Long-gun registry scrapped
The federal government is bringing forward a new bill to dismantle the long-gun registry and local gun enthusiasts are applauding the move.
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Gun registry isn’t effective gun control: Toews
Critics who want to keep the long-gun registry are confusing it with gun control, the public safety minister says.
“I believe in gun control, effective gun control,” Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told a House of Commons committee Tuesday. The MPs are examining Bill C-19 — which would obliterate the long-gun registry — as it makes its way through parliament and into law.
End of long-gun registry seen as victory in war on Big Government
Stephen Harper has begun the process of shuttering Canada’s long-gun registry, tabling a bill to scrap a database on firearms owners that for rank-and-file Conservatives stood as a powerful symbol of everything that’s wrong with big government.
Long gun registry killed
Disbanding the long gun registry will make Craig Jones’ day.
It made no sense to the owner of Wanstall’s Hunting and Shooting, on Lougheed Highway in downtown Maple Ridge, to waste so much money on creating one to begin with.
Peter Stoffer angry at the suggestion he supports the long-gun registry
Statement by Pierre Poilievre
The Conservative Party has been proud to work with uniquely Canadian groups towards the elimination of the wasteful long-gun registry.
Getting beyond emotion on long-gun registry
Montreal Gazette – September 4 , 2010
We support real gun control: Keeping the wrong people from getting guns, keeping track of the ones who are permitted to have them, and ensuring that legal guns are properly stored.
But the long-gun registry does none of that. Instead, it is a bureaucratic debacle, mistrusted by gun owners, wasteful of tax dollars, that does not make Canadians safer.
This registry doesn’t register
Globe and Mail – September 3 , 2010
If passed, a vote in Parliament on a Conservative MP’s bill to end the long-gun registry would not represent the end of gun control in Canada. Stringent and necessary requirements will remain in place for handguns, and restricted weapons such as automatic rifles. A process that already requires gun owners to be licensed before obtaining a firearm would remain, with safety and background checks required for gun owners. Rules for safe handling and storage of guns will remain in place. What will end is the cost, the red tape and the stigmatization of the “law-abiding duck hunters and farmers,” often cited by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In the absence of any meaningful evidence of the long-gun registry’s efficacy, the program should be ended.