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NFA TO SEEK INTERVENER STATUS AT SCC IN OPPOSITION TO MANDATORY SENTENCING

Canada’s National Firearms Association will seek intervener status with the Supreme Court of Canada in in support of a recent Ontario Court of Appeal Decision striking down the 3 year mandatory minimum sentencing for firearms offences. “Mandatory sentencing for victimless crimes and the resulting removal of judicial discretion goes against everything that the NFA has […] Read more

NFA OPPOSES MANDATORY MINUMUM SENTENCES AND SUPPORTS JUDICIAL DISCRETION

Canada’s National Firearms Association lauds the Ontario Court of Appeal for striking down mandatory minimum sentencing for gun violations in Ontario. The current law can send first time offenders to jail for three years for something as minor as license expiration. Ontario courts have determined the three year minimum sentence amounts to “cruel and unusual […] Read more

NFA STRONG AT CPC CONVENTION

Canada’s National Firearms Association was pleased to be an active participant at the Conservative Party of Canada’s national policy convention in Calgary. Over thirty NFA members participated in various capacities as observers, delegates, and workers for the NFA. Four firearms resolutions were considered, two made it to plenary, and the one which passed was successful […] Read more

NFA WILL SEEK LEAVE TO APPEAL IN SCC ON QUEBEC FIREARMS REGISTRY

Canada’s National Firearms Association is informing Quebecois firearms owners that efforts will be made to stop the revival of a long gun registry in Quebec. Although the decision to end the wasteful registry has been made nationally, the provincial government has made multiple pleas to maintain provincial data. Today, the Supreme Court of Canada announced […] Read more

NFA CALLS FOR PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO HIGH RIVER FIREARMS SEIZURES

Canada’s National Firearms Association President Sheldon Clare expressed his disappointment with the Redford government’s policy of kicking in doors to seize firearms and ammunition during the flooding in High River. “To say that Doug Griffith and Premier Redford over-reacted is a major understatement,” said Clare. “These homes belong to victims of an environmental disaster, and […] Read more

NFA FILES IN SUPREME COURT OF CANADA OVER QUEBEC LONG GUN REGISTRY

On Monday September 30, 2013, Canada’s NFA filed a Motion for Leave to Intervene in the litigation involving Quebec and Canada over the transfer of the long gun registry records (Supreme Court of Canada File #35448). According to NFA Vice President Shawn Bevins, “We should know within the coming weeks whether the Supreme Court will […] Read more

NFA Supports Sensible Government Approach on ATT

Canada’s National Firearms Association applauds the sensible and practical approach of the Canadian government in seeking feedback from Canadians on the Arms Trade Treaty. Speaking from Prince George, NFA President Sheldon Clare supported the government’s wise approach to seek input before deciding on signing the ATT, “We have identified major problems with the Arms Trade […] Read more

COALITION FOR GUN CONTROL WANTS HIGH RIVER FLOOD VICTIMS CHARGED

In a letter to Ian McPhail, Interim Chair for the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, Coalition for Gun Control President Wendy Cukier cites Criminal Code provisions which she says necessitate firearms storage charges against High River Alberta flood victims. According NFA Vice President Communications Blair Hagen, “Not only must High River Flood Victims […] Read more

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