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Long gun registry and frontline police

- August 25th, 2010

  longgun

(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)