Media Releases


WHY IS IT OKAY FOR CANADA TO IMPOSE A “TRAVELLER’S TAX” ON U.S. TOURISTS?

Law-abiding Americans have paid the bulk of the $25 million that Hunters and sport shooters have paid to bring their guns into Canada since 2001 Recently, a leaked plan to impose a “traveller’s fee” by the United States to pay for increased border security caused a minor spike in blood pressure. Both the Canadian and […] Read more

CHARGING FEES TO AVOID A CRIMINAL CHARGE IS BAD POLICY

“Charging a fee for people to avoid a criminal charge is simply wrong,” according to President Sheldon Clare of Canada’s National Firearms Association (NFA). “Anyone with an expired license could be facing criminal charges merely for owning their own property – the firearms license is a defence to a criminal charge. There are many problems […] Read more

CANADA’S NFA OPPOSES ARMS TRADE TREATY

The UN General Assembly passed a flawed Arms Trade Treaty this morning in New York City with 3 no votes, 23 abstaining, and 154 voting in favour.  According to NFA President Sheldon Clare, “The Arms Trade Treaty will set a dangerous precedent as a bad international agreement that will do nothing to prevent the misuse […] Read more

WHAT’S KILLING CANADIANS?

NFA PRESIDENT ASKS: “WHERE SHOULD GOVERNMENTS SPEND YOUR MONEY TO ‘SAVE JUST ONE LIFE’?” Gun control advocates in Canada and the USA argue for spending millions of scarce taxpayer dollars on questionable gun control schemes by saying, “If it saves just one life, it’s worth it.”   But National Firearms President Sheldon Clare says, “If saving […] Read more

OVER-CONTROLLING FIREARMS OFFICERS ARE SYMPTOMS OF A LARGER PROBLEM

“It’s simple – the problem is the Firearms Act and its regulations,” said NFA President Sheldon Clare, speaking from Prince George, BC.  “The Firearms Act was written in haste with an unachievable aim of keeping firearms from bad people – instead it has created a means for the Firearms Bureaucracy to seize property and over-regulate […] Read more

MISLEADING JAMA INTERNAL MEDICINE ARTICLE SUPPORTS DIFFERENT CONCLUSIONS

A Harvard and Brady Organization 4 year study demonstrates no beneficial effects from more gun laws on suicide or homicide, and also demonstrates no beneficial effect from assault weapons bans, gun free zones, and 1 gun a month limits.  “The study published inJAMA Internal Medicine contains a number of significant distortions and doesn’t mention some […] Read more

QUEBEC REGISTRY BILL A BAD IDEA

The Quebec government is attempting to continue a policy that has already failed at the Federal level.  Speaking from Edmonton, NFA president Sheldon Clare pointed out the folly of a provincial registry “It is a direct threat to the many responsible firearms owners in Quebec and an insult to the intelligence of the Quebec people. […] Read more

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