MPs put discussion of gun bill on pause for holidays amid concern over hunting rifles

Dec 15, 2022 | 2:56pm

MPs studying the government’s proposed definition of an assault-style firearm will resume talks next month about whether to hear from additional witnesses amid concerns the change would ban some common hunting rifles. The House of Commons public safety committee, which is conducting a clause-by-clause review of a Liberal firearm-control bill, did not meet Thursday as […]

Liberals, Tories spar over scope of proposed assault-style firearm definition

Nov 24, 2022 | 5:22pm

The Liberals say their proposed definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm applies only to guns that belong on the battlefield. But Conservative MPs continued to insist Thursday the federal move would outlaw large numbers of ordinary hunting rifles and shotguns. The Liberal government wants to include an evergreen definition of a prohibited assault-style firearm in […]

Teen girls robbed near Walker School in west Regina

May 1, 2021 | 3:59pm

Regina Police are looking for two suspects after two teenage girls were robbed on a walking path near Walker School Saturday morning. Officers say they were called to 5637 7th Avenue around 8:30 a.m.. The two teens were approached by a male and female suspect on bikes. The male suspect flashed what appeared to be […]

Police Chief Evan Bray says handgun ban not needed in Regina

Feb 28, 2021 | 9:16am

Regina police chief Evan Bray says there is no need for a handgun ban to be established in the city. Speaking this week at a Board of Police Commissioners meeting, Bray said it is the opinion of the Regina Police Service that doing that wouldn’t accomplish much when it comes to reducing crime.. “Predominantly, firearm-related […]

Trudeau government would allow municipalities to ban handguns under new bill

Feb 16, 2021 | 12:46pm

OTTAWA — Newly tabled gun legislation would allow municipalities to ban handguns through bylaws restricting their possession, storage and transportation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says today the measures will be backed up with serious penalties to enforce these bylaws, including jail time for people who violate municipal rules. Many gun-control advocates have pressed for a […]