Skip to comments.Gun registry’s fate in limbo 24 years after massacre
Posted on 12/06/2013 2:01:31 PM PST by Q-ManRN
Born in the wake of this countrys worst school shooting, the long-gun registry has particular significance for Quebecers.
The anniversaries of Montreals École Polytechnique massacre when a lone gunman killed 14 women on Dec. 6, 1989 have often been marked by announcements both federal and provincial to toughen gun laws. The long-gun registry was announced around the five-year anniversary of the tragedy by Allan Rock, the federal justice minister at the time.
Now, 19 years after the registry was created and 24 years after Marc Lépine opened fire on female students with a legally obtained Ruger Mini-14, the registry has been eliminated in all provinces except Quebec.
I think were more rational in Quebec about gun control, Francoeur said. We have had the experience with Polytechnique, and Concordia and Dawson. Our position is simple: when you go hunting, you have to register the car that you drive, so why not your gun?
Those arguments about the right to self-protection never got any traction in Quebec, she said.
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And you notice how the gun control woman quoted sees no problem with the victims of these mass shootings not being able to protect themselves. She also does not mention how a gun registry would prevent someone from shooting other people or committing any crime.
“when you go hunting, you have to register the car that you drive, so why not your gun?”
Do they still have traffic accidents and drunk driving? If so, registering the cars is clearly not a factor. It isn't for firearms either.
Is it their Catholic heritage that gave them a love of authority? I mean, they've all left the church now, but did they replace it with love of government?
Or is it just something in French blood?
California starts long gun registration Jan. 1, 2014.
“Our position is simple: when you go hunting, you have to register the car that you drive, so why not your gun?
That is not an argument.
You could as easily say: Our position is simple: when you own a typewriter, you do not have to register it. Why would you register a gun?