National and International Gun Control News for the week ending April 17, 2020
EXCERPT: It is standard in Canada if you have been convicted of a violent crime, are a registered sex offender, have ever been designated a dangerous offender, are on probation or parole, are subject to a restraining order or peace bond, have been ordered deported or barred from hunting, you lose your ability to buy or possess guns. That makes sense. But as Young points out, the federal government and the RCMP make no effort to keep track of people who have been banned. One of the hoops for legit owners is they report to police any change of address within 30 days or face up to two years in prison. By Lorne Gunter, Toronto Sun – April 18, 2020 https://dennisryoung.ca/2020/04/19/yet-another-problem-emerges-in-the-liberal-firearms-plan/
TONY BERNARDO COMMENT: “Thank you Mr. Gunter. Another missive of resounding common sense. When a government – under the guise of crime control – places lawful citizens under this type of intrusive scrutiny while giving a free ride to proven criminals, any sensible person must question the true motives of government.” 26 Thumbs Up on April 19th
CSSA POSITION STATEMENT ON FIREARM PROHIBITION ORDERS
People, not objects, commit crime. While many groups campaign against legal guns and legal gun ownership, we know firearms are harmless unless a person with evil intent picks it up and uses it to commit an evil act. That’s why we’re pushing the government to strictly monitor over 443,000 people courts deem too dangerous to possess guns, not the 2.2 million people who the RCMP investigated and deemed trustworthy of firearm ownership. CSSA SPECIAL REPORT – DECEMBER 4, 2019
RCMP/CPIC STATISTICS: PERSONS PROHIBITED FROM OWNING FIREARMS 1978-2018
Summary of Statistics from Firearms Commissioner’s Reports by Dennis R. Young April 15, 2020
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending April 11, 2020
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending April 3, 2020
COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE RCMP FIREARMS CLASSIFICATION EXPERTS AND PUBLIC SAFETY MINISTER VIC TOEWS – 2012-2013
RCMP Response to Access to Information Act File: A-2013-03715 dated February 19, 2020 – Posted by Dennis R. Young on March 29, 2020
National and International Gun Control News for the week ending March 27, 2020
CALIBRE MAGAZINE: GROUND ZERO BY TONY BERNARDO
No police agency in the nation tracks violent offenders with Firearm Prohibition Orders registered against them.
Calibre Magazine – Volume 8/Issue 1 – February 2020
ANALYSIS OF TORONTO POLICE SERVICE ‘CRIME GUN’ STATISTICS FOR 2018
REVEALED: Licensed gun owners are not a major source of crime guns in Toronto.
Analysis by Dennis R. Young – March 24, 2020
NOTE: I want to thank Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus for his review and suggestions. Any errors are mine.