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COMMENTARY

Liberals Remove Penalties for Violent Criminals and Drug Dealers
 
Last week the Trudeau government introduced Bill C-21[i]to take the most dangerous guns off our streets and out of our communities” and Bill C-22[ii] to address “the over-incarceration of Indigenous peoples as well as Black and marginalized Canadians.

The so-called “dangerous guns” targeted by Bill C-21 aren’t on the street, they’re in the gun safes of licensed, RCMP-vetted firearm owners. Not one line of Bill C-21 will remove illegal guns from the hands of criminals because its focus is entirely on licensed Canadian firearm owners and their legally-owned firearms.

The rationale for removing mandatory minimum penalties in Bill C-22 is: “These reforms would target MMPs that are associated with the over-incarceration of Indigenous peoples as well as Black and marginalized Canadians.”

“Facts are hard to argue with,” Justice Minister David Lametti opined during his press conference, “and when it comes to Conservative justice policy, the facts speak loud and clear. It simply did not work.”

“The evidence is in our prison population. Indigenous adults represent 5% of the general population yet account for 30% of federally incarcerated inmates and that's double what it was 20 years ago. Black inmates represent 7.2% of the federal inmate population but only 3% of the population.”

Serious Criminal Offences

The Liberal government wants to remove “All six Controlled Drugs and Substances Act” mandatory minimum penalties.

This sounds lovely until you look at the Act[iii] and realize these penalties are for illegal drug traffickers and operators of meth labs. These are serious criminal offences, not typically committed by single mothers, as Lametti would have us believe.

The list of firearms offences is also serious.

  • Using a firearm or imitation firearm in commission of offence (two separate offences)
  • Possession of firearm or weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized (two separate offences)
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition
  • Possession of weapon obtained by commission of offence
  • Weapons trafficking (excluding firearms and ammunition)
  • Possession for purpose of weapons trafficking (excluding firearms and ammunition)
  • Importing or exporting knowing it is unauthorized
  • Discharging firearm with intent
  • Discharging firearm — recklessness
  • Robbery with a firearm
  • Extortion with a firearm

Justice Minister David Lametti assured us the changes he proposes will not aid dangerous and violent offenders.

Only by using warped Liberal double-speak and bafflegab can a person arrested for armed robbery, armed extortion and discharging a firearm with intent be categorized as a “non-violent offender” while the firearms of trustworthy sportspersons and hunters become, “the most dangerous guns.”
NOTE: If you wish to read this commentary in French, click HERE. This commentary is translated using DEEPL.com.
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IN THE NEWS

May 2020

New gun-control law won’t really control guns

Spectator Editorial | The Hamilton Spectator | February 22, 2021

The federal Liberals’ new gun-control law completely misses the mark. 

While Canada needs to do more to keep dangerous firearms out of dangerous hands, Bill C-21 as it now stands won’t achieve this goal. Why, then, has the government brought forward what critics are rightly calling an “empty shell” of a law?

Since 2013, violent crimes involving firearms have been on a steep, steady rise in much of this country. The citizens of many of our large and even mid-sized cities are regularly witnessing the carnage caused by criminals firing handguns. Far too many weapons still flow across the border from the United States for illegal sale here.

When it comes to confronting these frightening trends, the mass shooting that claimed 22 lives in Nova Scotia last spring proved a turning point. Even though the lone shooter used illegally obtained weapons in his rampage, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals responded in May by banning more than 1,500 military-style assault weapons and their variants.
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Liberals table bill to scale back low-level drug prosecutions, scrap some mandatory minimum sentences 

Justice department officials said the bill is focused on measures found to exacerbate systemic racism 

Brian Platt | National Post | February 18, 2021

OTTAWA — In an attempt to address systemic racism in the criminal justice system, the Liberal government has tabled legislation to reduce prosecutions for low-level drug offences, allow for more use of conditional sentences served in the community, and scrap mandatory minimum sentences for some drug and firearms offences.

The bill does not go as far as outright decriminalizing personal drug possession, as many advocacy organizations — and, increasingly, law enforcement groups such as the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police — have called for. Still, the proposed changes are bound to stir up political divisions that could play out in the next election.

“We are turning the page on a failed Conservative criminal justice policy,” said Justice Minister David Lametti at a news conference. “It was an approach that did not make our communities safer. It did not deter criminals. It did not make the justice system more effective or more fair. Its singular accomplishment has been to incarcerate too many Indigenous people, too many Black people and too many marginalized Canadians.”

Conservative MPs Rob Moore and Gérard Deltell responded with a statement saying their party is “focused on ensuring Canada’s drug laws target individuals who prey on Canadians struggling with addictions through trafficking and the sale of drugs.”

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Canadian airgun enthusiasts worried federal gun bill will destroy the industry

Joe Scarpelli | Global News | February 22, 2021

There are growing calls from the airsoft industry to reverse the new federal gun bill, which some say unfairly targets a safe sport.

Bill C-21 includes a section to “ensure mid-velocity ‘replica’ firearms are prohibited”.

Most airsoft guns, which are essentially toy guns that shoot plastic BBs, are replica firearms.

Daniel Gustowski, who is representing Manitoba in a national effort to fight the bill, said the bill could cost jobs across Canada.

“It would end hundreds of businesses and thousands of jobs across the country,” he said.

Gustowski is often part of regular airsoft games in Manitoba, which he describes as playing a real life video game.

He said the sport is safe and has a passionate fan base.

“We want to save our sport,” he said. “We use what looks like real guns but at the very of it, they’re just toys … the worst you’ll get is a little red mark on your skin at the end of the day that goes away after a couple days.”
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Firearm Buyback Program announcement leaves local business owner in the dark

Dione Wearmouth | myprincegeorgenow.com | February 20, 2021

The Federal government recently discussed the Firearm Buyback Program related to the over 1,500 firearms and their variants banned by the Order in Council (OIC) in May of 2020 following the mass shooting in Nova Scotia.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated the buyback program will progress in the coming months, meaning registered gun owners would turn their banned firearms into law enforcement and would receive some kind of compensation.

Trudeau also discussed the proposed Bill C-21, which would implement a number of new restrictions including giving municipalities the ability to ban handguns using bylaws.

Cassie Premack, owner of K.K.S Tactical Supplies in Prince George has been dealing with the repercussions of the ban for nearly a year and is currently sitting on about $75,000 worth of prohibited inventory that she cannot sell.

“We still have no clear instruction on what a Federal Buyback program would look like for businesses,” explained Premack.
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Armes de poing: les villes du Québec demandent à Ottawa d’assumer ses responsabilités

Godlove Kamwa | laveniretdesrivieres.com | February 21, 2021

SÉCURITÉ. Après la Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM), l’Union des Municipalités du Québec conteste le projet de loi fédéral qui vise à transférer aux villes la responsabilité de réglementer les armes de poing en encadrant leur entreposage et leur transport sur leur territoire.

 Bien qu’elle adhère à l’objectif de renforcer le contrôle sur les armes à feu pour lutter contre la criminalité, l’UMQ a indiqué que « cela doit relever avant tout de la compétence et de la responsabilité du gouvernement fédéral » sur la base des règles « uniformes. »

«Par souci de cohérence, il est impensable de réglementer d’une façon dans une municipalité et d’une autre façon dans une municipalité voisine. Aussi, a-t-elle ajouté, cette disposition pose plusieurs questions, notamment sur la gestion des frontières et la contrebande, des enjeux qui relèvent également de ses compétences», peut-on lire dans une déclaration commune. La vice-première ministre Geneviève Guilbeaut a manifesté des inquiétudes sur une éventuelle « confusion » qui s’installerait s’il fallait adopter un millier de règlementations pour autant de municipalités au Québec.
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GUNTER: Let me take back my compliment over the Liberal gun bill 

Lorne Gunter | Toronto Sun | February 20, 2021

No, I’m not making this up.

In the gun control legislation the federal Liberals introduced Thursday, they are seeking to outlaw airsofts and pellet guns.

What’s next, making it illegal to cock your thumb and point your index finger while making “pow, pow” sounds?

According to the zealous anti-gunners at Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns, airsofts and pellet (or BB) guns are “gateway guns.”

Start with an airsoft (a compressed-air gun that fires a tiny plastic or resin ball) and soon you’ll be handing over a wad of cash to some guy in a dimly lit alley for a Glock out of his trunk.

That makes about as much sense as the old argument that marijuana was a “gateway drug.” After a few puffs you’d be craving black tar heroin.

This will do nothing to curb gun crime in Canada, but it is a solid indication of just how obsessed the Liberal government is with forbidding ordinary Canadians anything that even remotely looks like a gun.

Last Tuesday, when the Liberals introduced the first part of their gun control legislation, I paid them a compliment. I am here today to take that back.
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Liberals 'off target' - MP

Tory MP Mel Arnold blasts federal Liberals over handgun legislation

Darren Handschuh | Castanet.net | Feb 20, 2021

Mel Arnold thinks the federal government is off target when it comes to gun control.

The North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservative MP said the federal Liberals would do better to spend their time going after criminals than targeting legal firearm owners.

Earlier this week, the Trudeau Liberals tabled gun legislation would allow municipalities to ban handguns through bylaws restricting their possession, storage and transportation. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the measures will be backed up with serious penalties to enforce these bylaws, including jail time for people who violate municipal rules.

“In the midst of a pandemic, Justin Trudeau is focused on his own re-election and advancing the Liberals’ ideological agenda instead of helping Canadians get vaccines.
This is unacceptable,” Arnold said.

“The reality is, the vast majority of gun crimes are committed with illegally obtained firearms and taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to stop dangerous criminals and gangs who obtain their guns illegally.”

Arnold pointed out the Liberals also recently defeated Bill C-238, a Conservative bill that would have imposed tougher sentences for criminals smuggling or who are found in possession of illegal firearms.
No plans for city hand gun ban

Alaska Highway News | February 18, 2021

The federal government is giving municipalities extraordinary new powers to ban handguns through bylaws restricting their possession, storage and transportation.

The Liberals said Tuesday the measures under Bill C-21would be backed up with serious penalties to enforce these bylaws, including jail time for people who violate municipal rules.

Under the plan, firearms licence holders would have to comply with handgun storage and transport restrictions in municipalities that pass bylaws.

Such bylaws could forbid keeping handguns at home, meaning they would have to be stored at a licensed business, or they might go further by outlawing handguns anywhere in a municipality.

MP Bob Zimmer said the legislation downloads a federal responsibility to municipalities, and crosses jurisdictional lines. 

“It’s a strange provision because it’s really a federal jurisdictional matter,” Zimmer said. “Some might discount bylaws as you can’t water your lawn after 6 p.m. This is a bylaw that’s going to have the ability, if it’s not done properly, to have your licence revoked, and the full force of the federal government if you don’t abide by that municipal bylaw.”
GOLDSTEIN: Trudeau knows handgun ban won't work, Blair knows what will 

Lorrie Goldstein | Toronto Sun | February 20, 2021

The problem with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s proposed handgun ban is that it won’t work and his government knows it.

A 2018 engagement paper by Public Safety Canada, “Reducing Violent Crime: A Dialogue on Handguns and Assault Weapons,” explained why it will be ineffective:

“The vast majority of owners of handguns and of other firearms in Canada lawfully abide by requirements, and most gun crimes are not committed with legally-owned firearms.

“Recent estimates indicate that there are about 900,000 handguns registered to individuals in Canada. In most cases, individuals own handguns either in the context of sport shooting activities or because those handguns form a part of a collection … Any ban of handguns or assault weapons would primarily affect legal firearms owners …”

“Jurisdictions differ in their approaches to controlling handguns … For example, Australia and the U.K. have both enacted bans that limit or prohibit handguns … In all cases the data does not conclusively demonstrate that these handgun … bans have led to reductions in gun violence, though some studies drew other conclusions. The variation in study results reflects the fact that patterns of gun violence are influenced by many factors and the impact cannot be attributed to one factor.”
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LILLEY: Prime Minister's gun moves leave John Tory scratching his head 

Does anyone other than the Trudeau government believe the Liberals are making the streets safer? 

Brian Lilley | Calgary Sun | February 20, 2021

He’s one of the highest profile advocates for gun control in the country, but Toronto Mayor John Tory didn’t exactly get what he wanted when the Trudeau Liberals unveiled a pair of gun bills last week.

One promised a municipal gun ban, which Tory supports; the other removed mandatory minimum sentences, something that left the mayor scratching his head.

“I talk less about the handgun ban than people would think,” Tory told me Friday. “I talk much more about legal reform and in particular bail.”

I’ve squared off with Tory in the past over gun control and the idea that taking guns away from law abiding citizens will make criminals stop shooting up Toronto’s streets. I’m not going to convince Tory that he’s wrong and he’s not going to convince me that I’m wrong.

“I don’t understand why anyone needs a gun,” Tory said.

The reasons people who live in cities own guns are simple. Those who own them legally do so to enjoy hunting or target shooting — those who own them illegally possess them to commit crimes.
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Feds firearms plan questioned at North York anti-gun violence rally 

Jane Stevenson | Toronto Sun | February 20, 2021

A Toronto woman whose son was killed in 2016 questioned Ottawa’s attempts to deal with gun violence at a North York protest on Saturday.

“I would like to know how the federal government feels that banning handguns municipally will do anything to deter any kind of kind violence in this city — that is an American-made model and it doesn’t work,” Evelyn Fox asked York South-Weston Liberal MP Ahmed Hussen, also the Federal Minister of Social Development, after he spoke at the rally organized by the family of recent gun violence victim Hassam Omar Hali.

“I also would like to know how it is that penalizing law-abiding gun owners with a gun ban is going to deter gun violence on our streets when 80%, if not more, is coming across the border?” asked Fox, whose son Kiesingar Gunn, 26, was killed by a stray bullet outside a Liberty Village nightclub.
Alberta to try and stop cities banning handguns

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday his new gun grab legislation would give cities the powers to enact bylaws to make owning one of the weapons illegal.

Dave Naylor | The Western Standard | February 17, 2021

The Alberta UCP government says they are set to bring in a law to try and stop cities from being able to outlaw handguns.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday his new gun grab legislation would give cities the powers to enact bylaws to make owning one of the weapons illegal.

But Alberta Justice Minister Kaycee Madu says not so fast.

““I’d also note that MLA Michaela Glasgo has introduced private member’s Bill 211, which would limit municipalities’ ability to pass bylaws on these matters. The Government of Alberta will expedite that bill, and remains on track to appoint Alberta’s Chief Firearms Officer,” Madu said in a statement.
Liberals Once Again Target Lawful Firearms Owners 

Bob Zimmer, M.P. | Alaska Highway News | February 23, 2021

Instead of focusing on getting Canadians back to work, rebuilding our economy and securing our nation’s future, Justin Trudeau has decided to once again introduce legislation that will target lawful firearms owners instead of targeting the real problem of illegal firearms in our cities. 
  
While Bill C-21 has been dubbed the ‘buyback bill’, details of this proposed program weren’t actually included in the legislation. What is included are the restrictions that owners of the over 1,500 models and variants listed in the Liberal's firearms order in council will need to comply with should they choose to keep their legally purchased firearms. This includes agreeing to cease all use and store the firearms indefinitely beginning April 30, 2022.  
  
My most significant concerns with the bill are measures that would allow municipalities to establish handgun bans in their communities through bylaws – this despite the fact that law enforcement experts have repeatedly said that handgun bans won’t work.  
 
According to Vancouver Police Chief and past president of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Adam Palmer: "People can't be naive to the realities of how it works with organized crime and smuggling. There will always be an influx of guns from the United States into Canada."

The reality is that the vast majority of gun crimes are committed with illegally obtained firearms. Increasing red tape and taking firearms away from law-abiding Canadians does nothing to stop dangerous criminals and gangs who obtain their guns illegally.  
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Jesse Kline: Why Liberal gun-control plan could be a boon for black market arms dealers

I don't desire a gun, but if I did, I would no longer acquire it through legal means. And I suspect I’m not alone 

Jesse Kline | National Post | February 18, 2021

The federal government’s new gun-control legislation, Bill C-21, which was introduced in the House of Commons on Tuesday, has been roundly criticized for lacking any real teeth and targeting legal firearm owners, instead of organized crime and the underground weapons trade, which are the real sources of gun violence in Canada. While all this is true, it will also provide a further disincentive for otherwise law-abiding Canadians to purchase guns through legal channels.

Although Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said that, “There is nothing in the measures that we are bringing forward intended to interfere, or make more difficult, the activities of legitimate hunting and sport activities with firearms,” they will increase the uncertainty and risk faced by legal gun owners.

In response to the mass shooting in Nova Scotia last spring, the Liberals announced in May that they were “banning” 1,500 different models of previously legal guns, despite the fact that the shooter was using illegal weapons and the ban wouldn’t have made a lick of difference if it had been in place beforehand.
No bail for accused gun offenders: Mayor Tory 

Despite federal legislation aiming to remove mandatory minimum sentencing for firearms offences, Toronto's mayor wants more done to combat gun crime 

Bryan Passifiume | Toronto Sun | February 19, 2021

Toronto’s mayor says bail shouldn’t be an option for those accused of serious gun crimes.

Speaking Friday, Mayor John Tory blamed Ontario’s justice system for not being enough of a deterrent for violent criminals, and said a clear message has to be sent.

“It is scandalous what is going on,” Tory said, explaining the current “revolving-door” bail system sees police officers arresting criminals for firearms offences in the morning and seeing them back on the street before their shift’s over.

“There’s something seriously wrong with that.”

The current criminal justice system, Tory said, lacks neither the accountability nor deterrence it needs to keep criminals from re-offending.

Tory’s comments come after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apparent about-face on tackling gun crime.


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Police chiefs won’t back Trudeau handgun ban
Dave Naylor | Western Standard | February 19, 2021
The head of the organization, Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer, said current firearms legislation are already strong enough.
The Canadian Association of Police Chiefs says they will not support Justin Trudeau’s proposal to allow cities to ban handguns.
The head of the organization, Vancouver police chief Adam Palmer, said current firearms legislation are already strong enough.
On Tuesday, Trudeau introduced his gun grab legislation which will allow municipalities the power to bring in bylaws to basically make owning a handgun illegal.
Several mayors in the country say they support that move, but Alberta and Saskatchewan have expressed their strong opposition.
Palmer said in the majority of handgun crime, the firearm is already illegal, so there is no point prohibiting a weapon that already is.
“In every single case there are already offences for that. They’re already breaking the law and the criminal law in Canada addresses all of those circumstances,” The Canadian Press reported Palmer said at the conclusion of the association’s annual conference this week.
“The firearms laws in Canada are actually very good right now. They’re very strict.”

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Provincial opposition won't deter federal action on municipal handgun bans, PM says

Jim Bronskill | The Canadian Press | CTV News | February 19, 2021

OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signalled Friday the federal government won't let provincial opposition stand in the way of municipalities that want to work with Ottawa to ban handguns.

Federal officials will have conversations with municipalities seeking handgun controls even if their provincial leaders oppose such bans, Trudeau said during a news briefing.

“I'm not going to get ahead of those conversations,” he said. “We have moved forward on enabling cities to be able to ban handguns within their limits, and we expect them to be able to do that.”

Federal legislation tabled this week would allow municipalities to ban handguns through bylaws restricting their possession, storage and transportation.

The Liberal government says the measures would be backed up with serious penalties to enforce these bylaws, including jail time for people who violate municipal rules.

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart is among the most enthusiastic backers of such an approach.

However, Saskatchewan passed legislation last year forbidding municipalities from banning handguns and Alberta recently expressed opposition to the idea.

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Biden AG pick Merrick Garland says there’s room for new gun control
 
Steven Nelson | New York Post | February 22, 2021

President Biden’s nominee for attorney general Merrick Garland on Monday said there’s legal room for new federal gun control and he wouldn’t rule out policies that ban certain types of guns.

Garland, a federal appeals court judge, told senators at his confirmation hearing that Biden supports new limits and that his job would be to pursue them.

“As I’m sure you know, the president is a strong supporter of gun control and has been an advocate all of his life, professional life, on this question. The role of the Justice Department is to advance the policy program of the administration as long as it is consistent with the law,” Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“And as I said, so far we have a little indication from the Supreme Court as to what this means. But we don’t have a complete indication. And where there is room under the law for the president’s policies to be pursued, then I think the president is entitled to pursue them.”

Garland, who is expected to be confirmed, was responding to a question from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) on whether it would be possible to ban certain types of guns.
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Efforts target law-abiding gun owners, not criminals

Still not the ban we need, Editorial, Feb. 16

George McCaig, Kitchener | Toronto Star | February 20, 2021

What a joke! If this attempt at gun control wasn’t so wrong headed, I would laugh.
Who do you think will obey such a law? Certainly not the criminal element. They don’t obey any laws now.

No, the only people these changes affect are the hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens who obey the rules now. It will have absolutely no affect to reduce criminal gun violence.

And contrary to what gun-ban advocates espouse, these licensed, trained, target shooters, competition shooters and hunters, vetted by the RCMP, are not the source of the weapons criminals use.

Every firearm owned by a licensed owner is registered with the RCMP.

When the police seize a criminal handgun, they know within hours of it was legally owned.

Stop blaming law-abiding gun owners for the acts of criminals.
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Rural residents need guns for self-defence

Chip Taylor, Wittenburg | The ChronicleHerald | February 20, 2021

If you are a city resident, then you enjoy the privilege of dialling 911 in case of an intruder or for other serious emergencies. Police officers are always near your home and are either walking the street or patrolling the area in their cars. This close proximity allows for immediate response to your call.

Those who reside in the country are more isolated and police in the late evening and early-morning hours have a much slower response time. This delay could result in your death and rigor mortis may have set in before the police arrive on the scene. With cost restraints and shortage of police resources, this situation will continue.

In cases of property crime offences, such as thefts, the victim cannot use lethal force to stop or detain the culprit. However, the victim can report the crime to the local police for investigation. In the case of a home invasion, where the victim feels their life is in danger, he/she may use lethal force. The law on self-defence is clearly defined in the Canadian Criminal Code.



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NOTE: Firearm Legal Defence is not a CSSA product, but it is highly recommended by the association and is used by our staff and directors.

– Tony Bernardo, CSSA's Executive Director

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