Every year, a group uses the anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique massacre of Dec. 6, 1989, for its anti-gun marketing blitz. While Canadian shooters brace for the annual campaign, an analysis of Google searches suggests most people don’t connect Polytechnique with gun control.
Ekos Research Associates doesn’t only run opinion polls about gun bans, it also promotes gun bans.
Canadians paid $380,600 to the Coalition for Gun Control in 2002 through government funding, according to a report by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada and published by Hoplite Tactical. Even if it was 15 years ago, it shows how gun owners, shooters and hunters finance those fighting us.
This isn’t just ancient history.
The following is an interview with Natasha Saunders, the lead researcher and author of a study published yesterday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, “Risk of firearm injuries among children and youth of immigrant families.” (See TheGunBlog.ca’s First Take on the study.)
The Canadian Medical Association Journal released a study today showing that an average of one child and young adult was shot each day in Ontario between 2008 and 2012.
The following is some context based on what we know and what we don’t know. TheGunBlog.ca has requested an interview with the lead researcher.
Half the government-appointed Canadian Firearms Advisory Committee has ties to the Coalition for Gun Control, and a majority of the advisors may favour additional paperwork and restrictions for gun users, according to an analysis by Calibre magazine.
The organizers of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu championship in Quebec said they cancelled the martial-arts event after police threatened to arrest participants for practicing an illegal combat sport.