The only group we have not heard from, oddly enough, is the one group the registry is meant to control, namely criminals. The whole idea was to reduce violent crime, although the registry probably has done more to reduce hunting. Since it came into effect, the sale of hunting licences in Saskatchewan, for example, has dropped by about 25 per cent, while violent crime has declined not at all. If hunters were a species, they would qualify as endangered. Meanwhile, the criminal species is flourishing. This might explain why we've heard no complaints from the criminal element about the long gun registry. It doesn't seem to bother them. Or if it does bother them, they're not making a big deal of it. We can't be sure what they think because no one has asked.
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