Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Canada to Scrap Long Gun Registry


In order to keep a campaign promise, it would appear that, the Conservative government has tabled legislation to not only scrap the long gun registry, but also destroy the records already there. Along with the estimated $22 million per year to maintain the registry, the government also cited the fact that the registry targets law abiding gun owners instead of criminals as a reason for scraping the registry. Restricted firearms will still have to be registered and proper licensing will also be in force for ownership & purchase of a long gun or ammunition.  Now, with a Conservative majority, the law, tabled on Oct.25th is expected to pass into law shortly after it's third reading, depending on the opposition. An estimated 7.1 million long guns are in the registry.
        I would like to see a rational approach with regard to long guns in Canada.  Without a freer approach to long guns, Canadians who live in rural areas will be unable to defend themselves against growing numbers of more aggressive wolves and potentially other rabid animals.


scott edvin said...

It is right that there should be a proper registration of the long guns or other guns. Registration is only the first step and it has no impact on sale of long guns by the people. It is very useful for the government in the future.
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JaneofVirginia said...

And yet, Canada dropped its long gun registry requirement on April 6, 2012. The program cost taxpayers 66.4 million dollars annually and did not identify criminals.
I support Canada's choice to limit government and avoid a listing of weapons which will enable an intrusive government of the future to collect guns, as was done in Australia.