Week in Review - 11 Aug 2023 Archive


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Friday, August 11, 2023




CCFR Radio – Ep 147: Season Finale Episode, Best Clips, Marco is GONE!!! (Latest Episode)

For the latest information on what's been happening at the CCFR, check out our most recent Podcast with host Rod Giltaca.

In this episode: Season 2 of our TV show on Wild TV, “CCFR Radio on the Air” is over. As such, we’re reviewing all the best clips of the last 12 months. There are some whoppers! Marco Mendicino has been fired! Statcan reports firearm-related homicides are up again for 8 straight years, 2022 was the worst in history. All that and more!

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LILLEY: Trudeau government thinks rising crime is all in your head

If you’re Justin Trudeau’s new justice minister and attorney general, people just think crime is getting worse even though government statistics actually show crime is worse than it’s been in years.

“I think that empirically it’s unlikely,” Arif Virani told Reuters last week in an interview when asked about Canada being less safe than it was before.

“But I think there’s a sense coming out of the pandemic that people’s safety is more in jeopardy.”

Interesting viewpoint from the new justice minister. If only he had looked at the latest report from Statistics Canada or at the stats reported by the Toronto Police Service, the good folks who patrol the streets of the Parkdale-High Park riding he represents.

On July 27, the day after the cabinet shuffle and five days before Virani gave the interview, Statistics Canada released some disturbing statistics. The overall crime severity index was up 4.3% from 2021 to 2022 while the violent crime severity index was up 4.6% compared to the year earlier.

That’s not people having a sense they are in more jeopardy, that’s a significant increase. StatsCan says violent crime is the worst it’s been since 2007.

Further, the increase in crime since the Trudeau Liberals took office in 2015, the year Virani was first elected, is dramatic. The violent crime severity index has gone up by 30% across the country since the Trudeau Liberals took office and adopted a soft-on-crime approach.

That’s not conjecture, it’s not partisan talking points, it’s Statistics Canada, the official record keeper of the Government of Canada.

Continue reading at Toronto Sun

This historic footage of gun owners from the UK and Australia serves as a sobering reminder of what will happen in Canada if we allow governments and anti-gun groups to divide Canadian gun owners.

Our strength is in our numbers and our unity.

The arguments and tactics presented are the same as what we've been seeing in Canada over many years, but especially at an accelerated pace under the Trudeau Liberals.

"Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it." – Winston Churchill

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Video shows dramatic takedowns of York Region carjacking suspects

Two guns and two stolen vehicles were recovered as officers arrested carjacking suspects in takedowns that were captured on video, York Regional Police say.

Police said in a release that on Saturday just before midnight, officers received a report of an attempted carjacking in the Mistysugar Trail and Thornhill Woods Drive area of Vaughan, just north of Highway 407.

The victim told police that a male suspect had pointed a gun at her and tried to take her car, but the suspect fled when approached by the victim’s husband, the release said.

No injuries were reported and the vehicle wasn’t taken.

Then at around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a carjacking in the Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 East area of Markham, which is just east of Woodbine Avenue.

Police said a victim called to report that his Mercedes was stolen at gunpoint by a male suspect.

York police’s Air2 chopper located suspects; officers on the ground arrested one and recovered the stolen Mercedes, police said.

A loaded handgun was also allegedly found near the scene.

Then on Tuesday, “through investigation” officers located a second outstanding suspect in a stolen Jaguar Pace in Toronto.

“With the assistance of Emergency Response Unit, Canine Unit and Air2, the driver and passenger were arrested,” police said.

“As the driver exited the vehicle, a firearm fell from his lap.”

York police released video from their Air2 chopper showing both dramatic takedowns.

An 18-year-old man and a male youth, from Toronto, have been charged with a number of offences including two counts of robbery with a firearm, two counts of disguise with intent, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, dangerous operation and flight from police.

A second male youth from Toronto has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

“The adult accused was already on bail for unrelated charges and on a firearms prohibition at the time of these offences,” police noted.

Continue reading at Global News

Canadian lawyer and viral podcaster David Freiheit (aka Viva Frei) sat down with Prager U's CEO Marissa Streit to talk about Canadians complacency and a Liberal government that continues to remove individual rights and freedoms from law abiding citizens.

In this clip, Freiheit specifically talks about Prime Minister Trudeau's exploitative gun bans, the facts removed from the Nova Scotia shooting that precipitated it all, the massive rise in crime under the 'leadership' of the Liberals, and the lack of sufficient self-defence laws in Canada.

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23 arrested, over $8M in drugs and guns seized in OPP's Project Moffatt

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they teamed up with York, Peel, Barrie and Ottawa police to take a “shocking” amount of drugs and guns off the streets after a four-month investigation into several interconnected criminal networks.

Project Moffatt began in April and resulted in the arrests of 23 people who are facing a total of 387 charges.

The street value of seized guns and drugs exceeds $8 million, the OPP said in an update on Wednesday.

The probe led to search warrants being executed at 14 locations across Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

OPP Chief Supt. Paul Mackey said the suspects put “countless lives at risk” peddling guns and deadly drugs like fentanyl, calling the seizures “nothing short of shocking.”

“You are not welcome in our communities,” he said. “We will investigate you and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law.”

OPP Det. Insp. Lee Fulford said the investigation revealed three criminal networks working together in gun and drug sales.

Police say they seized 12 kilograms of fentanyl, 25 kilograms of cocaine, five kilograms of crystal meth, and 260,000 methamphetamine tablets.

He also alleged the groups, which are based in the GTA and have ties to street gangs, conspired to smuggle guns into Canada from the United States.

Twenty-nine guns were seized during the raids. Fulford said that they were all compact handguns, many with overcapacity magazines.

The search warrants were executed on July 18 and 19 at various locations — including two correctional facilities.

Fulford said police searched Maplehurst Correctional Complex in Milton and Collins Bay Institution in Kingston in connection to three suspects who were allegedly involved in planning the alleged crimes while behind bars.

Continue reading at CityNews Toronto

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GUN 101: What you need to know about illegal firearms in London

In response to a surge of gun violence in London, police launched a crackdown on firearms and gun trafficking in the spring that led to the arrest of 70 suspects and 26 guns seized.

Two weeks ago, investigators announced the results from Project Shooting and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) – a three-month probe involving law enforcement agencies in Canada and the United States – that shed new light on how illegal guns end up in the hands of criminals in London, and how police are working to keep those guns off the streets.

The LFP's Dale Carruthers digs into the issue further...

Continue reading at London Free Press

Man, 28, dead after early morning shooting in downtown Montreal

A 28-year-old man has died after being found with multiple gunshot wounds in downtown Montreal early Monday morning. 

Montreal police (SPVM) say they received a 911 call around 3:40 a.m. for someone injured on Ste. Catherine Street West, near Guy Street.

SPVM officers found the victim unconscious on the sidewalk and suffering from multiple injuries to his upper body.

He was transported to hospital where he later died. The man's death marks the city's 19th homicide of the year.

Continue reading at CBC News

U.S. Supreme Court reinstates regulation of ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is reinstating a regulation aimed at reining in the proliferation of ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers that have been turning up at crime scenes across the nation in increasing numbers.

The court on Tuesday voted 5-4 to put on hold a ruling from a federal judge in Texas that invalidated the Biden administration's regulation of ghost gun kits. The regulation will be in effect while the administration appeals the ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans -- and potentially the Supreme Court.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined with the court's three liberal members to form the majority. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas would have kept the regulation on hold during the appeals process. Neither side provided an explanation.

The Justice Department had told the court that local law enforcement agencies seized more than 19,000 ghost guns at crime scenes in 2021, a more than tenfold increase in just five years.

The new rule was issued last year and changed the definition of a firearm under federal law to include unfinished parts, like the frame of a handgun or the receiver of a long gun, so they can be tracked more easily. Those parts must be licensed and include serial numbers. Manufacturers must also run background checks before a sale -- as they do with other commercially made firearms. The requirement applies regardless of how the firearm was made, meaning it includes ghost guns made from individual parts or kits or by 3D printers.

The rule does not prohibit people from purchasing a kit or any type of firearm.

Lawyers for individuals, businesses and advocacy groups challenging the rule told the Supreme Court that O'Connor was right and that the ATF had departed from more than 50 years of regulatory practice in expanding the definition of a firearm.

Continue reading at CTV News

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