NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA: FIREARMS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND STATISTICS – Initial Analysis of 142-Page Response to my July 23, 2018 Access to Information Act request By Dennis R. Young – February 10, 2019
SEE PDF PAGES 137-142: NRCAN RESPONSE TO MY ORIGINAL EIGHT QUESTIONS
SEE PAGES 24-39: ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL VERIFICATION ON COMPLIANCE AND OVERSIGHT ON FIREARMS – APRIL 2017
SEE PDF PAGE 35: DEPARTMENTAL FIREARMS, TYPE, MAKE AND MODEL: 47 RIFLES, 3 HANDGUNS, 126 SHOTGUNS
SEE PDF PAGES 88-90: MEMORANDUM TO ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER – APRIL 24, 2018 – EXCERPT: “However, in specific regions of British Columbia and the Yukon, field conditions (i.e. mountainous landscapes, dense bush, and steep terrain), which generally require the use of both hands to safely traverse, make restricted firearms, specifically the .44 magnum side arm, the most appropriate solution for self-defence against wildlife.”
GUN OWNERS FIRE BACK AT MINISTER BLAIR DURING CONSULTATION IN CALGARY
Participants made the most of the 60-minutes available to them, discussing the effects a handgun ban would have on information privacy, civil liberties, manufacturing, and business investment. The message was clear: this is viewed as yet another legislative tool to punish responsible and law-abiding gun owners. The Minister heard loud and clear opposition to Justin Trudeau’s methodology for reducing violent crime. Stephanie herself questioned whether the outcome of the consultation will ultimately reflect the views expressed by the stakeholders consulted. Minister Blair, when pressed, agreed to accept additional submissions in writing to his office, to be coordinated by Stephanie. Grateful for the opportunity to attend, yet undoubtedly dissatisfied by the Minister’s responses, attendees left the meeting without any assurances. By Calgary Midnapore MP Stephanie Kusie – February 8, 2019 http://stephaniekusiemp.ca/2019/02/08/gun-owners-fire-back-at-minister-blair-during-consultation-in-calgary/
OPEN LETTER #4 TO SENATORS: EVIDENCE LACKING ON HIGH, MEDIUM AND LOW PRIORITY GUN CONTROL TARGETS
Why are 443,043 convicted criminals prohibited from owning firearms by the courts allowed to roam Canada free of any of the government’s gun control programs? On November 24, 2004, Firearms Commissioner Bill Baker testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights: “On the change of address, if someone is prohibited from having a firearm in the country they are no longer effectively covered by the Firearms Act.” Maybe it’s time they should. By Dennis R. Young – February 5, 2019
THE GUN DEBATE IN CANADA: PT-2 – “ASSAULT WEAPONS”
“We will take action to get handguns and assault weapons off our streets”. Liberal Party of Canada website. Several statements about firearms use and misuse have been made by the governing Liberal Party of Canada, and by gun-control lobby groups even as the Liberal government mulls a complete ban on handguns and possibly also on so-called “assault weapons” which are modern semi-automatic sporting rifles. By RCI | email@example.com Monday 21 January, 2019 http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/01/21/the-gun-debate-in-canada-pt-2-assault-weapons/
Maybe Senators can get the answers that my Access to Information requests can’t? By Dennis R. Young – Updated: January 13, 2019
379,036 FIREARMS SEIZED BY AND SURRENDERED TO THE RCMP: Between January 1, 2008 to May 27, 2017 – RCMP Response to Access to Information Act request dated March 23, 2018 Received April 5, 2018 by Dennis R. Young
WHAT THE RCMP DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE FIREARMS THEY TRACE! Contrary to the Trudeau Government’s promises for ‘evidence-based’ policies and gun control programs, here are the thirteen things the RCMP now admit they don’t know about the firearms they trace. RCMP Response to Access to Information Act request dated February 7, 2018 Received February 14, 2018 by Dennis R. Young https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/02/16/rcmp-doesnt-know-firearms-trace/
RCMP response to Access to Information request dated Jan 7, 2019 – Received Jan 11, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
ATTACHED RCMP TABLE: Registered Restricted & Prohibited Firearms Reported Stolen in Canada 2001 to 2017
EXCERPT: “The Canadian Firearms Program does not collect information associated to stolen firearms such as: (1) Individual firearm owners, (2) Firearm collectors, (3) Shooting ranges and gun clubs, (4) Firearm retailers, (5) Firearm wholesalers or distributors, (6) Firearm manufacturers, (7) Museums, (8) Federal Government Departments and Agencies, (9) Provincial Government Departments and Agencies, (10) Armoured Car Companies, (11) Police stations, (12) Military bases or armouries, (13) Movie Sets and Prop suppliers, (14) Other.”
CBSA Access to Information response dated Dec 6, 2018 – Received Dec 18, 2018 by Dennis R. Young
- We Do not track people’s intended destinations.
- Integrated Customs Enforcement System reports shows seizures at a national level.
- The system does not breakdown the seizures for “real criminals” (i.e. Smuggling with criminal intent)
- The system doesn’t breakdown seizures for “persons who were ignorant of the law.”
- We do not track people’s intended destinations.
ATTACHED CBSA TABLE: Firearms Seizures (Jan 1, 2011 to April 15, 2018) 3,741 Firearms Seized in 2,483 Firearms Seizures