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
ANALYSIS OF TORONTO POLICE SERVICE ‘CRIME GUN’ STATISTICS FOR 2018
REVEALED: Licensed gun owners are not a major source of crime guns in Toronto.
Analysis by Dennis R. Young – March 24, 2020
NOTE: I want to thank Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus for his review and suggestions. Any errors are mine.
TPS FOIP APS File: 19-2480, MA19-00655 – 7-Page response dated March 10, 2020 Received March 20, 2020 by Dennis R. Young
1. The most current definition of a ‘crime gun’;
2. Total number of firearms seized for (a) Crimes and (b) Non-Crimes;
3. Total number of firearms surrendered to police (i.e. during a buy-back or amnesty, turned in voluntarily for destruction, issued with ‘quit claim’ receipts, etc);
4. Total number of crime guns seized that were: (a) ‘used in a criminal offence’; (b) ‘suspected of being used in a criminal offence’; (c) ‘obtained, possessed, or intended to be used to facilitate criminal activity’; (d) ‘serial number removed, altered or obliterated’; (e) ‘adapted for use as a firearm’;
5. Total number of firearms that were recorded as ‘found’;
6. Total number of firearms destroyed;
7. Total number of firearms reported stolen from (a) individuals and (b) businesses;
8. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were reported as stolen from (a) licensed gun owners or (b) licensed businesses;
9. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized from licensed gun owners or licensed businesses (a) for a violent crime, (b) for an administrative or paper firearms crime (i.e. expired license, current address not reported, Authorization to Transport violation, error on registration certificate, firearm not at correct address);
10. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that you attempted to trace;
11. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were successfully traced;
12. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were successfully traced to the U.S.A;
13. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were successfully traced to Canada;
14. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were traced to a licensed gun owner;
15. Total number licensed gun owners charged with providing a ‘crime gun’ to a criminal;
16. Total number of ‘crime guns seized that were (a) restricted, (b) prohibited, or (c) non-restricted;
17. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized that were registered (a) restricted, (b) prohibited (c) non-restricted and
18. Total number of ‘crime guns’ seized by type of firearm (i.e. rifle, shotgun, handgun, toy gun, replica, sawed-off gun, sub-machine gun, machine gun, etc).
AUGUST 24, 2018 – TORONTO POLICE RELEASE CRIME GUN STATS FOR 2007 to 2017
Toronto Police Service FOIP response dated August 24, 2018 – Posted by Dennis R. Young
PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA HAS NO RECORDS TO SUPPORT MINISTER BLAIR’S STATEMENT ON GUN BUY-BACK PLAN
Department unable to provide the places the Minister visited and the number of gun owners he talked to.
Public Safety Canada’s response to Access to Information Act request File: A-2019-00322 dated March 2, 2020 – By Dennis R. Young – March 4, 2020
Here are the key stakeholders that Minister Blair did NOT talk to about his Buy-Back plan.
• Sheldon Clare, NFA President
• Blair Hagen, NFA Executive VP Communication
• Tony Bernardo, Executive Director, CSSA
• Nicolas Johnson, The Gun Blog
• Guy Morin, President of Everyone Against a Quebec Gun Registry
• Gary Mauser, Professor Emeritus, SFU
• Alison de Groot, Managing Director, Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association (CSAAA)
BLAIR TELLS IPOLITICS CONFISCATION NEEDS NEW LAW, TWO YEARS AWAY – TheGunBlog.ca — 10 Dec 2019
EXCERPT: Immediate vs. Delayed Confiscation: The minister told iPolitics he heard from some gun owners that they preferred immediate confiscation with a payoff, rather than confiscation after death sometimes called “grandfathering.” TheGunBlog.ca couldn’t find any mention of that preference in a comprehensive report on Blair’s confiscation consultations last year.
If saving lives is the government’s objective, they can’t ignore the leading methods victims use to commit suicide.
Hanging=53% Poisoning=18% Shooting=14% Other=15% – By Dennis R. Young – March 3, 2020
RCMP UNINTENTIONAL DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS STATISTICS, BY DIVISION – 2017
RCMP Access to Information Response File A-2017-11548 dated January 17, 2020 – Received by Dennis R. Young January 29, 2020
22 Unintentional Discharges in 2017
1 – ‘D’ Division (Manitoba)
11 – ‘E’ Division (British Columbia)
1 – ‘F’ Division (Saskatchewan)
1 – ‘H’ Division (Nova Scotia)
8 – ‘K’ Division (Alberta)
14 with a C8 Carbine
3 with a Smith and Wesson 5946
4 with a Shotgun
1 with a 40 Calibre Glock 22
PUBLIC SAFETY ATIP: SELECTION CRITERIA AND LIST OF MILITARY STYLE ASSAULT RIFLES TO BE BANNED
PUBLIC SAFETY RESPONSE: 83 pages (753 pages exempted citing “Cabinet confidences’) FILE: A-2019-00281
• Ministerial Briefing to Minister Goodale – January 29, 2019
• Ministerial Briefing to Minister Blair – February 28, 2019
• Ministerial Briefing to Minister Goodale – March 11, 2019
• Ministerial Briefing to Minister Blair – March 13, 2019
• Ministerial Briefing to Minister Blair – April 4, 2019
• Ministerial Briefing to Minister Blair – April 12, 2019
• Ministerial Briefing to Minister Blair – May 9, 2019
• Secret Ministerial Briefing Agenda – November 21, 2018 (Note: Mostly redacted)
THANKS TO: Daniel Balofsky, CPA, CA, CLU for sharing the attached response to his Informal Request to Public Safety Canada.
RCMP Response to Access to Information Act File: A-2019-00964 dated February 7, 2020
Federal CFO Designated Firearms Officers by Opt-Out province as of February 22, 2019: BC–15; AB–17; SK–6; MB–7; NL–3.
“Additionally, there are no records, policies, procedures, directives on the application of section 98 of the Firearms Act regarding the designation of firearms officers by Chief Firearms Officers (CFOS).”
TREASURY BOARD ATIP RESPONSE: FIREARMS LAWS COST-BENEFIT ANALYSES STILL A CABINET SECRET
“Upon examination, it has been determined that all of the information (465 pages) relevant to your request is excluded from disclosure pursuant to paragraph: 69(1)(g)re(f) of the Act (Cabinet Confidences). Treasury Board Secretariat Access to Information Act response File: A-2018-01218 dated February 5, 2020 – Received by Dennis R. Young – February 5, 2020
CANADA ALREADY HAS A RED FLAG LAW CALLED THE ‘FIREARMS INTEREST POLICE’ (FIP) DATABASE
The problem is Parliament doesn’t know whether it is working or not! By Dennis R. Young – February 5, 2020