TEAM CSSA E-NEWS – JUNE 10, 2020
Last week a letter from the RCMP landed in the mailboxes of licensed firearm owners across the country.
Titled “Announcement of a Firearms Prohibition”, the letter is puzzling because it provides so little actual information about which firearms were banned on May 1, 2020.
For example, the letter says, “Nine (9) types of firearms by make and model, and their variants;” but never tells the reader which nine firearms were actually banned.
The letter further confuses the issue of guns banned by 20 mm bore diameter or muzzle energy greater than 10,000 joules.
“Firearms with a bore of 20 mm or greater, and those capable of discharging a projectile with a muzzle energy greater than 10,000 Joules.”
These are two separate methods to ban firearms, yet the RCMP’s letter implies a firearm must meet both criteria in order to meet the new Prohibited classification threshold.
So why did the RCMP really send this letter? Continue Reading →