2018 RCMP FIREARMS COMMISSIONER’S REPORT 17,225 CFRO queries per day (Canadian Firearms Registry Online)
Fourteen years later the CFRO still cannot differentiate between direct and automatic checks.
RCMP response to Access to Information Act request A-2019-05230 – September 16, 2020
Freedom of Information response dated July 24, 2020 – Thanks to Mr. Lewis and THEGUNBLOG.CA for sharing this information with the firearms community.
- The number of incidents from January 1, 2010 to May 12, 2020 where restricted handguns have been collected and entered into the Halton Regional Police Service Records Management system. RESPONSE = 643
- The number of such incidents where it was established that the firearm was legally held; and the number of such incidents where it was established the firearm was illegally held. RESPONSE: Following consultation with the Police Analytics department it has been determined that data requested is not tracked and therefore no records exist.
RCMP ATIP Response 75 pages dated August 18, 2020 – Received by Dennis R. Young August 28, 2020
- The current total number of police personnel that have passed their firearms requalification proficiency and safety testing in accordance with government legislation, directives, policies and procedures. Forcewide data for pistol recertification is: 89.7% (as of April 9, 2019).
- The current total number of police personnel that have failed to pass their firearms requalification proficiency and safety testing is: 242 members or 1.3% (as of 2019/04/01).
- Number of Unintentional Discharges by Year, 2007-2018 = 146
- Number of Firearms Lost by Type, 2009-2018 = 6,247
- Number of Firearms Stolen by Type, 2009-2018 = 11,626 NOTE: All figures for Non-Restricted Firearms are for Public Agency recorded firearms only.
Canada Border Services Agency ATIP response received by William Gilliland dated August 12, 2020
- Annual number for firearms smuggling broken down by province/territories
- Method/mode of smuggling (vehicle, water, air, person, etc)
- Number of people charged/convicted or smuggling (with citizenship information if possible)
- Firearms smuggled broken down by type and country of origin
Public Safety Canada Access to Information Act: Requested November 10, 2018 – Final response received June 10, 2020 by Dennis R. Young
WORDING OF REQUEST: This is further to your request under the Access to Information Act for: (As clarified on August 11, 2019) – “For the period from October 2015 to present please provide copies of all studies, papers, proposals, impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses, recommendations, polls, focus groups, Briefing Notes to the Minister and Advice to the Minister examining the efficacy, arguments for and against and advantages and disadvantages of gun control measures considered by the government including the following:
1. Banning handguns
2. Banning semi-automatic firearms
3. Banning all firearms
4. Central Storage/Repositories for firearms in urban centres.
FINAL RESPONSE 416 PAGES: https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Final-416-pages-A-2018-00301-Release-package.pdf
INTERIM RESPONSE 409 PAGES: https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Safety-Interim-1-Release-package-A-2018-00301.pdf
Not only is Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system broken, it was designed to fail from the very start. This 45-page Special Report explains, in detail, everything wrong with our current Firearm Prohibition Order system and outlines a clear plan to fix it. The only question is… Will the federal government take the action required to keep Canadians safe? Or will they continue to pay lip service to Public Safety while doing nothing to stop violent, repeat offenders from illegally obtaining guns? Today’s commentary is a lengthy excerpt from my latest Special Report “Designed to Fail: Canada’s Broken Firearm Prohibition Order System and How to Fix It”. A detailed investigation into how to fix Canada’s broken firearm prohibition order system takes a LOT of time, as does distilling all that research down to a coherent, if lengthy, 45-page report. I want to thank Dennis Young for his research into this issue over the years. I also want to publicly acknowledge his willingness to dig up various ATIP responses and research, as well as his willingness to offer his feedback on early versions of this report despite his own serious health challenges. Today’s commentary and this “Designed to Fail” Special Report would not be as thorough or as focused without his assistance. Thank you, Dennis! Stay happy, healthy and safe until common sense returns to our country. By Christopher di Armani – June 10, 2020
PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA INTERIM ATIP RESPONSE ON OPTIONS FOR BANNING GUNS
Public Safety Canada Access to Information Act: Requested November 10, 2018 – Interim response received May 15, 2020
WORDING OF REQUEST: This is further to your request under the Access to Information Act for: (As clarified on August 11, 2019) – “For the period from October 2015 to present please provide copies of all studies, papers, proposals, impact assessments, cost-benefit analyses, recommendations, polls, focus groups, Briefing Notes to the Minister and Advice to the Minister examining the efficacy, arguments for and against and advantages and disadvantages of gun control measures considered by the government including the following: 1. Banning handguns 2. Banning semi-automatic firearms 3. Banning all firearms 4. Central Storage/Repositories for firearms in urban centres.”
INTERIM #1 RESPONSE 409 PAGES: https://dennisryoung.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Public-Safety-Interim-1-Release-package-A-2018-00301.pdf
THE FRASER INSTITUTE BLOG: FEDERAL FIREARMS BAN MISSES MARK—BADLY
Police report that between 70 and 90 per cent of guns used in violent crimes in Canada are smuggled, mainly from the U.S. Gang violence is a growing threat to public safety. According to StatsCan, one quarter (24 per cent) of all homicides were gang-related in 2018, up from 16 per cent in 2015, and licensed firearms owners are much less likely to commit murder than other Canadians. The evidence strongly suggests this gun ban won’t make us safer. If the prime minister wants to stop gun violence, he should encourage the provinces and municipalities to hire more police officers or improve screening at the border to prevent gun smuggling. But this ban targets the law-abiding, not the criminal. Author: Gary Mauser, THE FRASER FORUM – May 14, 2020 CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE FOR THE FULL TEXT.
GUNTER: NEW FACTS PROVE THE UTTER USELESSNESS OF TRUDEAU’S GUN BAN
(Legal gun owners have to register their addresses with the RCMP, while people banned from owning guns because of previous convictions for violent crimes, do not.) Measures to target criminals using guns, while more likely to be effective, would be hard. And dangerous. Much easier to seize the private property (guns) of hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are not involved in crime. Think about it. Everything a criminal does to become a criminal involves disregarding the law. Meanwhile, everything a law-abiding gun owner does to acquire firearms demonstrates a respect for the law – including completing the lengthy and arduous application process and buying an expensive gun safe. Yet whenever there is a high-profile shooting, who become the first targets when the Liberals want to demonstrate the are getting tough on crime? By Lorne Gunter, TORONTO SUN – May 12, 2020