Did the RCMP Registration Nullification Letter that arrived last summer after SOR/2020-96 was proclaimed reference firearms you no longer own?
I was recently approached by a married couple who own formerly Restricted class rifles now Prohibited by the May 1st Order in Council SOR/2020-96.
The wife’s newly Prohibited rifles were listed correctly, but the husband’s list contained a rifle he no longer owned. Fortunately, he has all the transfer references from the sale to prove he no longer owns the rifle.
They’re wondering how many other people were sent letters listing firearms you no longer own.
If your letter from the RCMP contains firearms you do not own, please contact Christopher di Armani through this link: https://dennisryoung.ca/contact/
One researcher asked where to find the numbers of licensed firearm owners.
The best source for these numbers that I’m aware of is the annual Commissioner of Firearms Report published by the RCMP.
Annual Reports for 2015-2019 from the RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms are available in HTML format on the RCMP’s website: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/firearms-reports
PDF versions of the RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report for 2006 thru 2019 are available here: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.506252/publication.html
PDF versions of the Commissioner of Firearms Report for 2003 thru 2005 available here: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.507769/publication.html
You may also download any or all of these annual reports in PDF format using the direct links below:
- 2003 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2004 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2005 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2006 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2007 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2008 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2009 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2010 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2011 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2012 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2013 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2014 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2015 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2016 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2017 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2018 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2019 RCMP’s Commissioner of Firearms Report
- 2020 – coming soon
FEDERAL COURT AFFIDAVIT OF MURRAY SMITH, RCMP FIREARMS FORENSIC SCIENTIST (RETIRED) MANAGER, SPECIALIZED FIREARMS SUPPORT SERVICES (“SFSS”) WITHIN THE CANADIAN FIREARMS PROGRAM (“CFP”) BETWEEN APPLICANTS CHRISTINE GENEROUX, JOHN PEROCCHIO, AND VINCENT R. R. PEROCCHIO AND ATTORNEY GENERAL OF CANADA COURT FILE NO. T-735-20 – OCTOBER 9, 2020
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: FINAL ATTACK AGAINST LIBERAL FIREARM BAN EMPLOYS TOUGH TALK IN COURT DOC – But Generoux’s application, supported by her two co-applicants, is no-holds-barred. They argue the government has over-exaggerated the risk to public safety from licensed firearm owners, noting the extremely low crime rate in the licensed and highly regulated firearm community. The application points out death and injury in other sports. “If the deaths surrounding firearms are such a public safety risk, why are the deaths surrounding swimming pools, motorcycles or other forms of sport and leisure items not considered a public safety risk?” their notice of application asks. By Tim Naumetz. iPolitics – Published on Aug 7, 2020 – https://ipolitics.ca/2020/08/07/final-attack-against-liberal-firearm-ban-employs-tough-talk-in-court-doc/
GUNTER: MORE CONCERNING REVELATIONS ABOUT THE LIBERALS’ LATEST GUN BANS
I shudder to think what gun owners in this country would have done without Dennis Young, the firearms researcher who has provided so much useful information on federal gun control efforts over the past 25 years. Working out of his home in Alberta, Young, a former Mountie and Parliament Hill staffer, has dug up more dirt on the Liberals’ sneaky efforts to restrict and outlaw guns than any team of researchers. By Lorne Gunter, Toronto Sun – Oct 17, 2020 READ THE REST: https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/gunter-more-concerning-revelations-about-the-liberals-latest-gun-bans
RCMP ATIP Response 75 pages dated August 18, 2020 – Received by Dennis R. Young August 28, 2020
- The current total number of police personnel that have passed their firearms requalification proficiency and safety testing in accordance with government legislation, directives, policies and procedures. Forcewide data for pistol recertification is: 89.7% (as of April 9, 2019).
- The current total number of police personnel that have failed to pass their firearms requalification proficiency and safety testing is: 242 members or 1.3% (as of 2019/04/01).
- Number of Unintentional Discharges by Year, 2007-2018 = 146
- Number of Firearms Lost by Type, 2009-2018 = 6,247
- Number of Firearms Stolen by Type, 2009-2018 = 11,626 NOTE: All figures for Non-Restricted Firearms are for Public Agency recorded firearms only.
Canada Border Services Agency ATIP response received by William Gilliland dated August 12, 2020
- Annual number for firearms smuggling broken down by province/territories
- Method/mode of smuggling (vehicle, water, air, person, etc)
- Number of people charged/convicted or smuggling (with citizenship information if possible)
- Firearms smuggled broken down by type and country of origin
Public Safety Canada Access to Information Act: Requested November 10, 2018 – Final response received June 10, 2020 by Dennis R. Young
WORDING OF REQUEST: This is further to your request under the Access to Information Act for: (As clarified on August 11, 2019) – “For the period from October 2015 to present please provide copies of all studies, papers, proposals, impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses, recommendations, polls, focus groups, Briefing Notes to the Minister and Advice to the Minister examining the efficacy, arguments for and against and advantages and disadvantages of gun control measures considered by the government including the following:
1. Banning handguns
2. Banning semi-automatic firearms
3. Banning all firearms
4. Central Storage/Repositories for firearms in urban centres.
FINAL RESPONSE 416 PAGES: https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Final-416-pages-A-2018-00301-Release-package.pdf
INTERIM RESPONSE 409 PAGES: https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Safety-Interim-1-Release-package-A-2018-00301.pdf
Not only is Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system broken, it was designed to fail from the very start. This 45-page Special Report explains, in detail, everything wrong with our current Firearm Prohibition Order system and outlines a clear plan to fix it. The only question is… Will the federal government take the action required to keep Canadians safe? Or will they continue to pay lip service to Public Safety while doing nothing to stop violent, repeat offenders from illegally obtaining guns? Today’s commentary is a lengthy excerpt from my latest Special Report “Designed to Fail: Canada’s Broken Firearm Prohibition Order System and How to Fix It”. A detailed investigation into how to fix Canada’s broken firearm prohibition order system takes a LOT of time, as does distilling all that research down to a coherent, if lengthy, 45-page report. I want to thank Dennis Young for his research into this issue over the years. I also want to publicly acknowledge his willingness to dig up various ATIP responses and research, as well as his willingness to offer his feedback on early versions of this report despite his own serious health challenges. Today’s commentary and this “Designed to Fail” Special Report would not be as thorough or as focused without his assistance. Thank you, Dennis! Stay happy, healthy and safe until common sense returns to our country. By Christopher di Armani – June 10, 2020
• “The Governor in Council is not of the opinion that any thing prescribed to be a prohibited firearm or a prohibited device, in the Annexed Regulations, is reasonable for use in Canada for hunting or sporting purposes…” – SOR/2020-96: The Liberal government’s Order in Council immediately Prohibiting 1,500 makes and models of guns owned by federally-licenced RCMP-vetted firearm owners because they are “not suitable for hunting.”
• “There will be an exception for indigenous peoples exercising a section 35 hunting right.” – Justice Minister David Lametti, May 1, 2020 Press Conference
Published May 21, 2020 by Christopher di Armani – “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm