EXCERPT #1: Earlier this summer — a summer that has seen Toronto wracked by gun violence — a report came out that suggested lawful Canadian gun owners were to blame for at least some of the violence. The article was originally published by the Canadian Press, and was widely republished elsewhere, including at the CBC, the National Post, a dozen local newspapers, CTV News, and, yes, here at Global News. Since then, it has been widely cited in other news stories covering the issue, including in The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. The report was everywhere. Here’s the problem. Newly released stats show clearly that it was wrong.
EXCERPT #2: This CP article’s central claim has been at the centre of our gun control debate this summer, and has been cited as a secondary source … I don’t even know how many times. But the article’s central claim, of a surge in domestic crime guns, is bad. Inaccurate. Wrong. And that bad, inaccurate and wrong information is now at the core of an important and contentious public policy debate.
By Matt Gurney, Radio Host, 640 Toronto – Global News September 6, 2018 https://globalnews.ca/news/4428617/matt-gurney-toronto-gun-crime-statistics/
MARK TOWHEY: WHERE ARE THE GUNS COMING FROM? Mark takes issue with stats released by Toronto Police Service about the surge in “crime guns”. Dennis R Young, an independent researcher on firearms related issues joins Mark to discuss. By MARK TOWHEY, Newstalk 1010 – Sunday, September 2nd 2018 – 4:36 pm
Toronto Police Service ‘Crime Gun’ Statistics 2007-2017 https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/08/30/toronto-police-release-crime-gun-stats-2007-2017/
WHAT’S THE HOLD-UP? PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE HAS HAD MORE THAN A YEAR TO PROVIDE BILL C-68 CABINET DOCUMENTS By Dennis R. Young – August 24, 2018
TOXIC TRUTH: HOW MISINFORMATION IS LEADING THE CHARGE TO BAN LEAD TACKLE – The federal government claims that 460 tonnes of led sinkers are lost every year. The quantum leap of logic here assumes every lead sinker bought by anglers is lost that same season and eaten by an unsuspecting loon. This tonnage figure also includes five- to ten-pound downrigger balls used for deep sea trolling. Just how big are these loons? By Phil Morlock, Chair of the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association Government Affairs Committee. OUTDOOR CANADA HUNTING SPECIAL 2018 – Page 26 www.outdoorcanada.ca
While the Liberal party sees gun control as a possible ‘wedge’ issue, StatsCan simply has no evidence to support their claims By Gary Mauser and Vincent Harinam, National Post- August 17, 2018 – Gary Mauser is professor emeritus at Simon Fraser University. Vincent Harinam is an incoming Ph.D. student at Cambridge University. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/the-liberals-are-playing-dishonest-games-with-stats-to-crack-down-on-legal-gun-owners
GLOBE EDITORIAL: FOR AN INFORMED DEBATE ON GUN POLICY, CANADA NEEDS MORE DATA EXCERPT: Before proposing new policy solutions to gun violence, the federal government would do well to place some priority on collecting data that elucidates the problem. Moving beyond the usual, hot-button gun debates between firearms owners and control advocates, and building national consensus on any regulatory changes, would be helped by all concerned operating from a common set of facts. Globe and Mail August 14, 2018 https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-for-an-informed-debate-on-gun-policy-canada-needs/
CBC ‘CRIIME GUN’ ANALYSIS WITH ADDITIONAL RESEARCH LINKS – Additional supporting documentation for CBCs Evan Dyer’s: Canada can’t say where its crime guns are coming from – Additional URL Links added by Dennis R. Young – August 13, 2018 https://dennisryoung.ca/2018/08/13/cbc-crime-gun-analysis-additional-research-links/
Additional supporting documentation for CBCs Evan Dyer’s: Canada can’t say where its crime guns are coming from
Additional URL Links added by Dennis R. Young – August 13, 2018