Canadian Long Gun Registry


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7X57chilmau
November 5, 2009, 09:40 AM
Yesterday, Canadian Parliament voted to abolish the Long Gun Registry. There is hope here!

http://www.cbc.ca/politics/story/2009/11/04/gun-registry-vote004.html

The federal long-gun registry moved a step closer to being abolished as MPs voted Wednesday in the House of Commons to scrap the controversial program.

With support from 18 Liberals and New Democrats, the private member's bill passed second reading 164-137 and now goes to committee.

If passed, Bill C-391 would scrap the decade-old registry and destroy existing data within the system on about seven million shotguns and rifles.

Canadians, please contact your representatives and voice your support for the abolishment of this abomination of public policy and funds misuse! It's not gone yet, must go to committee and follow the normal processes, but I think we can make this boondoggle go away!

J

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PBinWA
November 5, 2009, 10:49 AM
Good news! Lets hope the Conservative Party finally lives up to at least part of their original campaign promises!

hso
November 5, 2009, 11:07 AM
Please provide some more details so that Canadian members can focus their efforts.

MD_Willington
December 22, 2009, 09:16 PM
I'm Canadian but I live in the USA, should I contact my Canadian reps from here?

MarkDozier
December 23, 2009, 02:41 AM
Totaly absolutely contact them repeatedly

kanook
December 23, 2009, 08:51 AM
I'm Canadian but I live in the USA, should I contact my Canadian reps from here?If you are still a citizen, yes.

McCall911
December 23, 2009, 02:34 PM
Yesterday, Canadian Parliament voted to abolish the Long Gun Registry. There is hope here!

I'm not even Canadian, but congratulations!

alemonkey
December 23, 2009, 02:38 PM
Good new for our friends up North. Keep up the good fight!

cjl8651
December 23, 2009, 08:35 PM
I emailed my MP thanking him for his support, but all I got was a generic automatic response thanking me for taking the time to email him and that it would be passed on to him at the earliest possible convenience.

McCall911
December 24, 2009, 04:24 AM
BTW isn't it true that some provinces haven't been registering long guns anyway? I think Ontario was one province.

SDC
December 24, 2009, 06:33 AM
Well, some provinces haven't been ENFORCING registration (for example, they wouldn't bother checking your registration if you were out hunting), but Ontario is Liberal territory, and they have been doing everything they can to hang onto the registry.

McCall911
December 24, 2009, 02:40 PM
Ontario is Liberal territory, and they have been doing everything they can to hang onto the registry.

I should have figured about Ontario being Liberal territory. :D
I must have misread. Thanks for setting me straight. :)

Sunray
December 25, 2009, 03:25 AM
"...isn't it true that some provinces haven't been registering long guns anyway..." Absolutely not. Firearms legislation in Federal only.
"...Canadian Parliament voted to abolish the Long Gun Registry..." Nope. The Private Member's Bill, not the ruling Party's Bill, has passed its Second Reading, only. Gone to committee. The long gun registry is NOT gone.
Any of you who are Canadians need to be on http://www.canadiangunnutz.com/forum/ for accurate and up-to-date info.

Ohio Gun Guy
December 25, 2009, 05:54 AM
Oh Canada.......

I hope you get this done!

Carl N. Brown
December 25, 2009, 10:58 AM
Canadians often burned long gun registration forms at demonstrations against the law.
Non-compliance in Canadia was huge, probably the majority of long gun owners.
A lot of Canadians did what we often talk about.

Gun control costs outweigh any benefits of gun control. Most have none of the theoretical effects promised by their promoters, but do take tax dollars away from useful law enforcement policies (see the Maryland state police comments on ending the Ballistic Fingerprint Database, for instance, and using the money freed up to put more troopers on patrol). Too bad Canadians can't sue the gov't to get their tax dollars back. Given that the CDC 2003 and NAS 2004 found no measureable benefits from the gun control policies of the past three generations, too bad we can't sue our gov't to get our wasted tax dollars back.

Curator
December 25, 2009, 11:56 AM
Good gosh! My Canadian relatives brought their longarms to me rather than register them. (Black tories, ay?) The peoples's republic of New Yorkistan doesn't require registration of long arms (yet) Will I have to give them back?

McCall911
December 25, 2009, 02:17 PM
The long gun registry is NOT gone.

OK, so much for my congratulations even.

glockman19
December 25, 2009, 09:34 PM
Good to know. Shoud I ever leave the US...Vancouver is on my list of places to move to.

Sunray
December 26, 2009, 02:38 AM
"...Vancouver is on my list of places to move to..." Re-think that. B.C. is known as 'La-La Land, up here. Lots of Oriental gang crap and assorted violence. Rains a lot too. Our version of CA without the stupid CA State laws.
"...Will I have to give them back?..." Imported, Stateside, legally? They know how to find you? snicker.
"...Non-compliance in Canadia was huge..." Yep. $25 registration fee, per firearm, originally. Fee was dropped after the assorted 'grandfathering' dates passed. No provision for getting 'legal' after those dates either. Own what are now prohibited firearms that you could'nt afford to register, at $25 each, you can't comply with the law now.
The Canadian Firearms Act(FA) is jammed packed with our Charter of Rights violations too. Starting with the onus being on the charged. Guilty unless you can prove you're innocent. To date, nobody has been charged under the FA. The FA was made part of our Criminal Code. SOC has refused to hear FA cases separated from the CC. Costs a ton of money to go that far anyway.

Carl N. Brown
December 28, 2009, 08:37 AM
Hopefully the Canadian long gun registry is an endangered species.

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