The Canadian government has made some bold statements about evil American guns and a possible lawsuit. Their claim that over 50 percent of all gun crime in Canada could be blamed on illeglly smuggled guns from the US got a lot of press. The problem is that their lies leaked out.
Mr. Wilkins said that Canadian officials admitted in meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week "that that figure was just grabbed out of thin air." He insisted the Canadian government should focus on joint efforts to combat gun-running rather than pointing fingers.Nothing more then governments hate then the truth.
The figure, which others have used previously, is not based on any statistical study that could be traced by The Globe and Mail, and police forces and other authorities said yesterday it is not verifiable.
"I think the figure that's been bandied about of 50 per cent has not been substantiated."
Mr. Wilkins told CTV's Canada AM that the Canadians admitted the figure has no basis. Mr. Wilkins declined to tell The Globe whether the Prime Minister conceded the figure was not substantiated.