RWS vs. SK: A Comprehensive Rimfire Ammo Comparison

RWS vs. SK: A Comprehensive Rimfire Ammo Comparison

Are you in search of top-tier rimfire ammunition? You’ve come to the right place. At Rangeview Sports, we’re dedicated to aiding shooters in selecting the finest ammo. Today, we’re examining two esteemed brands: RWS and SK. Let’s delve into the details to assist you in making an informed decision.

Standard Velocity Ammo Comparison:

When it comes to standard velocity ammo, both RWS and SK excel within a 100-meter range. However, performance beyond this distance may vary depending on your choice of rifle.

  • Performance Beyond 100 Meters: Our extensive testing reveals that SK pairs exceptionally well with CZ 457 rifles, while RWS tends to perform optimally with Anschutz rifles. Interestingly, Tikka T1x rifle users can expect comparable performance from both brands.
  • Range Above 200 Meters: For shooters seeking pinpoint accuracy at longer distances, SK Long Range Match emerges as the preferred option. Our evaluations consistently demonstrate that SK Long Range Match outperforms both RWS Rifle Match and SK Rifle Match beyond the 200-meter mark.

High Velocity Ammo Comparison:

In terms of high-velocity ammo, RWS and SK demonstrate similar performance characteristics. Whether you’re honing your skills at the range or engaging in competitive shooting, both brands offer reliable results.

Test Results and Recommendations:

The insights provided stem from our rigorous in-house evaluations. However, we encourage shooters to conduct their own tests to ascertain the ideal ammo for their unique requirements.

Given the current scarcity of SK ammo, we recommend RWS as a viable alternative. With comparable performance and reliability, RWS proves to be a dependable choice for shooters seeking a substitute for SK ammo.

In Conclusion:

Both RWS and SK boast premium rimfire ammo options suitable for shooters of all proficiency levels. While SK may hold an advantage in long-range precision shooting, RWS serves as a reliable alternative, especially amidst shortages. Whether you’re enjoying casual plinking or competing in a match, you can rely on Rangeview Sports to provide top-tier ammunition options.

Visit our store today to explore our extensive selection of RWS and SK rimfire ammo packs. Happy shooting!

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In-house Gunsmithing Service Available At Rangeview Sports

Welcome to Rangeview Sports, your premier destination for unparalleled firearms expertise in Newmarket, Ontario! Our commitment to enhancing your shooting experience extends to our comprehensive In-house Gunsmithing Service. Our skilled professionals are ready to cater to your firearm customization and repair needs, ensuring top-tier quality and precision. Explore the convenience of our walk-in services and schedule personalized appointments for specialized consultations. Rangeview Sports is your trusted partner for all your firearm care and customization requirements.


Walk-in Service:

  • Muzzle Brake Installation (with Threaded Barrel)
  • Scope Mounting and Bore Sighting
  • Basic Sight Installation


Appointment ONLY Services:

  • Preliminary Inspect firearm and prepare written quote
  • Bluing for Break/Lever Action
  • Colour Case Hardening
  • Regular Maintenance for Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns
  • Deep cleaning for Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns
  • Cleaning & Maintenance – Magnum Rifles, Odd Calibers and Odd Firearms
  • Annual Service for Break Action Shotguns
  • Custom Shotgun Stock Measurement
  • Gun Fitting for Adjustable Stock (Shotgun)
  • Shotgun TSK Stock Installation
  • Shotgun Stock Refinishing
  • Shotgun Stock Repair
  • Muzzle Thread Cutting (with Barrel Only)
  • Re-Barrel Work (Depended on Guns)
  • Recoil Pad Installation – Wood Stock
  • Recoil Pad Installation – Synthetic Stock
  • Recoil Pad Installation with Stock Cut (possible chipping)
  • Scope Mounting & Zeroing – Drilling and Tapping Required except hardened receivers
  • Sight Installation with Drilling and Tapping
  • Test Fire in 5-50 yards
  • Test Fire in 50-300 yards
  • Firearm Reclassification Paperwork (Barrel Changing Service Extra)
  • Antique Firearm Verification & FRT Report For Antique Firearms (Paper with serial number)

**Explore Our Rangeview Sports Gunsmithing Services Price List HERE**:

Gunsmithing Service Price List


For the complete list of appointment-only gunsmithing services, kindly reach out via email to gunsmith@rangeviewsports.ca. We ask for your understanding in refraining from in-person visits or phone inquiries. Rest assured, our team will aim to respond to your email in a timely manner. We appreciate your patience.

Gunsmithing Service Price List

Rangeview Sports Gunsmithing Service Price List:

*Gunsmithing Service Rated Labour Hour Purchase HERE*

The following are some of the gunsmith services we provide. The minimum shop fee is $60.00. Your firearm license and firearm registration are mandatory for these services and both must be provided when a firearm is brought in for service.

One Unit of Rated Labour Hour is $60.00 CAD plus applicable tax.

-All prices are reference only.
-Extra time and charge may apply depending on the circumstances.
-Please bring your gun for a specific quote.

  1. Preliminary Inspect firearm and prepare written quote: Free
  2. Bluing for Break/Lever Action
    -Blue Finish: 15 Rated Hours
    -Colour Case Hardening: 20 Rated Hours
    Note: There is an extra charge to remove pitting. Pricing available upon request.
  3. Cleaning & Maintenance
    -Regular Maintenance for Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns: 2 Rated Hours
    -Deep cleaning for Pistols, Rifles & Shotguns: 4 Rated Hours
    -Magnum Rifles, Odd Calibers and Odd Firearms: 5 Rated Hours
    -Annual Service for Break Action Shotguns: 15 Rated Hours
    Note: The cost of spare parts is not included.
  4. Custom Shotgun Stock Work
    -Custom Stock Measurement: 4 Rated Hours
    -Gun Fitting for Adjustable Stock: 3 Rated Hours
    -TSK Stock Installation: 3 Rated Hours
    -Stock Refinishing: 8 Rated Hours
    -Repair: 3 Rated Hours
    Note: The cost of spare parts is not included.
  5. Muzzle Work
    -Muzzle Thread Cutting (with Barrel Only) : 3 Rated Hours
    -Muzzle Brake Installation (with Threaded Barrel) : 1 Rated Hour
    -Re-Barrel Work (Depended on Guns) : 4 Rated Hours
    Note: The cost of Barrels and Muzzle Breaks is not included.
  6. Recoil Pad Installation (prices do not include pad cost)
    -Wood Stock: 1 Rated Hour
    -Synthetic Stock: 1 Rated Hour
    -Pad Installed with Cut Stock (possible chipping): 3 Rated Hours
    Note: The cost of pads is not included.
  7. Scope Mounting and Zeroing
    -Scope Mounting and Bore Sighting: 1 Rated Hour
    -Drilling and Tapping Required (exception: hardened receivers): 4 Rated Hours
    Note: Discount is available for scope mounting with the firearms and/or scopes purchased in Rangeview Sports.
  8. Sight Installation
    -Basic: 1 Rated Hour
    -With Drilling and Tapping: 2 Rated Hours
    Note: The cost of sights is not included.
  9. Test Fire
    -Test Fire in 5-50 yards: 1 Rated Hour
    -Test Fire in 50-300 yards: 2.5 Rated Hours
  10. Verifications
    -Reclassification Paper Work: 2 Rated Hours
    -Antique Paper Work: 2 Rated Hours
    Note: There is an extra charge for related gunsmithing work. Pricing available upon request.

How to get a gun license in Ontario, Canada?

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Obtaining a firearm license in Canada is an essential step for individuals who wish to responsibly own and use firearms. This article is here to guide you through the process, ensuring a smooth and informed journey towards obtaining your firearm license.

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To acquire a firearm license in Canada, you must follow the requirements set by the Canadian Firearms Program (CFP), administered by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The process involves several key steps:

1. Safety Course: The first step is to complete the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and pass the exam. This comprehensive course covers essential topics such as firearm handling, storage, transportation, and Canadian firearms laws. Our qualified instructors offer CFSC training, providing you with the knowledge and skills required to safely and responsibly handle firearms.

2. License Application: Once you have successfully completed the CFSC, you can proceed with the license application. The application includes personal information, references, and details about your criminal record, mental health, and any previous incidents related to violence or firearms.

3. Background Check: As part of the licensing process, the RCMP conducts a thorough background check, including criminal record checks and reference interviews. This step ensures that only individuals who meet the requirements of good character and public safety are granted a firearm license.

4. Waiting Period: After submitting your application, there is typically a waiting period during which the RCMP reviews your application and completes the necessary checks. The duration of this waiting period may vary, so it’s important to be patient during this stage.

5. License Issuance: Upon successful completion of the application process and background checks, you will receive your firearm license, officially known as a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). This license permits you to possess and acquire firearms in Canada.

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The firearm license course is available for purchasing in the following link of Rangeview Sports:

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?

Safety Gear for the Outdoor Range: What Should I Be Using? - - Rangeview Sports Canada

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

Safety Gear for the Outdoor Range: What Should I Be Using? - - Rangeview Sports Canada

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!

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.


EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Conservative Candidate Lois Brown - - Rangeview Sports Canada

EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Conservative Candidate Lois Brown - - Rangeview Sports Canada

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.

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