Week in Review - 27 Oct 2023 Archive

Everything you need to know to stay informed!
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Friday, October 27, 2023




CCFR Radio – Ep 152: Emergency Podcast! Things are Getting Wild, Court Decision Incoming!

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Witness Testimony on Bill C-21 begins in the SECD Senate Committee: Watch Meeting 36 (Mon. Oct 23)

Liberal gun control Bill C-21 made its way into the Standing Committee for National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs (SECD) in the Canadian Senate this week.

Guests featured in this meeting include new Liberal Minister of Public Safety Dominic LeBlanc, members of the CBSA, RCMP, Department of Justice, and Public Safety in Panel 1.

Senators also heard from Chief Firearms Officer Dr. Teri Bryant (Alberta), and Robert Freberg (Saskatchewan) in Panel 2.

Watch on YouTube (Fully Indexed)

Compensation for firearm owners “woefully inadequate” say provincial firearms chiefs

In a recent Senate hearing on Bill C-21, concerns about compensation for firearm owners and potential impacts on public safety took centre stage as provincial firearm authorities slammed the government for shortchanging Canadians. 

The second panel of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security, Defence and Veterans Affairs featured Teri Bryant, Alberta’s Chief Firearms Officer and Robert Freberg, Saskatchewan’s Commissioner and Chief Firearms Officer. The two speakers voiced their concerns surrounding compensation for legal firearms users and potential impacts on public safety.

One notable point of contention was the federal government’s consultation process or lack thereof. When asked about consultations between federal officers and the Saskatchewan firearms office before the bill was introduced, Freberg succinctly responded, “It was zero.”

“We’ve looked at the initial offers of compensation and they’re woefully inadequate,” said Robert Freberg. He added that Bill C-21 fails to give value to the accessories that people bought for their firearms.

Continue reading at True North

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Four savants, Canada's most sought after and published experts on the roots of gun violence in Canada, Canadian firearms policy, and gun control legislation, joined a Trudeau-stacked Senate committee to discuss the Liberals misguided and ineffective gun ban bill, Bill C-21.

Witnessed included Dr. Caillin Langmann (Clinical Professor, McMaster University), Dr. Noah S. Schwartz (Professor, University of the Fraser Valley), Tim Thurley (National Firearms Researcher and Policy Specialist), and Dr. Christian Leuprecht (Professor, RMC - Queen's University).

SECD Meetings will continue next week. You can find a schedule of these meetings here.

The CCFR's Rod Giltaca is scheduled to appear before the SECD committee next Thursday Nov. 2 starting at 9:00 AM ET.

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Liberals pushing ahead on "assault-style" gun ban with legislation, regulation: LeBlanc

The federal public safety minister says the Liberal government is pushing ahead with efforts to keep assault-style firearms out of the hands of Canadians.

Dominic LeBlanc, who assumed the portfolio over the summer, told a Senate committee today the government will enact regulations to complement gun-control legislation being studied by the upper chamber.

LeBlanc says regulatory changes will be made to ensure a mandatory physical inspection by the RCMP of all new firearm models before they enter the Canadian market.

LeBlanc reaffirmed plans to re-establish the Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee to independently review the classification of existing models that fall under the planned new prohibited weapon definition in the bill.

Continue reading at CTV News

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3D-printed gun trafficking conviction a first of its kind in Alberta

An Alberta man has been sentenced to eight years for trafficking 3D-printed firearms in the first conviction of its kind in the province.

Dustin Lyslo, 29, pleaded guilty to five charges earlier this year, including weapons trafficking offences and careless use of a firearm.

Lyslo used a 3D printer to make plastic suppressors and receivers.

"[Lyslo] set out to learn how to manufacture guns using the 3D-printing process and was willing to sell them, introduce them out into the community," Justice William Andreassen said Monday during sentencing at the Camrose provincial court.

"This is more serious than trafficking traditionally produced firearms, which can be identified by serial numbers."

According to an agreed statement of facts, Lyslo was involved in the manufacturing and unlawful transfer of at least seven 3D-printed firearms between March and May 2021. 

Two were known to be functional as they had been test-fired, including into a neighbourhood traffic sign in Camrose, Alta., a small city located about 100 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.

In texts and online messages, Lyslo discussed manufacturing of the firearms with over two dozen people. In 17 of these conversations, he discussed or offered to unlawfully transfer the firearms.

Court heard Monday that Lyslo trafficked the weapons to support a drug addiction.

Continue reading at CBC News

Disarming Edmonton gangs: A look at the guns and brazen violence that has police concerned

Edmonton is on track in 2023 to record the highest amount of shootings the city has ever seen, according to police.

The Edmonton Police Service’s gang suppression team has been busy keeping tabs on gang members in an effort to prevent more violence from happening.

Ryan Ferry, the EPS sergeant in charge of the gang suppression team, said he believes shootings that are more brazen in nature have also been on the rise, as well as the number of criminals carrying guns in public places.

“(Shootings are) happening where these people find themselves in safe havens, and unfortunately that’s where their families are, the kids are,” he said.

Prevention may be the gang suppression team’s primary goal, but it is not able to prevent everything. There is plenty of violence to investigate.

During Global News’ exclusive ride-along with the special police team one Friday night, team members revisited a west Edmonton neighbourhood where a a man was shot in June while walking with his partner and young children.

The shooting was a suspected case of targeted gang violence and it occurred during the day with innocent people nearby.

“If they (the gang member targeted) weren’t murdered this time, then there will certainly be a next time,” Ferry said.

Continue reading at Global News

Police seize 5 guns, including 3D printed handgun, during raid in King Township

A King Township, Ont. man is facing numerous charges after a raid at a rural property netted five illegal guns, including a 3D printed handgun, police say.

Officers executed a warrant at the home on Highway 9 between 11th Concession and 15th Sideroad on October 20, 2023.

Police say they also seized a silencer, ammunition and high-capacity magazines.

George Zagouris, 51, of King, is facing fifteen total charges.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

“York Regional Police recognizes the devastating impact that illegal guns have on the communities we serve,” police said in a release.

“Our members are committed to combatting this type of crime and taking illegal guns off our streets through the Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy.”

Continue reading at CityNews Toronto

Sault Ste. Marie shooter previously involved in intimate partner violence, police say

WARNING: This article contains details about fatal domestic violence and may be upsetting to some readers.

The shooter in Monday night's violent attack in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., had been involved in several prior intimate partner violence investigations, police say.

The 44-year-old male gunman shot and killed four people, including three children, in a murder-suicide at two different homes in the northern Ontario community, Sault Ste. Marie Police Service said Tuesday.

A 41-year-old was found deceased at a home on Tancred Street first after a 911 call about someone breaking into the home.

Minutes later officers found a 45-year-old with gunshot wounds at a home on Second Line East and sent them to hospital.

Inside the second home was where the bodies of the children – ages 6, 7 and 12 – were found along with the gunman, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Detectives continue to investigate both scenes.

"After obtaining a search warrant for the residences, officers located and seized two firearms inside the home on Second Line East: one long gun and one handgun," Sault police said in a news release Wednesday.

"Forensic analysis, ballistics analysis and the post-mortem report will be required to determine how the firearms were used."

Continue reading at CTV News


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