Summary of Attached RCMP Access to Information Response dated February 27, 2019
- 106,342 FIREARMS OWNED BY 1,823 FEDERAL DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
- 296 FIREARMS LOST AND STOLEN
- LIST OF IMPORTANT STATISTICS NOT KEPT BY THE RCMP FIREARMS PROGRAM
RCMP RELEASE UPDATED AUTHORIZATION TO CARRY (ATC) STATISTICS BY PROVINCE – RCMP ATIP Response dated Feb 20, 2019 – Received March 6, 2019 by Dennis R. Young – Thanks to TheGunBlog.ca for the statistics and the photo.
- ATCs issued for Self Protection from Human Threats = Exempted (See note below)
- ATCs Issued for Employment = 6,688
- ATCs Issued for Wilderness Protection = 224
NOTE: The number of ATCs issued for Self-Protection from human threats withheld under section 17 of the Access to Information Act: “The head of a government institution may refuse to disclose any record requested under this Act that contains information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to threaten the safety of individuals.” A complaint will be filed with the Information Commissioner challenging this exemption. QUESTION: How can releasing a number threaten anyone’s safety?
RCMP ATIP RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS ON ‘CRIME GUN’ STATISTICS: “Please note that items 1,2 and 5-12 produced no records, as the RCMP does not define ‘crime guns’, and therefore cannot provide statistics relating to ‘crime guns’.” RCMP Response dated Feb 25, 2019 Received March 6, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
CANADIAN FIREARMS PROGRAM: RCMP REPORT ON LICENSING AND REGISTRATION ERRORS FOR 2017 – Why weren’t these errors reported in the 2017 RCMP Commissioner of Firearms Report tabled in Parliament in December 2018? – Analysis and Commentary by Dennis R. Young March 3, 2019
EXCERPT: “Under the authority of section 98 of the Firearms Act, there are 78 Firearms Officers designated by the Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario. Details related to the breakdown can be found in the attached table.” Ontario CFO FOIP Response dated Feb 21, 2019 – Received Feb 25, 2019 by Dennis R. Young