Canadian Criminal Sentencing/Offences/Weapons Offences
General Principles[edit | edit source]
Offences involving handguns is a “serious and growing societal danger”. There is a strong emphasis on the need to denounce and deter the use of firearms in public places. There has been judicial notice that as of 2007 there has been a national increase in gun violence and gun-related offences.
- R v Clayton 2005 CaLII 16569 (ONCA) at 41
- R v Danvers  OJ 3532 ONCA at 77
R. v. Bellamy,2008 CanLII 26259 (ON SC),  175 C.R.R. (2d) 241, at para. 76
R. v. Brown,  O.J. No. 4681 (Ont. S.C.J.) at para. 9
- R v. Clayton 2007 SCC 32 at 110