HolyCoast: Canada Ends Long Gun Registration

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Canada Ends Long Gun Registration

As they say in Canada, it's aboot time:
The Conservative government says its MPs will celebrate after a historic vote to end the long-gun registry Wednesday evening, despite vehement opposition to the move in Quebec and much of urban Canada.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told reporters Wednesday, hours before the vote, that the government’s actions are long overdue.

“It does nothing to help put an end to gun crimes, nor has it saved one Canadian life,” he said.

“It criminalizes hard-working and law-abiding citizens such as farmers and sport shooters, and it has been a billion-dollar boondoggle left to us by the previous Liberal government.”...

Meanwhile, opposition MPs and supporters of the registry are expected to say the government’s actions are a step backwards, because the registry has been useful in keeping the country’s streets safe.
Baloney. Gun registration does absolutely nothing to keep the country's streets safe. All it does is guarantee that law-abiding citizens get hassled when they want to purchase a gun, and it ties up billions in tax dollars to monitor and maintain the useless records.  I guarantee those opposition MPs can't provide a single name of a person who was saved because of long gun registration.

Now, do the same for handguns, eh?

1 comment:

Larry said...

Gun registration makes it much easier to confiscate. When NJ banned guns, Governor Jim Florio said "There are some weapons that are just so dangerous that society has a right and the obligation even to take those weapons out of circulation."

Luckily for him, a previous New Jersey Governor had instituted a registration system -with the promise that the lists would never be used for confiscation. Florio saw that as the previous Governor's promise, not the state's promise to the citizens, so it was okay to violate the trust of those who had gone along with the registration system.

Those citizens who dutifully registered their guns were then sent letters saying that the state knew what they owned, and that they had no choice but to turn them in by the deadline.

If I'm not mistaken, Californians have registration too, and when the state decides to add to their banned firearms list, they send notices to those who have registered such firearms. They did that with the SKS rifle a few years ago, after saying it wasn't banned and then changing their minds.

When DC banned guns in '76, they had registration lists and the Police threatened to go door to door with their lists of who had what.

The Canadians are lucky they got out from under this scam before the confiscations came.