RCMP response to Access to Information request dated Jan 7, 2019 – Received Jan 11, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
ATTACHED RCMP TABLE: Registered Restricted & Prohibited Firearms Reported Stolen in Canada 2001 to 2017
EXCERPT: “The Canadian Firearms Program does not collect information associated to stolen firearms such as: (1) Individual firearm owners, (2) Firearm collectors, (3) Shooting ranges and gun clubs, (4) Firearm retailers, (5) Firearm wholesalers or distributors, (6) Firearm manufacturers, (7) Museums, (8) Federal Government Departments and Agencies, (9) Provincial Government Departments and Agencies, (10) Armoured Car Companies, (11) Police stations, (12) Military bases or armouries, (13) Movie Sets and Prop suppliers, (14) Other.”
CBSA Access to Information response dated Dec 6, 2018 – Received Dec 18, 2018 by Dennis R. Young
- We Do not track people’s intended destinations.
- Integrated Customs Enforcement System reports shows seizures at a national level.
- The system does not breakdown the seizures for “real criminals” (i.e. Smuggling with criminal intent)
- The system doesn’t breakdown seizures for “persons who were ignorant of the law.”
- We do not track people’s intended destinations.
ATTACHED CBSA TABLE: Firearms Seizures (Jan 1, 2011 to April 15, 2018) 3,741 Firearms Seized in 2,483 Firearms Seizures
GUNTER: YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF HOW LEGAL GUN OWNERS — AND NOT THE CRIMINALS — FACE ALL THE HASSLES
If governments want to reduce gun crimes, they need to stop wasting so much effort on good guys with guns. By Lorne Gunter, Toronto Sun – January 8, 2019
EXCERPT #1: Policing and reporting are both supposed to be about the truth. The police and the CP had combined to put out inaccurate information, and that inaccurate information was driving public debate. At minimum, a correction, or some comparable acknowledgement, was absolutely required. Canadians have spent four months having a debate, including public consultations, based in part on bad information. Information that was known to be bad months ago, but that went uncorrected until two days after Christmas, when news readership is typically way, way below usual levels.
EXCERPT #2: But there is simply no evidence that there is a worsening problem among lawful Canadian handgun owners, the people targeted by the proposed ban — in effect, held up as partially responsible for tragic deaths and senseless crimes. The Toronto police numbers don’t show it. Nationally, the Public Safety Ministry has conceded that it has no data to support claims by Minister Ralph Goodale that domestic owners now provide the majority of crime guns. That entire narrative, embraced wholeheartedly by the mayor and somewhat more cautiously by federal Liberals, is based on bad information that should not have been reported. To call all this disappointing would be an understatement. In an era when news organizations all over the world are being accused of peddling fake news, and when every police force recognizes the challenge of retaining public trust, this is absolutely appalling.
By Matt Gurney, Radio Host 640 Toronto, Global News January 5, 2019 https://globalnews.ca/news/4815321/despite-a-correction-canadas-gun-control-debate-is-still-tainted-by-bad-information/
“An extension of 545 days beyond the statutory time limit is required to process this request. . .” Excerpt from Public Safety Canada Acknowledgment Letter dated Dec 18, 2018 Received Dec 27, 2017 by Dennis R. Young
Requested studies and proposals for gun control measures considered by the government including the following: Banning handguns, Banning semi-automatic firearms, Banning all firearms, and Central Storage/Repositories for firearms in urban centres.
National Defence 17-page response to Access to Information Act request dated Dec 12, 2018 Received Dec 20, 2018 by Dennis R. Young
OCT 24, 2018 – NATIONAL DEFENCE REPORTS 559 LOST WEAPONS & 14 STOLEN WEAPONS https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/11/04/national-defence-reports-559-lost-weapons-14-stolen-weapons/