The Canadian “Liberals have no desire to collect data to support the measures included in Bill C71, which include a point-of-sale collection of ownership records on firearms by sellers.” Bill C71 contains amendments to Canada’s Firearms Act, “the Criminal Code and the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons.”
Back in May, the Liberal government “tabled legislation that would have halted the importation, purchase, sale and transfer of handguns in Canada.”
The Liberal government subsequently imposed a gun freeze.
The freeze stops people from buying, selling or transferring handguns within Canada and prevents them from bringing newly acquired handguns into the country.
Another Toronto Sun report points out:
The problem with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handgun freeze is that it won’t freeze guns smuggled illegally into Canada from the U.S. which account for 85% of all handguns used for criminal purposes.
But Trudeau doesn’t care about facts. He wants to control Canadians. The Trudeau government can’t even be bothered to find out if “registered or unregistered firearms are used in homicides–or any other crime” for that matter, which anyone can see would be important for law enforcement authorities to know in order to help them ensure the safety of Canadians. The Trudeau gun ban isn’t about national security, as the government pretends. It disarms law-abiding citizens, leaving only the criminal elements of Canadian society armed.
“Feds say they have no clue if registered or unregistered firearms are used in homicides – or any other crime,” by Sheila Gunn Reid, Rebel News, November 15, 2022:
An order paper question posed by Alberta Conservative MP demonstrated the Liberals have no desire to collect data to support the measures included in Bill C71, which include a point-of-sale collection of ownership records on firearms by sellers.
Regarding firearms and crime statistics held by the government, broken down by year since 2009, how many fatal shootings, excluding suicides, in Canada were from (i) legally, (ii) illegally or improperly registered firearms; how many legally registered firearms were being operated by someone with a legal firearms licence, and how many illegal or improperly registered firearms were being operated by someone with a legal firearms licence?
In response, the feds admitted they do not track the status of the firearm used in the commission of an offence.
“Statistics Canada has limited information on the registration status of recovered firearms that are used in homicides……