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.
The CN Police Service declared their firearms information was protected by the Privacy Act. RCMP Access to Information Act response dated April 8, 2019 received on April 15, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
OCTOBER 12, 2018 – CN POLICE REFUSE TO PROVIDE FIREARMS STATISTICS
SENATOR MCPHEDRAN TO MOVE BILL C-71 AMENDMENT TO “PROHIBIT” HANDGUNS IN CANADA – News Release – Ottawa, April 8, 2019 – Today at the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence’s (SECD) clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, Senator Marilou McPhedran, an independent Senator for Manitoba, will move to amend clause 16 that already proposes to amend subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code – exactly the subsection that could also be amended to add handguns to the “prohibited firearm” list in the Code. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST
PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA RELEASES 191 OF 220 PAGES ON BILL BLAIR’S BAN HANDGUNS AND ASSAULT WEAPONS CONSULTATIONS – Public Safety Canada ATIP Response dated March 18, 2019 Received by Dennis R. Young on March 27, 2019
WHERE IS THE EVIDENCE CANADA’S GUN CONTROL PROGRAMS ARE WORKING?
New Research added to this update by Dennis R. Young – Updated March 24, 2019
- March 19, 2019 – RCMP Report: 4,298 Firearms Registered Without Serial Numbers
- March 18, 2019 – MP Brad Trost’s Four Order Paper Questions Re: Firearms Program Effectiveness
- March 16, 2019 – ‘Experts’ Ignore Facts When It Comes To Gun Control In Canada
- March 6, 2019 – RCMP Does Not Define ‘Crime Guns’ – RCMP Does Define ‘Crime Guns’
- March 15, 2019 – Firearms Reported By ‘Public Service Agencies’ By Province For 2016 And 2017
- March 12, 2019 – RCMP ‘Unable To Locate Records’ Firearms ‘Used’ In Crime
- March 11, 2019 – Treasury Board Needs 340 Days To Process ATIP Request For Firearms Program Cost-Benefit Analyses
- March 9, 2019 – Guns In Federal Departments & Agencies
- March 3, 2019 – Canadian Firearms Program: RCMP Report On Licensing And Registration Errors For 2017
- March 1, 2019 – No ‘Evidence’ To Support Bill C-71 ATT Amendments
- February 25, 2019 – Ontario: Number & Location Of CFO ‘Designated Firearms Officers’
- February 18, 2019 – Presentation On Lack Of Evidence Supporting Bill C-71 To The Senate Committee On National Security And Defence
Q-23192 Firearms Interest Police (FIP) Database Deficiencies
Q-23202 Auditor General Firearms Program ‘major additional costs’
Q-23212 Benefits of Firearms Ownership
Q-23222 Effectiveness of Firearms Interest Police (FIP) Database
FIREARMS REPORTED BY ‘PUBLIC SERVICE AGENCIES’ BY PROVINCE FOR 2016 AND 2017 – See detailed RCMP Access to Information Act response dated March 4, 2019 attached.- Analysis by Dennis R. Young – March 15, 2019
TOTAL FIREARMS LOST BY & STOLEN FROM POLICE & PROVINCIAL AGENCIES IN 2016 = 79
TOTAL FIREARMS LOST BY & STOLEN FROM POLICE AND PROVINCIAL AGENCIES IN 2017 = 149
Summary of Attached RCMP Access to Information Response dated February 27, 2019
- 106,342 FIREARMS OWNED BY 1,823 FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
- 296 FIREARMS LOST AND STOLEN
- LIST OF IMPORTANT STATISTICS NOT KEPT BY THE RCMP FIREARMS PROGRAM