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Airbnb Financing Group Campaigning Against Canadian Gun Owners

Airbnb Financing Group Campaigning Against Canadian Gun Owners


Airbnb Inc. just became one of Canada’s top activists against hunters, farmers and sport shooters.

The U.S. lodging company pledged $300,000 to Canadian Doctors for Protection From Guns, which lobbies the government to ban guns from the country’s 2.2 million adults with a federal firearm licence.

“I view this partnership — it’s a three-year partnership — really as a first step,” Chris Lehane, San Francisco-based Airbnb’s head of policy, said at a press conference in Toronto today. CP24 shared a video of the briefing.

Team Canada competitors, hunters, plinkers and other gun users canceled their Airbnb accounts. Examples here, here, here, here, here.


Doctors Against PAL Holders

Airbnb will be financing a year-old lobby group that promotes mass confiscations against some of Canada’s most lawful, safe and responsible men and women. It’s backing activists who use their positions in hospitals and medical organizations to campaign against adults with a firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) authorized by the federal police. All guns are banned already for everyone else. Anyone who buys, sells or has any firearm without police permission risks jail.


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“No more Airbnb for me, I just canceled my account,” said Nicolas Johnson, the editor of TheGunBlog.ca. “I really hope they review their pledge as they learn more about their new high-risk partner.”

The company didn’t respond to a request for comment from TheGunBlog.ca after business hours in Toronto.

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Roughly 7% of adults have a PAL.

Millions more family and friends of all ages use firearms safely and responsibly under the control of permit holders. Hunters, firearm collectors, recreational shooters, competitors and many of the 50,000 workers in the firearm industry need places to stay as they travel the country and the world to and from the bush, matches, training courses, gun shows, or for personal trips.




‘No Civilian Access’

Najma Ahmed, the lobby group’s founder, joined Airbnb’s Lehane at today’s media briefing. “No civilian needs access to guns,” Ahmed said on Twitter on Jan. 15, 2019, as she was setting up her organization.

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