Blair bans 12-gauge, 10-gauge shotguns and hunting rifles! CSSA Post

Blair bans 12-gauge, 10-gauge shotguns and hunting rifles!

Blair bans 12-gauge, 10-gauge shotguns and hunting rifles!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 05, 2020

The Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) and the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) demand the immediate withdrawal of the flawed Order in Council.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Bill Blair looked Canadian gun owners in the eye last Friday and said they would not take guns suitable for hunting away from us.

Minister Blair is either too inept to comprehend the scope of his regulations…or he lied to the Government and Canadians.

In the legal opinion of our firearms legal team – headed by Edward Burlew L.L.B., one of the foremost experts in Canadian firearms law – Blair banned almost every modern 12-gauge and 10-gauge shotgun in Canada with removable chokes because they exceed the maximum bore diameter of 20 mm as defined in SOR/2020-96.

It is estimated there 1.5 – 2 million of these common hunting firearms in Canada.

As well, many large bore hunting rifles – some more than 100 years old and valued at more than $100,000 have become prohibited. None of these firearms are semi-automatic or “military style.” They encompass common bolt-action rifles such as the .460 Weatherby, break-open single and double rifles. These firearms are captured because the powerful cartridges they shoot – designed to humanely dispatch the largest game animals. PURE hunting rifles.

Canada’s firearms industry body, the CSAAA, is advising retailers to stop sales of “large hunting calibre, non semi-automatic rifles such as the Weatherby Mark V .460 as these rifles exceed the 10,000 Joules energy restriction.

Remington – 870 Express 12 Gauge Shotgun

Weatherby Mark V .460 hunting rifle
Additionally, CSAAA advises retailers to cease sales of many 12-gauge or larger shotguns with removable chokes.”

Despite open hunting seasons across much of Canada, lawful firearms owners should refrain from using 12-gauge or larger shotguns with removable chokes or large calibre rifles capable or exceeding the government’s energy ceiling.

Those firearms are PROHIBITED and may not be used or transports for any reason.

Intentional likes or incompetent mistakes? You decide.

The Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA) and the Canadian shooting Sports Association (CSSA) demand the immediate withdrawal of the Governments’s flawed Order in Council and the immediate removal of Minister Blair from the Public Safety file.

READ THE LEGAL OPINION HERE SOR2020-96-CSAAA-Legal-Opinion-re-12-gauge-shotguns

For more information call:

Alison de Groot, CSAAA 1-705-875-2302 info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)csaaa.org

Tony Bernardo, CSSA 1-905-571-2150 info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)cssa-cila.org