Today's decision in R. v. Montague, 2010 ONCA 141 makes clear (as if it was necessary to clarify!) that Canadians have no constitutionally protected right to possess weapons. The Court holds:
 Moreover, contrary to the Montagues' contention, the Supreme Court of Canada has addressed the question of whether the possession and use of firearms is a constitutionally protected right and has rejected the notion that Canadians have an absolute constitutional right to possess and use firearms. See R. v. Wiles,  3 S.C.R. 895, at para. 9; R. v. Hasselwander,  2 S.C.R. 398, at para. 414. Although s. 7 of the Charter does not appear to have been expressly invoked in those cases, the Supreme Court stated in Hasselwander at para. 414 that, "Canadians, unlike Americans, do not have a constitutional right to bear arms." In Wiles at para. 9, the Supreme Court said: "[P]ossession and use of firearms is not a right or freedom guaranteed under the Charter, but a privilege."
 The Montagues submit that the above-quoted comments are obiter, as ss. 7 and 26 of the Charter were not engaged in Hasselwander and Wiles or any related jurisprudence.
 We disagree. The Supreme Court's comments in Hasselwander and Wiles apply with equal force to s. 7 of the Charter.