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VENDORS: To book a table, call Richard at 905-899-2157.

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For 2024 gun show dates click this link:

Ontario residents are suffering under what is surely the most arrogant and paternalistic government in the province's history. Liberal's only response to a problem seems to be to legislate a ban. What will the Ontario Liberals ban next?

Liberal's plan to ban semi-autos go the way of the carbon tax? I doubt it. Gun bans are widely supported by rank and file Liberals.         

Support the Bruce Montague C-68 challenge.

Taking guns from law-abiding gun owners is like taking cars from sober people to tackle drunk driving!

Important Notice about 2024 Gun Shows

For the past 28 years The Sporting Clubs of Niagara has run our gun shows and used the money raised to support pro-firearm organizations and, when it was permitted, pro-gun political candidates.

However, as the years have passed many members have changed interests, moved or passed away and we are now at the point where we really do not have enough volunteers to continue putting in the time and effort required to make the shows successful. Therefore, the December 8, 2023 show will be the last one conducted by our organization.

We are, however, pleased to notify you that the shows will continue to run under new management. Richard Dykstra is a long time vendor at our show and operates the Creekside Gun Shop in Wainfleet. He also owns and operates ontariogunshows.com which includes several shows across Ontario. With his background and experience we feel that the St. Catharines gun show will continue to be successful for both vendors and attendees.

We will be passing on all our vendor information, floor plans etc. to Richard so in most cases our regular vendors should be able to retain their current show floor locations.

To all our vendors I say a heartfelt Thank You! for supporting us. To our long time vendors (some of whom have been with us for all 28 years) I wish to express my sincere personal gratitude to you. Without your long time support we could not have been the success that we are. Many of you have been not just vendors but have become personal friends and for that I am extremely grateful.

As we will not be collecting advance table payments for next year I suggest that if vendors wish to continue attending the shows you contact Richard to let him know your intentions.

Richard may be reached at the following:
Phone: 905-899-2157
Web: Ontario Gun Shows

Sincerest regards and the best of the Christmas season to you all.

Gerry Gamble

Get woke go broke.

In the latest edition of "Get woke go broke" Metroland Media announced on September 15, 2023 that they will be declaring bankruptcy and terminating the print editions of 70 weekly papers. This will result in the loss of over 600 jobs. This announcement comes only five months after Metroland stated they would not accept any advertisements with the word "gun" or "firearm". (See previous article.)

Metroland blamed the decision on competition from online sources. Perhaps the fact that they were trying to ram big city liberal viewpoints down the throats of small town readers might also have something to do with it.

Metroland Media refuses to run gun show ads.

The Sporting Clubs of Niagara has been running gun shows since 1995. For this entire 28 year period we have advertised these shows in the weekly paper Niagara This Week, as well as in the three Niagara area dailies - the St. Catharines Standard, the Niagara Falls Review and the Welland Tribune. When the gun show director attempted to place the ads for the May 2023 show, he was told that Metroland Media (which owns these papers) would no longer accept advertising with the world "gun", "firearm" etc.

Metroland Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Torstar Corporation. We recommend that any gun owner who is currently subscribing to the Toronto Star, the Hamilton Spectator, the St. Catharines Standard, the Niagara Falls Review or the Welland Tribune should cancel their subscription and inform the paper that you are doing so because of the fanatical anti-gun position they have adopted.

In addition to the above daily papers, Metroland also owns these weekly papers: Niagara This Week, the Fort Erie Post, Grimsby Lincoln News, the Niagara on the Lake Advance, and the Port Colborne Leader. If you own a business that is currently advertising in any of these papers, we recommend that you contact them and make it clear you will cancel your ads until Metroland reverses their anti-gun advertising policy.

Greetings Fellow Gun Owners and Concerned Citizens:

As many of you may know the Liberal government is currently attacking lawful gun owners on two fronts.

The first is Bill C-71 which will affect, among other things, all firearm transfers, ATTs and firearm record keeping.

The second is a potential outright firearm ban which could include handguns, "assault" style firearms and all semi-automatic firearms.

If these measures are brought in they are going to have a very serious, negative effect on your ability to own and use your firearms so if you are able please make every effort to attend this event.

Liberals and their sheep.

The agenda to ban firearms is more evident than ever following the New Zealand mosque shooting. As quick as the politicians and media could they attacked firearms as the main cause of the event.

There was little mention of white supremacist beliefs, unpopular immigration policies or mental illness, as if the guns themselves decided to get up and start shooting.

Once again, the impulsive socialist mind goes after the low hanging fruit while refusing to address the root causes of the problem.

This same mentality is evident in Toronto where a soft on crime, politically correct mayor refuses to acknowledge that most shootings are the result of gang activity and instead focuses his attention on harassing lawful gun owners. Yet the Liberals and their media sheep continue to blame inanimate objects for the problem.

This is a classic example of Liberal misdirection. While scandals such as the SNC Lavalin affair, exploding deficits and a monumental crisis involving opiod deaths continue to fester the Liberals shout "Hey, look at the gun problem...!" in an effort to distract the uninformed from real problems facing the country.

Between January 2016 and June 2018 more than 9,000 people in Canada died from opiod use. In 2016 570 people committed suicide with a firearm while 1,933 people took their own lives by hanging. And guns are the problem that the Liberals focus on?

It was very telling that in the New Zealand shooting much was made of one of the Muslim worshippers picking up one of the shooter's guns and chasing him with it (although it was empty). So he is viewed as a hero for trying to use a gun to stop the shooting but other law-abiding, gun owning New Zealanders must be deprived of their firearms because they are potential killers. Where is the mention of letting honest, armed citizens protect themselves? How many lives would have been saved if even twp or three of the worshippers had guns or there was armed security present? Apparently the New Zealand government, like criminals, loves unarmed victims.

There is no evidence that gun laws have ever reduced criminal firearm use because the laws are always directed at the law-abiding. Apparently the insanity of doing something over and over when it has proven not to work is alive and well in New Zealand.


Following the release of some misleading statistics from the Toronto Police Service falsely claiming that some 50% of crime guns are now domestically sourced (the actual number is about 14%) some politicians like Mayor John Tory of Toronto seized on this as an opportunity to ask the federal government to enact a ban on handguns and certain other firearms.

Despite the information being completely false the Trudeau Liberals have implemented an investigation to study the possibility of a nationwide firearm ban. As usual, law-abiding gun owners are being made the scapegoats for the government's inability to bring under control the gangs, drug dealers and terrorists who are committing the crimes.

Gun ban impedes on lawfull gun ownership

baby Banning handguns or carbines, aka assault weapons for all the anti-gun people out there, impedes on the right of any law-abiding gun owner. Such ban is as good as sacrificing a goat to prevent an earthquake. Drugs and illegal guns come from the same sources. The latest domestically sourced statistic has no value behind it as there is no system to track illegal guns, just like there isn't one for drugs! All crime gun statistics are elevated as all the guns seized are considered as a 'crime gun'; not just the one in question.

The first Trudeau prohibition of firearms in the 1970s did nothing but impeded on the lawful gun owners' rights and look today, 2018, and the criminals have these now so called, "prohibited firearms" to this day, and law-full gun owners do not. Handgun registry was also put in place then and it has done nothing to fight crime. Gun Ban not right The Liberal Government blends criminals into society, gives these gangsters a slap on the wrist for having a gun illegally and yet, there is a big outcry to ban handguns or carbines from civilians. Criminals don't go to your local gun store to buy a gun! This gun ban makes as much sense as the thought that we no longer need farmers because we have grocery stores! Even the Police Association is telling you banning guns from law-abiding citizens is not a good idea by any means! Law abiding citizens and gun owners (normal, rational people, if you will) created what is currently referred to as the 'Police' mind you, not the government.

Keep an eye out for bad people, not weapons; otherwise, you are not going anywhere! A Liberal MP quit the party in the 1990's because she could not believe the Liberals were throwing millions of dollars around like they were pennies! That should be of public interest, not banning guns!

Open House and Fun Shoot at Maple Leaf Marksmen Club

For information, please contact Joe Timpano (Club Treasurer) and Norm Collins (Open House Coordinator) or click here for more details.

Here is a printable Flyer of event.

Facebook page link :click here

2018 Shoot for Abbi at Decew Gun Club

Because we had such great support from the local shooting community for our "Shoot for Abbi" event we thought everyone might want a preliminary report on how things went.

In a word it was "FANTASTIC". About 157 shooters participated which was some 50% more than last year. And while the receipts are still being finalized it appears that the income from the shoot, all of which will go towards researching a cure for cystinosis, was in the vicinity of $11,300. This means that in the three years the Decew Gun Club has been running this event we will have contributed some $25000 towards finding a cure for this disease.

We would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank the dozens of people, companies, local gun clubs, etc. who assisted in so many capacities at the shoot, donated ammunition, loaned us their firearms, sold/bought raffle tickets, promoted the shoot on their websites, etc. Without your tremendous support we could never have pulled this off.

Some people spent 9-10 hours helping at the club preparing, running the event and cleaning up afterward. And while others were only able to come for an hour or two even the smallest contribution made the job of conducting such a huge undertaking so much easier and we are extremely grateful to each and every person who assisted us.

Once again, our sincerest thanks to everyone who pitched in to help in any capacity at this very worthwhile activity.

The Decew Gun Club Executive

Bill C-71 targets law-abiding citizens

Bill C-71 further restricts the tax paying, law abiding citizen from firearm ownership. There is no mention of gangs, criminals, unlawful ownage or use of a frearm. It does nothing to combat crime.

Firearm owners have to act now and write to your MP's raising this issue. Some statistics taken from the government website can be found here. Also, some great talking points and other usefull links can be found here at CSSA website.

Bill C-71 is the cousin of Bill C-68 brought forth by JT's father. There is no mention of anything that even comes remotely close to gangs, crime nor criminality reduction. In fact, Liberals brought out Bill C-75 which reduces sentences for criminals. There is 75,000 signatures against Bill C-71. We also have a muslim mosque that collected just 75 signatures to ban assualt weapons (aka civilian carbines) and this muslim petition of just 75 signatures is what the government is noticing; yet, our tax paying citizens' petition of 75,000 signatures against Bill C-71 gets ignored as if it never existed.

Remember, when a Police officer has a so called assualt weapon, its considered a 'carbine'; however, when a civilian owns it, its nothing but an assault weapon. FYI, assualt weapons' true definition is a fully-automatic firearm. The definition has been hiped up and twisted to make semi-auto firearms sound so much more scary. FYI, 'assualt' is an action, not an object.

London now has a huge murder rate, higher than New York, yet, London has had a gun ban for years and years. The latest vehicle attack in Toronto, Canada, killed over 10 people but that's no big deal cause a firearm wasn't used. If a firearm was used instead of a vehicle, the media and the CBC would be over heating right now to try and ban firearms.

Help to enable legal action against the latest RCMP's ban of 10/22 over 10rnds magazines

ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO - The Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), representing recreational firearms owners, has joined with the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA), representing firearms business owners, to empower legal action against the recent decision by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Firearms Program to prohibit several brands of imported 10/22 extended capacity rifle magazines.

The CSAAA and CSSA Boards of Directors voted late last week to raise and contribute funding to a legal defence fund to make this legal action possible

For more information on how you can help, visit http://cssa-cila.org/ or direct link here.

[Scrap C-68] Case Update: Our Home is being Returned to Us!

August 8, 2016

Dear Supporters:

This has been a really long haul for us but the crown has finally dropped their civil forfeiture case against us and have dropped their lean against our home.

It's a shame that the crown has taken so long to drop this case that should have never been started in the first place! BUT I guess when you have civil servants that are not held accountable that's what you get.

My thanks to all of you who supported us with your expertise, money and prayers. I would also like to thank the Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) which has been representing us since our lawyer Doug Christie died. The CCF has been very good to us and has been working diligently on our case pro bono! They definitely deserve financial support for all the hard work they are doing for average Canadians like you and me who have our rights violated. Please consider donating to them at their website at "http://theccf.ca/" .

Yours in Liberty,

Bruce & Donna.

Thorold Council Meeting regarding firearm discharge by-law

First we want to extend a big "Thank You" to everyone who showed up to the Thorold town council meeting to oppose the proposed firearm discharge by-law in Thorold.

Despite only a few hours notice we were able to mobilize about 50 people to attend the meeting and it certainly got the attention of the Councillors.

The motion to pass the by-law has been deferred indefinitely.

Liberals to let RCMP classify firearms

Mounties will once again have final authority over the classification of firearms, the Liberal government says, reversing legislative changes made by the Conservatives allowing Cabinet to override RCMP decisions. Full story ..click here

RCMP re-visits banning some more civilian firearms

RCMP is once again re-visiting the consideration of banning more everyday rifles from law-abiding citizens.

11 rifles and 1 pistol has been found by the RCMP as no longer suitable for the law-abiding citizen. So that's what the Liberal Gun policy means when they say, 'taking guns off our streets'. They refer to law-abiding citizens as 'the streets'. To any normal person, it sounds like a reference to criminals when stating 'the streets' but not to the Feds or RCMP.

We, the law-abiding citizens, have been painted with the same brush as the criminals. More on this story, ...click here 'http://www.therebel.media/legal_gun_owners_in_rcmp_s_crosshairs_mounties_liberals' .

Original CBC report can be found here. ...it is of no surprise the CBC was the first out of the gate to report this, since it is a left-wing news station funded greatly by the Liberal party.

Note how the CBC article uses a heading picture of RCMPs holding a coffin. What are they trying to imply? Talk about anti-gun propoganda.

Public Safety is affected by mentally deranged individuals or orginized crime trickling down to little gangsters shooting each other in Toronto over drugs or money, not by law-abiding firearm owners. We have no association with such aspects of society.

Altering any firearm from its original manufacturing is a crime and results in jail time invoking the individuals PAL and furthermore, preventing that individual from obtaining another PAL and/or firearm(s).

Short, medium and long distance shooting is a fun sport. Many different firearms are used in these sports including military and paramilitary firearms. Individuals involved in these sports are working class people that pay taxes, raise families and are an asset to society.

From a public safety perspective, banning a firearm from a law-abiding citizen is like castrating yourself cause your neighbour is having too many kids.

OPP Commissisioner wants to bring the gun registry back

A deputy commissioner of the OPP is applauding Quebec's plan for a provincial firearms registry and says Ontario - or the federal government - should consider following suit ...full story .

Kathleen Wynne wants guns out of Ontario

Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne wants guns out of Ontario....click here for details.

Within letter, scroll down to 'Focusing on Policing and Public Safety' of the letter presented, 6th bullet 'Continuing to develop measures... last modified September, 2014

News letters regarding RCMP ban and Commom Sense Proposal

The proposal from the law abiding citizens vs what was presented in the house of commons differs. Check back for more details. last modified October 12th, 2014

More online news letters have been posted. Some interesting topics, including RCMP ban of Swiss Arms and the VZ CZ858. It also includes the 'Common Sense Firearms Licencing Act' proposal. Previous versions are accessible through the link on the left 'Archived information'.

A downloadable petition regarding the 'Common Sense Proposal' to the House of Commons is available here. Get signatures and send to the address at the top; no postage stamp required.

NRPRC Update

Niagara Regional Police Revolver Club has been saved. The new name is 'Decew Gun Club'. Get your membership today! Contact information will be posted soon regarding membership contact. last modified June, 2014

Niagara Regional Police Revolver Club update....click here for more information. last modified January, 2013

Bruce Montague

"Liberal Government Wants to Seize Montague's Home and Assets"...click here

Who are we?

In November of 1994 a group of concerned gun owners from the Niagara area organized a meeting in the basement of a St. Catharines restaurant. Turnout exceeded our expectations. Over 400 people were in attendance. Following the meeting several people stayed behind to discuss what more could be done to fight for the rights of gun owners in the Niagara Peninsula.

Another rally was planned for January 1995. Again turnout was more than expected. Over 2,000 people crowded into the hall, and hundreds more were turned away at the door due to lack of space.

Following the second meeting, organizers decided it would be prudent to create a permanent structure to organize rallies, lobby local politicians and co-ordinate pro-gun activities in the Niagara area. This structure is now the Sporting Clubs of Niagara.

Since then we have:

  • Made a presentation to the Niagara Regional Council which helped prevent to passage of an anti-gun policy statement.
  • Made a presentation to Niagara Falls City Council which helped stop a proposal to further limit hunting areas.
  • Co-ordinated a letter writing campaign to the Senate.
  • Made a presentation to the Police Services Board to counter an anti-gun article written by then Deputy Chief Frank Parkhouse.
  • Organized over 100 gun shows.
  • Brought prominent pro-gun speakers into the Niagara area.
  • Maintained contact with sympathetic MPP's and MP's.
  • Written numerous pro-gun "Letters to the Editor" in local and national newspapers.
  • Published a quarterly newsletter which reaches over 5,000 households in and around the Niagara area.
  • Co-ordinated a "Sea of Green" program which placed over one thousand "Remember Bill C-68 when you Vote" signs around the Niagara Peninsula during the 1997, 2000, and 2004 election campaigns.
  • Ran a series of ads in nearly every newspaper in the Niagara Peninsula, detailing the provisions of C-68 and the despotic tendencies of the Liberal Party.

Contact Information

General 905-685-4480

Gun Show 905-899-2157

FAX 905-562-8261

Web Admin: email web@thesportingclubsofniagara.com

TSCON P.O. Box 20194 RPO Grantham
St. Catharines, ON
L2M 7W7

Right to Silence Cards

We continue to hear horror stories of police abusing their powers when dealing with firearm owners, including one incident where a police officer parked outside a gun club and pulled over a member leaving the club for no reason except that there might be firearms in the car (after all it was a GUN club). Our laminated wallet-sized cards declare your right to remain silent and your right to ask for a lawyer when it appears the police are overstepping their authority and questioning you in dubious circumstances. These cards are proving extremely popular (which is a little scary when you think of it). We are only asking for $1 per card to defray the cost of production. If you want cards mailed to you please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request. More info on this is on our website in archived copies of newsletter Vol. 11 #4 and Vol. 12 #1.

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