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ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime and gang team executed search warrants on June 3, 2022 and seized nine firearms and more than two kilograms of suspected fentanyl powder. (Contributed)

Firearms and fentanyl seized in Red Deer city and county

Five loaded firearms taken off the street by ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime and gang team

 

The federal government has introduced new legislation that aims to freeze the sale of handguns. (File photo by BLACK PRESS news services)

New federal gun bill is too zealous, targeting wrong people, says Red Deer’s mayor

But domestic abuse worker says the fewer guns, the fewer homicides

 

Police display guns seized during a series of raids at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, June 14, 2013. According to StatsCan, handguns are present in the majority of firearm-related violent crimes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Handguns present in majority of firearm-related violent crimes, says StatCan report

Proportion of homicides where firearm was present rose 11 per cent between 2013 and 2020

 

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

Concerns about ‘red flag provision’ raised as government prepares new gun-control legislation

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
The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia Seller comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

‘Terrible, terrible day’: Canada grieves as outrage grips U.S. following Texas horror

‘All of Canada grieves with our American friends on this terrible, terrible day’

The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia Seller comforts families outside of the Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
People react outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Texas killer locked classroom door and started shooting students and teachers inside

Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in elementary school rampage

People react outside the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
A Fairview neighbourhood resident found what he believes to be multiple bullet holes in his garage and fence that were caused by a single bullet. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A Fairview neighbourhood resident found what he believes to be multiple bullet holes in his garage and fence that were caused by a single bullet. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A Fairview neighbourhood resident found what he believes to be multiple bullet holes in his garage and fence that were caused by a single bullet. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A Fairview neighbourhood resident found what he believes to be multiple bullet holes in his garage and fence that were caused by a single bullet. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Police seized a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on May 4 near Gasoline Alley. (Contributed)

Loaded handgun seized in traffic stop near Gasoline Alley

ALERT Red Deer’s organized crime team investigates

Police seized a loaded handgun during a traffic stop on May 4 near Gasoline Alley. (Contributed)
Albertans appear to support a national gun policy over provincial regulations. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Albertans appear to support a national gun policy over provincial regulations. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
(File photo by Advocate staff)
Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Liberal government extends amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until 2023

Government says this gives officials more time to implement a mandatory buyback program

Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino rises during question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The federal Liberal government is extending its amnesty on ‘assault-style’ firearms until October 2023.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Central Alberta RCMP seized drugs, guns and ammunition from a Red Deer County location in early February. (Photo contributed)
Central Alberta RCMP seized drugs, guns and ammunition from a Red Deer County location in early February. (Photo contributed)
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Camrose RCMP investigate firearms complaint

One male in critical condition, one female deceased after incident in Bawlf

  • Jan 13, 2022
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California bill would make it easier to sue gun-makers

California bill would make it easier to sue gun-makers

Gun shop owner Jesus "Chuy" Aguirre, facing camera, attends to customer Angel Zacarias, foreground, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Chuy's Gun Shop in El Paso, Texas, as anticipation builds regarding a new Texas law that relaxes restrictions on handguns. Under the new law, most people age 21 or older who have not been convicted of a felony can carry a holstered handgun — concealed or not — in public without getting a license and related training. Supporters say the changes are a necessary expansion of the so-called constitutional carry movement that will allow people to more easily defend themselves without government interference. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Mixed feelings in El Paso about looser Texas gun limits

Mixed feelings in El Paso about looser Texas gun limits

Gun shop owner Jesus "Chuy" Aguirre, facing camera, attends to customer Angel Zacarias, foreground, on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, in Chuy's Gun Shop in El Paso, Texas, as anticipation builds regarding a new Texas law that relaxes restrictions on handguns. Under the new law, most people age 21 or older who have not been convicted of a felony can carry a holstered handgun — concealed or not — in public without getting a license and related training. Supporters say the changes are a necessary expansion of the so-called constitutional carry movement that will allow people to more easily defend themselves without government interference. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, thousands packed the Minnesota State Fair fairgrounds as the 12-day Fair got underway in Falcon Heights, Minn. Minnesota State Fair officials strongly urged fairgoers Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, to mask up both inside and outside but stopped short of imposing any mandates to fight the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus at the Great Minnesota-Get Together. The state fair opens Aug. 26, and runs through Labor Day. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,File)

Judge rejects bid to allow guns at Minnesota State Fair

State Fair has banned guns since 2003

  • Aug 26, 2021
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019 file photo, thousands packed the Minnesota State Fair fairgrounds as the 12-day Fair got underway in Falcon Heights, Minn. Minnesota State Fair officials strongly urged fairgoers Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, to mask up both inside and outside but stopped short of imposing any mandates to fight the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus at the Great Minnesota-Get Together. The state fair opens Aug. 26, and runs through Labor Day. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,File)
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks at a news conference in San Francisco. Boudin announced a lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, against three California companies that make and distribute "ghost guns," the untraceable, build-it-yourself weaponry that accounted for nearly half of the city's firearms recovered in gun killings last year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,File)

San Francisco DA sues 3 California-based ‘ghost gun’ makers

San Francisco DA sues 3 California-based ‘ghost gun’ makers

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2020 file photo San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin speaks at a news conference in San Francisco. Boudin announced a lawsuit Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, against three California companies that make and distribute "ghost guns," the untraceable, build-it-yourself weaponry that accounted for nearly half of the city's firearms recovered in gun killings last year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu,File)
Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, is pictured on a TV monitor as he holds a virtual press conference in Ottawa on Monday June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Budget officer says Liberals’ gun buyback could cost up to $756 million

Budget officer says Liberals’ gun buyback could cost up to $756 million

Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, is pictured on a TV monitor as he holds a virtual press conference in Ottawa on Monday June 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gives his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Texas lawmakers have given final approval to allowing people carry handguns without a license, and the background check and training that go with it. The Republican-dominated Legislature approved the measure Monday, May 24, 2021 sending it to Gov. Abbott. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Texas set to allow unlicensed handgun carry despite outcry

Texas set to allow unlicensed handgun carry despite outcry

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gives his State of the State Address in the House Chamber in Austin, Texas. Texas lawmakers have given final approval to allowing people carry handguns without a license, and the background check and training that go with it. The Republican-dominated Legislature approved the measure Monday, May 24, 2021 sending it to Gov. Abbott. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Joel Lightbound, left, and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair listen at a press conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Family members and colleagues of those who died in tragic sprees at Montreal's Dawson College and Concordia University say that the Liberal government's firearms legislation is "an offensively hollow bill" that should be completely revamped. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle

Rewrite ‘hollow’ federal gun bill, victims’ families urge Liberals

Rewrite ‘hollow’ federal gun bill, victims’ families urge Liberals

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Joel Lightbound, left, and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair listen at a press conference in Ottawa, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Family members and colleagues of those who died in tragic sprees at Montreal's Dawson College and Concordia University say that the Liberal government's firearms legislation is "an offensively hollow bill" that should be completely revamped. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle