This looks like fun, it’s time we lobby the government to change out hunting regulations to allow shooting from vehicles and handgun hunting.
We thought we’d give everyone the respective down low to British Columbia’s Body Armour Control Act there is a lot of misinformation and a lot of inaccuracies with what the legislation entails. Here we’ve decided to post a quote from the legislation and link to it. To our understanding the original bill as past without an exemption for those granted licenses under the federal Firearms Act however after OIC the bill was signed into law to include such an exemption.
Here are the listed “exemptions” under B.C.’s Body Armour Control Act:
2 (1) Section 2 (2) of the Act does not apply to a person described in section 2 (3) (a) or (b) of the Act when the person is not in the course of employment for the period during which the person holds a licence referred to, and is employed to perform work described, in section 2 (3) (a) or (b) of the Act.
(2) For the purposes of section 2 (3) (c) of the Act, section 2 (2) of the Act does not apply to a person for the period during which the person
(a) is employed as a peace officer,
(b) is employed by the government, a government corporation, as defined in the Financial Administration Act, the government of Canada or a local authority, if wearing body armour is required or allowed in the course of the person’s employment,
(c) is employed as a security guard at a gaming facility, as defined in the Gaming Control Act, and registered as a gaming worker under that Act, or
(d) is an individual who holds a valid licence issued under the Firearms Act (Canada) authorizing the individual to acquire or possess a firearm.
Hey guys! Just incase you weren’t already aware we do have a facebook page. Sometimes things don’t always warrant a post up on the blogs sometimes we just want to “share” something we saw somewhere else or sometimes we just like to brainstorm ideas and build discussion among the community. So if you haven’t already, head on over to our page and give us a “like”
When shooting on the back 40 or Crown land how do you get around? Edward Osborne loads up a Eberlestock rucksack and more on his back and bike as he makes his way into the wilderness. One definitely has to put a lot of thought into the ergonomics of ones kit as they balance weigh and comfort especially when traveling under the power of one’s own body.
We know some guys have tricked out SUV’s, 4×4’s, and dirt bikes but something has to be said about how cool it is to be able to move around under one’s own power alone. Here’s a picture of Edwards kit with everything needed to sustain him a weekends worth of camping and shooting.
The Canadian Shooting Sports Association has released the following message in their most recent emails.
RCMP GOES OVER THE TOP?: Many of our members have complained about the RCMP attempting to gather information they no longer have the legislative authority to possess. When a seller of a firearm calls to verify a buyer’s PAL number, a simple system that was supposed to assist firearms sellers in knowing the individual they were selling to was indeed licensed, the RCMP have been asking for very detailed information regarding the SELLER of the firearm. Whoa! This is an intolerable abuse of their authority as C-19 removed their ability to demand that information. The solution is simple. Don’t use the license verification system until it is fixed. The law does not REQUIRE you to verify a PAL, or is there a penalty for not verifying it. If the buyer has a PAL with their picture on it and it’s not expired, you’re covered; you’re good to go. That counts as having “no reason to believe that the transferee is not authorized to acquire and possess that kind of firearm.” We fought for 17 years to win this freedom, PLEASE use it. The simple and easy verification of PALs was supposed to be a benefit and convenience for the firearms community, not be perverted into an information phishing scam. Once again the RCMP steps all over Canadians under the guise of offering a public service. The CSSA recommends Canadian gun-owners stop calling the CFP to verify PALs — boycott the system until they correct it.
23. A person may transfer a firearm that is neither a prohibited firearm nor a restricted firearm:
(a) the transferee holds a licence authorizing the transferee to acquire and possess that kind of firearm; and if, at the time of the transfer,
(b) the transferor has no reason to believe that the transferee is not authorized to acquire and possess that kind of firearm.
We haven’t been posting as much the last month, with the exception of Earl who provided us with a great review of the NEA-15 we have been clamped down with end of term assignments, exams, part-time jobs, military obligations, as well as a vast array of other things that have kept us from keeping you all up to date with the latest news on the Canadian black rifle scene.
2012 is looking up for us, we have loads of new stuff coming in to Canada and Earl will continue to contribute with his wise advice on reviews and other articles. We also have SHOT Show coming up in January.
I have a 5 hour flight to Toronto next week and will try my best to bring myself and the blog up to date with a series of posts over the Christmas break.
We wish you a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Canadian Black Rifle Mag