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.”
National and International firearms news for the week ending August 24, 2018
WHAT’S THE HOLD-UP? PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE HAS HAD MORE THAN A YEAR TO PROVIDE BILL C-68 CABINET DOCUMENTS By Dennis R. Young – August 24, 2018
ROD AND GUN IN CANADA EDITORIAL – MARCH 1921 – Excerpt: The amendments to the criminal code, which call for a permit to own firearms other than shotguns, owned prior to October 16, 1920, are causing untold inconvenience throughout the Dominion owing to their prohibitive nature. Although it is generally understood that the law was changed owing to fear of general conditions of unrest and that the sportsman was not to be molested, this has not been the case. NOTE: Thanks to Christian Inkster who found this Editorial at the family farmstead.