Week in Review - 08 Sep 2023 Archive

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Friday, September 8, 2023




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Firearms legislation about ‘preventing harms,’ says Senate committee chair ahead of fall discussions

Advocacy groups for gun control and gun owner rights are preparing to make their cases this fall in the Senate regarding the Liberal government’s firearms legislation: a bill that the chair of the Senate Defence Committee frames as “regulation to prevent harms.”

“The regulation of firearms is situational. It depends on culture and country [and] on politics. But [Canada is] a pretty big user of firearms, and so we have to take regulation seriously,” said ISG Senator Tony Dean (Ontario). “This is an opportunity for us to learn … and to examine this legislation. It’s an instrument that is designed primarily to prevent harms. It’s not about making people’s lives any tougher.”

Bill C-21, an Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms), will be up for consideration by the Senate’s National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs Committee this fall following the Red Chamber’s return on Sept. 19. The legislation is intended to tighten gun control laws by imposing a “freeze” on the sale, purchase, or transfer of handguns in Canada, as well as to implement changes to the maximum penalties for firearms-related offences.

The bill has been heavily debated since its introduction on May 30, 2022, in the House by then-public safety minister Marco Mendicino (Eglinton-Lawrence, Ont.). Critics of the bill, including the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights (CCFR) have argued the bill unfairly targets legal gun owners. In contrast, gun control advocacy organizations such as the Coalition for Gun Control (CGC) have argued the bill would be a “game changer” that would strengthen border controls to stem the flow of guns from the U.S.

Dean told The Hill Times that the starting point for him in the debate revolves around how to appropriately address potential unknown harms of firearms, and that this shouldn’t be about “going after individual Canadians.”

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A man was gunned down in front of his own home, while simply taking out his garbage. The incident happened late Monday night in south Etobicoke. "This is a pretty safe neighbourhood. We haven't had too much going on. It's kinda scary that it's happening all over the city now," said one concerned neighbour.

Toronto Police do not have a suspect but said that one person was seen fleeing the area up a pedestrian staircase leading from Bonnyview Drive to The Queensway.
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GUN BAN FAIL: A London couple arrested with over $500K in illegal drugs & prohibited firearm

A London Ontario couple are facing multiple charges after police searched an east-end home, seizing more than $540,000 in illegal drugs. Fentanyl, carfentanil, crystal meth, cocaine, and other illegal substances were found as well as an illegally acquired .357 calibre revolver with 48 rounds of ammunition.

Both were charged with multiple drug trafficking and firearm offences. The man, Kenneth St. Onge (45), was already on a gun ban order at the time of the arrest.


Continue reading at LondonPolice.ca

WATCH: TATV Canada contacts Statistics Canada

After he was referred to Statistics Canada by the RCMP, and Canadian Firearms Program, Greg from TATV Canada continues his quest to find the missing data that supports the Liberal governments claim that: 'the AR-15 pattern rifle is a national threat to Canadians.'

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No jail time for illegal gun owner because great-grandfather was in residential school

A man convicted of a gun crime has been given a conditional sentence instead of prison time, after the judge factored in his Indigenous heritage, and specifically his great-grandfather’s experiences as a residential school survivor.

The judge felt the grandfather’s experiences have affected the defendant and his family through generations.

The man was arrested in 2019 in possession of an illegal handgun and pleaded guilty to two firearm-related charges in 2022.

The judge acknowledged that during the time of the man’s arrest, he was attempting to visit sex workers at the hotel and that he carried the firearm for the purposes of protection.

“I infer that he only armed himself with the handgun on that day because he was worried about being robbed or threatened by the sex-trade workers or their associates,” said justice Burnstein, adding the defendant wasn’t using the gun for further criminal purposes like drug trafficking. 

The judge also noted that the man had previously owned the firearm legally, though his license had expired in 2017.

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WATCH: GenZ Host says Trudeau 'a Textbook Tyrant'

What does GenZ think of Liberal PM Justin Trudeau after he hid from peaceful protestors, froze the bank accounts of his own citizens, used U.S. tragedy to strip licensed Canadian hunters and sport shooters of their right to own and enjoy firearms, and now plans to spend BILLIONS in taxpayer money confiscating their property... He's a 'textbook tyrant' and leader of global liberal authoritarianism, according to DailyWire Host, Brett Cooper.

Younger generations of Canadians are starting to wake up, rejecting Trudeau's emotively-fake 'drama teacher' speeches, his elitist hypocrisy, and the Liberal dictatorship he has created in our once great nation.

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Gov survey claims nearly two-thirds of Canadians support air gun restrictions

A survey commissioned by Public Safety Canada gauging the attitudes of Canadians on firearms claimed that nearly two out of three people support restrictions on “mid-velocity” air rifles.

According to the Firearms Safety Public Awareness Campaign conducted by EKOS Research Associates, 63% of Canadians ‘support restrictions on the sale, purchase and transfer of mid-velocity ‘replica’ air guns.”

The CCFR's Tracey Wilson points out that the survey, which cost taxpayers $147,363.30, is missing critical information, “This Ekos study is interesting because most of the information is missing; how do they know which people polled owned firearms, how did they ensure it?

On the topic of airguns, Liberal Bill C-21 originally included a ban on airsoft guns which was amended in the committee stage. The airsoft community, the NDP and the Conservative Party worked quite hard to save the sport. Law enforcement has expressed some concern over misuse by criminals, and that in the heat of the moment it is almost impossible to tell them apart from real guns, resulting in some terrible outcome.

Wilson said that although there are some steps that can be taken to ensure the safe use of air powered rifles, a total ban is not the solution.

The Airsoft community seemed accepting that some regulation, storage rules, markings and education would be a benefit. In the end, the airsoft ban was amended out of the bill and will likely reappear in some regulatory changes later,” said Wilson.

The idea that the only answer here is to ban the object, is a purely Liberal philosophy, in line with how they govern the firearms file. When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I think it’s reasonable to find middle ground here, if public safety is really the goal.

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GUN BAN FAIL: Violent Offender Released, Facing New Charges in Connection to Shooting

“Treyton Bomberry, 23, has been charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and carrying a concealed weapon.

He has also been charged with failing to comply with a probation order and two counts of possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a probation order.

Records show Bomberry was convicted in Brantford’s Ontario Court of Justice at the end of August after pleading guilty to possession of drugs for trafficking, assault, robbery, impaired driving and failure to comply with release orders.

On those charges, he was sentenced to 342 days of time already served and released.

Almost three dozen other charges were withdrawn by the Crown and 20 further charges were stayed, meaning they could be revisited within the next year.”

Continue reading at Simcoe Reformer

Firearm used in B.C. kidnapping linked to Alberta man: police

Several firearms and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition were recently found in a Fort McMurray man's apartment.

Police say the search was the result of them learning the man was the registered owner of a firearm that was used in a kidnapping in British Columbia in April 2023.

Investigators do not believe the 39-year-old was "directly involved" in the kidnapping, however.

“This appears to be the case of a firearm finding its way into the criminal market, and any firearms investigation needs to be looked at thoroughly. If we see that one firearm has made its way into the community, it begs the question of how many more, what other crimes could they be used in, and that is something we take very seriously,” said Alberta Law Enforcement Teams Staff Sgt. Mark Wait in a news release.

In the man's Eagle Ridge apartment, police found three handguns, a bolt action rifle, a semi-automatic rifle, a shotgun, the ammunition, an expired possession and acquisition (PAL) licence, and various gun cases and magazines.

Four other firearms that are registered to him were not there.

The Fort McMurray resident was charged with five counts of failing to report a lost or stolen restricted firearm.

He is due in court in October. 

Continue reading at CTV News

Man, 27, arrested for printing illegal 3D firearms in Hillsborough, N.B.

A 27-year-old man was arrested in connection with an investigation into the manufacturing of illegal firearms in Hillsborough, N.B.

On Aug. 27, Caledonia Regional RCMP officers received information on the illegal manufacturing of 3D printed firearms leading to an investigation.

On Aug. 31, officers carried out a search warrant at a residence on Pleasant Street in the community. During the search, police seized 3D printed firearms, 3D printed firearms parts and components, electronics, a 3D printer and other materials related to the manufacturing of 3D printed prohibited firearms.

A Hillsborough man was arrested at the scene. He has since been released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in Moncton provincial court on Nov. 17.

Continue reading at SaltWire.com

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