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  1. #21
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    Sorry. I didn't know expressing an opinion would offend so many. If using a hand gun cranks your handle, go ahead. I will stay narrow minded I guess.

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    First, I cannot believe that this is going to come, here and now...
    Second, there's the question who will use them how (ethical hunting and understanding their limitations; what a long barreled handgun with scope is capable of, cannot be done with one that was designed to put holes in perfectly lit paper at rather short distance).
    I might not fancy them as primary hunting tool, but as scondary. If you bow hunting bear and you have to track them all they allow you is a can of bear spray. Not as comforting as a .454 casull if you ask me.
    I'm positively surprised that they are still allowed to dispatch trapped game (which makes absolutely sense).

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    I can see this being a bone of contention from the anti gun crowd.

    It would require an overhaul of the existing firearms act, and while the CPC Party did deliver on its promise to scrap the LGR, I can't see them taking a run at it again, particularly when they are trying to secure ridings in urban areas.

    This may not be a bad thing however. If the coalition for gun control and Wendy Cukier are pushing for more bans / controls, an item like this may very well be given up as a sacrificial lamb......despite it not really being an issue for many.

    having said that, I am not against using handguns for hunting, particularly for trappers to be able to carry. I simply look at our climate right now and realize the uphill battle that would represent.
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    I thought that it wasn't even the FWCA or any provincial law that prohibits the use of handguns but rather federal firearms laws...am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishy Wishy View Post
    I thought that it wasn't even the FWCA or any provincial law that prohibits the use of handguns but rather federal firearms laws...am I wrong?
    Nothing noted in the FWCA about handguns.

    It probably is the fact that the firearms act prohibits transporting a handgun except to and from ones residence to an approved range.

    Pretty well eliminates the possibility of taking it out in the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebulldog View Post
    Nothing noted in the FWCA about handguns.

    It probably is the fact that the firearms act prohibits transporting a handgun except to and from ones residence to an approved range.

    Pretty well eliminates the possibility of taking it out in the field.
    That's what I'm saying.

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    Ridiculous to be legal and usable at a range but not in the field.

    Just need a min. caliber requirement, if doubled up with long gun during a hunt, it cannot be concealed, and must be visible if hunting handgun hunting only.

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    You didn't offend me Beardchaser, it's just that you were wrong.
    Back when it was legal to hunt with handguns we found that it was wiser to keep your gun concealed, unless you were in the deep bush, that way the uninformed would not get all upset when they spotted a handgun.
    We were able to use handguns because the federal government had no problems with us doing so, provided we had the proper paperwork. It was ok to take them camping, to the gravel pit, farm or up to your boat or cottage, all under the same carrying permit. It wasn't until the first Trudeau that law abiding people carrying guns even became an issue.

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    " It wasn't until the first Trudeau that law abiding people carrying guns even became an issue. "

    Could the FLQ crisis been a factor in any change back then?

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    Not sure but my Dad carried for the bank up until 1971 maybe until 1973 I'd have to ask for sure, but isn't that after most of the FLQ crisis?. That is when he was no longer required. Although he never actually like carrying it he said mostly because they told him no gun no job. He was a very good shot apparently but I would have only been 2 or 3 at the time.

    A handgun could easily be purchased up until the early 1990's and still be used at a gravel pit.

    Does anyone remember when handgun hunting stopped in Ontario? I know in NB you could no longer hunt with them in the late 1980's but could in the 1970's

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilroy View Post
    " It wasn't until the first Trudeau that law abiding people carrying guns even became an issue. "

    Could the FLQ crisis been a factor in any change back then?
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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