2018 Trap Shoot

A discouraging weather forecast led to a smaller-than-usual turnout for our 2018 Trap Shoot.  That’s a shame, because it ended up being a beautiful sunny day:

From left to right: Kirk, Darrel, Tori, Brad, Jackie, Ted.

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Public consultation on handgun and rifle bans

This just in from the Canadian Shooting Sports Association:

Have your say: The Canadian government opens its public consultation on banning handguns and semi-auto rifles.

Prime Minister Trudeau has asked the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, to lead an examination of a ban on handguns and “assault weapons” in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians.

The Government of Canada says they would like to hear your views.

This is your chance to have your say directly to the government. Consultations are available from October 11 to November 10, 2018. Please do this right away.

To make your voice heard, go to:  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/policing/police/crime-and-crime-prevention/reducing-violent-crime-dialogue-handguns-assault-weapons.html

You can go directly to the online survey here: https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/cnslttns/hndgn/index-en.aspx  Note that some proposals are calling for a ban on all semi-automatic rifles (even a little .22), so this is important to us.

“Modernizing Ontario’s Hunting & Fishing Licensing System”

We have received the following from the office of MPP Bill Walker:

On November 26, 2018 there will be a better way for hunters and anglers across Ontario to get their Outdoors Cards and hunting and fishing licensing products.

“The new fish and wildlife licensing service that we are launching in November will make getting outdoors easier for hunters and anglers.

The service will be easy to use, with new features like a mobile Licence Summary and a single Outdoors Card,” said Jeff Yurek, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.

To support transition to the new service, there will be two planned service interruptions:
* From November 19 to 25, 2018, there will be no fishing or hunting licences for sale.
* From November 19 to December 31, 2018, licences requiring a game seal will not be available for purchase. All fishing and hunting licences not requiring a game seal will be available for sale.

Plan ahead: all 2018 licences requiring a game seal need to be purchased before November 19, 2018.

As of January 1, 2019 – all hunting and fishing licences will be available for purchase during their regular timeframes.

For all the information you need about fishing and hunting licences in Ontario, please visit Ontario.ca/outdoorscard or you may call Natural Resources Information and Support Centre at 1-800-387-7011.

“Meet the nine year old competitive shooter taking the world by storm”

From guns.com, a story of a remarkable young shooter in the U.S.:

Nine-year-old shooting sensation Alpha Addy has taken the gun world by storm with her impressive performances in competitions and displays on social media. The youth started shooting three years ago after seeing other young shooters shred steel on YouTube. But with firearms being relatively foreign to her parents, her godfather, Johnny Campos, took to training her.

I know I’ve met some young shooters in our area who are better shots with a rifle than I am.  And it’s nice to see the emphasis that Alpha Addy and her trainers place on safe gun handling.  Read the whole thing, and be sure to watch the video.  (You can also read the special youth issue of Sure Shots magazine on-line.)