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JULY 2020 UPDATE

CLICK HERE to read the OFAH letter to Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness on the issue around the backlog of PAL renewals

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MAY 2020 UPDATE

CLICK HERE to read the OFAH letter to Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness regarding OFAH analysis on federal firearms ban 


FIREARMS BAN FAQ

Following the federal government announcement on May 1, 2020 that banned the purchase, sale, transport, import and use of 1,500 models, variants or modified versions of firearms in Canada, the uncertainty of exactly what all of that means has left the firearms community with many valid questions and concerns. We’ve addressed a collection of those questions here.


BREAKING NEWS — Federal government announces firearms ban — May 1, 2020


FEBRUARY 2020 UPDATE

FIREARMS: divisiveness will be our demise — written by Matt DeMille, Registered Lobbyist and OFAH manager of fish and wildlife services
Ontario OUT of DOORS — Feb, 3, 2020 — E-2341 now most signed e-petition 

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JANUARY 2020 UPDATE

The politics of firearms — written by Matt DeMille, Registered Lobbyist and OFAH manager of fish and wildlife services
Ontario OUT of DOORS — Jan 15, 2020 — Firearms petition gaining steam

DECEMBER 2019 UPDATE

Media release — OFAH comments on government plan that targets law-abiding Canadian firearm owners

OCTOBER 2019 UPDATE

FEDERAL ELECTION REACTION — While Parliament may be divided, the outdoors community is not. Once again, Canada’s democratic process brought out the best in anglers, hunters and trappers across the nation. We commend everyone who voted in the October election. The OFAH remains focused on standing up for our core values. It’s a new government and today is a new day to think about your future as a firearms owner and the outdoors legacy that we vow to keep fighting for. Election results won’t stop the OFAH and our partners in the National Fishing and Hunting Collaborative from aggressively pursuing our national priorities.

SEPTEMBER 2019 UPDATE

The National Fishing and Hunting Collaborative is a group of non-partisan, non-profit fishing and hunting organizations that work collaboratively to provide national leadership on important conservation issues and a voice for more than 375,000 Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast.
Read more about the NFHC and firearms policy here.

APRIL 2019 UPDATE

Public Safety Canada has released the long-awaited Engagement Summary Report on Reducing Violent Crime: A Dialogue on Handguns and Assault-Style Firearms.
READ THE SUMMARY HERE

FEBRUARY 2019 UPDATE

The OFAH met with the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, in early February 2019 to discuss firearms policy for a second time. The discussion focused on Bill C-71, handgun bans, and UN marking.
Please click here for more information on that meeting.

DECEMBER 2018 UPDATE

In late 2018, Public Safety Canada released a background document and questionnaire titled: “A dialogue on handguns and assault weapons”. Click here for the OFAH’s written submission to Public Safety Canada. The OFAH also met with the federal government — including with Minister Blair in December 2018 — to discuss the concerns of the firearms community.

OCTOBER 2018 UPDATE

Bill 30, An Act to amend the Ammunition Regulation Act, 1994 with respect to the sale of handgun ammunition (Fighting Back Against Handguns Act) was a Private Members’ Bill introduced in the Ontario Legislature that aimed to allow municipalities to pass by-laws prohibiting the sale of handgun ammunition within their boundaries. The bill was quietly defeated in early October 2018. The firearms community welcomes this decision and is appreciative of the recognition that law-abiding citizens aren’t the problem and that short-sighted feel-good policies won’t cure gun violence in this province.


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