Week in Review - 15 Mar 2024 Archive


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Friday, March 15, 2024


CCFR Radio - Ep 162: Contest Winners Announced! Full Auto Shootings, Anti-Gunners Run on Tax Money

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In this episode: Best Day Ever contest winners announced including draw footage and call to winner, Rod’s crazy travel story, Tracey “nails it” at nail salon, what?? CPC wins byelection, by a landslide. New Zealand and Yukon fight back against gun bans. Full auto shooting in White Rock, BC. All that and more.

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Has your shooting club begun planning their National Range Day event?

This year's National Range Day is on June 1st. Now is the perfect time to engage your shooting club executive and encourage them to begin planning and seeking volunteers to host an event at your club.

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Toronto Police are being heavily criticized online for what many consider a shoulder-shrugging approach to the rash of car thefts that continue to plague the Greater Toronto Area.

At an Etobicoke safety meeting last month, Cst. Marco Ricciardi advised residents to leave their key fobs in a faraday pouch in a convenient place for thieves as a way to lessen the risk of violent confrontations.

“To prevent the possibility of being attacked in your home, leave your fobs at the front door because they are breaking into your home to steal your car; they don’t want anything else.

“A lot of them that they’re arresting have guns on them and they are not toy guns,” he ominously added. “They are real guns. They’re loaded.”

That advice sparked an angry reaction on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“This is bizarre,” wrote one X user. “Toronto Police advising the public to leave your fobs near the door. They suggest this because invaders are primarily entering homes to steal your cars. Why not hang your keys outside the door? Or better yet, just leave them in the car.”

“This is failed state-level insanity,” another added. “Hey guys do you mind making it easier for people to steal your cars so that they won’t break into your house instead? Thanks.”

Toronto Police were trending on X on Thursday, with thousands of tweets on the topic, most of them expressing anger.

Statistics show car thefts in the GTA spiked by nearly 25 per cent in 2023 over the previous year.

Even more distressing, Toronto Police say home invasions and break-and-enters for auto theft rose 400 per cent in 2023...

Note: The CCFR broke this story first on social media. It has since gone viral.

Continue reading at CityNews Toronto

Guns, Drugs & Automobiles: Organized Crime Thrives Under Liberals 'Revolving Door Justice System.'

During testimony at the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security recently, Huw Williams, a consultant with the Canadian Auto Dealers Association, told Conservative Glen Motz what he's hearing from police agencies across the country, mainly that Justin Trudeau's soft-on-crime policies have created 'the perfect formula' for repeat criminals: Low risk. High reward.

"If you look at that equation, it's definitely the root of the problem," he said.

Motz agreed, pointing out that via Trudeau's Bill C-5, Liberals removed mandatory minimum penalties for several firearm offences including robbery with a firearm, putting more Canadians lives at risk, especially in regards to carjackings.

Watch the clip on X (formerly Twitter)

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LILLEY: Liberals at Queen's Park show ignorance on guns and justice

If you ever needed proof that Liberals don’t understand gun crime, gun control or gun policy beyond using it to scare people, Stephen Blais is walking proof.

The MPP for Orleans in Ottawa stood up to try and make a point this week on guns and judges getting tough on crime and utterly failed.

The Liberals at Queen’s Park have been trying to make hay out of the fact that Premier Doug Ford appointed two people who used to work for him to the panel that vets lawyers seeking judicial appointments. Imagine that, the party that won the election appointing people who philosophically agree with them to advisory roles in the government.

This is a complete non-scandal because not only does every party do this, but they should do this. You advance the agenda you were elected on by relying on those who agree with you to get things done.

No matter that the previous Ontario Liberal government did this or that the federal Liberal government that Blais supports does this, he and his party want to make this an issue.

On Wednesday though, Blais decided to go a step further and point out that Matt Bondy, Ford’s former deputy chief of staff who is now chair of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, is also registered to lobby for a gun manufacturer.

“How can we believe the Premier’s tough-on-crime stance when he’s asked the guy who sells the guns to appoint the judges?” Blais asked during Question Period.

And with that, he showed everyone that he knows absolutely nothing about guns...

Continue reading at The Toronto Sun

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New details surface about family members killed in shooting in Toronto's Regent Park

New details have come to light about the family that was at the centre of a daylight shooting in Regent Park on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened near Dundas and Parliament streets at around 1:30 p.m., leaving two men dead and a woman with non-life-threatening injuries.

Court records have since identified the victims as Ngoyi Kongolo and Didier Kongolo.

A source tells CP24 that the deceased are the father, who neighbours say they know as John Kongolo, and the brother of the alleged shooter.

They also said that the woman who was shot is the suspect’s mother.

In a March 13 news release, police said one of the victims, along with the woman, was found inside a residence with gunshot wounds and were transported to hospital, where the man later died.

The violence spilled out onto the street where the other male victim was pronounced dead, they said.

Forensic teams have been working deligently throughout the day inside the family's home on nearby Arnold Avenue.

On Wednesday morning, Toronto police announced that 23-year-old Benedict Johnson Kongolo, of Toronto, is facing two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the homicides.

Independent blog, The Dirty News, published information alleging the shooter was also known as Toronto rapper JoEazy.

The gun violence in Regent Park comes just weeks after the downtown east neighbourhood celebrated almost two years without a gun-related death...

Continue reading at CP24

Video shows man firing shots at house in Markham in broad daylight

Police have released footage of a man firing shots at a Markham home in broad daylight.

York Regional Police say the incident happened around 3 p.m. Friday on Solace Road in the area of Markham Road and Major Mackenzie Drive East.

Officers were called to the area shortly after and found a house with bullet holes. No injuries were reported.

Police say video surveillance shows a white, four-door sedan drive into the residential area and park near the home. In the footage release by police a masked suspect can be seen approaching the house on foot and firing a gun at the residence.

The shooter returned to the vehicle and then drove away from the area.

York police noted they are still looking for a suspect in a similar incident that was reported at the same home on Feb. 28...

Continue reading at CityNews

Listen to Canadian podcasters Northern Perspective (non-gun-owners) discuss their personal realization that Canada's law-abiding gun owners were not the source of gun crime, and how the Liberal governments policies haven't just failed to tackle criminal gun violence, they've made things worse.

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Continue reading at The Winnipeg Sun

Ontario police recover $629K in illegal drugs, over 60 charges laid in extensive case

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid over 60 charges, recovered over $600,000 in illegal drugs and seized multiple prohibited handguns in a multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking investigation.

Authorities first learned of illegal drug trafficking in October 2023 from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to London, Ont., and various parts of Western Ontario. Drugs were also being trafficked to Thunder Bay.

On Feb. 28, 2024, search warrants were executed at seven residences in Thunder Bay, London, Ont., Mississauga and Vaughan. Police seized the following items, totalling $629,000.

  • More than 3.2 kilograms of cocaine
  • More than 1.3 kilograms of powdered fentanyl
  • More than 135 grams of methamphetamine
  • Nearly 10 grams of MDMA ecstasy
  • More than 3,700 oxycodone tablets
  • More than 2,000 hydromorphone capsules
  • More than 8,000 hydromorphone (8mg) tablets
  • More than 35 alprazolam tablets
  • Nearly 80 acetaminophen and codeine tablets
  • Approximately 1500 millilitres of promethazine (liquid codeine)
  • Three loaded handguns
  • 36 rounds of ammunition
  • Two magazines
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Counterfeit currency
  • Three silver bars, 15 silver coins, and jewelry
  • One prohibited weapon (brass knuckles)
  • More than $210,000 in Canadian currency
Continue reading at CityNews

From March 8 to 11, 2024, the Saskatchewan RCMP's La Ronge Crime Reduction Team (CRT) and Police Dog Services worked with Pelican Narrows detachment officers who continued to conduct targeted enforcement projects in the community of Pelican Narrows.

In total, officers seized five illegal firearms, 12 grams of cocaine, 21 grams of methamphetamine, ammunition and a sum of cash. Five people were arrested, charged and remanded into custody as a result of investigations over the weekend, which include:

March 8: Officers received a report of gunshots being fired by a group of individuals, outdoors, who then fled the area. One male who fled the scene threw something as he was running. The male, who was in possession of ammunition, was located and arrested by officers. Police Dog Services then located the item that was thrown by the male – a restricted firearm. 20-year-old Corbin Custer from Pelican Narrows, was charged with one count of careless use of a firearm, one count of possession of restricted firearm, and one count unauthorized possession of a firearm.

March 8-9: Officers received a report of gunshots being fired inside a residence. Once officers arrived at the residence where they located and seized two restricted firearms. Officers later located and arrested 28-year-old Kelly Ballatyne from Pelican Narrows, who was then charged with one count of weapons trafficking, one count of unsafe storage of firearms, and three counts of weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization.

March 9: Officers conducted a routine condition check for an individual at a residence in Pelican Narrows. Upon arriving, officers located and seized ammunition, 20 grams of methamphetamine, 12 grams of cocaine and a sum of cash. 24-year-old Sunshine Ballantyne from Pelican Narrows, was arrested and charged with one count of possession of cocaine for purpose of trafficking, one count of possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime less than or equal $5,000, one count of fail to comply with release order condition, and one count of weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization.

March 10: Officers received a report of two individuals chasing and discharging a firearm at a lone male on a residential street in Pelican Narrows. Officers responded and the two individuals with the firearm fled the scene. During the pursuit to arrest the two individuals, the firearm was thrown behind a residence which was later recovered by Police Dog Services. Officers located and arrested 23-year-old Drea Mccallum from Pelican Narrows, who was charged with one count of possession of restricted firearm, one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm, one count of possession of weapon for dangerous use, one count of assault with a weapon, and one count of possession of firearm with tampered serial number. The second individual was arrested and cannot be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

March 10: Officers located and seized a stolen firearm during a search for a wanted individual at a residence. The individual cannot be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Continue reading at RCMP-GRC

GUN BAN FAIL: Details emerge in botched Surrey jewelry store robbery that left man shot

New details are emerging about a terrifying armed robbery at a Surrey jewelry store that left one man seriously hurt.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at Impact Plaza, near 152 Street and 101 Avenue.

The store’s manager, who Global News is identifying only as Maz for safety reasons, said the crew of robbers sent a fake customer in first, in order to get them through a set of double security doors.

“When she left, she managed to keep the doors open and they rushed in,” he said.

An employee, Maz’ business partner and her husband were inside the store at the time. Maz said the group of robbers appeared to be four men and one woman.

“They came in with a gun ready for shooting in their hands, so my partner’s husband, who happened to be here … he saw them coming in, he attacked them right away.”

A fight ensued, and the husband was shot, Maz said.

“He chased them out, and they shot him again,” he said. “He had four bullets in his legs. All within 30 seconds, in and out...”

Continue reading at Global News

On the 13th of March 2024, the Sarnia Police became aware that Zoltan ZOLDI was subject to an outstanding arrest warrant for a breach of a release order. Officers initiated an investigation and were able to locate him at a London Line motel.

Acutely aware of the elevated risks posed by this individual, SPS Emergency Response Team members were dispatched to the location. The accused was confronted by ERT officers and quickly taken into custody without incident at 9:28am. Upon arrest, officers discovered that ZOLDI was armed with a concealed loaded handgun and wearing body armour. He was also in possession of $1740 in cash and significant quantities of illegal drugs. These drugs, with an estimated street value of $34,000, included: Fentanyl: 153.11 grams, Crystal Methamphetamine: 81.75 grams, Cocaine: 47.32 grams

At the time of the arrest ZOLDI was bound by a Probation Order and a Recognizance of Bail with house arrest conditions (to be in Windsor). He was also subject to four (4) court ordered weapons prohibitions for previous firearms-related and violent offences...

Continue reading at SarniaPolice.ca

A surge of illegal homemade machine guns has helped fuel gun violence in the U.S.

WASHINGTON - Eleven-year-old Domonic Davis was not far from his mom's Cincinnati home when a hail of gunfire sprayed out from a passing car. Nearly two dozen rounds hurtled through the night at a group of children in the blink of an eye.

Four other children and a woman were hurt in the November shooting that killed Domonic, who had just made his school basketball team.

“What happened? How does this happen to an 11-year-old? He was only a few doors down,” his father, Issac Davis, said.

The shooting remains under investigation. But federal investigators believe the 22 shots could be fired off with lightning speed because the weapon had been illegally converted to fire like a machine gun.

Communities around the U.S. have seen shootings carried out with weapons converted to fully automatic in recent years, fueled by a staggering increase in small pieces of metal or plastic made with a 3D printer or ordered online. Laws against machine guns date back to the bloody violence of Prohibition-era gangsters. But the proliferation of devices known by nicknames such as Glock switches, auto sears and chips has allowed people to transform legal semi-automatic weapons into even more dangerous guns, helping fuel gun violence, police and federal authorities said...

Continue reading at CTV News


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