Gun lobbies, gun control advocates favour end of latest Liberal bill as Commons recess nears
June 11, 2021
“C-21’s lack of inclusion in the government’s agenda demonstrates the bill’s lack of necessity,” said Tony Bernardo, executive director of Canadian Shooting Sports Association.
“Sport shooters are not using their firearms for evil, but gang crime is sweeping the country,” Bernardo said Friday.
“It is abundantly clear that gang violence is where the government needs to prioritize its efforts, not legislating against RCMP-approved and licensed firearms owners,” he said, reflecting common views of gun owners that have been prevalent through the Liberal government’s gun control program since 2015.
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- Moved entire site to a new and faster web host
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- updated PDF display codes on all 900+ pages where the old plugin codes no longer worked
New Social Media Accounts for DennisRYoung.ca
Before Dennis passed away he asked his tech support person to give me access to his Twitter and Facebook accounts. After Dennis passed on I contacted his former tech support person repeatedly about access to these accounts.
Despite repeated assurances he would send the credentials and repeated claims he did send the credentials I still don’t have control of Dennis’ current Twitter account and Facebook page.
As it’s now been 7 months, I’ve given up attempting to gain access to these legacy social media accounts and have created new ones.
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Facebook Live June 12th
At 2pm PST on June 12, 2020, I will be live on Facebook to discuss these technical changes, the many ATIP requests Dennis filed that are still outstanding, as well as the preliminary results of some of the ATIPs I’ve filed recently.
If you have any questions, please email them to me at email@example.com and I’ll address them on that Facebook Live.
This Week’s Firearm News
This week’s edition covers the past two weeks as paid work and other commitments kept me from publishing the newsletter last week.
New ATIP Responses
I’ve received ATIP responses from most major municipal police agencies and have started writing the report on how they track firearms. It won’t come as a huge surprise to learn most agencies don’t even define ‘crime gun’ or track seized and surrendered firearms in any meaningful way.
I hope to have that report ready in the next two weeks, along with all the supporting ATIP responses themselves.
RCMP denies it has secret copy of long-gun registry
May 14, 2021
The RCMP denies claims that its firearm program has a secret copy of the long-gun registry for non-restricted rifles and shotguns, which the Harper government ordered destroyed a decade ago.
“The document here, from the chief firearms office in Orillia, Ontario, with the RCMP logo on it, suggests to me that the database was not destroyed,” MP Blaine Calkins told iPolitics. “Or the records were not destroyed or deleted; if they were, it was only temporary, and it has been reinstated secretly against the will of Parliament.”
[ED. Note: Shocking. RCMP denies lying to Canadians and Parliament despite proof with their name on it.]
Evidence shows Mounties kept a copy of the gun registry
May 02, 2021
When criminal defence lawyer Ed Burlew was sifting through the documents sent over by a Crown prosecutor regarding his client, one jumped out. It was proof that the RCMP had kept a copy of the gun registry despite Parliament ordering it destroyed in 2012.
MP Bob Benzen in Committee
May 4, 2021
Mr. Speaker, media revelations that the RCMP kept information from the Liberals’ long-gun registry that Parliament ordered destroyed is blowing new holes in Canadians’ already shaky trust in government.
Now we know why the RCMP targeted certain homes for firearms collections during the High River flooding in Alberta. It is because it had a copy of the registry information. It was not supposed to have it, but it knew exactly where to look.
It is disgraceful that the government and its national institutions cannot be trusted to honour the same rules it, in turn, expects all citizens to follow.
What a betrayal this is of Canadians’ assumptions of equality under the law.
In light of these reports, the Prime Minister and his Minister of Public Safety need to ensure that the RCMP destroys its secret list and comes clean on just what other private information it has compiled that the law does not permit it to have.
Ian Runkle Interviews Ed Burlew About RCMP Secret Gun Registry
May 4, 2021
Bombshell News: RCMP Defied Order To Destroy Long Gun Registry – 1-hour Interview With Ed Burlew
This was an especially bad week for American law enforcement. Eight police officers were killed in the line of duty, including two officers of the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office who were murdered as they attempted to do a welfare check.
Alberta the latest province to sidestep federal handgun legislation
April 30, 2021
The Alberta bill received royal assent from the province’s lieutenant governor on Thursday, and a spokesperson for Municipal Affairs Minister Ric McIver told iPolitics the bill would be proclaimed into law “as soon as possible.”
NOTE: I’m aware of the MailChimp issue where links to the latest articles are not currently being included. This will be resolved in early may when I’m back in cell phone range. MailChimp’s 2-Factor Authentication prevents me from accessing the account until then.
Standing Guard | What Enforcing The “Laws On The Books” Would Actually Look Like
April 20, 2021
It is an undeniable truth that our criminal-justice system already has more than enough laws on the books to put criminal gun traffickers away for a very long time. Likewise, it is an absolute lie when gun-banners like Maloney, President Biden, Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi say that current gun laws are “weak” or nonexistent.
So why don’t gun-ban politicians ever demand that tough existing laws be enforced? Because their goal is not safety. Their track record clearly shows that they have no interest in protecting anyone, save for the criminals. Their only goal is to malign NRA members and law-abiding gun owners en route to destroying the Second Amendment.
[While we have no 2nd Amendment in Canada, actually enforcing our strict firearms laws would have a similar effect here as LaPierre states for America. Canadian politicians make the same disingenuous claims for the same reasons – it’s not about guns or public safety… it’s about control.]
With Friends Like This, Who Needs Enemies?
Don Pajot: Where hunters should aim in discussing Bill C-21 on gun control
April 15, 2021
So as responsible hunters and firearms owners, we have a duty to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Canadian hunters should raise the bar and aim to support the ban on “assault-style firearms” — which have no legitimacy in our hunting gear.
We should speak out for our time-honoured traditions and legitimate firearms ownership, but also for the greater good and public safety.
Constance Bay resident Don Pajot is a senior Canadian hunter and former firearms and hunter safety training instructor, and a Liaison Officer with the Canadian Forces Ottawa Fish and Game Club.
The double standards of the Boushie/Stanley case
March 2, 2018
The PM seems committed to adding to the differences between Indigenous people and the mainstream, instead of trying to dismantle a divisive system.
No charges have been laid against the young people who carried out this farm invasion. Why this ‘get out of jail free’ card for home invaders? Is this a new, and very disturbing, racially-based policy?
N.S. Crown questions conditional sentence given to Black man for gun offence
Mar 30, 202
The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal heard the Crown’s appeal Tuesday in the case of 25-year-old Rakeem Rayshon Anderson, who was found guilty on five firearm-related charges in June 2019. Police had found a .22-calibre revolver in his waistband following a traffic stop in November 2018.