I agree, and said exactly the same thing a few posts back. I'm also generally against the concept of the nanny-state. But still, I'm no extremist in any of my views and I believe there needs to be reasonable safeguards in place in some things. If the safeguards are not a major inconvenience, and shown to be effective, if they are supported by experts in safety and by the people who are combating crime, I think it's a good idea. So gun registry was a good idea, in my view. Dismantling it and destroying the records made it an expensive waste. It's hard to fathom why this was so important, to a party that has some very bizarre views on reducing crime.
As said numerous times, there’s no evidence to suggest that the registry did reduce “gun crime”, since those that commit crime, are not likely to follow the laws anyways………Regardless, if another political party, at the federal or provincial level, tried to bring back a registry for long guns, the levels of compliance would be drastically worse then the previous levels………..During the registry, there were ~7. ½ million firearms registered, of an estimated ~21+ million private firearms within Canada……As has been demonstrated both here and with in the States, talk of gun control is the best trigger (pun) for an increase in gun and ammunition sales……..
Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Feds' patience running out on 'backdoor' registries
The minister says it's still his intention to end the provincial practice of forcing gun shops to maintain paper-ledger records of rifle and shotgun purchases.
Toews praised New Brunswick for announcing Tuesday that it would stop trying to track long-guns sales on its paper ledgers to comply with the federal law that abolished the long-gun registry last month.
RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson has written to all CFOs to tell them federal law doesn't authorize them to run anything resembling a long-gun registry.
If the CFO’s and Provinces keeping pushing their luck, the government might have to look at scraping in it’s entirety Bill C-68....And dare I say PET’s portion pertaining to firearms of Bill C-150.…That’s the next “target”, to say nothing of a Canadian Castle Doctrine and issuing of ATCs to individuals
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
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