Northumberland and Peterborough OPP community street crime units (CSCU) arrested another drug dealer who violated his Firearm Prohibition Order.
On February 17, 2021, they executed a search warrant after investigating a drug trafficking operation where Gordon Graham was arrested while in possession of a crossbow, “opioids and other drug-trafficking related items.”
Gordon Graham was charged with drug trafficking offences as well as two counts of possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to a firearm prohibition order.
As seems standard protocol, Graham was released from custody on a promise to appear in court on March 31st.
I continue to document the arrests of those who violate their firearm prohibition order in the hope that someone in government will pay attention and take action to fix Canada’s broken Firearm Prohibition Order system.
So far, nobody appears to be listening, including Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole.
I expect Liberal MPs and ministers to ignore me because I challenge the very foundation of their failed agenda on drug and gun smuggling.
I do, however, expect the leader of the party supposedly on the side of Canada’s 2.2 million licensed, RCMP-vetted firearms owners to pay attention.
So far, Erin O’Toole can’t be bothered to so much as acknowledge my communications.
Not a good sign for Canadian gun owners.
Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and Justice Minister David Lametti:
Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system is broken
When will you introduce legislation to track, trace and check on violent criminals with Firearm Possession Orders?
Jason Paul Lafferty is another example of how Canada’s Firearm Prohibition Order system is broken and must be fixed.
Common sense dictates our scarce police resources should be devoted to those individuals who pose the greatest risk to public safety, yet these are the people Canada’s legislators and police totally ignore.
People with a history of violent offences are a proven danger to public safety, yet these are the people our government refuses to check on or track.
- No police agency in Canada tracks individuals with Firearm Prohibition Orders registered against them.
- There is no legal requirement for police to track individuals with Firearm Prohibition Orders registered against them or routinely check on them to ensure compliance.
- There is no legal requirement for individuals with Firearm Prohibition Orders to notify police when they move to a new residence. Police have no idea where these people are.
Contact the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Public Safety
If you, like me, want to see violent criminal offenders tracked and checked on to ensure they are abiding by all of their conditions of release, including Firearm Prohibition Orders, please write Justice Minister David Lametti and Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and demand they introduce legislation to implement these reforms immediately.
The Honourable David Lametti
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8
Email the Minister of Justice
The Honourable Bill Blair
Minister of Public Safety
House of Commons
Ottawa, Canada K1A 0A6
Email the Minister of Public Safety