Skip to comments.Long Gun Registry almost dead(Canada)
Posted on 02/08/2012 5:53:17 AM PST by marktwain
They didn't win all of the battles but the Conservatives are poised to win the war over the long gun registry.
Bill C-19, an act to end the long gun registry, passed one of the final hurdles in the House of Commons Tuesday night after several attempts by the Opposition to amend it.
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, angry that debate had been shortened, led the charge along with the NDP, Liberal and Bloc members to make changes. Voting took hours.
The Tories, however, have a majority and eventually squashed all of the efforts.
"When are we going to have a kitchen knife registry? It's this nonsensical crazy ideology that has long targeted the wrong people," said Tory MP Dean Del Mastro. "The NDP acted to mislead Canadians, they designed billboards showing silhouettes of various firearms, they knew they were restricted firearms that had nothing to do with the Long Gun Registry, but they went with them any way."
The New Democrats raised concerns about domestic violence, saying one in three women who are killed by their spouses are killed with a rifle or a shotgun.
The Conservatives maintain the registry was a $2-billion boondoggle created by a previous Liberal government and wrongfully targeted farmers, ranchers, hunters, trappers and sports shooters who have broken no laws.
Two members of the NDP voted with the government to end the registry: Bruce Hyer and John Rafferty from Thunder Bay, Ont.
The bill to kill the long gun registry passed the house 152 - 131 and will now go to the Senate.
I misstated the number of years of the Registry. C-68 passed in 1993, with the deadline for registration of most firearms in 2003.
Elizabeth May is nothing but a bleached out Cynthia McKinney.
C- 19 only repeals a few paragraphs of C- 68. Warrantless home searches, licenses, etc, remain.
A weak baby step by small ‘ c ‘ conservatives.
C- 68 in it`s entirety must be repealed
Captain Malcolm Reynolds of Serenity on this subject:
Saffron: Are you gonna kill me?
Mal: What? What kind of crappy planet is that? Kill you.
Saffron: In the maiden's home, I heard talk of men who weren't pleased with their brides...
Mal: Well, I ain't them. And don't you ever stand for that sort of thing. Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back.
-- from the episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds"
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