TheGunBlog.ca — More than 24% of respondents to an informal Statistics Canada survey of about 200,000 people were “very or extremely” worried the Covid-19 crisis could lead to civil disorder, the statistics agency said today.
TheGunBlog.ca — On Aug. 27, less than 24 hours before Canada’s prime minister ordered the examination of a “full ban” on more than a million guns owned by hunters, farmers and sport shooters, Statistics Canada published a special report: “Firearm-related violent crime, 2009 to 2017.” On Sept. 4, StatCan Chief Statistician Anil Arora wrote to…
(Update 14 May 2018: Adds data on automatic firearms and “firearm-like weapons” in ninth paragraph.) TheGunBlog.ca — Statistics Canada’s annual homicide report counted 223 “firearm-related homicides” last year. Data tables accompanying the publication show 30 of them, or 13.5 percent, may not involve guns at all.
Stabbings exceeded shootings as the leading method of homicide in Canada last year. Again. So why do we ignore knives and focus so much on guns?
Stabbing was again the leading method of homicide in 2014, Statistics Canada said today, so it’s time to ban knives.