CBC – CANADA CAN’T SAY WHERE ITS CRIME GUNS ARE COMING FROM – Governments, police not collecting national statistics on whether guns are smuggled or sourced domestically By Evan Dyer · CBC News · Posted: Aug 10, 2018 https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/gun-crime-statistics-1.4779702
CBC THE NATIONAL – HANDGUNS IN CANADA: WHERE ARE THEY COMING FROM?
The issue of handguns in Canada has come to the forefront following last month’s mass shooting in Toronto. The National looks at answering that question and seeing if anyone really knows. VIDEO: 3:07
“Currently, there is no national repository for this type of information in Canada,” Sgt. Marie Damian, RCMP.
“So while governments are debating changes to Canada’s gun laws, there’s really a lack of solid data for them to go on and no national effort underway to collect any,” By Evan Dyer, Senior Reporter Posted: Aug 07, 2018
RCMP ATIP Response – Firearms Seized by Police: 2015, 2016, 2017 dated July 26, 2018 – Received August 2, 2018
(1) The number of firearms seized by the RCMP for all of Canada and for each province and territory
(2) Total number of RCMP (only) seized firearms that were recorded as ‘Seized – Criminal Investigation’
(3) Total number of firearms recorded as Surrendered to the RCMP
(4) The number of firearms seized by the RCMP by Firearm Classification
(5) The number of firearms seized by the RCMP by Firearm Type
(6) Any comparable statistics the RCMP holds with respect to firearms seized by other police services in Canada for each province and territory.
NATIONAL POST LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GUN FACTS DISPUTED Re: Illegal guns sourced in Canada are surging, compared to those smuggled from the U.S. – July 24, 2018 The increase reported by police stems from a change in the definition of ‘crime guns,’ not from any verifiable change in where criminals get their guns. By Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University – July 28, 2018 https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Mauser-Letter-National-Post-July-28-2018.pdf
JULY 25, 2018 – BRIAN LILLEY: NO, 50% OF GUNS USED IN CRIME ARE NOT FROM CANADA http://brianlilley.com/no-50-of-guns-used-in-crime-are-not-from-canada/
NOVEMBER 29, 2017 – CALIBRE MAGAZINE: BULK OF CRIME GUNS DOMESTICALLY SOURCED? TRY 33% AT MOST https://calibremag.ca/bulk-of-crime-guns-domestically-sourced-false/
JUNE 23, 2017 – JUSTICE FOR GUN OWNERS: SHOULD “CRIME GUNS” INCLUDE GUNS CONFISCATED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE CRIMES? http://justiceforgunowners.ca/should-crime-guns-include-guns-confiscated-for-administrative-crimes/
JUNE 22, 2017 – CANADA FREE PRESS: CRITIQUE OF CANADA FIREARMS PROGRAM 2014 FIESD ANNUAL REPORT – Most ‘crime guns’ are NOT ‘domestically sourced’ and RCMP Inspector Chris McBryan is wrong to claim they arehttps://canadafreepress.com/article/critique-of-canada-firearms-program-2014-fiesd-annual-report
Number of Guns Confiscated or Surrendered = 114 Total Compensation Paid = $269,060.35