The Canadian Firearms Registry is now a case study in failure in information management in business school. Firearms are inherently complex Cooperating agencies have widely differing standards for ensuring data quality, and information needs
Source of error claim: ERRORS, ERRORS AND MORE ERRORS By Garry Breitkreuz, MP ﾐ February 26, 2002
Alberta, (BC), Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, (Newfoundland)
Gun death is the criterion of choice for the ‘anti-gun lobby’ so they have trumpeted that these declines signal success.
Can it be considered a success if total suicides do not decline? No lives have been saved.
There is a fundamental clash between Crime prevention and civil rights.
The table shows the percentage of each category that involves firearm. How is the public safer if gun laws merely move criminals from gun crimes to knife or club crimes?
Firearm assaults are less likely to result in injuries, and the injuries that occur are more likely to be less severe injuries than those that occur during assaults involving other weapons. UCR II -- 61% of total volume of crime. Non representative of Canada as a whole; 122 police departments.
The violent crime rate in Canada is not dropping as fast as it is in the US. Why not, if the gun program is so successful?
Pendulum has swung too far away from protecting public safety towards rehabilitation of offenders; most criminal violence is committed by repeat offenders.
The 1995 Canadian Firearms Legislation - Ten Years Later Gary Mauser, Ph D ANZSOC Conference Wellington, NZ February 2005
Gary Mauser Professor Institute for Canadian Urban Research Studies Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC Canada February 2005
Gun violence and violent crime 14% 31% 2% Canada 4% 9% 1% England and Wales 6% 14% 1% Australia Robbery Homicide Violent crime
Injuries caused by weapons during assault, Canada 2003 5,432 5,760 812 Number of incidents 2% 2% 2% Unknown 24% 47% 52% No injuries 60% 40% 40% Minor physical injuries 14% 11% 6% Major physical injuries Club Knife Firearm