FEDERAL COURT AFFIDAVIT OF MURRAY SMITH, RCMP FIREARMS FORENSIC SCIENTIST (RETIRED) MANAGER, SPECIALIZED FIREARMS SUPPORT SERVICES (“SFSS”) WITHIN THE CANADIAN FIREARMS PROGRAM (“CFP”) BETWEEN APPLICANTS CHRISTINE GENEROUX, JOHN PEROCCHIO, AND VINCENT R. R. PEROCCHIO AND ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA COURT FILE NO. T-735-20 – OCTOBER 9, 2020
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: FINAL ATTACK AGAINST LIBERAL FIREARM BAN EMPLOYS TOUGH TALK IN COURT DOC – But Generoux’s application, supported by her two co-applicants, is no-holds-barred. They argue the government has over-exaggerated the risk to public safety from licensed firearm owners, noting the extremely low crime rate in the licensed and highly regulated firearm community. The application points out death and injury in other sports. “If the deaths surrounding firearms are such a public safety risk, why are the deaths surrounding swimming pools, motorcycles or other forms of sport and leisure items not considered a public safety risk?” their notice of application asks. By Tim Naumetz. iPolitics – Published on Aug 7, 2020 – https://ipolitics.ca/2020/08/07/final-attack-against-liberal-firearm-ban-employs-tough-talk-in-court-doc/
Not only is Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system broken, it was designed to fail from the very start. This 45-page Special Report explains, in detail, everything wrong with our current Firearm Prohibition Order system and outlines a clear plan to fix it. The only question is… Will the federal government take the action required to keep Canadians safe? Or will they continue to pay lip service to Public Safety while doing nothing to stop violent, repeat offenders from illegally obtaining guns? Today’s commentary is a lengthy excerpt from my latest Special Report “Designed to Fail: Canada’s Broken Firearm Prohibition Order System and How to Fix It”. A detailed investigation into how to fix Canada’s broken firearm prohibition order system takes a LOT of time, as does distilling all that research down to a coherent, if lengthy, 45-page report. I want to thank Dennis Young for his research into this issue over the years. I also want to publicly acknowledge his willingness to dig up various ATIP responses and research, as well as his willingness to offer his feedback on early versions of this report despite his own serious health challenges. Today’s commentary and this “Designed to Fail” Special Report would not be as thorough or as focused without his assistance. Thank you, Dennis! Stay happy, healthy and safe until common sense returns to our country. By Christopher di Armani – June 10, 2020
SELF-DEFENCE AND FIREARMS IN CANADA – We are not yet become a nation of cowards and the law does not require our submission to criminals. That is a decision which ought to be made by each individual in the circumstances at hand, being trusted and empowered by his government to act appropriately. By Rick Hemmingson, The Mackenzie Institute – April 27, 2018 Rick Hemmingson is a lawyer who practices in central Alberta. He was certified as a firearms safety instructor decades ago in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. http://mackenzieinstitute.com/self-defence-firearms-canada/
Chief Firearms Officers demand for a range membership can be used as a tool for gun confiscation. By Todd Brown, Executive Director, Firearms Institute for Rational Education – If you wish to get a full copy of the CFO Confirmation of Purpose letter, make a request at: http://www.firearmsinstitute.ca/contact.html
ARE PEACEABLE PAL HOLDERS BEING DELIBERATELY DISARMED? In 96% of these cases, the gun owner in question was just charged with administrative violations, without involving any violence. By Gary Mauser – Justice for Gun Owners – September 15, 2017 http://justiceforgunowners.ca/are-peaceable-pal-holders-being-deliberately-disarmed/
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EXCERPT: The Court ruled that the CFO’s power under s. 58(1) of the Firearms Act, to attach conditions to a licence or authorization, is not unfettered. The CFO cannot use that power to create rules of general application, akin to legislation.
THE GUN BLOG: Today is the 35th anniversary of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The document’s legal and political significance and symbolism are as important as they are controversial for all Canadians, especially those of us who buy, sell, own, use, trade or work with guns. CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE AND ACCESS ALL THE LINKS.
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