Week in Review - 10 Nov 2023 Archive

Everything you need to know to stay informed!
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Friday, November 10, 2023


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CCFR Radio – Ep 153: CCFR Appealing Court Decision, Rod Testifies to Senate, Buyback Boondoggle

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In this episode: CCFR announces intent to appeal Federal Court decision in press conference on Parliament Hill. Rod testifies on Bill C-21 at the Senate. Bill Blair and Trudeau are liars, ATIP reveals they knew the buyback would cost 2 billion all along. Keep up the pressure at scrapC21.ca

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C-21 in the Senate – SECD Meeting 41 (Mon. Nov. 6)

In this meeting the Senate committee heard from Airsoft in Canada, IPSC Canada, the Shooting Federation of Canada, the Assembly of First Nations, a Team Canada Olympian, a Former RCMP officer, Savage Arms Canada, and many others on Bill C-21.

List of witnesses:

  • Panel 1
    • James Smith (International Practical Shooting Confederation Canada)
    • Sandra Honour (Shooting Federation of Canada)
    • Brian A. McIlmoyle (Airsoft in Canada)
  • Panel 2
    • Matthew Hipwell (Wolverine Supplies)
    • William J. Klassen (Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
    • Lynda Kiejko (Team Canada Olympian)
  • Panel 3
    • Tony Bernardo (Canadian Shooting Sports Association)
    • Richard Edward Terry McCullough (Savage Arms Canada Inc.)
    • Master Warrant Officer (Ret'd) Richard James Ostashower (Canadian Firearms Safety Course, former Military and Police Firearms Instructor)
  • Panel 4
    • Chief Terry Teegee (British Columbia Assembly of First Nations)
    • Julie McGregor (Assembly of First Nations)
  • Panel 5
    • Natan Obed (President - Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)
    • Will David (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami)


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Government documents project Liberals' gun 'buyback' to cost nearly $2B, double minister's estimates

Internal government documents from 2019 put the cost of a government mandatory gun buyback at nearly $2 billion, despite assurances during the last federal election that expropriating so-called “assault rifles” from licensed Canadian firearms owners would only cost between $400 million and $600 million.

In documents published as part of an access-to-information request, an internal presentation prepared in December 2019 by the Department of Justice puts the cost of confiscating what it described as “military-style assault rifles,” with compensation for the owners, at more than double the figure touted by then public safety minister Bill Blair.

Continue reading at National Post

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Liberals' gun control bill could put lives of Indigenous hunters at risk, committee hears

Banning semi-automatic rifles could put Inuit hunters in danger, an official with a northern Canada Indigenous organization said Wednesday.

Testifying on Bill C-21 before the Senate national security committee on Thursday, Nunavut Tunngavik vice-president Paul Irngaut told senators that Inuit hunters face unique dangers while stalking their quarry, and don’t enjoy the same search and rescue services that hunters in other parts of Canada call upon if in trouble.

“Semi-automatic rifles are effective and necessary as a humane method to quickly dispatch animals, and as defence against polar bears, grizzly bears, and wolves,” Irngaut said.

“Inuit hunters are taught to prevent dangerous encounters and to scare away these predators, but this is not enough. It could mean life or death when one or more aggressive bears are breaking into your cabin or tent.”

Hunters in those situations, he said, need to use their firearms to scare dangerous animals away — and often don’t have the time to reload their firearms.

“If this bill is passed with the ban on semi-automatic firearms, we will have to shoot-to-kill, resulting in an increase of fatalities to wildlife,” he said.

Continue reading at National Post

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Minister LeBlanc: Mustn’t Criminalize Hunters

Cabinet Wednesday in a legal notice confirmed a buyback of prohibited firearms has been pushed off until after the next federal election.

Public Safety Minister Dominic LeBlanc said he did not want to “criminalize people” like hunters and sports shooters in his rural New Brunswick riding: “I don’t want to get ahead of myself.”

LeBlanc said as a New Brunswick MP the “people I know go hunting” and fully complied with firearms regulations. “Every time governments or Parliament legislate in this area there is a very quick reaction from hunting groups and sports shooters, many of whom are in my constituency in rural New Brunswick,” he said.

“We have been explicit and careful to ensure that these measures do not target those people and in fact allow them to practice their sport and other recreational activities that hunters in my community of rural New Brunswick participate in,” said LeBlanc.

Repeal of the 2023 deadline followed in-house research by the Department of Public Safety that found stiff resistance even by Canadians who didn’t own any gun subject to new federal controls. “Many had sympathy for affected owners and felt it was unfair to target people who had initially acquired their guns legally,” said a report Buyback Program Awareness Campaign. “Less than half of those owners with prohibited firearms would now willingly participate in a buyback program.”

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Most Wanted: Edmonton firearms unit helping unlock new details in mass shooting

The Edmonton Police Service’s firearms investigation unit is using new technology to connect seized firearms from older cases to other crimes across Canada.

And for firearms analysts on the team like Kayla, whom Global News is identifying only by her first name for security reasons, the volume is significant.

“It’s just a mass amount of firearms coming in,” she said. “It appears to be never-ending. It’ll just keep coming.”

With its up-and-coming machinery like the Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS), analysts like Kayla are also receiving clues that can help investigators get one step closer to solving sometimes complicated cases.

Kayla says she’s seen upwards of 600 guns pass through the unit while she’s worked there.

“Everyone here is a scientist at heart,” she said. “There’s a lot of background knowledge that’s required in order to do this work, to actually come to conclusions that are necessary for investigators.”

One case in particular that the unit has evaluated is the guns seized from the Ertale Lounge mass shooting in early 2022. At the scene, the police were able to seize three guns, and later charged two suspects; however, one key player remains outstanding.

According to investigators, his name is Saed Osman.

“One of the firearms we seized in Ertale Lounge, we were able to link to four other shootings in Ontario; our IBIS instrument and our firearms examination unit,” Insp. Eric Stewart explained.

“That information has since been shared with those investigators in Toronto, and they’re now looking at leads from our file and who was arrested on this to see if there’s any leads on their end.”

Through an analysis of serial numbers, the examination unit was able to make another big discovery.

We were able to determine that these were U.S.-sourced firearms,” Stewart said. “And we’re able to trace these back to two specific buyers down in Texas, which are still ongoing investigations.”

While investigators continue to search for answers across the border, they urge anyone who has information to come forward. Supt. Perka believes they’re just one tip away from arresting Osman.

“Every single tip that we do receive, we do follow up on,” Perka said. “We’re confident that he will be located and arrested.”

Continue reading at Global News

A Mississauga man faces charges in connection to an intimate partner violence investigation.

The investigation started after a man allegedly assaulted a woman, pointed a firearm at her and threatened to shoot another person, Peel Regional Police said in press release on Nov. 6.

Officers searched the home of the reported incident on Oct. 31 and seized two prohibited firearms, ammunition and drugs, police said.

Brian Gyeni, a 32-year-old man from Mississauga faces a long list of charges including:

  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm or death
  • Point firearm
  • Assault (four counts)
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of firearm contrary to order
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (two counts)
  • Tampering with serial number (two counts)
  • Possession of prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of prohibited firearm (two counts)
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Continue reading at InSauga.com

Officers from Peel police’s Specialized Enforcement Bureau STEP Team have arrested and charged five Brampton men with firearm-related and drug offences in addition to breach of conditions.

On Friday at approximately 12:00 p.m., SEB officers along with the Peel police’s Tactical Unit located three men in the area of Highway 50 and Rutherford Road in Vaughan. As a result of an ongoing investigation by SEB, three men were arrested and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Police searched the men and discovered they were were in possession of a FN 509 9mm pistol that contained a 24-round extended magazine loaded with 20 rounds. The men were informed of the additional charges. 

The same day at approximately 3:44 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Mountainash Road and Bovaird Drive in Brampton. Also involved in an ongoing investigation, officers arrested and charged two additional menwith unauthorized possession of a firearm.

Two extended magazines with a 24 round capacity containing 9mm ammunition were located after a search of the men.

Amandeep Singh, 21, of Brampton, was charged with 11 offences including unauthorized possession of a firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, two counts of failure to comply with a release order, failure to comply with undertaking and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Ramanpreet Singh, 30, of Brampton and Maninder Singh, 21, of Brampton, were both charged with six of the same firearm-related offences.

Swaranpreet Singh, 20, of Brampton, and Jobanpreet Singh, 20, of Brampton, were both charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a prohibited device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized.

All men were held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Continue reading at CityNews Toronto

Father, 41, and son, 11, killed in 'targeted' shooting in southeast Edmonton

Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon in southeast Edmonton that claimed the lives of a father and his young son. 

Edmonton police say officers responded to a report of a shooting outside a business in the area of 50th Street and Ellerslie Road around noon.

Officers found a 41-year-old man and an 11-year-old boy in medical distress. Both died from their injuries at the scene.

"We are sad to report that a child lost their life today as a result of this violent event," Staff Sgt. Rob Bilawey with the Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section said in a news release.

"The loss or injury of children as a result of gunfire is unfathomable and we urge anyone with information that may assist this investigation to come forward as soon as possible."

Police said the deaths are considered suspicious and "detectives have determined this was a targeted event."

Police said a nearby vehicle fire may be linked to the scene. The vehicle was found in the area of 34th Street and Township Road 510, north of Beaumont in Edmonton, police said.

Continue reading at CBC News


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