Canadian Nightmare 🇨🇦

Well it’s about time for another update, this time focusing on HANDGUN Freeze. You will not believe this, and as always my apologies for the lengthy read. I only cut & paste, remove hyperlinks, from the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) Newsletter, fighting for our rights as law abiding citizens!

Handgun Freeze is Useless, says

Privy Council Report

Nobody – not even Justin Trudeau’s Privy Council – believes his “handgun freeze” can reduce violent crime.

Everyone, gun owner and gun hater alike, wants to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals, but many are “skeptical as to whether a national freeze on the buying and selling of handguns would be effective,” the Privy Council Report says.

I don’t know exactly what impact it will have,” said Talal Dakalbab, Assistant Deputy Minister of Public Safety, in his testimony before committee.

The Privy Council report specifically noted that the federal government’s “*freeze on the buying and selling of handguns [is] overly punitive towards law-abiding firearms users.

The report also noted “the majority of handgun-related crimes were caused by those who had obtained their firearms illegally” so banning legal owners from buying/selling handguns won’t reduce violent crime with guns.

A Distressing Note

Nationwide, firearm-owning participants were informed that the government had imposed a temporary import ban on restricted handguns in August 2022 and that individuals and businesses could no longer import handguns.

“While a few expected this would negatively impact their ability to partake in sport shooting or collecting antique firearms, most in the group felt this action to be reasonable and did not expect this measure to impact them personally.”

Therein lies our greatest challenge as a community.

Our attitude should be:

“An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

Instead, the attitude of many gun owners is:

It’s not MY guns they’re after, so why should I care?

No matter what kind of firearms you love, you should care because they’re coming for your guns too. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow. But once all the black rifles and handguns are gone, all that’s left is hunting rifles and shotguns.

If you believe “they” will never seize and destroy your guns, you’re not paying attention. Worse, you probably haven’t been paying attention for a very long time.

“Gun control” advocates will never be satisfied until ALL guns are removed from Canadians.

Heidi Rathjen was crystal clear about this way back in 1995.

We have an agenda and our task will be completed when all firearms have been prohibited, but as you can see, our position has been consistent over these five years and will not change,” Rathjen told the committee on Bill C-68.

That we, as a community, refuse to face this fundamental objective almost 30 years later does not bode well for our longstanding culture of safety, our proud hunting heritage, our shooting sports, or our way of life.

“We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately,” Benjamin Franklin wisely noted over 220 years ago.

An attack on one gun is an attack on all guns.

An attack on one gun owner is an attack on all gun owners.

It is to our community’s eternal shame that we steadfastly refuse to face this.

Privy Council Survey Results

Atlantic Canada

Gun crime urban centres such as Halifax and St. John’s is a major issue.

Impression is firearm-related crimes increased.

Hearing about firearms-related crime on an almost daily basis.

Federal freeze on the buying and selling of handguns is overly punitive towards law-abiding firearms users.

The majority of handgun-related crimes were caused by those who had obtained their firearms illegally and, as such, this action would do little to address the issue.

Quebec Anglophones, Greater Toronto Area

Most reacted positively to the implementation of a national freeze on handguns.

Participants speculated the handgun freeze was the first step toward a permanent ban on handgun ownership in Canada.

Regulation alone would likely not work because if a person is committed to obtaining a firearm for criminal use, they’ll be able to, no matter how strict the laws are.

Greater Vancouver Area

Handgun freeze would have little to no effect on firearms related crimes because criminals are not deterred by new regulations.

Concern this might lead to the growth of an unregulated and illegal market for handguns and further exacerbate the prevalence of drug and gang violence.

When asked whether a handgun freeze or a handgun ban would be appropriate, these participants said neither, because they won’t address drug- and gang-related violence.

Northwest Territories

Felt a handgun freeze or ban would not have a significant impact on their communities because ownership of handguns in the North was rare.

The Messenger


I read they were also trying to include airsoft guns into this as well. Anything on that Jean?


YES, SO SAD, I almost could not believe it, but then realized where this was stemming from. I do not like to post links if I don’t have to but this is just to much.
See here below and thanks for the feedback.

Watch: Airsoft guns could be banned under Canada’s proposed firearms law

Canada’s proposed new gun law could make airsoft guns, the air-powered firearm lookalikes that fire small plastic or resin balls, illegal. That’s bad news for hundreds of business owners who make their money selling the guns or operating airsoft match fields.

Watch CBC: The National’s video on Airsoft and Bill C-21


Surely the criminals won’t buy and sell guns if you make that illegal, right?

You guys should also make murder illegal. That would cover all kinds of weapons!

There’s only one way to end this nightmare. Sadly.

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Unfortunately, anything that looks scary is first on the list.
Anything that might cause harm by mistakenly looking like something scary is next on the list.
Anything that can fire like it’s scary is also targeted.
Just about sums up, excepting everything that isn’t painted in any tone of black, green or brown or a combination of might remain on the shelf. What might be left…

Late 19th Century Black Powder Trade Rifle.


There’s exactly one way to end it. The truckers were in the right path.

Honk honk!

I loved those guys.

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Well it’s that time again, no traction updates, but here is a bit of an insider.
A good reminder of our roles as a firearm owner and how we can remine diligent and responsible. Copied directly from the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights.

The Saskatchewan Firearms Office is set to launch a public awareness campaign on March 20th, 2023, aimed at promoting the safe use and storage of firearms in the province.

Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Christine Tell said, “By improving public awareness, we can ensure that all owners use firearms properly and demonstrate safe behaviours for the next generation to follow.”

While most firearms owners already follow or exceed proper safety, storage and handling practices, the Saskatchewan Firearms Office wanted to ensure all owners are aware of their important roles and responsibilities.

The Saskatchewan Firearms Office is responsible for administering the Firearms Act in Saskatchewan, which details jurisdiction over the licensing, storage, transportation and use of firearms in the province.

Chief Firearms Officer Robert Freberg commented, “Following proper firearms safety tips and storage practices will not only keep you and your loved ones safe; they also ensure the safety and well-being of our communities across the province.”

The following are a list of safety tips for firearms owners to follow: have a valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL/RPAL), learn basic information about your firearm, including how to safely handle, load and secure it, ensure unauthorized persons cannot access the keys or combination lock used to secure your firearms unless they have their PAL license and are permitted to use the firearms, and unload all firearms when not in use and before they are stored.

More safety tips include: use a locked cabinet or safe to store your firearms, for non-restricted firearms, you can attach a secure locking device, such as a trigger or cable lock, store ammunition separately from all firearms or ensure ammunition is kept in a locked safe or cabinet, always use the correct ammunition for your firearm, and never point a firearm at anyone or anything that you don’t intend to shoot.

When travelling with a firearm, reminders include: make arrangements to secure your firearms at the hotel, motel, etc. you are staying at, don’t store your firearms in an unoccupied vehicle overnight, park in well-lit locations where your vehicle can be easily seen by yourself and others when stopping at gas stations and restaurants, always have the firearm unloaded with an appropriate locking device installed properly on the firearms, and ensure the vehicle is locked and all firearms are out of view from those outside the vehicle.

The firearms safety campaign will run until the end of April.

The Messenger