PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER SAYS LIBRARY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING DISCREPANCIES IN REPORTS ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING ON GUN CONTROL – Parliamentary Budget Officer’s response to MP Brad Trost’s request
THE KEY WEAKNESSES OF THIS SURVEY:
- Question wording is slanted to support government proposals,
- Definitions of “assault rifle” and “high-capacity magazine” are incorrect and misleading,
- Support for gun bans decreases with knowledge of current gun laws,
- Sample selection is not representative [it is a panel of volunteers, not a random sample], and
- Report inadequately points out the limitations of their findings.
BY GARY MAUSER, JUSTICE FOR GUN OWNERS – MAY 25, 2019 https://justiceforgunowners.ca/survey-exaggerates-support-for-gun-bans/
Two years later, Public Safety Canada still keeping important Committee deliberations and advice secret
- May 14, 2017 – ATIP Request Filed
- June 9, 2017 – 44-day extension imposed – response due Aug 8, 2017
- August 8, 2017 – Incomplete response received – 315 pages
- August 22, 2017 – Missing Records Complaint with Information Commissioner
- May 13, 2019 – Received second release of 117 pages dated May 6, 2019
O.P.P. FOIP Response dated May 14, 2019 Received May 15, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
- Accidental Discharges 2009-2018 = 48
- Unsafe Acts 2009-2018 = 2
- Careless Storage Incidents 2009-2018 = 53
- Number of Lost or Stolen Firearms 2009-2018 = 5
O.P.P. FOIP response dated May 8, 2019 Received on May 13, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
CBSA ATIP response dated April 29, 2019 received May 7, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
- ATIP Request filed: December 30, 2017
- Delay Complaint filed May 8, 2018
- Received incomplete CBSA response dated Sept 27, 2018
- Filed Complaint about missing records on Oct 12, 2018
EXCERPT: So, when that politician starts talking about banning guns, ask them if they understand while they beat that drum, criminal thugs continue to shoot and kill people. They’re part of the problem. Suggest they stop wasting time talking about things that won’t work – and start doing things that will. By Mark Towhey, Toronto Sun – May 4, 2019 https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/towhey-really-want-to-end-gun-violence-try-these-7-things-to-save-lives
- Keep gun violence in perspective.
- Collect better data.
- Track offenders prohibited from owning firearms.
- Eliminate the gangs – eliminate the crimes.
- Enforce our existing laws.
- Create gang courts
- Get serious about the border.