Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2477 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 11, 2019
EXCERPT#1: PUBLIC SAFETY CANADA (PS)
COST: $1.2 million spent since May 2004.
BENEFITS: “PS does not gather or track statistical data with respect to the number of firearms prosecutions initiated or successfully prosecuted.”
EXCERPT #2: CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY (CBSA)
COST: $19.95 Million spent since May 2004
BENEFITS: “The CBSA was successful in 536 successful firearms persecutions.”
EXCERPT #3: ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE (RCMP)
COST: $104.35 million spent since May 2004
BENEFITS: “Under ICCUF, the RCMP provided investigative support to law enforcement and did not initiate firearm prosecutions. As such, these statistics are not available.”
Includes a breakdown of ‘Violent’ and ‘Non-Violent” offences for the year 2016 to 2019
EXCERPT: “Prior to 2012, the RCMP did not have an electronic system I place to capture the requested detailed information.”
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale’s response to MP Brad Trost’s Order Paper Question Q-2480 – June 19, 2019 – Posted by Dennis R. Young July 10, 2019
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
640 Firearms Lost – 173 Firearms Stolen (see attached for breakdown by types of firearms)
It only took 27 months for the ‘Open and Transparent’ Government to respond
RCMP ATIP File: A-2017-03711 – Filed April 1, 2017 – Received July 3, 2019 by Dennis R. Young
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
WORDING OF MY ATIP REQUEST: For the period from 2008 to present please provide copies of reports containing information about:
(1) Illegal shipments of firearms, ammunition and explosives found in ships or containers leaving Canada and/or destined for Canada, and
(2) Firearms, ammunition and explosives reported stolen from ships or containers at the Port of Vancouver.
Complaint to Information Commissioner dated June 21, 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