Canada can’t say where its crime guns are coming from

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told a guns and gangs summit in Ottawa this year that more and more guns used in crimes in Canada were coming from within the country.

“With so many crime guns coming from legitimate domestic sources, we need effective firearm measures,” he tweeted.

But at the same summit, Lynn Barr-Telford, director-general in charge of justice surveys at Statistics Canada, lamented the “gaps” in her department’s data.

“We don’t know the origin of firearms involved in gun crime in Canada,” she said.