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Death of a Long-Gun Registry
NRO ^ | 20 feb 2012 | John Lott and Gary Mauser

Posted on 02/20/2012 6:04:27 AM PST by rellimpank

Despite spending a whopping $2.7 billion on creating and running a long-gun registry, Canadians never reaped any benefits from the project. The legislation to end the program finally passed the Parliament on Wednesday. Even though the country started registering long guns in 1998, the registry never solved a single murder. Instead it has been an enormous waste of police officers’ time, diverting their efforts from patrolling Canadian streets and doing traditional policing activities.

Gun-control advocates have long claimed that registration is a safety issue, and their reasoning is straightforward: If a gun has been left at a crime scene and it was registered to the person who committed the crime, the registry will link the crime gun back to the criminal.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; canada; gunregistration; johnlott; rkba

1 posted on 02/20/2012 6:04:34 AM PST by rellimpank
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To: harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
Some good news to start the day.

Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!

2 posted on 02/20/2012 6:13:26 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: rellimpank

Dem Canuk, dey have longgun crime up dere eh?

What dey shoot some Moose?


3 posted on 02/20/2012 6:14:35 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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4 posted on 02/20/2012 6:16:40 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: rellimpank
People sometimes forget that before guns there were still the same amount (percentage-wise) of murders. Back then it was done with fire, blunt instruments, poison, knives, swords, strangling, drowning and so on.

The gun was merely the "equalizer." Long live the equalizer.

Today the big killer is the nuclear bomb, well any bomb. Gun-haters forget that in their glazed-eye fanaticism. Murderers WILL find a way, with or without a gun.

5 posted on 02/20/2012 6:17:01 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: rellimpank
Canadians are a competent, industrious people. The fact that a gun registry costing $2.7 billion run by Canadians did not solve a single murder is instructive. Much like the fact that even the Germans couldn't make socialism work.

I doubt that any criminals went to the trouble of registering their guns.

6 posted on 02/20/2012 6:17:54 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, or the jobs that go with it.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

No one I know of in Calgary bothered with registration in the first place.


7 posted on 02/20/2012 6:38:13 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: rellimpank

Canadian civil liberties are weak, but are definitely improving.

Economic freedom is already significantly better in Canada then in the United States.


8 posted on 02/20/2012 6:48:56 AM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: rellimpank
If a gun has been left at a crime scene

Yep, happens every time.

9 posted on 02/20/2012 6:52:25 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: cloudmountain

Yeah, just ask that judge that got robbed by a machete recently.

Wouldn’t the nuclear bomb be the “equalizer” in these times?

Until there is a new “equalizer”, say from space?
Of which both I think are on the chopping block for us.

PEACE THROUGH POWER!


10 posted on 02/20/2012 7:04:12 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: FormerACLUmember

“Canadian civil liberties are weak, but are definitely improving.”

And American civil liberties were strong, but are definitely weakening.


11 posted on 02/20/2012 7:20:56 AM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Joe Brower

Nothing like costly budget stupidity and communist absurdity and cowardice to get a nation’s government head screwed on right... now rest the problem of the mindless fanatics in the WhiteHouse.


12 posted on 02/20/2012 8:08:22 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: rellimpank

” There is not a single refereed academic study by criminologists or economists that has found a significant benefit from gun laws. “


13 posted on 02/20/2012 9:41:06 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: rellimpank

I remember the Canadian politicians were bragging that because of their tough(er) gun laws, suicides dropped by a good percentage when some new restrivtive law was passed. They failed to mention that suicides from bridge-jumping, poisons, etc. escalated so there was no overall difference.

The Canadians were lucky those politicians didn’t get wind of the “ballistic fingerprinting” fantasy.


14 posted on 02/20/2012 10:16:09 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: rellimpank

While a fairly reasonable article, it fails to mention that handguns have required registration in Canada since 1934. In 1969, the cost of THAT registry was $6.9M/yr, and yet TO DATE not a single crime has been sloved using information from that database.

What a criminal waste of taxpayer dollars.


15 posted on 02/20/2012 12:36:40 PM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Clive; fanfan

Canada ping.

SOLVED, not sloved...


16 posted on 02/20/2012 12:38:21 PM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Don W
While a fairly reasonable article, it fails to mention that handguns have required registration in Canada since 1934.

Actually, it does mention that.

The problem isn’t just with the long-gun registry. The data provided above cover all guns, including handguns. There is no evidence that, since the handgun registry was started in 1934, it has been important in solving a single homicide.

17 posted on 02/20/2012 1:51:44 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

I guess I missed that in my quick scan of the article. Thanks for the correction.


18 posted on 02/20/2012 3:29:11 PM PST by Don W (You can forget what you do for a living when your knees are in the breeze.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Same here in Kalifornia!

Only the stupid would!


19 posted on 02/20/2012 3:44:39 PM PST by Randy Larsen (No Romney vote from my family!)
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To: Don W; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...

Thanks for the ping, Don W.


20 posted on 02/20/2012 3:58:42 PM PST by Clive
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To: Tupelo
“Canadian civil liberties are weak, but are definitely improving.” And American civil liberties were strong, but are definitely weakening.

Yes, indeed.

Under the democrat party Obama Regime, our civil and economic liberties have been systematically crushed.

21 posted on 02/20/2012 10:11:10 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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