We are extremely proud to announce that our very own Linley Coward was appointed to the new Alberta Firearms Advisory Committee! Linley, alongside 11 other committee members, will take part in an examination of how the recent federal firearms ban impacts law-abiding gun owners and businesses in Alberta. 

Linley is an owner and the HR director here at Bullets And Broadheads Shooting Center. She has been with us since our grand opening four years ago. Linley was raised in central Alberta on a farm with her four other siblings and is very familiar with the Canadian Firearms Act. There is concern about what our future could look like if the federal government doesn’t consider the lifestyle of western provinces in the new gun restrictions. Linley and the committee members will voice concerns from Albertans to the federal government.

The National Post reported on Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s frustration with the federal government with a quote from him stating, “such actions illustrate the huge gulf between the federal and provincial governments’ approaches to combatting crime and to responsible firearm ownership.” The creation of the Alberta Firearms Advisory Committee is an attempt to take more provincial control on gun laws. 

The mandate states that The Alberta Firearms Advisory Committee will hear the concerns about the firearms legislation from citizens in Alberta and “provide recommendations on how provincial policies can best support law-abiding gun owners while keeping Albertans safe.” A report with the final findings will be submitted to the minister of Justice and Solicitor General in an endeavour to change the federal laws.

We are thrilled that Linley is part of this fight to protect our rights as a legally operated business and have our voices heard. At Bullets and Broadheads, we take pride in being Grande Prairie’s best indoor shooting range! Our facility is open 7 Days a week with over 22000 sq ft and has over 10000 sq ft of retail space. Our gun range is also sought after for activities including archery, and axe throwing too. For more information about Bullets And Broadheads and our courses, and memberships, please give us a call at 877-453-5301.