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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 draft law after instructing gun owners to comply with it.
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.”
(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.
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.
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.
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 the judge’s decision here.
The 64-page ruling was sent to TheGunBlog.ca by the court. The bold was in the original.
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.”
The RCMP kept almost half the data from Canada’s so-called “Long-gun Registry” that was stopped by law in 2012, a two-year-old official transcript shows. The law ordered all registration records destroyed.
Here is a 2010 report that recommended the RCMP adopt the AR-15 rifle. The study and its author were in focus this week at a trial to decide if Canada’s federal police are guilty of having failed to provide appropriate equipment and training to officers responding to attackers. The case is relevant to all of us.
People are often astonished that most police officers aren’t into shooting or guns, don’t train often with firearms and are lousy at marksmanship. But being armed and being skilled with your arm are completely different.