‘Straw Buyers:’ Under 2 People Charged Per Year, Research Shows

12 Feb 2019

TheGunBlog.ca — Fewer than two Canadians a year are charged with making so-called “straw purchases” of guns, according to a researcher who analyzed public reports. Here’s a look at the numbers in context, why the RCMP doesn’t have the data, and what it all means. Summary No stats. Canada doesn’t have any official statistics on…

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Ed Burlew: A Gun Ban Means Government Has Lost Trust in the RCMP

11 Dec 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Edward Burlew, a leading Canadian firearm lawyer, said any new gun bans by the government would mean it had lost confidence in the federal police’s ability to manage gun safety. He made the comment in a series of points by e-mail on Dec. 9 after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police published its 2017…

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RCMP ‘Contempt of Parliament’ Review Is First of Its Kind: Motz

29 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The House of Commons committee investigation of the RCMP undermining parliament on Bill C-71 is the first review of its kind in Canadian history, said Glen Motz, the member of parliament who requested the examination.

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RCMP Will Publish 2017 Commissioner of Firearms Report This Fall

10 Oct 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP said it will publish the 2017 Commissioner of Firearms report on gun-owner licensing, firearm registrations, prohibitions and other data this fall. The annual report was released in the spring in the past two years.

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RCMP Chief Lucki Questions Value of Handgun Ban, She Tells CBC

18 Aug 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki questioned the value of banning handguns from Canada’s licensed sport shooters to stop criminal violence and said she isn’t aware of data showing where outlaws get their weapons, she told CBC radio in an interview broadcast today.

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RCMP Rewrites Bill C-71 Website After Criticism

4 Jul 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police rewrote its web pages on Bill C-71 after being criticized for undermining parliament and misleading the public by seeming to enforce the draft law to ban more guns.

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RCMP Undermined Parliament on Bill C-71, House Speaker Says

21 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police undermined the authority of parliament and misled the public with its early web pages on Bill C-71 by suggesting the draft text was law while it was still under review, the Speaker of the House of Commons said this week.

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RCMP Bill C-71 Website Briefly Goes Offline After Server Problem

21 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said today its web pages about Bill C-71 briefly went offline with other content because of a computer-server issue that has since been fixed.

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RCMP Is ‘Continuously Reviewing’ Bill C-71 Web Pages for Clarity

4 Jun 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it’s “continuously reviewing” its web pages on Bill C-71 to ensure clarity and avoid confusion, after facing criticism for enforcing a draft law that hasn’t been approved by parliament.

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RCMP Alters Bill C-71 Website After MP Questions Appropriateness

30 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s RCMP revised its website on Bill C-71 today after an opposition member of parliament said the federal police enforcing draft legislation undermined parliament’s authority to decide the law.

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RCMP Counts 683 Registered CZ 858/SA Rifles, Reviewing C-71 Info

16 May 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP said it has ownership details for 683 legally owned CZ 858 and SAN Swiss Arms rifles, leaving 10,000 to 15,000 other federally licensed owners at risk of instantly becoming criminals without knowing it if the government passes Bill C-71. Canada’s national police agency also said it’s reviewing its website on the…

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RCMP Is So Eager to Ban Guns It’s Already Enforcing Bill C-71

9 May 2018

(Update: This article got noticed. See where things stood in July 2018 by reading this article.) TheGunBlog.ca — Canada’s federal police agency is so eager to ban guns that it’s ordering owners to register their firearms under a law that doesn’t exist.

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RCMP to Help ‘Strengthen Controls on Handguns, Assault Weapons’

16 Apr 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP, which helps decide who is allowed to own guns in Canada and which guns they are allowed to own, said in its annual plan today that it will support government efforts “to strengthen controls on handguns and assault weapons.”

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RCMP Corrects Website to Say We Can Buy Guns Without Showing PAL

7 Apr 2018

(Check out the Bill C-71 page to see why and how to oppose it.) TheGunBlog.ca — The RCMP corrected its web page on buying guns to align with Canadian firearm law and a tweet by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: You don’t have to show your Possession and Acquisition Licence to buy a gun.

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‘Secret’ RCMP Files on Firearm Classification-Registration, 2010

28 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — The attached document wasn’t verified or authenticated by TheGunBlog.ca. It appears to show 41 pages of declassified “Secret” slides, e-mails and memos by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 2010.

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New Gun Law: CSAAA Chief Wes Winkel Comments, RCMP Responds

20 Mar 2018

TheGunBlog.ca — Following is a Q&A about Canada’s planned new gun law with Wes Winkel, president of the Canadian Sporting Arms and Ammunition Association, the country’s main industry group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police responds to three questions about the firearm-classification system.

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RCMP Failed to Provide Guns, Training: Full Text of Court Ruling

4 Oct 2017

TheGunBlog.ca — The following is the full text of a Sept. 29 court ruling that found the RCMP guilty of failing to provide AR-15 rifles and training to its officers, three of whom were shot to death in June 2014 in Moncton, New Brunswick. CBC, which provided live updates of the trial, reported last week on…

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RCMP’s Top Gun Suppliers 2016: Colt Canada, M.D. Charlton, S&W

17 Aug 2017

Colt Canada Corp. was the RCMP’s biggest supplier of guns last year, as Canada’s national police equipped officers with AR-15 rifles. M.D. Charlton Co., which sells SIG Sauer, Mossberg and Winchester among its brands, came second, followed by Smith & Wesson Corp. in third place.

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Goodale’s Office Comments on RCMP Backup of Quebec Gun Registry

14 Jun 2017

Following are comments by Canada’s Ministry of Public Safety about records kept by the RCMP from the so-called “Long-gun Registry,” which the police has said repeatedly it finished deleting more than two years ago.

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Verbatim: RCMP Said It Deleted Quebec Long-Gun Registry Records

12 Jun 2017

Following are comments by the RCMP in 2015 and 2016 related to deleting registration records of Quebec residents from the so-called “Long-gun Registry.”

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