THE FRASER INSTITUTE BLOG: FEDERAL FIREARMS BAN MISSES MARK—BADLY
Police report that between 70 and 90 per cent of guns used in violent crimes in Canada are smuggled, mainly from the U.S. Gang violence is a growing threat to public safety. According to StatsCan, one quarter (24 per cent) of all homicides were gang-related in 2018, up from 16 per cent in 2015, and licensed firearms owners are much less likely to commit murder than other Canadians. The evidence strongly suggests this gun ban won’t make us safer. If the prime minister wants to stop gun violence, he should encourage the provinces and municipalities to hire more police officers or improve screening at the border to prevent gun smuggling. But this ban targets the law-abiding, not the criminal. Author: Gary Mauser, THE FRASER FORUM – May 14, 2020 CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE FOR THE FULL TEXT.
A COLLABORATIVE RESPONSE TO A COMPREHENSIVE ATTACK
In a rare show of unity, over 50 Canadian organizations, representing millions of members, from every province across the country, have joined forces in opposing the arbitrary and punitive “gun ban” by a government who fails to address crime. This is just the first step in a collaborative reaction, to a very comprehensive attack. EXCERPT: On behalf of our combined memberships. On May 1, 2020 the Government of Canada, by OIC, did prohibit a large number of firearms previously legally owned in Canada by licensed firearms owners, with the impending threat of additional bans. As a result, we have collaborated on this effort to condemn the actions of this government and demand a credible plan to focus on crime. Among our many objections, here are our three main concerns: By Tracey Wilson, Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights – May 14, 2020 CLICK ON LINK ABOVE TO READ THE REST.
GUNTER: NEW FACTS PROVE THE UTTER USELESSNESS OF TRUDEAU’S GUN BAN
(Legal gun owners have to register their addresses with the RCMP, while people banned from owning guns because of previous convictions for violent crimes, do not.) Measures to target criminals using guns, while more likely to be effective, would be hard. And dangerous. Much easier to seize the private property (guns) of hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are not involved in crime. Think about it. Everything a criminal does to become a criminal involves disregarding the law. Meanwhile, everything a law-abiding gun owner does to acquire firearms demonstrates a respect for the law – including completing the lengthy and arduous application process and buying an expensive gun safe. Yet whenever there is a high-profile shooting, who become the first targets when the Liberals want to demonstrate the are getting tough on crime? By Lorne Gunter, TORONTO SUN – May 12, 2020
This is a lengthy and detailed evaluation of the firearm policy statements made by each candidate in the Conservative Party’s leadership race.
KEY POINTS & DETAILED ANALYSIS – Published May 11, 2020 by Christopher di Armani
• Dr. Leslyn Lewis
• Derek Sloan
• Erin O’Toole
• Peter MacKay
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending May 8, 2020
On Saturday, May 2, 2020, Canada’s four largest pro-firearm advocacy groups joined together to call for the resignation of Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Bill Blair. During a briefing on the Liberal gun ban, officials from Public Safety, CBSA, Global Affairs, RCMP and the Department of Justice could not provide a working definition of the firearms placed on the “banned” list and they all displayed a shocking ignorance of current laws. The full statements from all four groups are listed below:
CANADIAN SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION
CANADIAN SPORTING ARMS AND AMMUNITION ASSOCIATION
CANADIAN COALITION FOR FIREARM RIGHTS
NATIONAL FIREARMS ASSOCIATION
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending May 1, 2020
CANADA GAZETTE PART II – OTTAWA, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 – EXTRA VOL. 154, NO. 3
Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted . Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted. AMENDMENTS
MESSAGE FROM THE CCFR CONCERNING THE TRAGEDY IN NOVA SCOTIA
Pray for our brothers and sisters in Nova Scotia. Shame on those exploiting this horrific tragedy.
By Rod Giltaca, CEO & Executive Director – Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights
Canadian Coalition for Firearms Rights – CCFR Channel 16.7K subscribers – 25,426 views – Apr 24, 2020
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending April 24, 2020