Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system is broken. The latest evidence to make my case?
Repeat offender Cameron Robert Vail.
In February 2018, Cameron Robert Vail was convicted of assault and sentenced to probation. One of his sentencing conditions was a 5-year Firearm Prohibition Order.
On January 25, 2020, Cameron Robert Vail was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon (news report does not specify the type of weapon).
Despite his arrest for a violent crime and violating his probation order, Cameron Robert Vail was released.
The judge who released him saddled Vail with another Firearms Prohibition Order because, well, the first one was so darned effective.
On Canada Day, 25-year-old Cameron Robert Vail was arrested again, this time in possession of a sawed-off .410 shotgun – a modified firearm not commonly used for grouse hunting or target shooting – but the preferred weapon of choice for career criminals.
Third time lucky?
Public Safety got lucky after Cameron Robert Vail’s third arrest.
A judge finally ordered him remanded in custody until a show cause hearing is held where Vail must prove to the court why he should be released until his trial on these new charges takes place.
Will common sense finally prevail?
Will a judge finally decide he or she must protect public safety because this young man simply cannot be trusted to obey the law?
Will this proven danger to society be released again?
I won’t be placing any bets on my preferred outcome. The odds just aren’t that good.
Not only is Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system broken, it was designed to fail from the very start.
Designed to Fail is a 45-page Special Report which explains, in detail, everything that’s wrong with Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system, then outlines a clear plan to fix it.
The only question is… Will the federal government take the action required to keep Canadians safe?
Or will they continue to pay lip service to Public Safety while doing nothing to stop violent, repeat offenders from illegally obtaining guns?