CTV – NO ‘MAGIC LEVER’ TO SOLVE GUN CRIME: EXPERT – How to get handguns off the streets promises to be a divisive issue in the upcoming election year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government plans to limit access to handguns and assault weapons and has not ruled out an all-out ban. But independent firearms researcher Dennis Young says no statistics bear out the idea that lawful gun owners or their guns are the reason for increased shootings or guns on the streets. In fact, Young says he has yet to find anyone who tracks how many gun crimes are committed by licensed gun owners or how many handguns have been stolen from licensed owners. “If politicians want a handgun ban, they have to fabricate the stats to justify that,” Young told CTVNews.ca in a telephone interview from his home in Airdrie, Alta. According to Statistics Canada, violent crime accounted for 20 per cent of all police-reported crime in Canada in 2016. And of all violent crimes, just 3 per cent involved a firearm. By Meredith MacLeod, CTVNews.ca – Published Friday, December 21, 2018 https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/no-magic-lever-to-solve-gun-crime-expert-1.4222841
“There were an estimated 1,400 shooting ranges in Canada in 2017.” 2017 Firearms Commissioner’s Report – RCMP Access to Information Act Response dated Nov 22, 2018 Received December 7, 2018 By Dennis R. Young
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. By Dennis R. Young – December 5, 2018
RCMP Response to Access to Information Act request dated Nov 27, 2018 – Received by Dennis R. Young – December 4, 2018
353-Page Response to Access to Information Act request Nov 2, 2018 – Received by Dennis R. Young Nov 13, 2018
Q2 – NUMBERS OF FIREARMS IN INVENTORY: 1,597
- Machine Guns – 12
- Submachine Guns – 67
- Rifle – 62
- Handguns – 1,226
- Shotguns – 230
THE GUN BLOG – PAL APPLICATION FORM WRITTEN AS A LETTER (HUMOUR) TheGunBlog.ca — Canadians need a licence authorized by the federal police to legally buy, sell, own or transport any gun, and to buy ammunition. Here’s a humorous look at how a licence application might look if it were written as a letter. Dear Federal Police, I’d like to please request your permission to own firearms. READ THE REST: https://thegunblog.ca/2018/10/18/pal-application-form-written-as-a-letter-humour/#more-20081
Shimano Canada and the all-party Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus of Canada have partnered to fund scholarships for ten dedicated post-secondary students committed to advancing their education in fish and wildlife management/research science.
SENATOR ANDRÉ PRATTE’S E-MAIL TO SENATORS ON BILL C-71 – The sponsor of the Liberal Government’s Bill C-71 in the upper house of Parliament – An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms.
NOTE: Independent Quebec Senator André Pratte, one of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first Senate appointees.