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.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.
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.
Now, do the same for handguns, eh?