Skip to comments.Death of a Long-Gun Registry
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 ...
Dem Canuk, dey have longgun crime up dere eh?
What dey shoot some Moose?
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.
I doubt that any criminals went to the trouble of registering their guns.
No one I know of in Calgary bothered with registration in the first place.
Canadian civil liberties are weak, but are definitely improving.
Economic freedom is already significantly better in Canada then in the United States.
Yep, happens every time.
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!
“Canadian civil liberties are weak, but are definitely improving.”
And American civil liberties were strong, but are definitely weakening.
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.
” There is not a single refereed academic study by criminologists or economists that has found a significant benefit from gun laws. “
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.
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.
SOLVED, not sloved...
Actually, it does mention that.
The problem isnt 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.
I guess I missed that in my quick scan of the article. Thanks for the correction.
Same here in Kalifornia!
Only the stupid would!
Thanks for the ping, Don W.
Under the democrat party Obama Regime, our civil and economic liberties have been systematically crushed.
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