CCFR Radio – Ep 157: Gov’t Pays Foreigners to Hunt Using AR15s, Silencers & High Cap Mags, & More!
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In this episode: As promised, a full accounting of what the CCFR did in 2023 (12 months only). Feds pay foreign contractors to use “assault rifles” to shoot deer on Vancouver Island, from a helicopter, at $10,000 per deer. Poly and the rabid anti-gunners won’t ever stop until there are no guns left in private hands.
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Gun control org admits Liberal gun bans were aimed at legal handgun owners, hunting rifles will be next
In a recent interview with journalist Swidda Rassy of CityNews Montreal, a spokesperson for Polysesouvient confirmed suspicions that the Liberal Party had focused its gun ban legislation on disarming licensed handgun owners, not criminals, saying Bill C-21 was “Basically...a phase out of the private possession of [legal] handguns over the next three or four generations.”
“It’s not everything we wanted,” she said. “There’s still hundreds of models of ‘assault weapons’ that are legal.”
Heidi Rathjen says the question of assault weapons is not only a public safety measure, but it’s also a symbol of the kind of country we want to have.
“Are they listening to the public? Are they listening to women? Or are they siding with the gun lobby in the gun industry to make these killer weapons that are used in mass shootings legal for private possession, for recreational purposes?”
It's expected that groups like Polysesouvient will continue to push for further bans on remaining hunting rifles and shotguns via their participation on the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee (CFAC), a committee that Liberals have promised to bring back this year.
Detector dogs could help sniff out more fentanyl and firearms, review finds
An internal evaluation by Canada’s border agency suggests its detector dogs could play a bigger role in sniffing out deadly fentanyl and illicit firearms.
The agency has dozens of canines trained to detect smuggled currency, drugs, guns, and food, plant and animal products.
A recently published evaluation found the detector dog service helped reduce threats by effectively intercepting such regulated and prohibited goods at the border.
But it says the program had a limited role in helping detect smuggled firearms.
In addition, some dog handlers and their managers saw a need to train more canines to intercept fentanyl and precursor chemicals used to make such drugs.
The evaluation report recommends further review of the detector dog program and allocation of resources to determine how the animals could be best used for enforcement.
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Hamilton police reveal shootings down in 2023 but gun seizures lower than last year
Hamilton Police (HPS) is painting a picture of what kind of difference reallocating frontline resources did this past year to battle increasing gun violence in the city, which rose some 24 per cent in 2022.
With just days left in 2023, HPS reported just 33 shootings since January 2023 equating to 12 fewer than the 45 recorded a year ago.
Although shootings are down, the 442 guns taken off the streets appear to be falling short of the 526 the service reported as seized all of last year.
HPS says 22 people were considered victims of gun crime in 2023, up five from the 17 recorded in 2022.
Some 172 charges were also laid in connection with the 33 shootings this year.
In December 2022, Police chief Frank Bergen told Global News the movement of firearms across the Golden Horseshoe was “not good’ and sparked conversations with federal, provincial and greater Toronto-area partners on a “step-up” to stop the growing trend.
Man on lifetime firearms ban charged, found asleep at the wheel in Vaughan with handgun in waistband; 3D printed handgun seized in separate investigation
York Regional Police have arrested and charged multiple people in various firearm investigations out of Vaughan, including one incident involving a man on a lifetime firearms ban found asleep at the wheel.
Investigators responded to calls of an idle driver in the left turn lane on Rutherford Road at Jane Street in the early morning of Jan. 1.
It’s alleged that officers found a male driver unresponsive and asleep at the wheel. When the man woke up, he attempted to speed away, striking a police cruiser.
Officers located an open bottle of alcohol on the passenger seat and, as they searched the driver, found a loaded handgun in the waistband of his pants. A quantity of drugs suspected to be fentanyl was also discovered.
On Thursday, police identified the man as 23-year-old Christian Marius Kamukuny of Brampton.
He’s been charged with various firearms offences, including possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, impaired operation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Police said the accused was on a lifetime firearms prohibition at the time of his arrest.
Authorities responded to a different call on Dec. 31 at Highway 7 West and Bowes Road, where officers conducted a RIDE spot check.
It’s alleged that at approximately 9 p.m., a black Nissan with two men and one female occupant approached the checkpoint, and officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis.
Police located two large bags with a quantity of cannabis, smaller plastic bags containing cannabis, a scale and a black pouch with a handgun inside.
The firearm was fully loaded, police said, with 10 rounds of ammunition and several loose .22 calibre rounds were also located within the bag. The firearm is believed to be a 3D printed ghost gun.
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Police seize loaded firearm after alleged road rage in Wasaga Beach
Provincial police executed a high-risk takedown in Wasaga Beach after reports of road rage involving a loaded firearm.
According to police, several callers reported seeing the incident as the two vehicles headed into the beachfront town early Tuesday afternoon.
"Two of these callers were occupants from the vehicles involved, one stating they were being run off the road and the other stating an occupant pointed a firearm at them," OPP stated in a Wednesday release.
A 32-year-old man from Penetanguishene is charged with uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, possessing a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, possessing a prohibited device or ammunition for a dangerous purpose, using a firearm while committing an offence, and discharging a firearm with intent.
Additionally, a 33-year-old woman from Penetanguishene was charged with dangerous operation.
OPP officers with the Huronia West detachment are investigating the incident and ask anyone with information or video footage to contact them at 705-429-3575 or at 1-888-310-1122.
More than 20% of RCMP hard-body armour units used in firearms calls are expired
More than one in five hard body armour vests Mounties use across the country is expired and offer diminished protection to officers during firearms calls, according to data obtained by the National Post.
In total, nearly 4,000 of the 18,595 units of hard body armour (HBA) used by RCMP officers across the country are past their 10-year recommended life cycle, the police force said in a document tabled in Parliament last month in response to questions by Conservative MP Kelly McCauley.
That’s a jarring number for both McCauley and criminologist and University of Ottawa associate professor Michael Kempa, who said in an interview that HBA is an “absolutely essential” tool for officers because it comes out for live shooter situations and suspected firearms calls.
McCauley said the number of expired vests distributed to Mounties is “mind boggling” because a lack of body armour has previously resulted in the deaths of officers.
“I just don’t think they’re taking it seriously and they never disappoint in disappointing me,” he said.
Kempa said the key concern with expired body armour isn’t usually that the protective ceramic or steel plates degrade, but that the pieces holding the vest together — like straps or connective textiles — do.
“It’s not useless, but would you want to wear hard body armour that is past its expiry date? Of course not. It’s simply obviously not as repellent,” Kempa said.
Guns and drugs seized in two quick stops
Brantford Police arrested two men in two different traffic stops on Jan. 3 and, in the process, seized three illegally carried guns and tens of thousands of dollars worth of street drugs.
At about 1:15 a.m. that day, officers saw a suspicious vehicle around Colborne Street and Park Avenue and stopped it, finding the driver was wanted on a warrant.
An officer saw a bullet in plain view in the car and, during a search, found a loaded .45 calibre gun, said Brantford Police. Suspected fentanyl, cocaine-crack, hydromorphone pills, morphine pills, Alprazolam pills, methylphenidate pills and hydromorphone Dilaudid pills were found, along with a pair of brass knuckles that had a folding blade in them.
The drugs in the vehicle, found with the assistance of the Brantford Police K-9 Team, are estimated to have a value of between about $38,000 and $57,000.
A 20-year-old man, who is not from Brantford, faces charges of possession of fentanyl, cocaine-crack, hydromorphone, benzodiazepine and methylphenidate for trafficking.
A few hours later that day, at about 4:30 a.m., officers were running a speed enforcement operation on Colborne Street East when they recorded a driver going 91 km/h in a zone posted at 50 km/h.
They stopped the vehicle and, after seeing suspicious behaviour, arrested the driver.
A search turned up two restricted guns, multiple rounds of ammunition and about $5,000 worth of suspected cocaine, along with some crystal methamphetamine.
A 24-year-old Brantford man is charged with possession of cocaine and crystal meth for trafficking, 12 firearm offences and tampering with a serial number.
Woman, 19, dead after overnight shooting in parking lot of Mississauga nightclub
A 19-year-old woman is dead after an early morning shooting in the parking lot of a Mississauga nightclub.
Peel police received reports of a shooting near the Eglinton Avenue East and Dixie Road area at 1:36 a.m. on Sunday.
Peel police Const. Mandeep Khatra told the Star that the woman was standing outside at the time of the shooting.
"It is unknown if she was a bystander or what the relation is at this time," Khatra said.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a woman in critical condition. Khatra said police provided CPR to the victim. She was then transferred to an ambulance where CPR was continued, and transported to a trauma centre where she was pronounced dead.
Police say there is no threat to public safety.
Eglinton Avenue East was closed between Dixie Road and Burgoyne Street as police investigated.
No suspect description have been released. The incident is being treated as a homicide investigation.
Two men connected to B.C. gang conflict charged in Surrey shooting
Two men have been charged in relation to a daylight shooting in a residential neighbourhood in Surrey on Friday, police said.
Reports of shots fired came in around 2:15 p.m. that day in the area of 101 Avenue and 156 Street in Guildford, according to the Surrey RCMP. There were no reported injuries from the incident.
Two male suspects fled in a blue Range Rover, and were eventually tracked down in Langley with help from police dogs and a helicopter, police said.
“While officers were attempting to stop the vehicle, one of the suspects allegedly pointed a firearm at a police officer,” the Surrey RCMP said in a news release Monday.
On Saturday, 24-year-old Roman Arinder Gill and 28-year-old Shaun Narinder Gill were charged in relation to the incident, Mounties announced.
Roman was charged with discharging a firearm; assaulting a police officer with a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm; while Shaun was charged with flight from police and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
Mounties said both men are known to police and have connections to the B.C. gang conflict.
“Thankfully no one was injured during this brazen incident,” said Staff Sgt. Ian MacLellan of the Surrey RCMP’s General Investigation Unit in Monday’s release.
“We understand shootings put the community on edge and we too find this level of violence to be unnerving. Our team of investigators with the Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit have worked non-stop to pursue these charges against the suspects,” he continued.
Winnipeg lounge shooting sends woman to hospital
A shooting at a lounge in downtown Winnipeg sent one woman to hospital on Monday.
According to the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS), officers responded to a shooting in the 200 block of St. Mary Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Police said a female inside the lounge suffered a gunshot wound, and the suspect fled the scene. Police provided emergency medical care, including a tourniquet, and the victim, in her 20s, was transported to the hospital in stable condition. No other parties were injured.
Police identify victim in fatal Mississauga shooting that occurred on roadway
A 26-year-old man who was shot multiple times on a Mississauga roadway on Wednesday night has died in hospital, Peel Regional Police say.
Gunfire rang out in the area of Battleford Road and Glen Erin Drive at around 5 p.m. and police said one man was later found at the scene suffering from “several” gunshot wounds.
He was taken to hospital for treatment but later died of his injuries. Police have identified the victim as Mississauga resident Shawn Murphy.
"Investigation to date has revealed that this shooting occurred on the roadway," Peel police said in a news release.
Police were unable to provide any concrete details about potential suspects, saying only that two males were seen fleeing the area on foot.
“This is a very crowded area and we are urging members of our community who may have any information on this incident to please contact members of our homicide bureau,” Const. Nikhil Chakravarthy told reporters at the scene on Thursday.
He added there were likely a number of vehicles and pedestrians in the area at the time.
'Multiple individuals' fired shots at vehicle in Coquitlam: RCMP
There are currently no reported injuries from a “brazen daytime shooting” near Coquitlam Centre on Thursday afternoon, Mounties said.
Shots rang out in the area of Johnson Street and Glen Drive just before 3 p.m., according to police.
“Police received multiple reports that multiple individuals had shot at a vehicle and were pointing a firearm,” the Coquitlam RCMP detachment said in a news release appealing for witnesses and videos.
Police found bullet holes and casings in the area, and “quickly located” two suspects.
“We are extremely lucky that no one was injured during this brazen daytime shooting in a very populated area,” said Supt. Keith Bramhill, Officer in Charge of Coquitlam RCMP, in the release.
“As we are in the initial stages of the investigation, we are asking anyone who may have witnessed the shooting or saw a man pointing a firearm in the area of Johnson Street and Glen Drive to contact police,” he continued.
Hindu temple leader says shots fired at son's home in Surrey, B.C.
The leader of a Metro Vancouver Hindu temple says his son's Surrey, B.C., home was the target of a Wednesday morning shooting.
Satish Kumar, president of Surrey's Lakshmi Narayan Mandir temple, says his son was awakened by a disturbance outside his Newton-area home around 2 a.m. on Dec. 27, but couldn't see anything amiss when he looked out the front door.
It wasn't until after Kumar's son woke up around 8 a.m. that he saw the apparent bullet holes in his garage door and on the gate to his property — about 11 in total, Kumar told CBC News.
"We have no idea what the reason is," Kumar said on Sunday. "It's very scary, very disturbing."
Four glass panels on the home's garage door were shattered and boarded up with wood on Sunday, with at least two apparent bullet holes in the metal frame of the panels visible to a CBC reporter at the scene.
Surrey RCMP said Thursday that no one was injured in the shooting on 80 Avenue, and they are still trying to determine the motive behind it.
Kumar says neither he nor his son have received threats. He also says neither he nor his son have any relation to the Lower Mainland gang conflict, or involvement in any political or religious disputes.
Surrey and Abbotsford are seeing rising levels of gun violence and South Asian communities, particularly Sikhs, are worried for their safety after the shooting death of Surrey gurdwara president Hardeep Singh Nijjar in June, Kumar said.
"All the communities are very scared about what's going on," he said, noting he and local South Asian leaders are planning a community safety meeting for next weekend.
"This is not only gunshots at my son, this could happen to anybody in the future."
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