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Just before midnight on January 19, 2022, Council for the Town of Grimsby repealed their recently revised discharge of firearms by-law, reverting to an older version (by-law No. 20-62) which now prohibits the discharge of all firearms, including bows within their boundaries (also includes paintball, airgun and slingshots).   For decades, the OFAH has led
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Orange is often the first colour that comes to mind when people think of hunting. But there’s another colour just as important to many hunters, though for very different reasons.   It’s yellow. No, really, it’s yellow.   Let me explain.   You see, there is a map that is published twice a year –
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For me, my grouse gun has always been a hinge action Remington 28-gauge or Cooey .410. My go-to turkey gun has always been a pump-action Remington 870 Express 12-gauge. In recent years, I use a semi-automatic Browning Gold Hunter 12-gauge decked out in marsh camo for waterfowl. The gun I take to the deer woods
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The OFAH released a report this week titled: What Firearms Are Reasonable and Proportionate for Hunting in Canada. This wasn’t something that came out of the blue, and it certainly didn’t come together overnight. It was 15 months in the making, but it has been needed for decades. Recently, I swore three affidavits that were
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Conventional wisdom may say it’s taboo to talk about politics, but it has such an influence on fishing and hunting that, for us, it’s hard to ignore ahead of the September 20, 2021 federal election. A lot has changed around us since the last election, but our priorities for fishing, hunting, and broader conservation remain
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The OFAH has developed a series of resources to challenge myths with facts and help better inform the general public, media, and decision-makers about how firearms policy changes and proposals are impacting Canadians. These resources will also help firearms owners share important messages with elected officials in Ottawa, Toronto, and their local Municipal Councils. The
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Nothing gets OFAH members more fired up than government restrictions on firearms. And there sure isn’t any shortage of firearms restrictions these days. The OFAH has been involved in firearms issues for decades, working on behalf of our members and supporters. We helped lead the charge against the wasteful long-gun registry and our staff, local
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The introduction of Bill C-21, An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms), in the House of Commons on February 16 included a provision that would allow municipalities to establish handgun bylaws. The creation of a mechanism for municipal handgun ban doesn’t come as a surprise, as the federal government
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UPDATE: Here are some introductory Frequently Asked Questions for Firearms Bill C-21, which was introduced in the House of Commons on Feb. 16, 2021.   On Feb. 16 the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-21, An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms), in the House of Commons. This Bill
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When the federal government announced a sweeping ban on 1,500 types of firearms on May 1, 2020, the firearms community was left frustrated and looking for answers. The OFAH has spent countless hours working every angle in an effort to seek clarity and obtain the answers that firearms owners needed. In lockstep, we also began
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UPDATE — AUGUST 27, 2020 In July, the OFAH wrote to Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Bill Blair (see letter below) to express concerns with the backlog of firearm licence processing and the potential for it to prevent hunters and sport shooters from using their firearms. We received a response from the Director
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Where does the Federation stand on firearms? It is a common question around here. Firearms are important to many of our members, some of which are hunters, sport shooters and trappers. Some are all of the above — and they want to know where we are on firearms issues that threaten their ability to enjoy
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The OFAH is disappointed that a public conversation about “Reducing Violent Crime” has started with “A Dialogue on Handguns and Assault Weapons.”  This approach is a reactive political dialogue that focuses too narrowly on one very specific topic and redirects the conversation away from a big-picture and long-term evaluation of what can be done to
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