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  • Harry Reid Revives Call for Universal Gun Registration

    06/15/2014 10:52:26 AM PDT · by forty_years · 39 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Written by Gun Owners
    ACTION: Contact your Senators. Ask them to oppose Harry Reid's new push for universal gun registration.Like a vampire who can't stop sucking the blood of horrific tragedies, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is once again pushing to suck political gain from the pain of others.Speaking on the floor of the Senate in the wake of the shooting of three people in Las Vegas, Reid said that the "American people are depending" on the Senate to pass universal gun registry to, supposedly, keep guns out of the hands of people like the Las Vegas killers. After the Troutdale, Oregon, shooting in...
  • Juvenile sex-offender registries are challenged

    05/04/2014 11:05:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 11:27 AM EDT | Maryclaire Dale
    By the time he was arrested for sexually assaulting two siblings, 15-year-old J.B. had been molested by his alcoholic father and subjected to 25 moves among his birth, foster and adoptive families. He had also suffered from untreated attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression. Though tried in juvenile court, with its focus on privacy and rehabilitation, he was later required by a 2012 Pennsylvania law to register as a sex offender—branded a long-term danger to society, with no way off the list for at least 25 years. Juvenile law advocates campaigning against such automatic registries argue that they undermine the...
  • Canada:Gunning for answers in High River(RCMP Gun Grab from locked, flooded, homes)

    07/25/2013 9:56:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    sunnewsnetwork.ca ^ | 24 July,2013 | LORNE GUNTER
    There are two things I want most to know about the incident that has become known as the High River Gun Grab: Who ordered it? And, how did police know what houses to go into to find guns? I know there are other questions about why Mounties seized guns in the abandoned Alberta town of High River last month during the disastrous spring flooding there, such as under what legal authority did the RCMP "take possession of firearms" (the force's spin-doctored term for seizing) and what did the Alberta provincial government know about the seizure? Did Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan...
  • Canada Moves to Eliminate Gun Registry

    06/28/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 28 replies
    As the Obama administration pushes for stronger gun laws in the United States, Canada is moving toward entirely eliminating its controversial gun registry program. Many critics have noted that gun registries place additional burdens on honest citizens looking to own firearms, while opening them up to politically motivated targeting of the kind recently revealed in the United States when the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted it had been targeting conservatives for extra scrutiny...
  • Move to repeal Durham firearm registry passes NC Senate

    05/16/2013 8:49:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ncgunblog.com ^ | 15 May, 2013 | Sean Sorrentino
    One of the strange things about North Carolina (and there are many) is that Durham County has a firearm registry. It’s banned everywhere else in the state, but the legislature authorized Durham to register firearms. I don’t know if anyone actually registers, but legally  you’re supposed to. Kind of like legally you’re suppose to come to a complete stop at the stop sign, but frequently you don’t. Now a Democrat NC Senator has manged to pass a bill through the House that repeals that registry, ending the only firearm registry in North Carolina. A bill put forward by Sen. Mike Woodard,...
  • "Registering" IS "Registry" in an Age Of Instant Data Sorting

    04/18/2013 11:37:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 9 replies
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | April 18, 2013 | Xzins
    As a prelude to writing these few paragraphs, I went to a Bing search engine and typed in "registry guns". In an instant -- at most one second -- I was told there were over 12 million hits. I was then invited by "Bing" to sort those based on time. Did I prefer all of them, those within the last 24 hours, those within the last week, or only those within the last month. I chose "24 hours" and again, within an instant, I had a list with 227,000 results. So, this raises the simple question of an “unofficial gun...
  • New long gun rules won’t be enforced(Canada barf alert)

    10/16/2012 4:29:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 15 October, 2012 | Nam Tran
    Remember when the Harper government killed the long gun registry earlier this year, and received tonnes of criticism? Well, they’re trying to fix their wrongs by developing a new rule which will place serial numbers on long guns for tracking. The regulation, which begins on Dec. 1, will make it possible for police to track guns, which will in turn contribute to public safety, a government backgrounder explained to CBC News. They said the reasoning behind the regulation is “to contribute to public safety, by facilitating law enforcement investigations when the markings can be linked to information on the last...
  • Obama wedding registry fund-raising strategy not a hit with brides (a total flop)

    07/16/2012 7:03:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 16, 2012 | Chuck Bennett and Gerry Shields
    President Obama’s bizarre marriage-theme fund-raising scheme — where he asks couples to request campaign donations from their guests in lieu of wedding gifts — has been a total flop. The desperate initiative, dubbed “the Event Registry,” is being mocked by event planners and couples — and shows how desperate the Obama campaign is to keep up with GOP contender Mitt Romney’s fund-raising. Campaign officials launched the initiative in late June, the same month Obama raised just $71 million compared to Romney’s $100 million. So far, “the Event Registry” has been all but ignored on social-media sites — even though Facebook,...
  • Canadian Gun Owners: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    05/30/2012 3:59:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 29 May, 2012 | Chris Dumm
    Shooters up North celebrated a rare gun-rights victory in April, when the Canadian federal government finally euthanized its expensive and useless ‘Long Gun Registry.’ The celebrations were short, however. Eager to appease suburban voters and swinging liberals, Ottowa promptly moved to ban ‘body armour.’ Then PM Stephen Harper’s ‘Conservative’ party has quietly announced that all Canadian gun owners will have to start paying a $60 fee to renew their firearm licenses. It gets better: owners of handguns and other ‘restricted’ firearms (ooh, that sounds evil, doesn’t it?) have to fork over $80 . . . These fees have actually been...
  • Registry didn’t work before, doesn’t work now(Canada)

    04/28/2012 6:12:55 PM PDT · by marktwain
    niagarathisweek.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Erno Rossi
    I hold in my hand a very important piece of paper dated at Welland, July 15, 1942 signed by a corporal in the local police force. This piece of paper gave Don Augustine permission to lend two shotguns to Frank Templain for the purpose of hunting. As the heading on the top of the form explained: INDIVIDUAL PERMIT TO SELL, LEND, BARTER, TRANSFER-POSSESSION OR PURCHASE A RIFLE OR SHOTGUN. This form is an example from the original long gun registry that I showed to Liberal organizers when they were promoting the second long gun registry for all Canadians. My point...
  • Tories won't force gun owners to lock up ammo(Canada)

    04/09/2012 6:49:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | 6 April, 2012 | Jeff Davis
    The federal government will not go ahead with a proposed rule requiring ammunition to be kept locked up, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said Thursday. At present, guns must be locked, but not ammunition. The proposed regulations - to do with storage of explosives - would have required all gun owners to install a locking box or safe in their homes. National Firearms Association president Blair Hagen said gun owners are "very gratified" to hear Toews' pledge, and feel reassured the sweeping regulatory changes will not proceed as published. "After they were published in the Canada Gazette there was a...
  • Canada’s New Regs: Lock-up Your Ammo!

    04/04/2012 10:41:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Robert Farago
    Canada recently ditched its hugely expensive highly ineffective federal gun registry. Oh wait. Not yet. But soon. Maybe. Meanwhile, the bureaucrats governing our neighbors to the north are making a move on ammunition. According to vancounversun.com, the good folks at Natural Resources Canada have cooked-up some “proposed” regulations which will require the nation’s gun owners to lock-up their ammo, as they must their guns, subject to unannounced inspection by The Powers That Be. (FYI: as it currently stands ammunition suppliers must clap eyes on a legible copy of the gun owners’ Possession and Acquisition Licence before they can sell them...
  • Quebec files legal salvo against destruction of federal gun registry records(Canada)

    04/03/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    thestar.com ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    QUEBEC—With the clock ticking down on the federal long-gun registry, the Quebec government has taken legal action to save its data. The province announced Tuesday that it has filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court to block the federal government from destroying the registry information. The Quebec government says it wants to maintain its own registry with its share of the records — but can’t do it if the feds destroy the data, as promised, once its anti-registry bill becomes law. Time is running out. The legislation is on the verge of being adopted in the Senate. So Quebec, as...
  • Rest in Uneasy Peace Long-Gun Registry(Canada)

    02/24/2012 8:53:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    freelibertywriters.com ^ | 23 February, 2012 | NA
    The Canadian Parliament has repealed the Long Gun Registry, as reported in the National Review by John Lott and Gary Mauser in an article published February 20, 2012 entitled Death of a Long-Gun Registry. The passage of the repeal represents a small victory for gun owners, and a small set back for the gun grabbers. But left in place are all the goofy laws that dictate which weapons one may own. An example is provided in the comments to this over at Sebastian's new blog Shall Not Be Questioned. Lott and Mauser make the point that the Long-Gun Registry cost...
  • MANAR CALLS ON CHICAGO MAYOR TO DROP GUN REGISTRY PROPOSAL(IL)

    02/16/2012 6:56:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Decatur Tribune ^ | 15 February, 2012 | NA
    Bunker Hill, IL - Macoupin County Board Chairman and candidate for State Senate in the 48th District Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) today called on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to drop a deeply unpopular proposal that would require gun owners to register their handguns and pay a fee or face felony charges. “I’m against it. Law-abiding gun owners are against it. And 48th District residents are against it,” Manar said of the proposal. “Downstate voters are fed up with Chicago dictating to us what they think is best.” Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanded that the Illinois General Assembly require...
  • Long Gun Registry almost dead(Canada)

    02/08/2012 5:53:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    torontosun.com ^ | 7 February, 2012 | Kris Sims
    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...
  • Judge Upholds ATF Gun Rule for SW Border States

    01/17/2012 2:03:12 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ABCN News Radio ^ | 17 January, 2012 | NA
    Thinkstock/Comstock(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge has upheld a rule proposed by the ATF to track multiple gun sales in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico in a lawsuit brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and two gun dealers in Arizona. Over the summer the ATF announced that it would seek information in those four states on gun purchasers who buy two or more weapons a week for semi-automatic long guns that have a caliber greater than .22 and a detachable magazine. The ATF would require gun dealers to report the sale of multiple rifles with what ATF was calling...
  • Canadian Gun Grabbers Gone Wild. Again. Still.

    01/14/2012 9:33:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 13 January, 2012 | Robert Farago
    A good explanation of the RCMP seizing private firearms without compensation. A video story.
  • RCMP to confiscate more guns before registry ends(Canada)

    01/14/2012 9:23:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    canada.com ^ | 6 January, 2012 | Jeff Davis
    With the firearms registry on death's door, the RCMP are using what little time remains to reclassify and seize certain scary-looking guns from Canadian firearms owners. Among the guns being seized is a small-calibre varmint rifle called the Armi Jager AP80. Like many non-restricted rifles, it is semi-automatic and fires the .22-calibre bullet, the smallest and weakest used in any long gun. The AP80 has been singled out because it looks too much like the infamous AK-47 assault rifle, although it shares no parts or technical similarities with that infamous battle rifle. On Dec. 20, the RCMP Canadian Firearms Program...
  • Quebec guns for trouble(Canada)

    12/19/2011 3:57:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    edmontonsun.com ^ | 18 December, 2011 | NA
    Unlike the rest of Canada, Quebec must think there are dangerous criminals, and even another Marc Lepine, lurking among law-abiding farmers and hunters whose names are in the doomed long-gun registry. If that is the case, those farmers and hunters should be outraged with the Liberal government of Jean Charest. They're being played as pawns. Why, for example, would Quebec Public Safety Minister Robert Dutil announce his government will go to court if the Conservatives use their majority in Parliament to pass legislation abolishing the 16-year-old registry for rifles, shotguns and varmint-hunting pot-shooters? Does he have an empty chamber in...
  • Quebec to sue feds to save gun registry data(Canada)

    12/12/2011 5:50:19 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CBC ^ | 12 December, 2011 | NA
    Quebec is set to take legal action against the federal government to save data from the soon-to-be-abolished long-gun registry, according to reports. The Canadian Press first reported the Quebec government planned to announce the move Tuesday. Radio-Canada's Quebec City bureau has confirmed the report. Robert Dutil, the province's public security minister, will reveal details of the legal suit while accompanied by police brass, police unions, victims' groups and crime experts. The Conservatives have been working for years to end a registry they call wasteful, ineffective, and which they oppose on principle. The legislation to abolish the registry is expected to...
  • Long-gun registry drives wedge in NDP(Canada)

    11/26/2011 7:14:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    winnipegfreepress.com ^ | 23 November, 2011 | Peter O'Neil
    OTTAWA -- A rural-urban split has opened up in the federal NDP leadership race over whether the official Opposition should promise Canadians it will try to reverse the Harper government's pending destruction of the national long-gun registry. Brian Topp, the Montreal-born Toronto union leader considered a front-runner, said as prime minister, he would attempt to revive the program to register all long guns. His only caveat is that an NDP government would need to avoid the litany of errors that resulted in the Liberal program, first projected in 1995 to cost $2 million, ending up with a price tag estimated...
  • Gun editorial misses mark(Canada)

    11/07/2011 3:58:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    North Shore News ^ | 6 November, 2011 | John Hunter
    Irrational public policy debates like the long-gun registry interest me. In my view, your recent editorial trashing the Conservatives for abolishing the registry is seriously misleading (Safety catch, Oct. 26, North Shore News). You claim that police won't know if there are long guns in a house post-long-gun registry. This is misleading: Police will know in the case of law-abiding gun owners because they have a "gun licence" (PAL or POL) which officers can check from their cars. But post-long gun registry, as today, if the homeowner is a criminal, police will normally have no such information; criminals don't register...
  • MP aims to defend gun registry(Canada)

    10/24/2011 6:37:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    timminspress.com ^ | 23 October, 2011 | Ryan Lux
    After 15 years of promising to axe the controversial long-gun registry, the Conservatives are finally poised to make good on a pledge that has been their central ballot box issue for rural and remote ridings like Timmins-James Bay. The government gave notice last week of its intent to introduce legislation to repeal the long-gun registry. It is welcome news for hunters and anglers like Andy Chartrand of the Timmins Fur Council, but Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus said judging by the results of May's election – the long gun registry is not at the top of the mind for most...
  • Michigan Governor wants to document state's child obesity stats (with weight registry)

    09/14/2011 11:01:25 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Northwestohio ^ | 9/14/11 | Angi Gonzalez
    Michigan Governor wants to document state's child obesity statsby Angi Gonzalez Posted: 1 hr, 23 mins ago MICHIGAN (AP) -- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has announced plans to begin asking doctors, practicing in Michigan, to start monitoring the body weight of patients 18 and under. Under the proposal, revealed during an event in Lansing on Wednesday, the data would be entered into a Michigan Care Improvement Registry in the hopes of addressing the state's growing pediatric obesity problem. **SNIP** The Governor's plan would require the information be stored anonymously, but according to the Governor's office, would give doctors the perfect...
  • Does gun control save lives?(Canada barf alert)

    08/08/2011 5:50:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    timescolonist.com ^ | 7 August, 2011 | Max Harrold
    There are two basic crime scenes when it comes to gun violence in Canada. One involves weapons that are traceable - sometimes using the $1-billion long-gun registry that is likely to be scrapped by the Conservative government this fall, as promised. The other - far more common - involves guns that are not traceable because they are not registered, the registration number was erased or the guns used to kill are never found. The looming question as MPs get set to haggle once again over the emotional long-gun registry issue is: Does it save lives? What do the statistics show...
  • Man stopped at border carrying 166 firearms(Barf Alert)

    07/30/2011 6:11:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 58 replies
    vancouversun.com ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Matthew Robinson
    A United States resident crossing into Canada has found out a broken rifle is not just a broken rifle when it's accompanied by 166 other undeclared and prohibited firearm parts. Brian Joseph Maack was charged with smuggling and possession of prohibited devices after a July 18 vehicle search at the Pacific Highway border crossing produced 151 high capacity ammunition magazines, a silencer and 14 other various parts of weapons. According to a press release issued by the Canadian Border Services Agency, Maack was pulled aside for inspection after he declared he was in possession of a broken gun. Last week,...
  • Put the gun registry out of its misery(Canada)

    07/22/2011 5:35:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | 21 July, 2011 | NA
    The federal Conservatives have confirmed that the contentious long-gun registry will be scrapped this fall. Speaking with Postmedia News, Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner said: "Everyone knows it's been part of our party's policy for many years, and the Prime Minister committed to Canadians during the election we would scrap the longgun registry.. Canadians can expect to see [the legislation] fairly early on in the fall." We support this move. The long-gun registry, which has been with us for a decade, should never have been created. There was no convincing explanation as to how a database of serial numbers and street...
  • Gun control: Politics before safety

    04/09/2011 6:42:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    thestar.com ^ | 8 April, 2011 | NA
    Back on the merry-go-round, voters. The assault on Canada’s gun laws has begun again. That Prime Minister Stephen Harper would pledge to get rid of the federal long-gun registry was inevitable. It works for him on two fronts: it plays to core Conservative supporters and creates divisions in the Liberal and NDP camps by pitting rural Canadians against urban “elites.” Nothing could be better for a politician who has ratcheted up divisive politics to troubling levels. Since 2006, Harper’s Conservatives have repeatedly tried to get rid of what is a basic and reasonable requirement for gun owners to register all...
  • Two-thirds of Canadians back long-gun registry: Poll

    10/06/2010 5:25:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    calgaryherald.com ^ | 5 October, 2010 | Mark Kennedy
    OTTAWA — Two-thirds of Canadians support the controversial long-gun registry and even voters who back Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are split on the issue, a new poll has found. The national survey conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television finds that support for the registry stands at 66 per cent nationally. Moreover, support is strong in regions throughout the country — even though Harper has said his party will not "rest" until it abolishes the registry. But the poll also finds that although Harper is running counter to public opinion on the issue, his stance is only deepening...
  • Why gun control is really a gender issue

    09/18/2010 5:16:21 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 48 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | September 18, 2010 | Laura Eggertson
    Mavis Moore was 4 years old the first time she faced the barrel of a long gun. A neighbour pointed his .22 at the girl and her mother when they stopped by to pick up a newspaper in their small Saskatchewan town. Sixty-eight years later, Moore remembers dropping one blue angora mitten in the snow as the man stood above them on his steps. “You can't imagine what it's like, this adult man having a gun on you and threatening to kill you and your mother,” she says. Moore's mother picked up her child — and the mitten — and...
  • Medical registry ignores benefits of responsible gun ownership

    06/02/2010 4:49:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 332+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 May, 2010 | David Codrea
    Louisville's The Courier-Journal editorial promises to tell us "Guns' real cost": University of Louisville physician Bill Smock...created The Gun Shot Wound Registry 14 years ago to keep track of local incidents involving guns (homicides, suicides, assaults and accidents...It monitors when shooting incidents occur, who the victims are, and how much it costs to provide their medical treatment. Unsurprisingly: Most victims of gun violence, it turns out, are uninsured, and so academic medical centers...end up spending far more to treat victims than they can ever expect to be repaid. ...Gun violence is...an ailment related quite specifically to such factors as gang...
  • Gun registry not working: Police Chief Rick Hanson(Canada)

    05/09/2010 6:29:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 428+ views
    calgary.ctv.ca ^ | 26 April, 2010 | NA
    Police Chief Rick Hanson says it's time to review the federal gun registry, even though most of his colleagues support keeping it. "The gun registry has done little to make the streets safer," said Police Chief Rick Hanson. Calgary is known for its gang wars that have played out on city streets. Shootouts have left a bloody trail of murder and violence. The police gang unit says handguns are the weapon of choice for Calgary gangs. But there has also been an increase in the use of heavier weapons like assault rifles, which can penetrate body armour and vehicles. Chief...
  • Does anyone know of a good pc registry cleaner?

    03/26/2010 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Dem Guard · 46 replies · 974+ views
    Self | 3/26/10 | Self
    I was using MaxSecure's Max Registry Cleaner until I got this global warming support email from them today. Their gone from my home. Any others worth using? (Their disgusting email) This Saturday, the symbols of our civilization, iconic buildings and landmarks from all over the world, will stand in darkness, to help bring to light one of the biggest challenges of our generation-- Climate Change. The 'Earth Hour' that began as a show of solidarity against climate change has today become a global movement. On March 27 at 8.30pm, switch off your lights to support action against climate change. Call...
  • Delmarva Victim's Guardian Could Have Used Sex Offender Registry

    12/26/2009 11:04:21 AM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 8 replies · 784+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 12/25/2009 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    As a parent on the Delmarva penninsula I have followed this local story with interest. This is a parent's worst nightmare and our thoughts and prayers are with Sarah and her family. There safeguards to help prevent these types of things. While no one seemed to suspect the alleged perpetrator, there seems to be an indication that something was amiss: read more...
  • Bill to repeal Canada's long-gun registry clears first and largest hurdle.

    11/05/2009 8:42:53 AM PST · by StraitShooter · 7 replies · 1,074+ views
    CSSA ^ | 2009/11/04 | CSSA
    WE DID IT!BILL C-391 PASSES SECOND READING BY 27 VOTES.As you know, the CSSA/CILA has been heavily involved in both Bill C-301 (Garry Breitkreuz) and its replacement, Bill C-391 (Candice Hoeppner). We are very pleased to announce that we have a major victory under our belts as C-391 has just passed second reading in the House of Commons. This was possible due to the hard work of a lot of people and arm twisting of opposition MPs. The CSSA/CILA played no small part in this victory and took on the antis face-to-face. The opposition was showing their desperation by releasing...
  • Bill to scrap long gun registry passes next hurdle(Canada)

    11/05/2009 4:10:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies · 482+ views
    marketwire.com ^ | 5 November, 2009 | ofah.org
    Attention: Assignment Editor, Environment Editor, News Editor, Sports Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor ON, O.F.A.H. MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Nov. 4, 2009) - Bill C-391, An amendment to the Criminal Code (repeal of the long gun registry), passed a major hurdle in the legislative process earlier today when it was approved at Second Reading in the House of Commons. For 14 years, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (O.F.A.H.) has been determinedly fighting to scrap the long gun registry through media campaigns, rallies, presentations and meetings with public officials and politicians, and most recently, a national online petition. The bill, a...
  • MPs vote to scrap long-gun registry (Canada)

    11/04/2009 10:12:16 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 52 replies · 2,560+ views
    CNS / National Post ^ | Wednesday, November 04, 2009 | Janice Tibbetts
    MPs voted by a clear margin Wednesday to repeal the federal long-gun registry, signalling for the first time since the program was adopted 14 years ago that it is headed for the scrap heap, despite police assertions that it saves lives. A private member's bill, sponsored by Conservative backbencher Candice Hoeppner, had the backing of all the Tories, from Prime Minister Stephen Harper down, and enough Liberal and New Democrat MPs to clear its first major hurdle of winning support in principle. The bill passed by a surprising 164-137, winning more supporters than expected as 18 opposition MPs rose to...
  • How police use the gun registry

    04/04/2009 7:59:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 903+ views
    Macleans ^ | 2 April, 2009 | John Geddes
    Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s decision to try for a third time to scrap the gun registry has been cast by Conservatives as a cultural question, a matter of understanding rural Canada, in particular the way folks outside the big cities use their rifles and shotguns. But there’s another gap of understanding that I would argue is more important in getting a handle on this debate: grasping how police use the gun registry. If there’s a case for keeping the registry, it must rest on how useful the database is to police, especially when a cop has to venture into a...
  • House Votes on Fertilizer Registry[Register with the Department of Homeland Security]

    10/30/2007 12:05:11 AM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 222+ views
    AP ^ | 23 Oct 2007 | JIM ABRAMS
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted Tuesday to require the registration of sales and purchases of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, which has been converted into the explosive of choice for terrorists ranging from the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995 to the 2002 attack on a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia. The bill, passed by voice vote, orders producers, sellers and some purchasers of ammonium nitrate to register with the Department of Homeland Security and makes producers and sellers maintain sales records. The department would check purchases against terrorist watch lists while retailers who refuse to sell to customers would receive civil...
  • The National Electronic Vaccine Tracking Registry

    10/22/2007 11:10:15 PM PDT · by BGHater · 5 replies · 129+ views
    909 Shot ^ | N/A | BARBARA LOE FISHER
    How The Plan To Force Vaccination Gave Birth To The National ID, A Government Health Records Database, and the End of Medical Privacy History of Mandatory Vaccination Immunization laws in the US are not federal, but state mandates. The authority of U.S. states to promulgate regulations which protect the public health and safety is well established, having historical roots in health regulations created in the colonial states during the 18th century. A seminal Supreme Court decision in 1905, Jacobsen v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905), affirmed the authority of state legislatures to assign "police powers" to health officials to enact...
  • Virginia's registry an alert for fathers

    08/08/2007 11:24:50 AM PDT · by JZelle · 15 replies · 623+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8-8-07 | Michael Felberbaum
    RICHMOND — Barbara Jones has seen them hundreds of times: newspaper ads featuring the name of a woman seeking the father of the child she is ready to put up for adoption. It is one of the last steps before a mother can legally give away her child without the father's permission. Miss Jones, a longtime adoption lawyer, said most new mothers could live without this burden. "You expose this mother, who maybe sacrificed a lot to carry this pregnancy because she didn't want to abort the baby and now her name's in the paper," the Fairfax County lawyer said....
  • 31 states target global warming

    05/09/2007 12:15:10 AM PDT · by jdm · 29 replies · 1,325+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | May 9, 2007 | By Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
    Led by California, 31 states representing more than 70% of the U.S. population announced Tuesday that they would measure and jointly track greenhouse gas emissions by major industries. The newly formed Climate Registry is the latest example of states going further than the federal government in taking steps to combat global warming. State officials, along with some industrial groups and environmentalists, say the registry is a crucial precursor to both mandatory and market-based regulation of industrial gases that contribute to warming. All agree that the most important part of the new registry is subjecting emissions statistics to third-party verification —...
  • Chicago Climate Exchange

    02/28/2007 4:20:22 PM PST · by hophead · 54 replies · 1,068+ views
    http://www.chicagoclimatex.com/about/ ^ | 2/28/07 | Chicago Climate Exchange
    The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) is North America’s only, and the world’s first, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission registry, reduction and trading system for all six greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  • DNA Registry Unlocks Key to Fallen Servicemembers’ Identities

    01/24/2007 9:33:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 317+ views
    GAITHERSBURG, Md., Jan. 24, 2007 – Deep within a nondescript warehouse in this Washington suburb lie millions of blood-smeared cardboard cards that hold the key to every servicemember’s unique personal identity, captured in DNA. Diane Giampetroni, a technician at the DoD DNA Registry in Gaithersburg, Md., processes the 5 millionth DNA sample from a U.S. servicemember to be entered into the inventory, Jan. 23. Giampetroni has processed more than 520,000 specimens since joining the DNA Registry staff in 1995. Photo by Donna Miles  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. DNA is a substance within every person’s cells that provides...
  • Plan gains to publicly identify accused - Register Unconvicted Sex Offenders?

    09/01/2006 11:13:40 AM PDT · by Theophilus · 46 replies · 987+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | Tuesday, August 29, 2006
    No one in attendance voiced opposition to rules submitted by Attorney General Jim Petro's office to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review, consisting of members of the Ohio House and Senate. The committee's decision not to interfere with the rules puts Ohio in a position to become the first state to test a "civil registry."
  • 10 years after Dunblane, gun register is 'not fit for purpose'

    06/12/2006 4:34:21 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 2 replies · 426+ views
    Telegraph Online ^ | 11 June 2006 | Roya Nikkhah
    The National Firearms Register promised by the Government in the aftermath of the Dunblane massacre has been condemned as "fundamentally flawed and not fit for purpose". An internal police report describes the database, intended to carry information on everybody who has applied for a gun licence, as unworkable. The scathing criticism makes a mockery of the upbeat assessment of the register by Charles Clarke, the former home secretary sacked over the foreign criminals deportation fiasco. Three months ago, after the Government failed to deliver the database in time for the 10th anniversary of the Dunblane tragedy, he insisted that "good...
  • Walsh, Frist team up to create sex offender registry

    04/22/2006 9:40:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/22/6 | Richard Powelson
    Pair hopes to pass bill that will set up national public database - WASHINGTON - John Walsh, star of the "America's Most Wanted" TV show, is working with U.S. Sen. Bill Frist to pass a bill setting up a comprehensive national sex offenders registry on a public Web site. "I think America is really, really sick of these sexual predators," Walsh said. "I am trying desperately to get this piece of legislation passed." Just this week, Walsh said, his show filmed a sting in Suffolk County, N.Y., in which two convicted sex offenders were among those caught at an Internet-arranged...
  • Vermont: Protecting child molestors, insulting their victims.

    01/12/2006 5:00:16 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 9 replies · 300+ views
    Vermont State government ^ | January 12, 2006 | self
    This is what comes up when you go to the State of Vermont's sex offender website. Although it appears that it probably meets the letter of the law, it comes nowhere near what the spirit of the law instructed the various states to do. Is it any wonder that a state so hostile to parents trying to protect their children from the worst of society could produce a Judge Edward Cashman? This is exactly the type of hostility the framers of the Wetterling and Megan Laws were trying to stop. Notice how smug and Democrat sounding the preamble is. "Access...
  • Registry for Accutane patients debuts

    12/30/2005 11:49:51 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 820+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 30, 2005 | ANDREW BRIDGES
    ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- A national registry on Friday began accepting names of Americans who take the anti-acne drug Accutane, part of a federal effort to limit use of the birth-defect-causing drug by pregnant women. Doctors, wholesalers and pharmacies had until Friday to register with the computerized "iPledge" registry in order to continue prescribing or selling Accutane and any of the three generic versions of the drug, known as isotretinoin. Generic versions are sold as Amnesteem, Claravis or Sotret. The Food and Drug Administration has tried for more than 20 years to limit the exposure of fetuses to the drug,...