June 14, 2018 – CBC NEWS: “It’s the main source of how firearms are being purchased and how they come into people’s hands on the streets nowadays,” said Sgt. Eric Stewart, head of the Guns and Gangs unit for the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).”
September 13, 2018 – RCMP ATIP RESPONSE: “Based on the information provided, a search for records was conducted in Edmonton, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario. Unfortunately, we were unable to locate records which respond to your request.”
DO WE NEED A HANDGUN BAN IN CANADA? DENNIS R. YOUNG SAYS “NO”
Guest Dennis R. Young, Independent Firearms Researcher and Firearms Rights Advocate. Interview by Danielle Smith, Newstalk 770, Calgary – Published Sep 10, 2018 12:48 PM https://omny.fm/shows/danielle-smith/do-we-need-a-handgun-ban-in-canada-dennis-r-young
The RCMP and Goodale’s Dept. say they don’t know so I filed 12 more ATIPs
EXCERPT #1: Earlier this summer — a summer that has seen Toronto wracked by gun violence — a report came out that suggested lawful Canadian gun owners were to blame for at least some of the violence. The article was originally published by the Canadian Press, and was widely republished elsewhere, including at the CBC, the National Post, a dozen local newspapers, CTV News, and, yes, here at Global News. Since then, it has been widely cited in other news stories covering the issue, including in The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. The report was everywhere. Here’s the problem. Newly released stats show clearly that it was wrong.
EXCERPT #2: This CP article’s central claim has been at the centre of our gun control debate this summer, and has been cited as a secondary source … I don’t even know how many times. But the article’s central claim, of a surge in domestic crime guns, is bad. Inaccurate. Wrong. And that bad, inaccurate and wrong information is now at the core of an important and contentious public policy debate.
By Matt Gurney, Radio Host, 640 Toronto – Global News September 6, 2018 https://globalnews.ca/news/4428617/matt-gurney-toronto-gun-crime-statistics/
MARK TOWHEY: WHERE ARE THE GUNS COMING FROM? Mark takes issue with stats released by Toronto Police Service about the surge in “crime guns”. Dennis R Young, an independent researcher on firearms related issues joins Mark to discuss. By MARK TOWHEY, Newstalk 1010 – Sunday, September 2nd 2018 – 4:36 pm
Toronto Police Service ‘Crime Gun’ Statistics 2007-2017 https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/08/30/toronto-police-release-crime-gun-stats-2007-2017/
Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Mandate Letter (August 28, 2018)
EXCERPT: “You should lead an examination of a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians.”