Looming Canadian FedGov Gun Confiscations: What to do?

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Canada – -(AmmoLand.com)- Justin Trudeau’s government legislated the theft of private property from federally-licensed, RCMP-vetted firearm owners using three primary tools.

  • The May 1, 2020, Order in Council that banned 1,500 makes/models of semi-automatic rifles;
  • The hefty list of amendments to Bill C-21 to ban almost all other semi-automatic rifles and shotguns; and
  • The 2022 handgun sales ban

These announcements are designed to be the death knell of the shooting sports in Canada while the federal government continues to ignore violent criminals and their illegal guns.[i]

This uncertainty generates a lot of fear in the minds of those who obey the law, and we’ve received a slew of variations of one question from our members.

“What do I do if the cops come to take my guns?”

Before we answer that question, we must revisit recent events on this issue.

Legislated Confiscation Deadline Is Deferred

On March 16, 2022, Trudeau’s Liberal government deferred the confiscation deadline for its May 1, 2020, Order in Council gun ban because it has no plan to implement such a massive seizure of private property.[ii]

Provinces Tell Ottawa To Pound Sand

In late September 2022, the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba made it clear to Ottawa that they would not permit provincial resources to be redirected from criminal investigations to seize lawfully-owned firearms.[iii] [iv] [v]

PEI Trial Run Walked Back

On January 10, 2023, we learned the Liberal government planned to test its door-to-door confiscation scheme in Prince Edward Island in Spring 2023.[vi]

“Just two days after [Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino’s] plans to use PEI as a training ground for their firearms confiscation program were exposed – the federal Liberals have already backed down,” tweeted Alberta Justice Minister Tyler Shandro.[vii]

Audrey Champoux, press secretary for Mendicino, said the P.E.I pilot was “one of many options on the table and should be considered out of date.”

Saskatchewan Firearms Act

On December 2, 2022, the Saskatchewan government introduced The Saskatchewan Firearms Act to defend its licensed firearm owners from federal government seizures. This defence creates the framework to license firearm seizure agents, define how federal seizure agents must conduct seizures, and so much more.[viii]

Alberta Firearms Act Coming Soon

On December 3, 2022, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith confirmed that the Alberta government will introduce an Alberta Firearms Act in Spring 2023 and that it will be modeled after Saskatchewan’s provincial firearms act.[ix]

What Does This mean For You?

All of this means the federal government is unlikely to send armed government agents to seize your guns in the near future. They have no plan, and they have no manpower to implement their plan.

But Trudeau and his licensed-gun-owner-hating government is intent on destroying our community and our culture, so we can’t assume they’ll just abandon their goals.

They will come for our guns – assuming there isn’t a change of government in the meantime. We just don’t know when.

Three Simple Rules for You…

1. If the police are at your door, understand this: they are not there to help you. They are either there to confiscate your legally-owned property or they suspect you of some other crime. Remain calm no matter how they treat you to ensure your personal safety.

2. Silence is your best friend, as defined by Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
a. Your only response to police questioning should be, “I maintain my right to silence, and I demand to speak with my lawyer.” Repeat this sentence as many times as is necessary.
b. Do not allow them to bait you into saying something that will incriminate you, or into doing something that will result in physical damage to you.
c. Should the police demand entry into your home without a warrant, deny them entry. This is your right.

3. If police demand entry WITH a search warrant, do not physically resist.
a. These officers will be extremely tense because they perceive you as a threat to their physical safety.
b. Comply with their direction while demanding to see your lawyer. Say nothing else because they will use your words against you later.
c. As soon as you are permitted, contact your lawyer.

This entire scenario is terrifying to both you and your family members if they are present when police show up at your door.

Maintain your composure in the face of these unpleasantries.

Record everything, if you are able, using your cell phone or other device so that you have a record of what transpired. Your lawyer can use this video/audio evidence later in court to defend your rights.

In a perfect world, honest Canadians would never need to worry about this scenario. We don’t live in a perfect world. We live in a world where political agendas trump common sense and decency.

It’s infuriating. We understand this deeply. But do not allow your righteous indignation put you in a position where police fear for their lives and do something stupid to you.

Sources:
[i] https://christopherdiarmani.com/firearm-prohibition-order-violators/
[ii] https://cssa-cila.org/gun-ban-deferred/
[iii] https://cssa-cila.org/alberta-position-on-gun-confiscations-sets-a-high-bar-for-all-provinces/
[iv] https://cssa-cila.org/saskatchewan-joins-alberta-no-provincial-resources-for-fed-gun-grab/
[v] https://cssa-cila.org/manitoba-joins-the-party-no-provincial-resources-for-firearms-confiscations/
[vi] https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/trans/cahiersinfoministre-ministertransmaterial/2022/ministre-minister/livre2-book2/p1-eng.html#a11
[vii] https://www.theepochtimes.com/gun-buyback-pilot-on-prince-edward-island-not-going-ahead-report_4983593.html
[viii] https://cssa-cila.org/saskatchewan-firearms-act-proposes-to-license-fed-gun-grabbers/
[ix] https://globalnews.ca/calgary/program/your-province-your-premier


About Canadian Shooting Sports Association:

The CSSA is the voice of the sport shooter and firearms enthusiast in Canada. Our national membership supports and promotes Canada’s firearms heritage, traditional target shooting competition, modern action shooting sports, hunting, and archery. We support and sponsor competitions and youth programs that promote these Canadian heritage activities. Website www.cdnshootingsports.org

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Ope

Just don’t comply with the bullshit.

Bob

So they get the warrant, confiscate your property, and you call your lawyer and take them to court. Good luck winning in a Canadian court of law. The judge will say your possession of firearms were in violation of the law. Case dismissed. The is the stuff of revolutions. A free people cannot be disarmed. It is a hill to die on.

Last edited 18 days ago by Bob
USMC0351Grunt

There’s always the appellate Court. However if the complacency of the citizenry wasn’t so great it would never get to the first court in the first place because the citizens would be in charge of their government and not the other way around.

HankB

“What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? . . . The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” ― Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn , The Gulag… Read more »

Grigori

Exactly!

The Crimson Pirate

You left out the best, and most instructive, part; “Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?“ I gather, since this would be a gun confiscation,… Read more »

Rodoeo

Alberta will never put up with this. We may see a revolution in Canada if they push it.

It would be like New York trying to tell South Dakota how to live. Noem would never allow that.

Last edited 18 days ago by Rodoeo
musicman44mag

Amen brother and that is one of the reasons I might be your new neighbor within the next two years. I just worry about check points at the borders searching for guns. Thank God everything I have is a 4×4 except my motorhome.
Oregoneistan Noem for Vice with Trump as our president “AGAIN”

musicman44mag

My wife thinks Kari is going to run against Cinema and then later she might run for vice president.

My concern is the fix that the left is trying to put on voting and our system changing it where we would never see another Elephant in charge. Can you imagine a country being run by only jackasses? Oh, I forgot, we are living that now.

musicman44mag

Yep and the documents being stored in obidens house will not make any difference. It is all going to hinge on what they think they can burn him for on J6. My argument is why did Nancy refuse help to prevent what happened and shouldn’t she be brought up on charges of dereliction of duty and why hasn’t it already happened. Are we going to wait for some kind of statute of limitations if it exists like they did with Eric Holder and Fast and Furious?

musicman44mag

awaiting for approval. Like I say so often. Why!!!!

USMC0351Grunt

I keep telling you we’ve got room for you here in Texas!

musicman44mag

Wow, thank you. Didn’t know you were in Texas. Looked up the amount of red vs blue counties. The tip down there is blue all over. Funny, that’s were all the illegals go to. I wonder how many stay in Texas and think or actually get to vote in elections. Illegally of course.

Rowboat

Perfect example of a Country without a second amendment.

HLB

And we don’t want to waste ours…

HLB

J.galt

What if hitler had been killed in 1935?

asking for a friend.

WatchForJoggers

Patton realized he fought the wrong side in WWII

USMC0351Grunt

Going through military history in Marine Corps boot camp evidently we had Hitler in our sights three times and they were ordered to stand down and prolong the war for other issues. Knowing that taking Hitler out would have stopped the war early but with the military industrial complex just getting fully ramped up they couldn’t take that chance. As it was and very sadly they had to get John Wayne to make the movie, “Sands of Iwo Jima” so that they would remove the Marine Corps from the chopping block. There are so many things evolving in the backgrounds… Read more »

WatchForJoggers

Warned you guys about the lack of free thought/speech on this site. They advise you follow the law….no matter how atrocious the law is, even if it destroys natural rights. Doesn’t get any more obvious than this article.

Grigori

Yep! There may come a time, when the smart man decides it is better to die on his feet, than live on his knees. Had German citizens in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s done so, they may have saved themselves and/or other fellow citizens, much unnecessary suffering.

Rob

By the late 1930s it was WAY too late to successfully oppose the Nazis. By then the citizenry was cowed to the point of ignoring genocide, kidnapping and murder. Its not too late for Canadians to act to rid themselves of these uber-liberal clowns and their suffocating policies, but act they must and now!

KenW

Don’t forget that Hitler was actually elected.

PMinFl

So is Biden.

HLB

Maybe.

HLB

HLB

Push the law to its limit. Legally armed rallies. Show of force.

HLB

Grigori

Do you mean like one of the rallies, I believe in DC, where citizens openly carried rifles, but then allowed police to disarm, confiscate, and arrest them? What was the purpose of carrying weapons if they were going to allow this to be done to them? It proved nothing and cost them their weapons, freedom, and probably their RKBA. They would have fared better to leave their weapons at home or better yet, just stay at home alltogether. Showing “hey, I have a gun” is meaningless if there is no intent to, as our forefathers did, use it once certain… Read more »

Last edited 17 days ago by Grigori
HLB

The lines have been crossed. I have a weapon and where is is legal, say on the Arlington side of the bridge across the Potomac River, I will carry it. When I am attacked, I will use it to defend my self. That has meaning to me.

HLB

Grigori

They definitely have been crossed.

USMC0351Grunt

You mean just like it is in the U.S., here, now?

Quatermain

Compliance is complicity.

Rowboat

What is tolerated will continue.

Jayson

Liberals, this is YOUR place. Birds of a feather flock together here.

DIYinSTL

This is what you get with a parliamentary system of government and no Bill of Rights. All systems are susceptible to tyrants and the moral turpitude of ambitious politicians, even our republic.

macdog

This sounds like vaguely familiar to what our gov. and our state Stazi are proposing when comes to gun control/confiscation. In most situations, all semi autos would be outlawed, banned in most area including your personal vehicles. Welcome to soft target Colorado (californication east LA).
Fairly certain our gov. has a man/girl crush on black face canadian – justine trousseau as well as californicated screwsome newsume.

Last edited 17 days ago by macdog
Back Country Wanderer

Scary stuff. Just making it easier to be a criminal who likes to hurt people and take things.

musicman44mag

Think of what good buddies Trudeau and obiden are. Canada is the testing ground for what might happen to the USA, and if they get their wish, around the world. Think of our truckers and how that turned out. Denied access to the capital. Denied the right to legal protest and denied the required permit. The UN might be the law enforcement that will come down on the people to enforce gun seizure. Another person on here said to me that they will seize our bank accounts and try and starve us into submission before they did that. I accepted… Read more »

USMC0351Grunt

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Boz

llla………they shouId be….