The arguments in favour of the gun registry are full of holes. What lies behind the push to keep the registry?
On a list of favourite activities, renewing my car registration would rank rather low. Still, having done it recently, I can attest that it didn't feel like an assault on my freedom.
Fourteen of the sixteen most recent police officers to be killed with guns in Canada were shot with long guns.
The president of the Coalition of Gun Control says she fears shooting deaths will rise if the registry is scrapped, and adds the NDP will play the determining role in the final vote.
Is the gun registry a good use of resources, or does it do more harm than good?
May 14, 2010 to May 15, 2010
University of Calgary
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There is one gun for every ten people on earth; 8 million small arms are manufactured yearly; every year enough bullets are made to kill every human twice.
Twenty years after that fateful day, we the survivors and former students would ask that you reflect on how far we have come and how far we have yet to go.
The bill to kill the national gun registry has gone to committee before it emerges for the final reading. With extreme luck, they might even make it the lean thing it should have been to begin with.
By rights, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff should own the H1N1 issue and the botch that the authorities have made of it, just as he should own the health-care issue overall.
I am asking that everyone reading contact Jack Layton and Michael Ignatieff to discipline their caucuses to vote against the PMB that will gut the gun registry.