PM Trudeau Proposes Gun Ban & Buyback, Stronger Storage Rules: Election 2019

Justin Trudeau this morning proposed a buyback program, prohibitions of existing guns, and new powers for provinces and territories to allow for municipalities to ban handguns. Trudeau also discussed enhanced storage requirements for handguns. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, appealing to voters for his first re-election, appeared this morning in front of a Liberal-red podium reading "CHOOSE FORWARD", "STRONGER GUN CONTROL", "CONTRÔLE PLUS STRICT DES ARMES À FEU". [...]

2019-10-02T00:26:19-06:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Local Stories, Public Interest, RGSL Developments|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on PM Trudeau Proposes Gun Ban & Buyback, Stronger Storage Rules: Election 2019

CWD Reporting: Sask. Infections Skyrocket

A Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative report on Chronic Wasting Disease testing in Saskatchewan has revealed significant infection rates among elk, moose, white-tailed deer, and mule deer. According to The Hill, CWD has been found in 24 states, with most of the activity centered around the American West, near the Rocky Mountains. They are also found in the Upper Midwest - states like Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Since the disease was [...]

2019-10-02T00:29:54-06:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Local Stories, Public Interest, RGSL Developments|Comments Off on CWD Reporting: Sask. Infections Skyrocket

Yorkton Men Fined: Loaded Firearm In Vehicle + Hunting High

As another update to our article Guns & Drugs: Canada's Marijuana Legalization in October 2018 (and updated in November 2018), we now have our first report of a publicized provincial hunting infraction in SK with regard specifically to marijuana. Convictions were secured in Yorkton Provincial Court regarding the September 2018 incident, which we note was prior to the federal recreational legalization of marijuana in Canada. In this [...]

2019-10-02T00:30:20-06:00February 14th, 2019|Categories: Local Stories, Public Interest, RGSL Developments|Comments Off on Yorkton Men Fined: Loaded Firearm In Vehicle + Hunting High

77 Restricted/Prohibited Firearms Stolen in B&E

Storthoaks, SK Several personal items, one Restricted rifle, 27 Restricted handguns, 46 Prohibited handguns, and 3 Prohibited rifles, and an unknown quantity of ammo have all been stolen during a residential B&E in Saskatchewan's border country. Interestingly, no Non-Restricted firearms appear to have been taken in this incident, with all of the firearms involved being the regulatorily more-serious Restricted and Prohibited classes of guns.Prohibited firearms are rare in Canada, and [...]

2019-10-02T00:31:20-06:00November 23rd, 2018|Categories: Local Stories, Public Interest|Comments Off on 77 Restricted/Prohibited Firearms Stolen in B&E

Guns & Drugs: Canada’s Marijuana Legalization

The Canadian Firearms Program has provided this response when asked about what the actual law says federally regarding legally possessing/owning/using guns, alcohol, and marijuana (Updated Nov 10, 2018):Re: alcohol, marijuana, and the Firearms ActThank you for your inquiry.Neither the Firearms Act, nor the Criminal Code speak to the use of a firearm while in possession of alcohol or marijuana. As you correctly pointed out, section 22(b) of the Firearms Act prohibits the transfer of a [...]

2019-10-02T00:32:17-06:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Local Stories, Public Interest, RGSL Developments|Comments Off on Guns & Drugs: Canada’s Marijuana Legalization