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Offline kimmy

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Re: Danforth Shooting
« Reply #210 on: September 06, 2018, 12:02:56 pm »
So remember when Toronto police chief Mark Saunders said that 50% of guns used in crimes come from legal owners in Canada?

Some guy filed an FOI with the Toronto Police to obtain their statistics on the situation.

It turns out that their own statistics say that in 2017,  of 726 crime guns seized by police, 148 were identified as "domestically sourced".  That's 20%, not 50%.

Also, while Saunders claimed that this is on the rise, it's actually the opposite.   In 2016, 124 of 516 (24%) of crime guns were identified as domestically sourced. In 2015, it was 152 of 566 (26%) that were domestically sourced.

My question is, was Mark Saunders deliberately lying for political reasons, or is Mark Saunders just too dumb to read his own department's statistics properly?

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