MP Bob Zimmer rose in Parliament today to ask Ralph Goodale, the Minister of Public Safety, a pointed question about the Quebec long gun registry data. Goodale's response was predictable, although not informative. Question 1 "According to Deputy Commissioner Peter Henschel's own testimony June 4, 2015, and I quote: The RCMP destroyed the records between October 26, 2012, … [Read more...]
Firearm Owners: Guess who CPIC Tracks and who CPIC does NOT track daily?
Dennis Young, master of the Access to Information Program (ATIP), learned something interesting on June 7, 2016, that ought to shock and scare every single licenced gun owner in Canada. Dennis asked what information about violent criminals is held in the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC). The answers Dennis received reveals who the RCMP perceives to be the greatest … [Read more...]
Be Afraid – US Civilian Agencies own more guns than the entire US Marines
Open the Books found there are now over 200,000 non-military federal officers with arrest and firearm authority, surpassing the 182,100 personnel who are actively serving in the U.S. Marines Corps. The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution was written, in part, to protect American citizens from their own government. The Founding Fathers had just rid America of … [Read more...]
Stephen Harper Loves his Canadian “Meat Puppets With Wallets”
One of my favourite characters from the now-finished television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was Spike, played by James Marsters. Spike had a great sense of humour and with rare exception viewed the human race with disdain. One of his best lines of the series was when he said, “I love humans. They’re bloody Happy Meals with legs!” In the wake of recent, and some would … [Read more...]
Cutting Egypt’s Internet Access: Who Benefits?
An odd story crossed my desk over the weekend. Not that there is anything unusual about that… odd stories cross my desk all the time. This one, however, puzzled me because it just didn’t make much sense. An Associated Press story spoke of the Egyptian Navy capturing three divers [allegedly] in the midst of cutting an undersea cable that feeds Egypt’s internet … [Read more...]
The Journal News’ Caryn A. McBride Hires ARMED bodyguards? Oh, the irony!
On December 27th, 2012 I wrote the article "Hypocritical Anti-Gunners: Be Very Careful What You Wish For" in which I discussed the antics of the anti-gun zealots inhabiting the offices of The Journal News, a newspaper based in Rockland County, New York. In that article I wrote the following: Anti-gun zealots get a lot more than they bargained for after publishing the names … [Read more...]
Hypocritical Anti-Gunners: Be Very Careful What You Wish For
[powerpress] Anti-gun zealots get a lot more than they bargained for after publishing the names and home addresses of New York handgun permit holders. On December 24, 2012, The Journal News got up on it's high horse and published an article titled "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in in your neighborhood", which … [Read more...]
In the wake of all the unauthorized access to CPIC, you may want to find out what information the RCMP holds on you!
There have been a lot of cases of unauthorized access to the Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) database. Yesterday I wrote about Lethbridge Police Service Constable Michael Fielding using CPIC for his own ends and his demotion for that violation, and I've previously written about RCMP Constable Todd Glasman's unauthorized use of CPIC to hand information to his Hell's … [Read more...]