Posts Tagged ‘gun registry

Gun Registry only needs Royal Assent

- April 10th, 2012

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Last week, the Ottawa SUN reported on the status in the final stages of the Gun Registry with only Royal Assent left to go.

Things are looking good but keep your fingers crossed just in case!

 

OTTAWA – The 17-year fight to scrap the long-gun registry reached its conclusion Wednesday.

Armed with a majority, senators voted 50 to 27 to pass the law that would eradicate the registry. There were no abstentions.

It was the bill’s final trip through the halls of power on Parliament Hill before it can get royal assent — the official sanction by the governor general.

Manitoba Tory MP Candice Hoeppner – who has been leading the government’s charge to kill the registry – said Wednesday in the House of Commons, “We are all counting the hours until … law-abiding Canadians will no longer have to register their long guns.”

The registry is hated in much of rural Canada, but not everyone is cheering its end.

On Tuesday, Quebec announced it was seeking an injunction to stop the Conservative government from destroying the gun registry data. The province is planning on setting up its own version of the registry.

The Tory government promised to destroy all the data once the bill receives royal assent.

Bill C-19 passed in the House last February. Two northern Ontario NDP MPs, John Rafferty and Bruce Hyer, voted with the government.

 

 

HUGE day for Long Gun owners

- February 15th, 2012

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(Photo of yours truly – another proud long gun owner)

 

If you hear a buzz coming from downtown Ottawa this afternoon, its probably emanating from the Gallery at the House of Commons.

 

Yesterday I received a very noteworthy invitation from Safari Club International’s Canadian director Bob Valcov, to join him and other like-minded individuals in the Gallery of the House of Commons.

 

Today is an extremely HUGE day for gun-owners in Canada and a big day for SCI Canada as well. It is the culmination of years of lobbying against a needless, expensive and over-the-top gun registry.

 

SCI Canada’s motto is “First for Hunters” and my new friend Mr Valcov plans to assert this credo along with his ‘vocal posse’ today on Parliament Hill.

 

The group plans to occupy seats in the House of Common’s Gallery during Question Period today beginning at 1 PM. They will remain there until 5 PM when the final reading is expected to be heard. It could become interesting as things may just heat-up a little:

 

“I expect it to get a bit rowdy” said Valcov of the Gallery of long-gun enthusiasts waiting on the edge of their collective seats this aft.

 

If all goes as planned (and it should) the 3rd reading of Bill C-19 will be the FINAL reading and the end of an era. With some luck we will remember February 15, 2012 as the day the Long gun Registry was put out of is misery. 

 

Stay close to your televisions and radios; it could very well be a day of celebration. Thanks to people like Mr Bob Valcov of SCI Canada – a man representing a fine organization working on behalf of all Canadian long gun owners.

 

Here’s to you Bob, and here’s to me.  And here’s to the rest of the legal and responsible long gun owners from Newfoundland to British Columbia!

 

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(SCI Canada Director Bob Valcov with Prime Minister Stephen Harper)

 

Ok folks now all that being said, for God’s sake say a little prayer!!

 

Outdoorsguy

Long gun registry continues to rear its ugly head

- September 16th, 2010

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Are you getting tired of all the Long Gun Registry jibber jabber?

I know I am!

Tell the rest of Canada how you feel in the latest poll available on the CTV Website:

http://www.ctv.ca/qp/

I just voted and by the latest standings, 94% of all Canadians surveyed believe the long-gun registry should be abolished, while only 6% believe it should not. 

Do yourself a favour and vote! Tell the rest of Canada how you really feel!!

Outdoorsguy

Long gun registry and frontline police

- August 25th, 2010

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(Photo of Outdoors Guy with a fine looking long gun)

Man, who would have believed we’d still be discussing long gun registry after all these years, but here we are. 

And with the cancellation of the beleaguered gun registry finally on the horizon, out of the blue we hear from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police; speaking out in favour of saving it?

Hello?

I couldn’t believe it when I heard. Obviously there is a lot more going on here than we know. 

Even a poll done recently by Edmonton Police Const. Randy Kuntz showed that 92% of the 2,631 front-line police who participated, felt the long gun registry was not an effective crime fighting tool.

Of course we knew that already.

Can someone please explain to me how this is possible?

It reminds me of when the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) union head spoke out during an election, in support of the Bloc Quebecois. If you can believe it, this woman actually had the gall to encourage union members to vote Bloc. Fortunately common sense reined and free-thinking members ignored her plea.

My guess is the same will happen with Bill C-68, and it will be put out to pasture where it belongs, regardless of what the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has to say.

Outdoorsguy

(Bonus points for anyone who can tell me what kind of rifle that is)