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Friday, March 6, 2009

From time to time, elected officials actually do research an issue, learn the facts, and take the appropriate action.  Such is the case with efforts to scrap Canada's multi-billion, ineffective gun registry. 

On February 9, 2009, Garry Breitkreuz, a member of the Canadian House of Commons for the Conservative Party of Canada, introduced Bill C-301--an act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (registration of firearms).  This Private Members Bill would bring to an end Canada's much-maligned "Long Gun Registry." 

According to a recent article in Canada's NationalPost.com, when the national long-gun registry was introduced some 14 years ago, Mr. Breitkreuz actually believed the onerous gun registry would help make Canada safer.  Now he knows better. 

"After many years of research, consultation and more than 600 access-to-information requests as a Member of Parliament, I now know that nothing could be further from the truth," said Breitkreuz.  "The gun registry has not saved one life in Canada, and it has been a financial sinkhole, estimated to have cost some $2-billion.  Imagine how many more police we could have on the streets if we had invested more wisely.  We need to dismantle the wasteful, futile registry and abandon the notion that this political pacifier is working.  But most importantly, we need to stop placing onerous regulations on duck hunters and sport shooters who are not part of Canada's criminal element." 

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