gun control

Jean Charest formally launches his campaign for the Conservative leadership campaign at an event in Calgary, Alta. on Thursday, March 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dave Chidley

Charest pledges review of assault-style firearm ban after saying no laws would change

Gun control re-emerged as an issue during the Conservative leadership race thanks to new legislation

 

Seized firearms are displayed during an RCMP and Crime Stoppers news conference at RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Monday, May 17, 2021. Planned new measures to keep guns out of the hands of abusers and stalkers are being welcomed by advocates who have long been calling for loopholes in the system to be closed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Measures in new bill to keep guns from abusers, stalkers, welcomed by advocates

New law calls for automatic removal of gun licences for domestic violence or stalking

 

Barry Moore, of Saskatchewan, places his hand on his handgun as he waits to compete during the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) Canada National Championships in Pitt Meadows, B.C., on Thursday July 31, 2014. freeze on importing, buying or selling handguns is a central feature of Canadian firearm-control legislation tabled Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

National handgun freeze key feature of federal Liberals’ new firearm-control bill

Bill would allow removal of gun licences for domestic violence or criminal harassment

 

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Mendicino is expected to table legislation that will address at least some of the outstanding promises the Liberals have made about controlling access to firearms in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

New handgun restrictions expected in federal firearm-control bill today

Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino will present the bill in Ottawa

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 12, 2022. Mendicino is expected to table legislation that will address at least some of the outstanding promises the Liberals have made about controlling access to firearms in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Women’s groups warn Liberals against ‘downloading’ gun control to potential victims

Women’s groups warn Liberals against ‘downloading’ gun control to potential victims

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, speaks during an announcement regarding the Government of Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect Canadians from the threat of gun violence during a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Feds flesh out gun-control legislation by tightening rules on sale of firearms

Feds flesh out gun-control legislation by tightening rules on sale of firearms

A man stands at a makeshift memorial remembering the victims of a shooting on Sunday evening on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Danforth Families for Safe Communities have written a letter to Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair saying the Liberal government's proposed gun-control laws are toothless. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

Victims of gun violence slam feds over gun-control reform

Victims of gun violence slam feds over gun-control reform

A man stands at a makeshift memorial remembering the victims of a shooting on Sunday evening on Danforth Avenue, in Toronto on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Danforth Families for Safe Communities have written a letter to Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair saying the Liberal government's proposed gun-control laws are toothless. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. Advocates of stricter gun control are urging the Trudeau government to get on with promised reforms, saying they are months overdue. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has pledged new measures including a buyback of recently outlawed firearms, stricter storage provisions and steps to control handguns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Get on with promised gun-control measures, advocates urge Trudeau government

Get on with promised gun-control measures, advocates urge Trudeau government

A restricted gun licence holder holds a AR-15 at his home in Langley, B.C. on May 1, 2020. Advocates of stricter gun control are urging the Trudeau government to get on with promised reforms, saying they are months overdue. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair has pledged new measures including a buyback of recently outlawed firearms, stricter storage provisions and steps to control handguns. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Premier Jason Kenney said Bill 15 reduces red tape for the creation of new charter schools including vocation-focused charter schools, in a May 28, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Alberta setting up advisory committee to get firearms recommendations

Updated: Province to set up firearm examination to speed up testing of guns used in crimes

Premier Jason Kenney said Bill 15 reduces red tape for the creation of new charter schools including vocation-focused charter schools, in a May 28, 2020 story. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of ‘military-grade’ guns

Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of ‘military-grade’ guns

Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of ‘military-grade’ guns

Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 types of ‘military-grade’ guns
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a policy announcement promising to ban all military-style assault rifles as part of a broader gun-control plan that will also take steps towards restricting and banning handguns in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Feds ban more than 1,500 assault-style rifles in Canada

There will be a two-year amnesty period, federal officials say

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau makes a policy announcement promising to ban all military-style assault rifles as part of a broader gun-control plan that will also take steps towards restricting and banning handguns in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke greets supporters Thursday after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Coming for your AR-15: O’Rourke scrambles Dems’ gun message

WASHINGTON — Beto O’Rourke’s “hell yes” moment at the Democrats’ presidential debate…

Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                Democratic presidential candidate former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke greets supporters Thursday after a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC at Texas Southern University in Houston.
McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns

McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns

McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns WASHINGTON…

McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns
Blair says more gun-control action needed, signals no new steps before election

Blair says more gun-control action needed, signals no new steps before election

OTTAWA — Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says more must be done…

Blair says more gun-control action needed, signals no new steps before election
Group of doctors calls for stronger gun control laws across country

Group of doctors calls for stronger gun control laws across country

TORONTO — A group representing doctors and other health-care workers pushing for…

Group of doctors calls for stronger gun control laws across country
Public Safety Canada says printing a gun without licence could lead to jail time

Public Safety Canada says printing a gun without licence could lead to jail time

Public Safety Canada says it’s closely monitoring U.S. moves that would allow…

Public Safety Canada says printing a gun without licence could lead to jail time
Feds ramp up brainstorming on handgun crime following Toronto shooting

Feds ramp up brainstorming on handgun crime following Toronto shooting

OTTAWA — Following the recent mass shooting in Toronto, the federal government…

Feds ramp up brainstorming on handgun crime following Toronto shooting
File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                A .9mm handgun produced by Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., is displayed.

Call for Toronto handgun ban reignites passionate gun control debate

TORONTO — A call on the federal government to consider turning Canada’s…

File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                A .9mm handgun produced by Honor Defense, a gunmaker in Gainesville, Ga., is displayed.
Father of slain Quebec officer Thierry LeRoux asking feds for stricter gun rules

Father of slain Quebec officer Thierry LeRoux asking feds for stricter gun rules

MONTREAL — The father of a slain Quebec police officer wants to…

Father of slain Quebec officer Thierry LeRoux asking feds for stricter gun rules