Week in Review - 08 Dec 2023 Archive


Friday, December 8, 2023


CCFR Radio – Ep 155: Senate Protects Criminals, CCFR Appeal Filed, CCFR Defamed (again…) – Latest Episode

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In this episode: CCFR files appeal, Senators line up to protect the interests of violent criminals – shameless! Also, defamatory statements made in SECD by “activist”. A couple of the craziest clips anywhere. Liberals to ban pinned magazines.

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In this episode, Sen. Yussuff moves Bill C-21 enter Third Reading. During initial debate, Conservative Senator Boisvenu presents an amendment to protect First Nation rights and require government consultation with Indigenous leaders. A vote is taken and senate is adjourned.

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Feds Invite Businesses via 'Invitation to Qualify' to Join Gun Confiscation

Suppliers are invited to pre-qualify in accordance with the terms and conditions of this ITQ in order to become "Qualified Respondents" for the later phases of the procurement process.

According to Public Safety the Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) is 'the first phase of a procurement process by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) for the Firearms Buyback Program on behalf of Public Safety Canada (PS).'

The notice continues, "This ITQ is neither a call for tender nor a Request for Proposal and is not to be considered in any way a commitment by Canada, nor as authority to potential respondents to undertake any work that could be charged to Canada."

"Gun violence crime involving firearms is a growing threat to public safety in our communities. The Government of Canada is taking action to help keep Canadians safe through the Firearms Buyback Program (FBP). The primary intent of the FBP is to remove the number of newly prohibited firearms from circulation in Canada by offering fair compensation to businesses and individuals impacted by the prohibition. Through the Firearms Buyback Program, Public Safety Canada will acquire collection, verification, validation, transportation, and destruction services for prohibited Assault Style Firearms (ASF) for PS, The estimated volume of these firearms held by Businesses is within the range of 10,000 to 15,000, and the volume held by Individuals is within the range of 125,000 to 200,000. These estimates could vary as the number of affected non-restricted firearms is unknown. It is Canada’s intention to have an iterative and phased approach to contracting for this requirement."

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In this meeting final observations are made by Senators as committee completes the last few tasks of clause-by-clause considerations. Senator Don Plett notes that Conservatives will seek support on the floor of the Senate before third reading.

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Pass federal gun bill without delay, father of Ontario shooting victim urges senators

The father of a woman who was fatally shot in October by her former partner is urging senators to pass a federal gun-control bill without delay.

In a letter sent this week to members of the upper chamber, Brian Sweeney says the legislation contains crucial measures that would improve the way police deal with domestic violence cases involving firearms.

“Implementing these measures is urgent,” Sweeney says in the letter, made available to The Canadian Press. “The bill is the result of years of advocacy from victims and women’s groups, and women have died while the bill has been debated.”

Sweeney’s daughter Angie was shot when her former partner Bobbie Hallaert broke into her home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., two months ago. Hallaert proceeded to a second home and killed three of his own children and injured another woman, who survived. The gunman then took his own life.

“Angie’s death, like that of all victims, leaves behind a trail of broken hearts and broken lives,” Sweeney says in the letter.

He planned to be in Montreal on Wednesday to help families and survivors mark the anniversary of the grim day in 1989 when a man with a Ruger Mini-14 killed 14 women at the city’s École Polytechnique.

“The 14 victims and my Angie deserve better than our current laws and procedures,” Sweeney says. “Three innocent children also paid the price of our failed system.”

“There is no reasonable justification to delay the adoption and implementation of these measures,” Sweeney says in his letter. “So I am begging you to vote it through as soon as it hits the Senate floor for third reading.”

Sweeney expresses anger in his letter that someone with Hallaert’s history could have access to guns.

“Domestic violence is an epidemic and governments are not doing enough to prevent it,” he writes.

“That’s why I promised Angie that I wouldn’t stop until the laws in this country are strengthened to stop domestic murders. I especially want to get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.”

Continue reading at CityNews Montreal

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Toronto police arrest 16-year-old girl, 2 others following gun seizure

Three people have been arrested, including a 16-year-old girl, after Toronto police allegedly discovered a loaded handgun as part of a firearm investigation last week.

According to Toronto police, on Dec. 1., three people, including a man, a woman and a female teen, were arrested in the area of Woodbine Avenue and Kingston Road.

Police said at the time of their arrest, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun was allegedly discovered, and following a search warrant, items of evidentiary value were also located and seized.

On Monday, police said an 18-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, both of Toronto, have been charged. The pair faces numerous charges, including unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace and possession of proceeds obtained by crime.

A 16-year-old girl also faces various firearm-related offences, including carrying a concealed weapon. The teen was not identified by means of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Continue reading at Global News

Man on lifetime weapons prohibition order busted with loaded firearm: Peel cops

A Kitchener man on a lifetime weapons prohibition order faces numerous charges after a loaded firearm allegedly was discovered during a traffic stop in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police say 12 Division uniform patrol officers stopped a vehicle in the area of Tomken and Derry Rds. in Mississauga around 7:55 a.m. last Friday.

“During the investigation, a loaded firearm was located inside the vehicle along with other replica firearms,” police allege.

Robert Broomer, 34, is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm contrary to order, possession a loaded restricted or prohibited firearm without licence, occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there is a firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, and three counts of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.

Continue reading at Toronto Sun

A 19-year-old man who made and trafficked 3D-printed guns to the city’s criminal underworld has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Jackson Prince, who had no prior criminal record, pleaded guilty earlier this fall to one count each of manufacturing and trafficking firearms, possession for the purpose of trafficking firearms and importing prohibited firearm parts.

Prince’s sentence was jointly recommended by Crown attorney Vanessa Gama and defence lawyer Emilie Cook, and matches the sentence handed to another 3D-gun trafficker, Blake Ellison-Crate, last April. At the time, it was touted as the longest of its kind in Canada.

Prince was motivated by nothing but greed, said provincial court Judge Don Slough.

“This is a significant sentence, but these are extraordinary facts,” Slough said. “This court has an obligation to send a message to people who think: ‘I could make a lot of money doing this,’ that you will go to prison for more than a decade… The harm he has done to this community justifies the sentence.”

Continue reading at Winnipeg Free Press

Continue reading at CBC News

Edmonton Gang Suppression Team seize two guns and ammunition

The Edmonton Police Service Gang Suppression Team (GST) located and arrested two male suspects with handguns.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at approximately 11:00 a.m., GST officers were working proactively in the area of 64 Street and Roper Road when a suspicious vehicle was observed. Officers approached the vehicle and upon further investigation, two handguns and ammunition were located. One of the firearms had an over capacity magazine and the other was loaded.

“Another great proactive arrest by our GST officers and in doing so they took two guns off the street,” says Staff Sergeant Eric Stewart of the EPS Guns and Gang Section. “The prevalence of these weapons on our streets, especially at 11 o’clock in the morning is very concerning, as well as the lack of regard for weapons prohibitions placed on convicted offenders by the courts.”

Brian Timothy Arthur Potts, 45, faces twelve charges including possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of a firearm knowing possession unauthorized, possess prohibited firearm contrary to order (x6) and unauthorized possession of a firearm/weapon in a vehicle. Potts is expected to appear in court next on Dec. 5, 2023.

Brian Potts was found breaching conditions of three lifetime firearms prohibition orders which were handed down by the courts after arrests and convictions in two other provinces.

Jamal Mustafa, 19, is charged with possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of a firearm knowing possession unauthorized, knowingly possess prohibited / restricted weapon and contravened regulation. Mustafa is expected to appear in court next on Dec. 19, 2023.

Continue reading at Edmonton Police

Man charged in Winnipeg mass shooting has history of psychotic episodes: court documents

A man accused of killing four people and seriously injuring another in a recent Winnipeg shooting has a history of psychotic episodes linked to seizures and substance use, according to court documents.

Those episodes ended in hospitalization more than once for Jamie Randy Felix, including an incident in March 2022 where he attempted suicide while in a psychotic state, according to a pre-sentence report completed ahead of a hearing in March of this year.

That report said Felix had been diagnosed with alcohol use disorder and depression. Felix, now 32, admitted to using crack cocaine once at the end of 2022 and also told a probation officer he would occasionally use cocaine while on an alcohol binge — substance use that often contributed to his psychotic episodes, the report said.

He was charged last week with four counts of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with a deadly Nov. 26 shooting at a rooming house in Winnipeg's West Broadway area.

On Monday, CTV News confirmed that Felix served with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for 11 years prior to the incident.

In an email to CTV News, the Department of National Defence said it is “aware that a former Reserve member of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles has been charged with second-degree murder by the Winnipeg police.”

Felix joined the CAF in July 2010. He was a Corporal with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and served as an infantry soldier. The Department of National Defence said Felix had no deployments throughout his career in the military.

A longtime friend of both Felix and his twin brother, who was murdered in 2012, said the accused's seizure disorder and his struggles with substance use worked together to fuel and exacerbate his manic episodes.

When he was out binge drinking, he would often stop taking his prescribed seizure medication, said Autumn Beardy.

"He got really, really risky during his down-and-out manic phases, which would be polar opposite from what he was doing in his life, what he was achieving, like running men's groups or running physical health groups for men," said Beardy, who met Felix at a modelling class more than a decade ago and was his twin brother's roommate at the time of his murder.

"If he was in a manic or psychotic state, he'd become very transient — like losing touch with what meant something to him, like a stable home or keeping his job."

Beardy, 34, said Felix was never the same after his brother's death, but he worked hard to live a productive, healthy life.

Winnipeg police still haven’t recovered a weapon used in the killings and there are no new details about a potential motive.

Continue reading at CBC News

40-year-old man killed in brazen Beltline shooting: Calgary police

Calgary police say a man killed in a drive-by shooting in the Beltline on last Thursday night appears to be from out of town.

Police were called to the 600 block of 10 Avenue S.W. just after 9 p.m. for reports of gunshots.

The victim, 40-year-old Thane Cameron Clayton, was found dead at the scene.

Police say it's believed he was not from the Calgary area.

"He has ties to Vancouver, B.C., Edmonton, Alta. and Halifax, N.S.," police said in a news release.

CCTV footage from the area shows Clayton walking west on 10 Avenue S.W. toward Sixth Street S.W. when a dark-coloured SUV pulls up beside him and fires several shots before driving off.

The vehicle headed south on Sixth Street S.W. before turning onto westbound 13 Avenue S.W.

"This volatile incident showed a blatant disregard for human life and jeopardized the safety of bystanders," said Det. Lee Treit in a news release.

Police don't know yet if the shooting was targeted.

Continue reading at CTV News Calgary

Man charged following random attacks in mall parking lot

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has arrested and charged a 28-year-old man following a shooting and carjacking outside Kingsway Mall.

At approximately 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, a female was exiting Kingsway Mall when she was approached by a masked male who was carrying a firearm. The male attempted to rob the female, who ran to a nearby occupied vehicle and was let inside by the driver. The suspect then approached the vehicle and pointed the firearm at the male driver, who drove away and called 911.

The suspect then approached another male who was unlocking his bicycle. The suspect confronted and shot the male, who was later taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect then carjacked a white GMC truck after pointing the firearm at the lone female driver. The female was able to exit the truck and run into the mall for safety.

The suspect fled the parking lot in the stolen truck, striking a parked vehicle and continuing eastbound at a high rate of speed, ultimately colliding with a building on the southeast corner of the traffic circle at 101 Street and 118 Avenue. He fled the scene on foot and was quickly apprehended by police, who came across the collision on their way to respond to the incidents at Kingsway Mall. The suspect was found to be in possession of multiple rounds of ammunition, 27 grams of methamphetamine and a sawed-off shotgun.

The suspect, Dakota Jackson Grey, 28 is facing more than 20 criminal charges including robbery with a firearm (x2), aggravated assault, dangerous driving, failing to remain at the scene of a collision, possession of stolen property, nine other firearms-related charges and two breaches of release order.

At the time of the offences, Grey was on release order for an aggravated assault, and was released with a weapons prohibition and has a previous lifetime firearms prohibition.

Continue reading at Edmonton Police

Man seriously injured in Superstore parking lot shooting in Mission

A man was sent to hospital with serious injuries after being shot in a parking lot in Mission, B.C., Wednesday evening.

Mounties in Mission responded to calls of gunshots fired at a vehicle around 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot.

Officers found the 41-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds inside a parked vehicle.

Footage from the scene shows a red Dodge Ram truck riddled with bullet-holes in its windshield and front passenger window.

“Initial indications are that this was a targeted shooting,” Mission RCMP Cpl. Harrison Mohr said.

“Our serious crime unit is handling this case, and we will likely have more information available in the coming days.

Continue reading at Global News

Remington gun factory in operation for nearly 200 years is set to close

A gun factory in upstate New York with a history stretching back to the 19th century is scheduled to close in March, according to a letter from the company to union officials.

RemArms, the current version of Remington Arms, will close its facility in the Mohawk Valley village of Ilion around March 4, according to the letter sent Thursday. The letter said the company “did not arrive at this decision lightly,” according to the Observer-Dispatch of Utica.

The plant currently employs about 270 workers, according to union officials.

Remington, the country’s oldest gun maker, began making flintlock rifles in the region in 1816. The factory site in the village dates to 1828, with many of the current buildings constructed early in the 20th century.

More recently, the company faced temporary closures in Ilion, bankruptcy and legal pressure over the Sandy Hook school massacre. The current company no longer makes the Bushmaster AR-15 rifles used to kill 20 first-graders and six educators in the Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut in 2012.

Investors doing business as the Roundhill Group purchased the Remington-branded gun-making business, including operations in Ilion and Lenoir City, Tennessee for $13 million. Owners announced plans in 2021 to move the company’s headquarters to Georgia.

Union officials called the news this week disappointing.

“The workers in Ilion enabled RemArms to rise from the ashes of the Remington Arms bankruptcy in 2020-21,” United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil E. Robert said in a prepared statement. “Without these workers and their dedication to producing the best firearms in the world, this company simply would not exist.”

Continue reading at CityNews

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