Citation(s) from the GunPolicy.org literature library
Cook, Philip J, Wendy Cukier and Keith Krause. 2009 ‘Cross - Border Firearms Trafficking in North America: Canada.’ The Illicit Firearms Trade in North America; 9 (3), p. 274. London: Criminology & Criminal Justice. 1 August
Cross - border firearms trafficking in North America: Canada
A recent report on illegal firearms reported similar patterns at the provincial level in Ontario:
The Firearms Tracing and Enforcement Program (FATE) was established in 1994 in response to a requirement that all Ontario Police services would be required to trace seized firearms not registered in Canada:
- In 2007, FATE traced 705 crime guns, 90% of which were prohibited (399) or restricted (237)
Sources of traced crime guns included:
- 490 (69%) traced to U.S.
- 74 (10.5%) traced to a Canadian dealer
- 78 (11.5 %) were too old to trace and
- 60 (8%) could not be traced due to lack of information.
(Heemskerk and Davies, 2008: 82)
Heemskerk, Tony and Eric Davies (2008) 'A Report on the Illegal Movement of Firearms in British Columbia', November.