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Canadian Shooting Sports Association Lauds Bill To End Long Gun Registry

Friday, February 13, 2009

This week, the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA) pledged its support for a Private Members Bill that would bring to an end Canada's much-maligned "Long Gun Registry." 

Garry Breitkreuz, a member of the Canadian House of Commons for the Conservative Party of Canada, introduced the measure.  "Mr. Breitkreuz has always been a voice of reason in the House of Commons regarding firearms legislation.  This Bill walks the delicate balance between individual rights and public safety perfectly," said Tony Bernardo, Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action. 

According to Mr. Bernardo, the Breitkreuz Bill would not only end the Long Gun Registry, but would also make necessary changes to reduce the exorbitant costs associated with the Firearms Act, with no loss of public safety. 

CSSA Executive Director Larry Whitmore states, "No Parliamentarian in Canada is more familiar with this file than Garry Breitkreuz.  His Bill represents exhaustive study of the problem relating to the Firearms Act.  The Breitkreuz Bill will help restore credibility to Canada's firearms control measures and we strongly encourage all Canadians to support it."

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.