PolyRemembers : Polytechnique students and graduates for gun control

In memory of

Anne-Marie Edward
Annie St-Arneault
Barbara Daigneault
Geneviève Bergeron
Maryse LeClair
Maud Haviernick
Nathalie Croteau

Anne-Marie Lemay
Annie Turcotte
Barbara Maria Klucznik
Hélène Colgan
Maryse Laganière
Michèle Richard
Sonia Pelletier

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#GunLobby praises new instructions to @rcmpgrcpolice to improve use of legislative tools at their disposal while falsely claiming that we haven't been advocating for this. We have. For years. See excerpts. Because we know #GunControl is not ... one-dimensional #smear #lies #cdnpoli

Saskatoon gun store owner complains of "added steps to process buying a gun" ... like confirming buyer's ID, checking validity of firearms licence, & keeping records of inventory & sales (a measure that existed from 1977 to 2012 without ... issue) #ridiculous https://www.iheartradio.ca/news/saskatoon-gun-store-has-extra-headaches-with-new-regulations-1.17816460

New mandate letter to @rcmpgrcpolice instructs Commissioner to work with CFOs to respond without delay to calls re safety concerns about guns and work with police to remove them quickly as needed, to record incidents involving dangerous behaviour ans... guns https://www.thestar.com/politics/2022/05/10/help-heal-indigenous-residential-school-trauma-public-safety-minister-tells-rcmp.html

Incompetent Alberta CFO complains to @marcomendicino that measures promised in 2015, tabled in 2018, passed in 2019, with regs tabled in 2021 need to be further postponed cause of "inadequate lead time", repeats #GunLobby empty rhetoric re ... longgun-registry https://open.alberta.ca/dataset/9e38fc3e-a8d2-45da-894c-91e57f410f66/resource/b0f1a544-4e71-426d-b729-2687e47f51e9/download/acfo-letter-minister-public-safety-canada-2022-05-17.pdf

“Les sondages démontrent systématiquement qu’une majorité d’Américains est en faveur d’un meilleur contrôle. Pourtant, lorsqu’il s’agit d’intervenir sur cette question, les élus du Congrès américain se transforment en plantes ... vertes” #NRA #LobbyDesArmes https://lp.ca/oFtMQ8?sharing=true

Over past year in 🇺🇸, even the most basic gun-control agenda has grown impossibly beyond reach. Though Democrats control all 3 branches of gov, Biden’s gun reform efforts have been limited to a series of largely ceremonial executive orders ... #NRA #GunLobby https://bostonreview.net/articles/the-supreme-court-is-poised-to-put-politics-ahead-of-gun-violence-prevention/

From 1966 to 2019, 77 % of mass shooters obtained the weapons they used in their crimes through legal purchases, according to a comprehensive survey of law enforcement data, academic papers and news accounts compiled by the NIJ, research wing of the ... J-D. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/16/us/politics/legal-gun-purchase-mass-shooting.html?referringSource=articleShare

@DurandMartin1 @Polysesouvient Bolt action, lever action and pump action rifles and shotguns have no magazine restrictions. This Canadian made Black Creek Labs Bison now comes with 20 round proprietary magazines.

The surge in firearms homicides that began in 2015 has an important feature not highlighted in the recent CDC report.

Prior to 2015, nonfirearm homicides and firearm homicides tracked each other well (figure shows raw CDC data).

In 2015, these ... trends diverged. https://twitter.com/AndrewMorral/status/1524339559714148354

Do Canadians know?

There are no limits on the number of rounds for magazines designed for bolt-action rifles

No. Limits.

#BanHighCapacityMagazines #cdnpoli
References: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/maximum-permitted-magazine-capacity ... https://www.canadagunclub.com/p/gun-magazine-capacity-limits-in-canada.html

Both a retired Mountie & a criminal defence lawyer involved in #MMC investigating #NovaScotia's mass shooting say there was "more than enough" evidence for a search warrant given 3 public complaints about gunman over 3 years #Prevention #cdnpoli ... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/complaints-enough-for-search-warrant-years-before-n-s-mass-shooting-say-former-mountie-lawyer-1.6454198 @hkryan17

The @liberal_party should heed lessons from #BuffaloShooting: a loophole in #NewYork's #AssaultWeaponBan allowed 18yr-old to legally buy weapon & modify it to use a high-capacity magazine, also modified to hold 30 rounds #BanAssW #BanHCMags ... https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/05/15/buffalo-shooting-gun-bought-bushmaster/ @marcomendicino

"Asked for their own views on this, Canadians🍁 lean heavily toward federal regulation.. two-thirds are opposed to the federal government’s current position of leaving it to the provinces" #BanHandguns #cdnpoli ... https://angusreid.org/canada-gun-control-handgun-ban-buyback/ @angusreidorg @marcomendicino @liberal_party

EDITORIAL (@globeandmail): "Preventing gun violence is not a zero-sum political game, where we must either carefully vet people who apply for a licence & keep records of gun sales, or we must crack down on crime and smuggling" #WeNeedToDoBoth ... #cdnpoli https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-fewer-guns-or-fewer-criminals-when-it-comes-to-stopping-gun-violence/

Right. Just your typical bolt action hunting rifle...

“The CDX-SS SEVEN S.T.A.R.S. COVERT is a compact rifle similar to the CDX-R7 CPS. They both achieve the same purpose, which is concealability for short/medium distances target engagement."

... #cdnpoli (from @SemperInvictus5)

"And this: the inadequacy, inability & ineffectiveness of 🇺🇸government to stop this violence, random but remorseless (20,000+ victims of gun violence last year, with increased rates of fatal shootings in 2/3 of the largest American cities)"... -@ShribmanPG https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/us-politics/article-buffalos-mass-shooting-demonstrates-failure-of-americas-ability-to/

MERCI @JustinTrudeau, @BillBlair et @parti_liberal pour avoir prohibée cette arme en mai 2020, et MERCI @MarcoMendicino pour votre engagement à retirer de la circulation celles qui existent avec un programme de rachat obligatoire #Canada🇨🇦 ... #InterdisonsLesArmesDAssault #Buffalo

THANK YOU @JustinTrudeau, @BillBlair and @liberal_party for having prohibited this weapon in May 2020, and THANK YOU @marcomendicino for your commitment to removing existing ones from circulation with a mandatory buyback program ... #ThisIsCanada🇨🇦#BanAssaultWeapons #Buffalo #cdnpoli

Statement from 🇺🇸Violence Policy Center re #MassShooting at #Buffalo supermarket, reportedly committed with a Bushmaster XM-15 assault rifle equipped with a high-capacity magazine, leaving 10 dead including store’s armed security guard & ... 3 injured https://vpc.org/violence-policy-center-statement-on-buffalo-new-york-mass-shooting/ @VPCinfo

Thoughts and prayers. #shooting #Buffalo #BuffaloStrong #racism

We miss you, Kim Campbell
#GunControl #BillC17 #cdnpoli @AKimCampbell

Pierre Poilievre happy to visit an #AssaultWeapon dealer ("military grade products intended for civilian market"), focussing on job creation rather than the risks to #PublicSafety associated with the availability of such weapons #ProGunLobby ... #NoThanks #ThisIsCanada #polcan

Pierre Poilievre se fait un plaisir de visiter un marchand d'armes d'assaut ("produits de qualité militaire destinés au marché civil"), misant sur les emplois créés plutôt que sur les risques pour la #SécuritéPublique liés à la ... disponibilité de ces armes #ProLobbyDesArmes #polcan

The Forbes said GW asked them to buy him guns or ammo. They refused. The wife complained to police about illegal weapons she'd seen in his possession, says police wouldn't act on her info saying it wasn't current or reliable enough #cdnpoli ... https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/neighbours-tried-warn-police-portapique-gunmans-abuse-weapons-1.6413460 @CBCBlairRhodes

What's hapenning to the @CanadianGreens? Pro-gun magazine reports party is posed to adopt position aimed at earning "support & votes of up to 2.2 million licensed firearms owners" citing frustrations with "intrusions on our rights & privacy" ... #WithGunLobby? https://calibremag.ca/green-party-adopts-sensible-gun-control-policy/

Redcliff @rcmpgrcpolice investigating theft of a "significant number" of restricted firearms from a southern Alberta gun club on Thursday:
Another example of legal restricted firearms (likely handguns) ending up on the illegal market #BanHandguns ... #cdnpoli https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/significant-number-of-restricted-firearms-stolen-from-southern-alberta-gun-club-1.5892899

Conservative MPs reiterating #GunLobby rhetoric while launching petition to repeal regulations enabling the coming into force of #BillC71 tabled in 2018, debated for a year & passed in 2019, for common sense licence verification and commercial ... sales records #Consistently #ProGun

Suicide note had his name but was not enough to identify shooter (just a name - many in Quebec with same name). Once police found *sale record* they were able to get his last address. From there they found where he was living (friend’s couch), ... confirm his ID and get/publish photo

Suicide note had his name but was not enough to identify shooter (just a name - many in Quebec with same name). Once police found sale record they were able to get his last address. From there they found where he was living (friend’s couch), ... confirm his ID and get/publish photo

Today we announced the coming into force of regulations that will prevent people who are not authorized to possess a firearm from getting one - an important step as part of our government’s broader strategy to address gun violence. @Polysesouvient ... @CGCguncontrol @DanforthFSC

"Vu l’opposition du @PCC_HQ à la loi #C71 et ses manœuvres passées visant à saper la mise en œuvre de la loi, nous craignions que les demandes de transferts d'armes soient approuvées sans validation du permis. Le règlement final empêche ... cela." https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/national/2022-05-11/armes-a-feu/les-commerces-devront-tenir-un-registre.php @MyleneCrete

When C71 passed in 2019 @liberal_party said sellers would need to verify validity of licence for NonRestricted guns. But draft regs included no obligation to send licence info to Registrar, sparking criticism. Final regs close that loophole ... https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2022/05/11/liberals-set-to-implement-new-rules-on-sale-or-transfer-of-non-restricted-firearms.html @JacquesGallant

"Nous sommes très reconnaissants envers @marcomendicino qui a écouté nos préoccupations et a précisé l’obligation de transférer à la GRC l’information nécessaire pour valider un permis. La vérification des permis donne tout son sens au ... système de permis" https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1882657/ottawa-registre-armes-feu-commercant-registre-identite

#GunLobby continues to cherry-pick one-time-Toronto-statistic and projects it on all of Canada🇨🇦. Not true: new comprehensive stats on source of guns seized by police show 68% domestic & 32% smuggled (21% of long guns smuggled, 59% of ... handguns smuggled) https://polysesouvient.ca/Documents/DOCU_22_05_09_Seized_and_traced_Firearms_8555_441_395_b.pdf

Minister @marcomendicino was referring the commercial sales ledgers that were in force from 1977 to 2012: Police went from store to store to consult ledgers to confirm identify of killer who had shot himself in face. The registry was passed in 1995 ... but in force as of 2003...

#GunLobby who accused gun control advocates of not knowing the law are unable to distinguish between long-gun-registry (all guns registered) and sales records (sales recorded by stores). The #Polytechnique shooter was identified through the sales ... ledger of store that sold him gun

The minister was referring to the commercial sales records that existed from 1977 to 2012 (until Harper eliminated them). That's how police were able to identify gunman in 1989. Great news that this important investigative tool is back in effect via ... #C71 and regs announced today

When police found gunman at #Polytechnique, they couldn't identify him as he shot himself in the face & carried no ID. They searched sales ledgers around #Montreal until they found the gun's serial no, and that's how they identified him. A useful... investigative tool, to be sure...

Un pas de plus vers un meilleur contrôle des armes à feu.

Another step towards stronger #GunControl in 🇨🇦

#polcan #cdnpoli @Polysesouvient @DanforthFSC @CukierWendy

The @liberal_party has revised draft gun regulations to ensure that a seller actually has to provide information on potential buyers' licence the Registrar (@rcmpgrcpolice) in order to ensure systematic verification of their validity #cdnpoli ... https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/feds-tweak-draft-regulations-following-criticism-to-ensure-gun-buyers-have-licence-1.5898354

Les règlements annoncés aujourd’hui vont plus loin dans la mesure où ils obligeront les vendeurs à valider les permis des acheteurs directement auprès du registraire (GRC), ce que réclamaient plusieurs groupes, dont PolySeSouvient #polcan ... https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1882657/ottawa-registre-armes-feu-commercant-registre-identite

Le ministre @marcomendicino annonce qu’à compter du 18 mai, les personnes et entreprises qui vendent une arme à feu sans restriction devront confirmer l’identité de l’acheteur et la validité de son permis auprès des autorités #polcan ... https://journalmetro.com/actualites/montreal/2823528/regles-serrees-armes-feu-sans-restriction/ @AliciaCasterasL

Canadians deserve to feel safe in their communities. Today I announced new, more stringent rules governing the sale or transfer of non-restricted firearms.
 
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Les Canadiens méritent de se sentir en sécurité dans leurs communautés. Aujourd'hui, j'ai annoncé de nouvelles règles plus strictes régissant la vente ou la cession d'armes à feu sans restriction.
 
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Notre réaction à l'annonce du ministre @marcomendicino sur la réglementation final associée à la loi C-71 adoptée en 2019: https://polysesouvient.ca/Documents/PRSS_22_05_11_Reaction_AnnouncementAnnonce_Mendicino.pdf #polcan

Our reaction to minister @marcomendicino's announcement on final regulations under #BillC71:
https://polysesouvient.ca/Documents/PRSS_22_05_11_Reaction_AnnouncementAnnonce_Mendicino.pdf #cdnpoli

Troisième fusillade en trois jours à Laval http://rc.ca/SQ718c

"Fast forward again to May, and the Washington, DC-based Gun Violence Archive had already recorded no fewer than 173 mass shootings this year as of May 2."

https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/5/8/the-us-goes-ballistic-americas-gun-epidemic | ... @AJEnglish

Au moment où les fusillades se multiplient dans le grand Mtl, des données obtenues par le ⁦@JdeMontreal⁩ montrent que de + en + de mineurs ont fait l’objet d’accusations liées à la possession illégale d’armes à feu au tribunal de la ... jeunesse #polqc https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2022/04/21/les-accusations-liees-aux-armes-a-feu-explosent-chez-les-mineurs

#GunLobby apoplectic over coming-into-force of licence verification before each gun sale, a simple common-sense measure that confers all its meaning to licensing system, in force 10yrs for long guns (until Harper destroyed it in 2012) & handguns ... since 1934 https://www.rebelnews.com/liberals_quietly_impose_new_firearms_law_including_backdoor_gun_registry