CALIBRE MAGAZINE: GROUND ZERO BY TONY BERNARDO
No police agency in the nation tracks violent offenders with Firearm Prohibition Orders registered against them.
Calibre Magazine – Volume 8/Issue 1 – February 2020
Briefing to Combined Meeting of Council: Public Safety Task Force – March 16, 2020
Question #1: Has Councillor Chahal abandoned his support for a ban on handguns?
Question #2: Is there room for a representative from the Firearms Community on the Membership List?
CBC – CALGARY COUNCILLOR PLANS MOTION TO BAN HANDGUNS IN CITY
Chahal said there have been over 60 shootings in Calgary this year — many of them in his ward — and said he supported a national handgun ban. “This is a crisis facing our communities across this country. We have to tackle all aspects of this issue, and that means we have to go eliminate these from use,” Chahal said. As part of their platform, the Liberals have said they would give local governments the ability to “further restrict” or ban handguns. By Joel Dryden · CBC News · Posted: Oct 03, 2019
COUNCILLOR GEORGE CHAHAL WANTS TO LOOK AT POSSIBLE MOTION TO BAN HANDGUNS IN CALGARY
CALGARY—A Calgary city councillor who has been outspoken about gun violence in the past says he might bring forward a motion to ban handguns in the city.
By Amy Tucker, Star Calgary – Thu., Oct. 3, 2019 EXCERPT: Chahal said he acknowledges responsible gun owners “bear unnecessary scrutiny,” and added he thinks gun control policies should also focus on cracking down on illicit gun sales and cross-border smuggling. His motion, still being drafted, would be contingent on changes at the federal level and thus wouldn’t be brought forward until after the Oct. 21 federal election. Chahal made the announcement alongside Kent Hehr, the Liberal candidate in the Calgary Centre riding, and Josh Ng-Kamstra, a doctor representing Canadian Doctors for Protection From Guns.
RISING GUN VIOLENCE PROMPTS CALL FOR ACTION FROM NORTHEAST COUNCILLOR
By ZACH LAING email@example.com Updated: October 4, 2019
EXCERPT: While Chahal said he supports a ban on handguns — a measure municipalities would be allowed to introduce under a proposal by the federal Liberal party — he also realizes that many gun owners are law-abiding citizens. “There’s responsible gun owners in rural communities who have guns on their family farms, they’re hunters, nobody is talking about taking away their guns and we shouldn’t be,” he said. “We’re talking about handguns that are in our communities, in urban centres like the city of Calgary, in northeast Calgary, in downtown Toronto or in Montreal. “We also have to go after the criminals who smuggle these guns, the manufacturers who are producing them and getting them into our cities and the distribution of them, (we) need tougher penalties . . . and ensure that nobody gets off to the slap on the wrist.”
REPRESENTATION FROM THE FIREARMS COMMUNITY ON PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE?
Letter to Calgary Councillor George Chahal from Dennis R. Young – January 19, 2020. NOTE: No acknowledgment or response as of March 13, 2020
CHAHAL: PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE WILL GET TO THE HEART OF VIOLENCE CRISIS
Engaging all stakeholders is critical and will provide the necessary context to these complicated issues. A broad spectrum of stakeholders, such as government officials, police officers, convicted offenders, victims, faith groups, cultural communities, mental health specialists and concerned residents will be involved and engaged. Gun control advocates need to converse with law-abiding gun owners to find common ground. We need to acknowledge that Calgarians are complicit when we turn away and ignore criminal activity. CALGARY HERALD Updated: February 3, 2020
In a scrum, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair stated that the government will bring forward a list of guns to be banned using an Order in Council (OIC) “It will be clearly articulated in the order in council that we bring forward the principles that were applied in determining what weapons will be included.”
CTV News Videos | December 6, 2019
CANADIAN SHOOTING SPORTS ASSOCIATION POSITION STATEMENT ON FIREARM PROHIBITION ORDERS
Violent people, not objects, commit violent crime. For Immediate Release December 4, 2019
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
RCMP Access to Information Act File: A-2018-02026 dated January 2019
49-Page Response to Informal Request received by Dennis R. Young July 19, 2019
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