NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA: FIREARMS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND STATISTICS – Initial Analysis of 142-Page Response to my July 23, 2018 Access to Information Act request By Dennis R. Young – February 10, 2019
SEE PDF PAGES 137-142: NRCAN RESPONSE TO MY ORIGINAL EIGHT QUESTIONS
SEE PAGES 24-39: ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL VERIFICATION ON COMPLIANCE AND OVERSIGHT ON FIREARMS – APRIL 2017
SEE PDF PAGE 35: DEPARTMENTAL FIREARMS, TYPE, MAKE AND MODEL: 47 RIFLES, 3 HANDGUNS, 126 SHOTGUNS
SEE PDF PAGES 88-90: MEMORANDUM TO ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER – APRIL 24, 2018 – EXCERPT: “However, in specific regions of British Columbia and the Yukon, field conditions (i.e. mountainous landscapes, dense bush, and steep terrain), which generally require the use of both hands to safely traverse, make restricted firearms, specifically the .44 magnum side arm, the most appropriate solution for self-defence against wildlife.”
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FIREARM ENGAGEMENT PAPER: “REDUCING VIOLENT CRIME: A DIALOGUE ON HANDGUNS AND ASSAULT WEAPONS” By Daniel Balofsky – February 3, 2019
PUBLIC SAFETY CONSULTATIONS: BANNING HANDGUNS AND ASSAULT WEAPONS – Access to Information Act request By Dennis R. Young – February 1, 2019 https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/ATI-233-Public-Safety-Consultations-on-Banning-Handguns-Feb-1-2019.pdf
GUN OWNERS FIRE BACK AT MINISTER BLAIR DURING CONSULTATION IN CALGARY
Participants made the most of the 60-minutes available to them, discussing the effects a handgun ban would have on information privacy, civil liberties, manufacturing, and business investment. The message was clear: this is viewed as yet another legislative tool to punish responsible and law-abiding gun owners. The Minister heard loud and clear opposition to Justin Trudeau’s methodology for reducing violent crime. Stephanie herself questioned whether the outcome of the consultation will ultimately reflect the views expressed by the stakeholders consulted. Minister Blair, when pressed, agreed to accept additional submissions in writing to his office, to be coordinated by Stephanie. Grateful for the opportunity to attend, yet undoubtedly dissatisfied by the Minister’s responses, attendees left the meeting without any assurances. By Calgary Midnapore MP Stephanie Kusie – February 8, 2019 http://stephaniekusiemp.ca/2019/02/08/gun-owners-fire-back-at-minister-blair-during-consultation-in-calgary/
OPEN LETTER #4 TO SENATORS: EVIDENCE LACKING ON HIGH, MEDIUM AND LOW PRIORITY GUN CONTROL TARGETS
Why are 443,043 convicted criminals prohibited from owning firearms by the courts allowed to roam Canada free of any of the government’s gun control programs? On November 24, 2004, Firearms Commissioner Bill Baker testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights: “On the change of address, if someone is prohibited from having a firearm in the country they are no longer effectively covered by the Firearms Act.” Maybe it’s time they should. By Dennis R. Young – February 5, 2019
SUMMARY OF REPORTED FIREARMS PROGRAM SPENDING 1995 TO 2017
Highest Spending Amounts Reported = $1.79 Billion – Lowest Spending Amounts Reported = $1.60 Billion
PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA BACKGROUNDER: Costs and Crime Statistics
QUESTIONS GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ANSWER
A CANADIAN APPROACH TO PUBLIC SAFETY (HUMOUR) TheGunBlog.ca – January 31, 2019 — Following is an imaginary conversation based on real laws for Canada’s 2.2 million men and women hunters, farmers and sport shooters with police authorizations to own guns.
Albert: If we want to improve public safety, what if we tracked the people who threaten it? We know a lot of them, but we won’t touch them.
Billy: Are you some un-Canadian unhinged authoritarian fascist Nazi-Communist alt-scumbag threat to democracy? We don’t treat people like that here. We respect their rights and freedoms, their privacy, their culture and way of life. We respect principles of law and justice like fair treatment, due process and innocent until proven guilty. What you suggest is immoral, unconstitutional and illegal.
Here’s what we do instead: https://thegunblog.ca/2019/01/31/a-canadian-approach-to-public-safety-humour/
RCMP FIREARMS PROGRAM SPENDING & STAFFING 2016/2017: $53.7 MILLION AND 451 FULL TIME EQUIVALENTS (FTE) – RCMP ATIP Response dated January 23, 2018 – Requested Dec 8, 2017 – Received January 29, 2019
DECEMBER 5, 2018 – IMPORTANT GUN CONTROL STATISTICS MISSING FROM RCMP FIREARMS COMMISSIONER’S REPORTS TO PARLIAMENT – The Liberal Government promised their policies and programs would be ‘evidence-based’. Unfortunately, the base of ‘evidence’ in support of federal firearms programs is sorely lacking. https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/12/05/evidence-based-firearms-statistics-desparately-needed