National and International Gun Control News for the week ending July 12, 2019
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2477 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 11, 2019
EXCERPT#1: PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA (PS)
COST: $1.2 million spent since May 2004.
BENEFITS: “PS does not gather or track statistical data with respect to the number of firearms prosecutions initiated or successfully prosecuted.”
EXCERPT #2: CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY (CBSA)
COST: $19.95 Million spent since May 2004
BENEFITS: “The CBSA was successful in 536 successful firearms persecutions.”
EXCERPT #3: ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP)
COST: $104.35 million spent since May 2004
BENEFITS: “Under ICCUF, the RCMP provided investigative support to law enforcement and did not initiate firearm prosecutions. As such, these statistics are not available.”
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun owners.
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun dealers.
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun owners and dealers that were used in the commission of a violent offence.
EXCERPT #1: “Currently, there is no national repository for this type of information in Canada.”
EXCERPT #2: “The CFP does not collect or track statistics with regard to the origin of illegal or stolen handguns.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2479 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 10, 2019
UNKNOWN: (a) Number of PAL holders charged with homicide.
UNKNOWN: (b) Number of registered firearms used in homicide.
UNKNOWN: (c) Number of PAL holders charged with using a registered firearm to commit homicide.
EXCERPT: “RCMP systems do not capture the requested information at the level of detail requested.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2478 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 9, 2019
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending July 5, 2019
640 Firearms Lost – 173 Firearms Stolen (see attached for breakdown by types of firearms)
It only took 27 months for the ‘Open and Transparent’ Government to respond
RCMP ATIP File: A-2017-03711 – Filed April 1, 2017 – Received July 3, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
Almost all were barred from purchasing a gun from a gun store because of their prior criminal record
EXCERPT: The study, funded by an award from the National Institute of Justice, looked at the final sale or transfer of firearms to individuals who then used them to commit crimes. It relied on data from the Chicago Inmate Survey (CIS), which interviewed 221 people convicted of gun crimes serving time at seven Illinois state prisons. By Stephen Gutowski, Washington Free Beacon – June 26, 2019
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending June 28, 2019
204-Pages of Investigative Reports into 559 lost weapons and 14 stolen weapons
Response to Access to Information Act Request – Received June 27, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
• $26.5 MILLION IN FIREARMS FEES COLLECTED, 2001-2012
• 714,949 FIREARMS DECLARED BY FOREIGN VISITORS, 2004-2010
Canada Border Services Agency ATIP Responses – Summarized by Dennis R. Young – June 23, 2019