SENATOR MCPHEDRAN TO MOVE BILL C-71 AMENDMENT TO “PROHIBIT” HANDGUNS IN CANADA – News Release – Ottawa, April 8, 2019 – Today at the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence’s (SECD) clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms, Senator Marilou McPhedran, an independent Senator for Manitoba, will move to amend clause 16 that already proposes to amend subsection 84(1) of the Criminal Code – exactly the subsection that could also be amended to add handguns to the “prohibited firearm” list in the Code. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST
PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA RELEASES 191 OF 220 PAGES ON BILL BLAIR’S BAN HANDGUNS AND ASSAULT WEAPONS CONSULTATIONS – Public Safety Canada ATIP Response dated March 18, 2019 Received by Dennis R. Young on March 27, 2019
Q-23192 Firearms Interest Police (FIP) Database Deficiencies
Q-23202 Auditor General Firearms Program ‘major additional costs’
Q-23212 Benefits of Firearms Ownership
Q-23222 Effectiveness of Firearms Interest Police (FIP) Database
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?
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
NEWS RELEASE OTTAWA – Canadian Shooting Sports Association President, Steve Torino, and Executive Director, Tony Bernardo, testified before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence in a marathon session last evening that brought organizations and individuals on both sides of the gun debate together in the new Senate of Canada Building to examine Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms. Messrs. Torino and Bernardo outlined several significant problems with Bill C-71 including the change to lifetime background checks; changes to the licence verification process; requirements for businesses to keep detailed recordings of all firearm transactions; changes to the electronic conditions of Authorizations to Transport (ATTs); and the removal of the Governor-in-Council to declare a firearm to be non-restricted. [Click on link above to read the rest]
SENATE COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENCE: PRESENTATION ON LACK OF EVIDENCE SUPPORTING BILL C-71 By Dennis R. Young – February 18, 2019 NOTE: Excerpts from this document were used for my seven-minute presentation to the Senate Committee.
EXCERPT: Albert Einstein is credited with saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results”. There’s no proof that Einstein really made this statement just as there is no proof – no ‘evidence’ – that any of the reams of gun control laws passed by successive governments over the last four decades has reduced the number of homicides, reduced the number of suicides, reduced violent crime, improved public or police safety or kept firearms out of the hands of criminals. https://www.change.org/p/justin-trudeau-shouldn-t-police-know-where-these-bad-guys-with-guns-live/u/24207572
Response to Access to Information Act request dated February 3, 2019 RCMP ATIP FILE: A-2018-03594 – Received by Dennis R. Young February 15, 2019 – Detailed analysis of the attached statistics pending.
FIREARMS REGISTRATION SYSTEM ERRORS:
- For the year 2017, the number of enquiries received to report errors with firearms registration certificates;
- For the year 2017, the number of registration certificates returned by the post office noting the wrong address;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of persons prohibited from owning firearms still in possession of registered firearms;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of persons with an expired or revoked licence still in possession of their registered firearms;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of firearms no longer in the possession of the registered owner;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of firearms reported as sold by RCMP approved dealers but still listed in the dealers’ inventories;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of firearms registered with the same makes, models and serial numbers;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of firearms registered without serial numbers;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of firearms registered as restricted firearms but are actually prohibited firearms;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of firearms registered as restricted but are actually non-restricted; and
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of duplicate firearms registration certificates in the system.
FIREARMS LICENCING SYSTEM ERRORS
- For the year 2017, the number of enquiries received to report errors in firearms licences;
- For the year 2017, the number of firearms licences returned by the post office with the wrong address;
- For the year 2017, the number of firearms licences issued with the wrong photograph or owner description;
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of persons prohibited from owning firearms still in possession of their firearms licence; and
- As of December 31, 2017, the number of change of address notifications waiting to be entered in the system.