I seen this a few days ago and though this would be good to share. We as Canadians do have the ability to get a concealed hand gun permit (called an ATC here), but it's damn near impossible to get. The reason is that Chief Firearms Officers have the final day as to who will actually be issued one and they've banned together to try issuing as few as possible.
I know this petition says it's to get open carry legalized with in Alberta, but if that does happen I'm positive it'll have a snow ball effect across the country......except for Quebec, but no one likes them anyways. When I first found this, it had 45 E-signatures, this was on the 18th of December. This petition was started on the 13th of February this year, I was a little curious so I shared it on Facebook. With in two days it got another 404 E-signatures and is still on the rise.
Now I know there isn't very many Canadians on this forum, but for the few that are here, I'd love to have you guys sign this as well, even if you don't feel you'd carry a sidearm. The same goes for if you wouldn't want to carry one openly. The main reason I'm sharing this is to try and draw attention to the fact that a large number of us actually want to be able to carry a firearm for the purpose of self defence.
I could say a whole lot more on this subject, but I think I'll leave it where it's at.....other wise I'll never be finished. Haha