Table 4 Undermines Liberals Claims
Thanks to MP Raquel Dancho, Vice-Chair of SECU, an appendix was added to the report StatsCan recently presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU). Table 4 in that appendix revealed that PAL holders are accused of homicide about half as often as other adults. This is consistent with my Statistics Canada Special Requests.
The Trudeau Liberals ignore the facts and insist on Gaslighting civilian gun owners to push more gun laws. Canadian gun laws are immoral and ineffective. See here and here.
StatsCan’s report is entitled: “Brief: Police-reported statistics on firearm-related crime.” It was written by Statistics Canada’s Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics and submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee Public Safety and National Security, February 10, 2022.
Table 4 in the appendix reveals just how unlikely PAL holders are as murderers..
Table 4 is entitled, “Number and proportion of homicide victims of firearm-related homicides, by firearm licensing status of the identified charged / suspect-chargeable1 and firearm type, 2010-2020.”
|rate per 100,000 pop|
|PAL holders CSC||1.04|
|Adult homicide rate||2.12|
|Adult male homicide rate||1.26|
Source: Table 4, Number and proportion of homicide victims of firearm-related homicides, by firearm licensing status of the identified charged / suspect-chargeable1 and firearm type, 2010-2020.
According to the StatsCan report to SECU, PAL holders are accused of homicide about half as often as adult Canadians (2.12 per 100,000).
Note that what is being counted in Table 4 is not offenders, but victims. Because there are more homicide victims than accused this makes the rate for PAL holders look higher than it is with offenders.
Other comparisons focus on firearms related homicide. Because almost all PAL holders are male it would be reasonable to compare them with adult males (18 years of age or older) who are a similar demographic group.
According to Statistics Canada data, PAL holders are somewhat less likely to be accused of firearms-related murder than are male Canadians.GAM PAL homicide copy.xlsx
The greatest challenge we face, is getting the general public up to speed on the gun and crime statistics in an easy to understand format, and to get it widely distributed without the usual left wing opinion slant to the numbers, if it were presented on any of the state run media opinions disguised as news sources (and we know who they are, but many regular folks don’t). If people could see the facts, and make sense of it quickly (when it comes to tables and statistics, many people have very short attention spans), we might be able to sway some from supporting the disingenuous and dis/mis/information that the Liberals/NDP want to sell to them as truth, when it simply isn’t supported by the facts and/or the “science” they like to constantly reference and tout for everything else.
A “one liner” with the actual facts about Toronto (for example), with the number of shootings, homicides by guns, and the number of perpetrators with a PAL/RPAL who were in “legal possession of the firearm involved at the time and place of the incident” might be worth looking into. Run it as a national ad campaign on the major state run “news” networks (most anti-gun folks probably get there gun “info” from them), like the Liberals have been doing for years on the opposite side of the issue. Throw in a few references to the cost of the failed LGR, and the fact that the Liberals want to spend/waste another hundred or more million/billion dollars on “LGR 2.0′ when it will do nothing to solve the root cause of the problem. Criminals, drugs, illegally possessed and used firearms, mostly smuggled in from the US and beyond. It could be done with statistics from every major city with a firearms problem. It would just take someone to put it together professionally, and then fund it all for presentation on the major TV networks. Or, it could be run as a national ad with all the major cities scrolling past the screen with a one liner with their numbers, and run it across Canada on as many networks as possible, with adequate funding.
As an addendum, I’d also like to see brief video excerpts of responsible legal hunters and sport shooters (maybe waterfowl, food and predatory animals, Olympic shooters, cowboy, 3 gun), alongside of the gang bangers flashing their illegally possessed and used guns, or shooting scenes with cop ecidence markers and shell casings everywhere, captioned “we are (or, this is) not the problem, they are ( or, this is) the problem”. As a part of the ads.
As an addendum, I’d also like to see brief video excerpts of responsible legal hunters and sport shooters (maybe waterfowl, food and predatory animals, Olympic shooters, cowboy, 3 gun), alongside of the gang bangers flashing their illegally possessed and used guns, or shooting scenes with cop evidence markers and shell casings everywhere, captioned “we are (or, this is) not the problem, they are ( or, this is) the problem”. As a part of the ads.
I totally agree.Our fight will go on forever, as long as the Liberals are in power.