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KNIFE CRIMES IN TORONTO.
Knives used in the commission of crimes over a ten year period, in Toronto Ontario. Stats from thr Toronto Police and Pulse 24.
For the period 1995 to 2005, there were 4,427 knife related incidents, of these 339 resulted in deaths. On average Toronto experiences 443 knife incidents and 36 fatalaties per year.
DID YOU KNOW?
Latin America is murder capital of the world. >>
Mexico and Paraguay top pot producers. >>
700,000 doctors in USA, 120,000 American deaths caused by doctors.
80,000,000 gun owners in USA, 1,500 accidental gun deaths in USA.
FIREARMS RELATED FACTS!
When to verify a firearm.
On May 20 2004, all transfer and registration fees were eliminated, requiring revision to all registration and transfer application forms. The following revisied forms came into effect on October 24, 2004.
681: Application to register a firearm acquired by transfer (Restricted and prohibited firearms)
682: Application to register a firearm acquired by transfer (Non restrictedfirearms) and
998: Application to register firearms (for individuals)
AS OF OCTOBER 24, 2004, ALL FIREARMS NEED TO BE VERIFIED BEFORE THEY ARE REGISTERED OR TRANSFERED TO A NEW OWNER.
There are currently 5,500 firearms verifiers across Canada and there are over 1.4 million verified firearms.
The Canadian Firearms Registry is now part of the Canadian Firearms Center(CAFC) and is no longer under the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Canadian Firearms Center is part of the Solicitor General of Canada portfolio.
The Chief Firearms Officers (CFOs) in all provinces except Quebec and Ontario assist in maintaining the Verifier's Network in their jurisdiction and also provide training to individuals and Business Verifiers.
Bill C-10A allows for an individual to ship restricted and prohibited handguns, using the most secured method offered by Canada Post. Providing a signature is obtained upo delivery.
Other prohibited firearms may still only be shipped by licensed carriers.Remember that the serial number and the FIN are two different things.
Pay attention all legitimate gun owners
Legitimate gun owners, the easiest targets of all, are within the sights
Sixty seven Municipalities in Ontario have approved hunting on Sundays with firearms. need more information? contact me.
Increase in firearms prices. Canada’s new gun control measure.
Expect to pay more for your hunting rifle come 07December1st
Your new acquisition will have the letters “CA” stamped somewhere on the firearm, likely the frame or the receiver, maybe the word CANADA.
This implementation is tied in to the 2001 United Nations resolution aimed at controlling the illegal trade of firearms worldwide.
Canada as a nation in the UN is one of the countries spearheading this measure and has signed the protocol in 2002 March.
This new marking will definitely increase the sale price of firearms. The CFC has indicated that the markings will be kept simple, so that compliance can be relatively easy and at a low cost.
Firearms manufacturers in the USA have not revealed any associated increase.
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ATTENTION FIREARMS OWNERS.
The Canadian Firearms registry is contacting owners of registered
firearms that have expired licences and have not yet renewed. They are
revoking the current Firearm Registration Certificates for those firearms.
The notices you see attached as one example are the documents that are sent to the owner with a copy to the local detachment or municipal police
service. By receipt of the notice, the firearms are now UNREGISTERED.
WHAT DO YOU DO: (A suggestion)
1] Create a NICHE report similar to the reports created for all RIDE
checks so only one report is referenced for all of these notices. As each
new document arrives, the registered owner can be added as a newly involved person.
2] Assign a member to this document and owner. This member should make contact with the owner to let them know the police have this notice as well.
3] During this contact, if the owner wants to surrender the firearms
for destruction, then make an appointment for the member to go to the home and pick up the firearms. Have the owner sign a Quit Claim. These firearms can then be destroyed as per Police Orders and normal destruction policy.
4] If the owner intends to obtain a licence, which is the ideal
situation envisioned by the Registry, then remind the owner that they have
30 days to begin that process. Note that the Registry is checking regularly
to ascertain if the owner has applied for a current licence. If they see the
application in the CFIS system, they will flag that file to await the issue
of a current licence and then will arrange for proper registration.
5] If the owner intends to transfer the firearms to a lawfully
entitled person, then the unlicenced owner also has 30 days to begin that
process. If the transfer process is noted within the CFIS system, the
Registry will complete and register the new owner to the firearms.
6] If the notified owner chooses to dispute the revocation of the FRC,
the must file a request for a Reference Hearing within 30 days. If they do
that, they are entitled to retain possession of the firearms until the
conclusion of the Reference Hearing at which point the court will decide on the validity of the revocation and the disposition of the firearms.
7] If after 45-60 days from the service of the notice, the Registry
does not see the application process has begun and there is no request for a Reference Hearing filed, there will be a further notice to the local police
service notifying them of the possession of unregistered firearms. The onus is now placed on the local police to take some form of enforcement action.
Please Note: AT THIS POINT CRIMINAL POSSESSION HAS BEGUN. Some
enforcement action will now have to be taken locally to obtain the firearms.
] Knowing the person possesses the unregistered firearms without a
firearms licence, obtain a search warrant under sec 487 to seize the
firearms. Remember your contact with the owner previously? That confirmed the location an existence of the firearms. This meets the R. v Hurrell requirements for the affidavit you file as part of the warrant application.
2] Once seized, the normal Returns to a Justice will have to be
completed. It is the discretion of the investigating office whether a charge
is laid but the firearms have to be dealt with according to the law. If the
owner now chooses to Quit claim the firearms, then destroy them as the
normal process. It is suggested that at this pointy in the process, it is
too late to now allow the owner to ask for transfer as the owner has had the time to do that and ignored the previous options. They are illegally
possessed, unregistered firearms.
Please review the sections of Part III of the Criminal Code pertaining
to firearms, and the possession requirements contained within the Firearms Act.
THE LONGER FIREARM OWNERS TAKE TO GET ORGANIZED. THE GOVERNMENT HAS ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE OWENERSHIP MORE DIFFICULT.
FIREARMS LICENCE APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS.
Since the Possession- Only-Licence is no longer available to new applicants, form JUS888 has been discontinued and has been replaced by two forms:
TRIVA AND NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
STATS CANADA REPORT 2004
HOMICIDE IN CANADA REPORT FOR 2004 -
MP for Yorkton-
PAGE 2: "Canadian police services reported a total of 622
homicides in 2004, (73 more than the previous year.) The
national homicide rate of 1.95 victims per 100,000 population jumped 12%, after reaching its lowest point in more than 30 years in 2003.
PAGE 13 - "In 2004, more than two-thirds (68%) of adults (18 years or older) accused of homicide had a Canadian criminal record. among those adults with a criminal history, 70% had a prior conviction for a violent offence: 8 for homicide."
PAGE 13: "While Aboriginal people account for approximately 3% of the Canadian population, the comprised 17% of victims and 22% of persons accused of committing homicide in 2004."
PAGE 10: "In 2004, almost all categories of family homicide increased from 2003."
PAGE 14: "Half(49%) homicide incidents in 2004 in which data was available occured during the commission of another offence that led to the homicide.
Of these 232 incidents, the majority (180) were committed as a result of a violent offence: 106 during an assault, 45 during a robbery, 8 during a sexual assault, 5 as a result of stalking, 3 during a kidnapping and 13 other violent offences.
Six other homicide incidents occurred as a result of arson."
PAGE 14: "Among causes where it was known whether alcohol or drugs were a factor, police reported that the majority of accused (73%) and victims (55%) had consumed an intoxicant at the time of the homicide."
PAGE 14: "Police suspected the presence of a mental or developmental disorder among 14% of the accused persons in 2004, similar to the percentage reported each year since 1997."
PAGE 14: "Data from the Homicide Survey have shown that homicides are often associated with the victim's involvement in illegal activities, such as gang activities, drug dealing or trafficking and prostitution. in 2004, police reported a total of 18 prostitutes killed.
There were another 100 homicides committed against
persons working in other types of illegal "occupations" such as drug dealers, members of an organized crime group or gang, 21 more than in 2003."