the forefront of this Federal Election, they would do well to have a position, any position, on this sensitive issue. I was able to find one item that outlined where they stand. The article dates back to 2015. The original version could be founded here but has since been removed. Here is what it states:

Crimes and justice

The Bloc Quebecois’ beliefs on justice and crimes are very largely based on creating a fair and safe system for all citizens of Canada, but with many ideas centred on Quebec. A big thing that they support is a decrease in the amount of guns in today’s society and abolishing the gun registry. When a young person commits a legal offence, the Bloc Quebecois hopes to make rehabilitating and reintegration into society as easy as possible. They do not believe in using ineffective measures in court to rapidly dispense prison sentences, they want to adopt a results-oriented approach to justice instead of an approach based on retribution. The Bloc Quebecois also aims to be stronger on street gangs and organized crime in order to make Canada a safer place.


Let’s hope that when push comes to shove, these guys and gals come forward with some sort of stance instead of one that is largely absent.



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People’s Party of Canada Gun Stance

This party’s gun stance is strong! They include an entire section of their policy on their website and are adamant about preserving Canadian firearm owners rights. The following is copied directly from their website. You can find the full policy here including a PDF version available for download:

Firearms: Respecting Legal Firearms Owners and Targeting Criminals


The legal use of firearms has always been part of Canadian tradition and culture. Today, there are over 2 million hunters, ranchers, trappers, farmers, target shooters, recreational shooters and collectors who legally possess firearms in our country.

However, despite this group being exceptionally law abiding and the most highly vetted segment in the Canadian population, the existing firearms legislation unfairly targets them, does not respect their property rights, and is highly arbitrary.


In 1995, Bill C-68 created the Firearms Act, the strictest gun-control legislation in Canadian history. Its most controversial feature, the creation of a long-gun registry, was repealed in 2012.

The Act continues to classify firearms into different categories for reasons which frequently have nothing to do with their function. Firearms can also be assigned new classifications at the whim of a bureaucrat. What is legal one day can become illegal the next.

Under the licensing system of the Act, the ownership of firearms has become a privilege that can be revoked or altered at any moment. Legal gun owners can lose their property and even have their life ruined by being criminally charged through their inaction (by not keeping their paperwork up to date) or due to the moving goalposts of Canadian firearms law.

Our Plan

Canada’s firearms legislation must protect society from the criminal misuse of firearms and prioritize the deterrence and punishment of criminals.

Legal firearms owners deserve a legal framework that protects their property rights and treats them with fairness and respect. We need a common-sense approach to gun control that promotes safety while removing the threat of arbitrary criminal prosecution.

A People’s Party government will:

  • Replace the Firearms Act and supporting legislation with new legislation that will prioritize effective measures to improve public safety and fight crime in Canada.
  • Replace the costly and burdensome licensing system with an efficient lifetime certification system for firearms owners following mandatory vetting, safety training and testing. To avoid criminalizing legal gun owners and guarantee their property rights, this system will legalize simple possession of firearms for certified Canadians as long as they use their firearms lawfully and don’t commit some other crime which would disqualify them from firearms ownership.
  • Require that all firearms categories be based on function, not on looks or arbitrary political whims, and remove ineffective restrictions which unfairly target sport shooters, but have no deterrent effect on criminals.
  • Mandate that all future changes to firearms regulation be completed through Parliament only. This means that neither the RCMP nor cabinet will be able to move the legal goalposts for legal firearms owners without the approval of Parliament.

This is a very solid stance and it’s clear to see that they align most closely with the Conservatives.



It’s safe to say that the first two party’s, Green Party of Canada and Bloc Quebecois, don’t have a gun stance at all except when it comes to the occasional outburst on social media or if it deals specifically with residents of Quebec. This poses a dilemma with the rest of the nation in the sense that their policy doesn’t quite fit the bill for the rest of the country so in the end, they fall short of what is really needed. The People’s Party of Canada seems to be the strongest advocate for fairness and for seeing the real problem here in our country: go after the criminals and gun runners and leave law abiding citizens alone. This is a party with vision and one that see’s the real and big picture. It will be interesting, for sure, to see the future of the PPC here in Canada. With the Conservatives in alignment of this policy, they will be a force to be reckoned with when the time comes to start repealing the mess that the other party’s have created. We will definitely be watching!

Liberals In A Desperate Push for Votes By Announcing Ban on AR-15 Style Firearms

Damage Control or Just Damaging?

Liberals In A Desperate Push for Votes By Announcing Ban on AR-15 Style Firearms - - Rangeview Sports Canada


Last week, when Liberal Party Leader, Justin Trudeau, announced he was planning on banning assault style rifles, including the AR-15 style, it came on the heels of a series of three photos released of him having brown and blackface. This is such a silly tactic as at no time in the past have the Liberals planned or attempted to ban these specific firearms. Was this a tactic by the Liberals to save face amid controversy? Was this to try to sway back those supporters that showed outrage after the boy-blunders outing of racist behaviours?


It was purely a diversion tactic employed by the party to shift into damage control mode and to appease Liberals everywhere that he’s still all business and used a popular subject to try to boost his ratings. This was nothing more than a surety of who NOT to vote for. 



Where the real problem lies…


According to this article written in June of this year, it was reported that Toronto Police Service had just hired 129 new recruits. However, with the increasing gun violence by criminals in the city, being down 1000 officers since 2006, there would be a significant increase as we just don’t have the body’s to be out there doing what needs to be done. No one has instituted a solution of hiring a special force to deal with the influx of guns on the street and as we looked at the Liberals a week ago, we can see that their funding for these things fell short. The article shows the complete breakdown in active duty officers: 


“We are 266 less police officers than we had in 2017,” he said. “In 2019, we will have less police constables on the streets than we had in 2018. We should have continued to hire to maintain the level of staffing we need to police the city effectively.”


“Clearly, there was recognition from the chief, finally, that the hiring freeze was not working and we did not have sufficient police officers.”


In 2018, 295 uniformed officers left the force, and this year the number will be about the same, McCormack said, which means Toronto Police Service is still playing “catch up.”


“This is a big problem and the chief still has to look at what we’re going to have to do, what the summer plan is when we’re experiencing the level of violence that we’re experiencing in this city and for public safety, so we need to address this issue.”



Lies, Lies and more Lies…


So where does that leave the most populated city in Canada with regard to protection and safety? Vulnerable. Completely and totally vulnerable. According to John Tory, the city doesn’t have information on where the guns used in crime are coming from. Which is an absolutely lie, as stated in a sitting of the City council on July 23, 2018, in which the Mayor was present and voted. A motion was put forth and stated the following:


4b – Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Cesar Palacio (Carried)

That City Council request the Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction and the Minister of Public Safety to advise the City of Toronto on:

a.  how Ottawa can support efforts to deter or reduce the ongoing wave of gun and gangs violence in Toronto;

b.  ways of stopping the free flow of illegal guns along the United States of America border into Canada; and

c.  how the allocated federal funding will assist the City in eradicating the level of gun violence in Toronto.


So why the shift in stance? Once, it was about the criminals and now, Mayor Tory has shifted this to a handgun issue and wants them all banned. No doubt to feed into the support of the Liberals to gain money that the city will use at will from the Provincial and Federal Governments.



Assault Rifle Stats…


Not one of these buffoons has showed us statistics with their proposed gun control points, that show AR-15’s have been used consistently in shooting attacks and pose a threat to society, any more than any other rifle could.


There have been four reported criminal uses of the firearm here in Canada since it’s inception during the 1970’s. Yes, it’s been here that long. You can find the stats here. Also keep in mind that the magazines for the AR 15 are limited to 5 rounds. Law abiding citizens understand these laws and abide by them. Criminals do not.


Assault style rifles, like the AR-15, are not automatic here in Canada and is no different (except in it’s physical style/design) than any other rifle that has a non-restricted classification (and use for hunting).


According to this article, “Indeed, the AR-15 was a legal hunting rifle in Canada until changes were made to firearms classifications in the 1990s.” So from the 1970’s until now, what has changed? Criminal activity has increased. Lowered screening for and an understanding of mental states of immigrants from war-torn countries (that has even been brought up in a sitting of Toronto City Council Section 19). Less funding for mental health initiatives country-wide. Less personnel and funding to address crime through police forces and most importantly, border security.


I’m curious if there has been an actual plan put in place to stop the illegal flow of firearms from the US to Canada. It’s been noted that seventy percent of the illegals guns confiscated have been traced back to the States. Straw purchasing and illegal firearm manufacturing rings have also been documented here in Canada. Let’s try going after the criminals and leave hard working, safe, Canadian firearm owners alone.



Final Thoughts…


Where does all this leave us? It’s leaving us in a situation where our rights are being trampled. One person or party’s opinion does not represent those of the majority. They have never held a referendum on such a serious issue nor have they taken into consideration the long term effects: loss of jobs, creating division among Canadian citizens, creating an environment of criminality by prosecuting current legal firearm owners just because of a change in opinion/policy of one party, that has zero knowledge of the firearm world. It is absolutely deplorable for them to do this and equally bad on our part that we allow ignorance to dictate our rights.


Once your rights are taken away, you’ll never fully get them back. It’s been proven time and again that politicians are liars and change their views to serve their own personal agendas. So the big question is this: what will happen to the firearms that are surrendered? Will they be destroyed? Will they be purchased from us for a small amount and then re-sold to an underprivileged country to be used for war? Let’s face it…Liberal rhetoric from other countries has partaken in this exact action in the past and have been caught in it. Just ask Hillary. When Justin Trudeau used the phrase “assault style rifles”, his description was as weak as his argument and it showed his complete ignorance on a topic that he is unfamiliar with. He needs to leave these decisions to the grown ups and knowledgeable firearm owners and go back to playing in the sand box.

Federal Election 2019 Series: NDP Party of Canada Platform on Guns

Federal Election 2019 Series: Part Two of Four


Gun control has long been debated in our nation by both citizens and politicians alike. We live in a time where violence has been on the rise in our major cities and gun related crimes have risen with this statistic. There is a severe lack of government funding directed to curbing the foundation and source of the increase of violent gun related crime. We do not have an appropriate amount of funding for combating organized crime, gun smuggling or mental health among the general population. So with the 2019 election having been just announced last week, where do the parties of Canada stand on gun related issues? In this series over the next four weeks, we will be investigating the gun control stances of each of the major parties of this great nation. Today, we examine the NDP Party of Canada.


Federal Election 2019 Series: NDP Party of Canada Platform on Guns - - Rangeview Sports Canada



To state that the current policies regarding firearms control and rights within this party are elusive would be a gross understatement. Not only do they not state outright what their policy’s are regarding this hot topic, they don’t include it in their platform for the current election. Jagmeet Singh has commented sporadically during debate and on the campaign trail about how he wants tighter control measures in place but doesn’t give us any indication as to what he plans to do if elected nor does he state how he will get there. Is this a way of passing the buck until elected and then climbing into bed with the Liberals on their push for policy? Could this be strategic placement and alliance between them for a greater chance of pushing an agenda? Lets break things down for you so you can see how their firearms stance measures up, as vague as those stances have been to date.



NDP Stance on Gun Control


  •  The party has gone on the record to state it’s alignment to the Liberal party on bill C-71. A Global News story published the exchange below. When asked, after a session of the House, he had to turn and ask one of his MP’s if the party aligns with Bill C-71, to which the following exchange occurred: Asked again whether his caucus agrees with him, the NDP leader seemed momentarily at a loss. “Give me a moment,” Singh said, then turned to NDP parliamentary leader Guy Caron, who was standing behind him. Singh whispered something inaudible, and after listening to Caron’s equally inaudible reply, turned back to the cameras. “So yes, right now our caucus is in support of this bill,” he confirmed.
  • Recently, while in Quebec, Singh commented on the rash of gun related violence in Mississauga. This story published his comments and his party stance on gun control: Singh, campaigning in Quebec, re-iterated his party’s promise to allow municipalities to ban handguns, if that’s what they think is the best way to stem violence. But he said that’s only one step. “When people don’t have hope they can fall on the wrong path,” Singh said after an event in Sherbrooke. “And we want to make sure we have all the programs in place – affordable housing, good health care, opportunities for work so that young people can find a positive way forward and not end up in a vicious cycle of violence.”   


Federal Election 2019 Series: NDP Party of Canada Platform on Guns - - Rangeview Sports Canada
Jagmeet Singh NDP Leader



Conclusion and Final Thoughts…

Not only can we conclude that the NDP’s align most closely with the Liberal Party stance on gun control and firearm rights, based on their support of bill C-71, but its safe to say that they don’t have a gun stance policy at all. In such a volatile environment in our nation with regard to gun control, it’s also safe to say that not having a stance is just as dangerous to Canadians as having one that impedes our rights. I was truly shocked, while researching this party’s platform, that the only reference to gun rights mentioned were in articles online by Global News and the occasional mention in a smaller blog style post. 

Is this because the NDP doesn’t care about this issue and is only interested in getting their hands on our money to spend at will, not unlike their Liberal counterparts, or do they just not see increasing gun control measures and uncontrolled firearm violence as a legitimate issue in our society? Only they can answer that question. As far as we see it, this is a dangerous stance from any political party in our nation and we have to decide if we want a government that is willing to be so casual about our firearm rights and completely ignore illegal gun trade. I don’t think we should be willing to risk our rights, our family’s safety or our nation. We need leadership and someone willing to work with us. Not against us.  

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