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.
While the Liberal party sees gun control as a possible ‘wedge’ issue, StatsCan simply has no evidence to support their claims By Gary Mauser and Vincent Harinam, National Post- August 17, 2018 – Gary Mauser is professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University. Vincent Harinam is an incoming Ph.D. student at Cambridge University. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/the-liberals-are-playing-dishonest-games-with-stats-to-crack-down-on-legal-gun-owners
GLOBE EDITORIAL: FOR AN INFORMED DEBATE ON GUN POLICY, CANADA NEEDS MORE DATA EXCERPT: Before proposing new policy solutions to gun violence, the federal government would do well to place some priority on collecting data that elucidates the problem. Moving beyond the usual, hot-button gun debates between firearms owners and control advocates, and building national consensus on any regulatory changes, would be helped by all concerned operating from a common set of facts. Globe and Mail August 14, 2018 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-for-an-informed-debate-on-gun-policy-canada-needs/
CBC ‘CRIIME GUN’ ANALYSIS WITH ADDITIONAL RESEARCH LINKS – Additional supporting documentation for CBCs Evan Dyer’s: Canada can’t say where its crime guns are coming from – Additional URL Links added by Dennis R. Young – August 13, 2018 https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/08/13/cbc-crime-gun-analysis-additional-research-links/