Hey Montreal Massacre Media Collective – Why Not Track Convicted Criminals?

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Hey Montreal Massacre Media Collective – Why Not Track Convicted Criminals like Canada already does to lawful gun owners?

Canada – -(AmmoLand.com)- Every year, as the days of November wane, we can count on one thing with absolute certainty.

Like zombies rising from the grave a month ago on Halloween, the Montreal Massacre Media Collective will begin another round of weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth akin to Chicken Little screeching “the sky is falling!”

It’s as predictable as Justin Trudeau lying about wearing blackface.

This year the screeching began on November 26th, 2019, with another round of demands from Collective founders Heidi Rathgen and Natalie Provost.[i]

“…we urge you today to consider implementing an immediate moratorium on new sales of assault weapons as well as a permanent ban on the importation and manufacture of handguns.”[ii]

Each year, The Collective demands more gun bans and more confiscations, yet with the same boringly predictable focus – licensed firearm owners.

You don’t stop bad people from doing bad things by ignoring them.

Yet that didn’t stop these “gun control” activists from sending a letter, more of a demand really, that the newly re-elected Trudeau government ban guns – all of them.

Their angst is both misdirected and misguided.

Every year the Montreal Massacre Media Collective ignores the elephant in the room which, this year, are the inconvenient facts released by Statistics Canada.[iii]

“Ontario, with 69 more victims than in 2017, reported the largest year-over-year increase and the highest number of homicides since data collection began in 1961. This resulted in the highest homicide rate in Ontario since 1991.”

Violent drug dealers, gang members, and criminals drove Ontario’s murder rate to a record high in 2018. And it looks like they’ll do it again this year.

If The Collective really cared about public safety (which they don’t – they only care about banning guns from licensed owners) they would focus their demands for government action on an issue in which firearm researcher Dennis Young has long raised the red flag.

No police or government agency bothers to check on the hundreds of thousands of individuals who, by court order, are prohibited from possessing firearms to make sure they’re obeying the law.[iv]

Not one.

This is absurd. It’s beyond absurd.

According to Statistics Canada, from 2014–2018, 5,550 individuals were arrested for violating a Firearm Prohibition Order (FPO).[v]

Could the total number who violated their prohibition orders be higher?

Absolutely. Statistics Canada only counts those who were caught and charged. How many more broke the law but were never caught?

We don’t know.

The government does not track criminals with an FPO registered against them. The government doesn’t even know where they live.

Why not?

Because, unlike licensed and RCMP-vetted firearm owners, criminals subject to an FPO are not required to inform police when they change their address.
A convicted criminal under a firearms prohibition is not required to check in with law enforcement, nor is there any law ordering police to check in on these proven violent offenders.
Contrast this absurdity of the Firearms Act, which requires licensed firearm owners, (vetted daily by the RCMP) to notify the government when they change addresses within 30 days or face up to 2 years in prison.

If we insist our nation’s safest and most responsible citizens must notify the government when they change residences, what possible rationale is there for NOT demanding the same of those who, by their own actions, proved they pose a real danger to society?

It defies rational thought – not to mention all concern for public safety – that violent, convicted criminals with firearm prohibition orders against them are the ones nobody cares to track.

The Montreal Massacre Media Collective certainly doesn’t care about them or the violence they perpetrate on our nation. The Collective cares about one thing only: removing guns from the hands of licensed firearm owners.

And The Collective did so again on December 6th with the willing service of a complicit media.

This time, ask The Collective why they’re not concerned about the hundreds of thousands of convicted criminals with Firearm Prohibition Orders against them.

And when they respond, ask the willing mouthpieces of The Collective why they don’t want the 443,000 convicted criminals prohibited from owning firearms tracked with at least the same stringent requirements as licensed firearm owners.

But don’t hold your breath for an answer. That could prove fatal.

Sources:
[i] https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/polytechnique-letter-liberals-1.5373391
[ii] http://polysesouvient.ca/Documents/MAIL_19_11_25_Letter_BillBlair_ENG.pdf
[iii] https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/191127/dq191127a-eng.htm
[iv] https://dennisryoung.ca/2019/09/01/our-gun-control-laws-need-to-target-bad-guys-with-guns/
[v] https://dennisryoung.ca/2019/09/26/statscan-violations-of-weapons-prohibition-orders-2014-2018/


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What is easier, track criminals or the law abiding?
Evidently it’s the latter, after all criminals never comply, no not one. This is a mental illness that purveys people who cannot reason and is beyond normalicy. Disarming good people so bad people can shoot you has got to be their benchmark of insanity. Obviously these people have never been victimized and they cannot relate to those who have. Yet it’s these same people who have armed protection and don’t think twice about it. In their eyes you are not worthy of being able to protect yourself.

jack mac
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jack mac

To the CSSA: In the US we again have a legally designated underclass of free citizens classified has prohibited persons, i.e. sub-citizens. This is similar to your FPO. The difference is that you do not a have a legally designated underclass of free citizens, because you do not have citizens. The members of the Canadian public are denied, for self-defense, firearm possession. Canadians are diffidently not allowed to defend against tyrannical rule by their governments by possession firearms. Your government denies your human rights to firearms and your authority to use them for defense. Citizens are not suppose to let… Read more »

toomanyhobbies
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toomanyhobbies

real quick #Canada “IT’S THE CRIMINALS STUPID” now take that to your Parliament and legislate that!

Jacob337
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Jacob337

Are you a terrorist? What is going on with the ridiculous articles on ammoland in the past few days? What scumbags are allowed to come on here and write for this site? David Codrea and the Dean weingarten seem to be the only ones left who are actual critical thinkers and want our country to revert back to how it should be This guy might be in Canada but what a scumbag to say he wants the government to track people that have served their sentences – instead of himself bc he’s to much of a coward to actually go… Read more »

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Finnky

@Jacob337 – I agree with you that anyone who has completed their sentence (prison, jail and/or probation) should be considered rehabilitated and have all rights restored. If they are not rehabilitated, then why the hell are they released into polite society? On the other hand, I understood the article to be pointing out the absurdity of focusing on tracking and regulating those least likely to commit violent crime. Step back a moment and appreciate the hypocrisy being pointed out. Such obvious issues with gun control proposals need to be exposed, and the hypocrisy needs to be publicized so that grabbers… Read more »

TheRevelator
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TheRevelator

@Finnky
Not all are idiots, though the vast majority sure seems determined to prove otherwise.

Good spot on the hypocrisy question, and generally good points made within your comment.

Jacob337
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Jacob337

Too bad. So his words of encouraging big gubbmint to track people in Canada bc they once committed a crime that they have presumably served their sentence for is ok with you? This writer is a total coward and I hope he sees this. It’s the Trumptards that will be the death of America and turn us into a bunch of submissive cucks like Canada gun owners that complain and beg for their “rights” instead of taking them back by force. The “voting box” is going away quick. We are one democrat presidential election away from having a full repeal… Read more »

Will Flatt
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We all know perfectly well that Leftists aren’t the least bit concerned with facts. Throwing facts at them accomplishes nothing. They will lie, cheat, steal their way into power and they will use violence to shut up their opponents and weaponize the governments they control to oppress and enslave everyone.

The only way this ends well is to physically remove leftists from society. There can be no place for them in a society organized for liberty and against tyranny. Leftists are 110% about tyranny – against YOU.