Skip to comments.Gun registry records destroyed
Posted on 01/25/2013 12:31:39 AM PST by Lancey Howard
OTTAWA - Federal Conservatives were cheering the destruction of hundreds of thousands of gun registry records Thursday night, the culmination of what has been a core campaign promise by the Tories for a decade.
The records were destroyed on Halloween, an extra treat for thousands of long-gun owners across the country who had long complained the registry made them feel like criminals.
The records, though, still exist for long-gun owners in Quebec, where there is a court order in place to protect them.
Tony Bernardo, spokesman for the Canadian Shooting Sports Association, said he was "delighted that the data is gone.
"It's always a danger that if the data is still there something or someone could use it, either as a state to seize it, or as a criminal to burglarize a home that has firearms," Bernardo said.
"For the state to force the registration of an essential piece of private property like a shotgun or a rifle, is an assault on the right to own private property in this country," Bernardo told QMI Agency. "The only time a state has ever registered firearms is to tax them or to take them. "Firearms represent symbols of freedom to many people - slaves have never been allowed to own guns."
The registry was started by the federal Liberal government in 1995. The computer and paper-based system ran billions of dollars over budget and it once even accepted the registration of a soldering gun.
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In honor of the San Fransicko skank’s proposal for a “gun registry”, here’s a blast-from-the-recent-past...
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It took our neighbors to the north nearly 18 years to get rid of their “gun registry” nightmare.
How much would that Di Fi monstrosity cost?
As to the Canadian registry, I recall many provinces ignored the law.....
...and just like that, all traces of gun records are gone.
Why do I think there might be a copy or two (or two hundred) floating around.
If the registry was in a computer, it’s forever.