EXCERPT: This week Police Association president Chris Cahill claimed Canadian “police officers” check registers (a gun registry remains for restricted weapons) about 11,000 times a day. “That gives you an idea of how useful it can be,” he reportedly said. In reality, police computer systems trigger automatic registry searches thousands of times daily, usually in relation to routine policing like traffic stops. In 2006, Canada’s then auditor general Sheila Fraser called such hits “an activity indicator [rather] than an indicator of effectiveness.” Column by Kate MacNamara www.stuff.co.nz July 25, 2019 READ THE REST: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/114472787/plan-to-tighter-gun-laws-to-cost-up-to-53m-over-10-years–stuart-nash-says
MP GARRY BREITKREUZ FIREARMS FACTS UPDATE MAY 31, 2006
AUDITOR GENERAL: 5,000 HITS A DAY AN INDICATOR OF ACTIVITY – NOT EFFECTIVENESS
PUBLIC SAFETY INTERIM RESPONSE FIREARMS MARKING REGS
175-Page Interim Response to Access to Information Request File: A-2018-00327 dated July 8, 2019 – Received July 17, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
NOTE: 200 pages of ‘Cabinet Secrets’ withheld pursuant to Section 69 of the Access to Information Act
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun owners.
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun dealers.
UNKNOWN: Number of guns stolen from licensed gun owners and dealers that were used in the commission of a violent offence.
EXCERPT #1: “Currently, there is no national repository for this type of information in Canada.”
EXCERPT #2: “The CFP does not collect or track statistics with regard to the origin of illegal or stolen handguns.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2479 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 10, 2019
UNKNOWN: (a) Number of PAL holders charged with homicide.
UNKNOWN: (b) Number of registered firearms used in homicide.
UNKNOWN: (c) Number of PAL holders charged with using a registered firearm to commit homicide.
EXCERPT: “RCMP systems do not capture the requested information at the level of detail requested.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2478 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 9, 2019
Almost all were barred from purchasing a gun from a gun store because of their prior criminal record
EXCERPT: The study, funded by an award from the National Institute of Justice, looked at the final sale or transfer of firearms to individuals who then used them to commit crimes. It relied on data from the Chicago Inmate Survey (CIS), which interviewed 221 people convicted of gun crimes serving time at seven Illinois state prisons. By Stephen Gutowski, Washington Free Beacon – June 26, 2019
204-Pages of Investigative Reports into 559 lost weapons and 14 stolen weapons
Response to Access to Information Act Request – Received June 27, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
PARLIAMENTARY BUDGET OFFICER SAYS LIBRARY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING DISCREPANCIES IN REPORTS ON GOVERNMENT SPENDING ON GUN CONTROL – Parliamentary Budget Officer’s response to MP Brad Trost’s request