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.
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.
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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Latest Firearm Issue Updates (Discharge, Bills, Etc)
- Township of North Dumfries – Discharge of Firearms By-law Review Updated: September 9, 2019
- Bill C-71 Updated: May 29, 2019
- Dialogue on Reducing Violent Crime Updated: November 21, 2018
- Town of Kingsville Meeting – Sept. 24 – Duck blinds, waterfowl jurisdiction and Discharge of Firearms By-Law 10-2004 Updated: September 21, 2018
- City of Clarence-Rockland – Discharge of Firearms Bylaw revision Updated: August 7, 2018
- City of Thorold – Discharge of Firearms By-law Updated: December 6, 2017
- Town of Halton Hills – Discharge Bylaw Discussion Updated: November 17, 2017
- Grace period for expired firearms licence holders Updated: November 16, 2017
- Town of Kingsville – Discharge of Firearms Bylaw Review Updated: August 31, 2017
- Firearms Licences Expiry Bill C-346 Updated: April 7, 2017
- Recommendation on U.N. Firearms Marking Protocol Updated: March 29, 2017
- Town of Atikokan – Discharge of Firearms Bylaw Updated: March 2, 2017
- City of Hamilton – Discharge of Firearms Bylaw Review Updated: February 6, 2017
- Firearms Issue – Bill S-223 Updated: November 21, 2016
- RCMP Prohibition of 10/22 Magazine Updated: August 3, 2016
- Guide to Buying and Selling Firearms Online Updated: July 27, 2016
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