FIREARMS ACT DOESN’T AUTHORIZE THE RCMP TO TRACK 459,538 CONVICTED CRIMINALS PROHIBTED FROM OWNING FIREARMS BY THE COURTS
By Dennis R. Young – January 24, 2020 – Comment on RCMP Commissioner’s Firearms Report for 2018 [Date modified: 2020-01-22]
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending January 17, 2020
RCMP no records response to Access to Information Act request file: A-2016-02502
UNKNOWN: the numbers and types of guns used in crime;
UNKNOWN: where the crime guns came from;
UNKNOWN: the number of persons charged with providing the crime guns to persons charged with the crime;
UNKNOWN: the number of crime guns that were registered and unregistered;
UNKNOWN: the number of licensed gun owners that were charged with the crime committed with the crime gun or for providing the crime gun to the perpetrator;
UNKNOWN: the number of licensed gun owners that were charged with ‘careless storage’ of their firearm after having their firearm stolen from them; and
UNKNOWN: the number of crime guns that were located and identified using the Canadian Firearms Information System (CFIS).
Selected comments on the definition of “crime gun” By Gary A. Mauser and Dennis R. Young – January 2020
Statistics Canada Recommendation 4: That the Police Information Statistics Committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police together with the Special Purpose Firearms Committee develop a standardized definition of crime-gun and review the current definition of a firearm related offense in the UCR against this standardized definition to ensure consistency.
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending January 10, 2020
SELF-DEFENCE AND FIREARMS IN CANADA
We are not yet become a nation of cowards and the law does not require our submission to criminals. That is a decision which ought to be made by each individual in the circumstances at hand, being trusted and empowered by his government to act appropriately. By Rick Hemmingson, Lacombe, Alberta – Canada Free Press – January 8, 2020
EXCERPT: Recent news stories about the use of a firearm to stop the commission of various crimes and subsequent statements from the RCMP have (again) raised the issue of armed self-defence under Canadian law. Does that right still exist? If so, how and when can it be exercised?
B.C. INFORMATION COMMISSIONER’S FINDINGS: VANCOUVER PD DOESN’T KEEP STATISTICS ON ‘CRIME GUNS’
The VPD even tell the Office of the B.C. Information Commissioner: “There is no such definition within the VPD or NWEST.”
Letter of Findings by the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner of B.C. dated January 6, 2020 – Vancouver Police Department File FOI 19-0222A
NWEST ‘CRIME GUN’ DEFINITION: The 2014 Annual Report prepared by the Canadian Firearms Program, Firearms Investigative & Enforcement Services Directorate (FIESD), Firearms Operations and Enforcement Support Unit (FOES) NWEST and the RCMP rely on a new FIESD definition of a “crime gun”: A firearm is a crime gun if it meets any one of the following criteria: “any firearm that is illegally acquired, suspected to have been used in crime (includes found firearms), has an obliterated serial number, illegally modified (e.g., barrel significantly shortened). (Page 10 of the 2014 FIESD Report). https://canadafreepress.com/article/critique-of-canada-firearms-program-2014-fiesd-annual-report
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending January 3, 2020
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