Manitoba MP Candice Hoeppner's bill C 391, designed to eliminate the long gun registry, has become an extraordinary political football. Most, if not all, hunters and law abiding firearms owners ask the common sense question, "Does the long gun registry actually stop crime?" Those who support the registry often respond with emotion; "Well, if the many millions spent on the long gun registry just save one life it will be worth it." Common sense Canadians reason more lives would be saved if the funds spent on the long gun registry were put into dealing with the root causes of crime plus more effective policing.
Read Original at: The Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)