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604 Homicides in Canada in 2015

24 November 2016

Highbury Clock (UK)

According to a report issued Wednesday by Statistics Canada, Saskatchewan reported the highest homicide rate in the country in 2015, with 3.79 per 100,000 people. Saskatoon came in second with a rate of 3.22. Quebec is among the provinces with the lowest provincial homicide rate - 0.93 per 100,000 people - while Saskatchewan has the highest rate: 3.79 per 100,000 people. Despite this increase over 2014, the homicide rate in Canada in 2015 remains below the average... (GunPolicy.org)

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Gun Control 'Eroded' in Canada, Now More Guns on the Streets

20 November 2016

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Weakened gun laws and how they're enforced have led to a spike in the number of restricted firearms in the hands of Canadians — and ultimately in hands of criminals, a leading gun-control advocate says. Wendy Cukier, president of the Coalition for Gun Control, said relaxed licensing processes and legislative changes under the past Conservative government "eroded strict controls" that limited access to certain firearms. The number of restricted firearms — a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Half of Toronto's Crime Guns Come from Local Dealers, Owners

19 November 2016

Toronto Star (Ontario)

Danny Santapaga, a self-employed financial adviser, bought 14 guns on 10 different occasions over seven months. Plumber Graham Jovanovic purchased nine firearms over five weeks. University student Justin Green obtained 23 handguns during a 22-month period, including 15 from one store. Security guard Andrew Winchester acquired 47 handguns in a six-month buying binge. These Toronto men have no apparent connection to one another. But they share a common thread. Each... (GunPolicy.org)

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Over 1,000 Guns Surrendered During Amnesty in B.C., Canada

10 November 2016

Times-Colonist (British Columbia)

More than 1,000 guns are off the streets after a province-wide gun amnesty allowed people to turn in their firearms, no questions asked. The province, the RCMP and municipal departments are to announce the results of the October gun amnesty at a press conference today in Surrey. Central Saanich Police Chief Les Sylven, president of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police, said Wednesday that more than 1,000 firearms had been turned in. Nanaimo RCMP recovered 44... (GunPolicy.org)

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Hundreds of Guns Turned In so Far During Amnesty in Canada

21 October 2016

Metro News (Canada)

Two weeks in and police departments throughout British Columbia have already collected hundreds of firearms during October's gun amnesty month. The gun amnesty drive allows people to contact local police and dispose of any unwanted registered or unregistered weapons without the fear of prosecution, as long as they have not been used in a criminal offence. During the first two weeks of the initiative, BC RCMP said more than 480 firearms and replicas have been turned... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Toronto Saw 50% Increase in Shootings So Far This Year [FR]

17 October 2016

Journal de Montreal, Agence QMI

[Translated summary: Over 325 shootings have been reported in 2016 in Toronto, an increase of 52% in relation to 2015. According to the police, there have been 54 homicides and 30 people killed by guns. In 2015 there were 18 gun victims and a total of 39 homicides.] TORONTO -- La mort d'un adolescent de 17 ans, abattu de sang froid dans une pizzeria dimanche, a rappelé que la violence par arme à feu a grandement augmenté depuis le début de l'année à... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Ottawa Gangs Responsible for Half the Shootings This Year [FR]

16 October 2016

Ici Radio Canada

[Translated summary: According to police sources, there are 435 gang members in Ottawa and they are responsible for 25 of the 54 shootings that happened so far this year. Police say most of them use hunting rifles or poor quality guns that can be used only once. Some revolvers and automatic weapons are imported from the US and resold on the streets.] Certains sont de petits voleurs à peine sortis de l'adolescence. D'autres, des criminels de carrière, qui dirigent des... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

In Buyback, Halifax Police Swap 152 Guns for Bus Tickets [FR]

4 October 2016

ICI Radio Canada

[Translated summary: Halifax regional municipality states that its gun amnesty program has been a success. In two weeks police collected 152 firearms, 123 of which were long guns, 18 handguns and 11 pellet guns. Owners who gave up their arms received 50 bus tickets.] La Municipalité régionale d'Halifax affirme que son plus récent programme d'amnistie pour les armes à feu illégales a été couronné de succès. En deux semaines, du 12 au 23 septembre, la police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Canada: 152 Guns Swapped for Bus Tickets in Halifax Amnesty

3 October 2016

CBC News (Canada)

Halifax is declaring its latest gun amnesty campaign a success after the two-week program saw 152 guns turned over to police for safe disposal. Through the Fares for Firearm program, people were given 50 bus tickets — a $100 value — in exchange for their unwanted guns. "I believe that with these weapons off the streets, it certainly increases the safety at large for the Halifax Regional Municipality," said Ted Upshaw, a public safety advisor with the city. Out... (GunPolicy.org)

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Quebec Terror Suspect Had Firearm Licence, Kept Buying Guns

30 September 2016

Toronto Star (Ontario)

MONTREAL — A young Montreal man suspected of having gone to Syria and adhering to "extremist Islamist" ideologies was able to keep his firearms licence for years and to legally purchase semi-automatic rifles while he was the subject of a terrorism investigation by the RCMP, a La Presse investigation has found. The case of Samy Nefkha Bahri raises numerous questions about the control of firearms in Canada and the communication between police forces. The police... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Canada Terror Suspect Kept Gun Licence, Got More Guns [FR]

29 September 2016

La Presse (Montréal)

[Translated summary: A young man from Montreal who was suspected of having gone to Syria and adhering to 'extremist Islamist' ideologies was able to keep his firearm licence for several years. He also legally bought semi-automatic rifles while he was being investigated by the RCMP (federal police).] Un jeune Montréalais soupçonné d'être allé en Syrie et d'adhérer à des idéologies « extrémistes islamistes » a réussi à conserver son permis d'armes à feu... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Ottawa Logs 49th Shooting, 13th Homicide so Far this Year

27 September 2016

CBC News (Canada)

With three months left in 2016, the number of shootings in Ottawa has already reached 49, matching the record-breaking tally set in 2014. The record was matched early Monday morning, according to police. Twenty-five of the 49 shootings have involved victims who were struck by bullets, and charges have been laid in 11 of the 49 cases, according to guns and gangs unit Staff Sgt. Ian McDonell. Meanwhile there have been 13 homicides so far in 2016, two of which occurred... (GunPolicy.org)

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With 49 Shootings So Far This Year Ottawa Matches Record [FR]

26 September 2016

Ici Radio Canada

[Translated summary: Ottawa police confirm that the shooting of last Monday was the 49th in the year. The city now registers the same number of shootings as in 2014, a record year.] Le Service de police d'Ottawa (SPO) confirme qu'une 49e fusillade a eu lieu sur son territoire tôt lundi matin. La capitale nationale enregistre maintenant le même nombre d'incidents impliquant une arme à feu qu'en 2014, laquelle était une année record. Vers 1 h 20 lundi matin, les... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Growth Industry for US Gun Owners: Shooting People Insurance

26 September 2016

Toronto Star (Ontario)

WASHINGTON — James Cook, father of two young girls, has insurance for a house fire, insurance for a car accident, insurance for a health problem. For the last two years, he has also had insurance for shooting someone. Cook, a 32-year-old defence lawyer in Colorado, has no plans to shoot anyone. But he is armed with a concealed handgun everywhere he goes except court, and he wants to be prepared for the minuscule possibility he will have to fire it in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Police Offer Gun Amnesty, Free Home Pickup in Canada

22 September 2016

CTV News (Toronto)

Families across B.C. with unwanted guns and other weapons in their homes are being given a chance to give them up, no questions asked, for the month of October. Police announced the amnesty program on Thursday, promising immunity for anyone who wants to turn in their documented or undocumented firearms. "We recognize that some law-abiding British Columbians may find themselves in possession of firearms and other weapons that they're not legally entitled to," said... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Police Arrest Man Found With Loaded Rifle in Canadian Airport

19 September 2016

Toronto Sun (Ontario)

ABBOTSFORD — Police in Abbotsford, B.C., say a man has been arrested after being found in an airport washroom with a loaded rifle. Const. Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford Police Department says the man had an interaction with staff at a car rental kiosk that caused airport staff to call police on Sunday afternoon. He says the man had a rifle bag over his shoulder during the interaction. Police responded and found a 28-year-old man with a loaded SKS rifle and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

New Measures on Gun Control Coming Soon in Canada [FR]

13 September 2016

La Presse (Montréal)

[Translated summary: Reporters asked Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale if he is going to act to ban certain firearms, especially one Beretta rifle that resembles the CX4 Storm but is slightly modified to fit the non-restricted category, making it available to anyone with a regular licence. Goodale stated that he will present in the next few weeks new propositions to reinforce gun laws.] Alors que la journée de mardi marque les 10 ans depuis la fusillade au... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

As Assault Weapons Surge, Canada Drafts Tougher Gun Laws

13 September 2016

National Post (Toronto)

OTTAWA — The drafting of tougher gun laws has begun, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday on the day marking the 10th anniversary of the rampage at Montreal's Dawson College by a man firing a semi-automatic assault carbine still sold legally today. Pressed by reporters as he headed into a cabinet meeting, Goodale deflected questions about the continued sale in Canada of the Beretta Cx4 Storm semi-automatic carbine, the restricted weapon used by Kimveer... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

88% Increase in American Guns Seized at Canada Border [FR]

11 September 2016

Le Rempart (Canada)

[Translated summary: Between 2011 and 2015, the number of arms seized in the border posts of Southern Ontario has gone from 128 to 241. After an increase in Americans trying to enter Canada with their guns, the Border Services Agency launched a campaign to remind them of the rules: to avoid seizure, owners have to declare their guns before entering, leave them at the US border and retrieve them when they go back.] La Région du sud de l'Ontario, telle que définie par... (GunPolicy.org)

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Canadá

Tory Minister's Secret Directive Lifted Gun Bans in Canada

9 September 2016

CBC News (Canada)

Former public safety minister Steven Blaney issued a secret directive in the dying days of the Conservative government that opened the door for firearms to be classified according to a gun manufacturer's suggestion, CBC News has learned. Responding to complaints from firearms advocates and the industry, Blaney's directive gave the RCMP 180 days to evaluate a gun, decide its classification and issue the Firearms Reference Table (FRT) number needed to import that model... (GunPolicy.org)

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