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
Important statistics about firearms license holders who are ‘involved in an event involving violence or other offences’ are not tracked. Ontario CFO FOIP Response dated December 31, 2018 – Received January 9, 2019 by Dennis R. Young.
(A) RCMP AUDIT OF THE CANADIAN FIREARMS PROGRAM CONTINUUM OF ELIGIBILITY FOR FIREARMS LICENSING http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/audit-the-canadian-firearms-program-continuum-eligibility-firearms-licensing
(B) THE CANADIAN PRESS ARTICLE FIREARMS LICENCE SCREENING BACKLOGS POSE SAFETY RISKS: RCMP AUDIT – Excerpt: However, there were “significant delays in both initiating investigations and in the duration of eligibility investigations themselves.” For the 27 files in the sample that were still under review, an average of 331 days had passed since the incident in question. By Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press – Published Friday, November 16, 2018 https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/firearms-licence-screening-backlogs-pose-safety-risks-rcmp-audit-1.4179698
(C) THE FIREARMS COMMISSIONER’S 2016 REPORT TO PARLIAMENT WHICH STATES: CONTINUOUS ELIGIBILITY SCREENING OF FIREARMS LICENCE HOLDERS: “The Canadian Firearms Information System (CFIS) contains current and historical firearms licence holder data. If a licence holder is involved in an event involving violence (or other offences specified in Section 5 of the Firearms Act), it is reported in CPIC via a Firearms Interest Police (FIP) event and sent to the relevant CFO for review. Licence holders are regularly screened to assess their continuous eligibility to remain licensed. There were 29,487 FIP events in 2016 that were matched to a person with a firearms licence. 8,408 FIP Events in Ontario (Table 8).” http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/2016-commissioner-firearms-report
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
The debate over the regulation of firearms in Canada is often influenced more by emotion than by facts. Since good public policy should be based on solid evidence, following are a few facts for consideration. By Senator Don Plett – January 4, 2019 http://www.donplett.ca/my-work/articles-and-speeches/14-things-you-should-know-about-violent-crime-and-firearms-in-canada/
Senator Donald Neil Plett – Province: Manitoba (Landmark) Affiliation: Conservative Party of Canada Telephone: 613-992-0180 , 613-992-3790 Email: email@example.com
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/
RE: Withholding of 4-pages of Records entitled: ‘’The Local State of Emergency-Mandatory Evacuation Order Police Officer Authorities’’ written by Peter Mackenzie citing solicitor-client privilege and other responsive records identified in OPIC Review File: 006614 – Alberta Justice & Solicitor General File: 2017-G-0570 – My File: 018. This Request for Inquiry respectfully submitted to the Alberta Information Commissioner by Dennis R. Young – December 31, 2018
“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.
What information in this document is of such primary importance that it must remain a state secret after five and a half years? Is it really more important than rebuilding trust in the RCMP among High River residents? Yet another Freedom of Information Request to Alberta Justice and Solicitor General – December 26, 2018