Was the Canadian Long Gun Registry the most famous to fail?


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usmarine0352_2005
April 6, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Now that the Canadian Long Gun Registry which lasted nearly 20 years has officially been abolished, is it the most famous gun registry to fail?




Not 1 crime was solved with it proving it to be a multi-billion dollar boondoggle where the money could have been better spent on more police officers and equipment.



Canada's gun registry is a shining example of how gun registry is a failure and no-win situation. Criminals don't register their guns or follow other laws.
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CoRoMo
April 6, 2012, 04:08 PM
I do not think so, but it depends on what you call a 'failure'.

If by 'fail', you mean a program that was discontinued after everyone realized that it isn't doing what they thought it would do, then probably. Canada's recent move and the state of New York's abandonment of CoBIS and microstamping are the biggest that come to mind.

I believe the facts bear out that ALL gun registries fail to do what they may have been intended to do. Of course, if the intent is to register and track all legally owned guns, they are a success.

We are nearing the century mark for England's firearms registration program and I can't imagine that they will ever abandon it. I'd call THAT the greatest failure in gun registration despite the fact that it will continue on forever.

PJR
April 6, 2012, 04:30 PM
The biggest problem was non-compliance. Many Canadian shooters never registered their guns and even those who did generally kept one or two off the books.

CoRoMo
April 6, 2012, 04:33 PM
I don't blame them in the least. :evil:

I'd like as many off-the-books firearms as possible.

searcher451
April 6, 2012, 07:09 PM
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=653102

A discussion about this topic is under way here as well.

usmarine0352_2005
April 6, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Not sure the handgun one will ever go down in Canada.





Has anyone pushed to repeal the Canadian Handgun Registry?
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threefeathers
April 7, 2012, 12:04 AM
the trend seems to be with us, I'd say yes it will.

tekarra
April 8, 2012, 04:21 PM
With the LGR gone, hopefully the pressure will build to strike down the restricted and prohibited catagories.

camwhite
April 9, 2012, 03:30 PM
new member here, been shooting in canada for many years. Now that we have proven that the LGR didn't work, we can start chipping away at the restricted laws. That will be a long hard fight.

Midwest
April 9, 2012, 03:56 PM
A couple of things I'd like to see...

I would like to see the self defense laws changed in Canada so citizens can protect themselves and their family with a firearm without risk of prosecution.

Abolish the Handgun registration, and restricted firearms registration.

Abolish owner licensing and go back to what it was before 1977.

The money saved from maintaining license and registration databases could save the country tons of money.

And then work on Conceal Carry (There are gangs in Toronto that are carrying weapons, why can't the citizens there protect themselves?) .

Change the laws between the U.S. and Canada so that all that would be needed to enter and hunt (with their own firearm) in either country would be just a hunting license.

A firearms protection act for those traveling from the Continental U.S. through Canada on the way to Alaska (or visa versa) can travel with their own property (pistols and rifles) without burdensome permits and regulations or prohibitions.

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