Confiscations In Canada

Thursday, 27 February 2014 22:58 Mike McGuire
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Update: March 01, 2014: There was such an uproar over the Swiss Arms that this almost slid under the radar. The RCMP have also reclassified the CZ 858 rifle. This has been a non restricted gun for years and it is now prohibited. The roll on confiscations and reclassifications continues. If you have not contacted your MP yet, it needs to happen asap. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation on this matter.



In most ways, Canada is a great country. We have jobs, a relatively secure economy and so much more. But here is the catch. If you think you live in a true democracy, you are deluded. This is especially true if you are a firearms owner.

In most democratic nations, you are innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. In Canada, as a firearms owner, you are considered guilty until you can prove your innocence and even then, you may still be charged anyway. We're not making this up. Case law backs us up on this. But now we face something even worse; confiscations. As this is being written, February 27, 2014, the federal government through the national police agency, RCMP, is commencing the confiscations of firearms that have been legal in this country for years.

Why would they do this? It's all part of their ultimate goal of civilian disarmament. Why else would they still sit on the UN committee for disarmament refered to as the small arms trade treaty? How do they do it? Easy, the RCMP simply take a firearm that they don't like and say that is is a "varient" of something else that is already prohibited or they say that it can be "easily converted" to that prohibited status. Then they go and get an "Order In Council" which doesn't require any parliamentary oversight and then change said firearm to a new "prohibited" status. The next order of business is to go to the owners of said firearms and take them. No compensation, nothing, just take them.

This is not right nor should it ever be if we are truly living in a democracy. Write the PM's office. Write your MP. Do not let this activity go unchallenged. Do not think that your singular letter or email won't make a difference. We need everyone to step up to the plate. It's time to remind Ottawa who they work for, not against.



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Swiss Arms Confiscated


Effective 10:00 pm eastern tonight the RCMP has reclassified the Swiss Arms Classic Green carbine from non-restricted (and restricted) to prohibited status. There are approximately 1,000 -1,800 of these firearms in the public. The government will not be offering compensation and will be demanding that the firearms, which cost between $3,000 - $4,000 be surrendered. The government is suggesting that all affected firearms owners contact the distributers from which the firearms were purchased for reimbursement.

The NFA encourages all affected owners to contact their federal Member of Parliament. 

This is part of an ongoing agenda of the RCMP to progressively prohibit firearms in Canada.

Under Bill C-68, the firearms classification system was supposed to be updated regularly to prohibit firearms being introduced into the market, as well as those already in Canada.

The Government of Canada was supposed to assist in this with periodic new legislation and Order in Council (OIC).

The RCMP have  been doing this unilaterally since 2006. 

Access to information records show that RCMP have an aggressive firearms reclassification agenda, and that prohibitions will not stop with the Swiss Arms Series Rifles.

These rifles were approved for import by the RCMP have been sold in Canada for over a decade. Owners once held registrations for them under the now defunct long gun registry.

There has never been a crime or incident of violence committed with one of these rifles.

NFA condemns this RCMP assault on the rights and private property of law abiding Canadians. The RCMP has shown contempt for the rights of Canadians by their actions, and we expect the Government of Canada to take steps and introduce measures to reign in the RCMP and end the assault against the rights, property and freedoms of Canadians.

For more information contact:

Blair Hagen, Executive VP Communications, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sheldon Clare, President, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Canada’s NFA – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 23:14