Briefing Note to Minister of Public Safety dated November 4, 2016: “The CFIS programming error affected 1,356 licences. The Canadian Firearm Information System (CFIS) amended the licence privileges of some clients from Section 12(7) to Section 12(6) of the Firearms Act at the time of renewal.” Excerpt from a RCMP 117-page response to ATIP Request A-2017-03712 – Received April 16, 2016 (one year to process)
On March 13, 2016, I filed what I thought was a simple request for RCMP statistics on crime guns. On April 27, 2016, I received a response from the RCMP dated April 19, 2016 advising that the RCMP had ‘no records’ on crime gun statistics.
On May 14, 2016, I filed a complaint with the Office of the Information Commissioner. My complaint included information on crime guns I had gleaned from the RCMP website which I thought pretty well debunked the RCMP’s ‘no records’ response. I guess I was wrong.
On February 12, 2018, I received this update on my RCMP ‘NO RECORDS’ complaint from the Investigator in the Office of the Information Commissioner: “I have followed up repeatedly—including involving management. Most recently, I was told an analyst would be working on these the weekend of January 20-21, but despite following up afterward I still have not learned what progress (if any) was made then. Unfortunately, it continues to be very slow going with most of our RCMP refusal files. (i.e. missing records and exemptions complaints).” I guess the RCMP didn’t get the memo from the Prime Minister’s Office on how a new ‘open and transparent,’ ‘evidence-based’ government was now in charge.
“Records showing the total number of claims by High River residents and businesses and the final cost to taxpayers for paying and processing the damage claims caused by the RCMP forced entries and searches.” Municipal Affairs FOIP response April 3, 2018: Claims Paid Out = 1,580 Total Amount Paid = $2,455,815.04 Largest Single Claim = $63,001.06
RCMP EXCEL SPREADSHEET WITH 2,210 HIGH RIVER DAMAGE CLAIMS TOTALING MORE THAN $2.5 MILLION: 50 Damage Claims Over $5,000 Largest Single Claim = $201,870.57 https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/RCMP-High-River-Forced-Entry-Damage-Claims-A-2014-08266-Nov-4-2015.xlsx
RCMP Response to Access to Information Request dated April 3, 2018 – Received April 9, 2018 (14 months to process)
RCMP ATIP response fails to answer 5 out of 5 questions to justify their claim: “CZ858 Tactical-2P firearm proofed 2007 can be converted to a fully automatic firearm in a relatively short period of time with relative ease”. January 9, 2017 Brian News 35 https://canadianfirearmsblog.ca/cz858-spartan-declared-prohibited/
(1) NOT ANSWERED: the number and types of equipment used to easily convert the CZ858 to full auto;
(2) NOT ANSWERED: the parts required to easily convert the CZ858 to full auto;
(3) NOT ANSWERED: the person-minutes required to easily convert the CZ858 to full auto;
(4) NOT ANSWERED: the qualifications of the gunsmith(s) that easily converted the CZ858 to full auto; and
(5) NOT ANSWERED: the estimated cost to easily convert the CZ858 to full auto.
RCMP Response to Access to Information Request dated April 3, 2018 – Received April 9, 2018 (one year to process)
RCMP NATIONAL DNA DATA BANK: “The NDDB does not have an operational backlog. It receives between 500 and 700 convicted offender samples on a weekly basis. All eligible convicted offender samples are processed by the NDDB with 14 days of receipt.” RCMP ATIP Response dated March 26, 2018 – Received April 6, 2018 (one year to process) NOTE: Current statistics for the National DNA Data Bank are available at this website: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/nddb-bndg/stats-eng.htm
DISPUTING BLANKED OUT SECTIONS IN RCMP ‘NWEST CRIME GUNS’ REPORT – Excerpt: Once we analyzed this RCMP 2014 report, we realized why the RCMP were trying to keep it from public view. The definitions the RCMP used for ‘crime guns’ in the report were just plain WRONG and resulted in highly skewed statistics and an exaggeration of the number of crime guns that the RCMP reported to the media that were ‘domestically sourced’. RCMP ATIP File: A-2016-04659 – Complaint to Information Commissioner – July 2, 2017 – Update: Letter from Information Commissioner acknowledging receipt of exemptions complaint – February 16, 2018
MY ATIP REQUEST 172 – RCMP – CANADIAN FIREARMS PROGRAM: NWEST FIESD & FOES ANNUAL REPORTS ALL REGIONS 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Filed May 21, 2017 – RCMP FILE: A-2017-06297 – FILED DELAY COMPLAINT – SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/ATI-172-RCMP-FIESD-FOES-ANNUAL-REPORTS-ALL-REGIONS-May-21-2017.pdf
RCMP FIREARMS OPERATIONS MANUAL: TRACING, FIREARMS INTEREST POLICE (FIP) & CUSTOMS
- Chapter 4.14 Tracing Firearms – Directive Amended 2016-04-08
- CPIC User Manual, III 126.96.36.199.Firearms Interest to Police, CPIC entry
- Customs Act App,8-General-5 and App.8-2-13 Disposal Procedures for an illegally imported firearm
- Chapter 22.4 – Firearms, Prohibited Weapons, Munitions, and Explosives
RCMP ATIP Response dated March 20, 2018 – Received on April 5, 2018 (Response Time: 11 months)
RCMP Access to Information Response dated March 23, 2018
- 379,036 Firearms Seized & Surrendered – 2008-2017
- 189.620 Firearms Destroyed by the RCMP – 2008-2017