Sunday, November 08, 2009

2008 Annual Report of the RCMP Commissioner of Firearms

It has been an interesting week for gun control in Canada.

On Wednesday, a majority of Members of Parliament voted in the House of Commons in favour of a private members' bill to abolish the federal long-gun registry which covers hunting rifles and shotguns. It now goes to committee.

The registry was created in response to the massacre of 14 women at Montreal's École Polytéchnique engineering school in 1989.

On Friday, the 2008 annual report of the federal Commissioner of Firearms was tabled in Parliament. The registry is strongly supported by law enforcement agencies across Canada.

For history of the federal gun registry, you can go to the site of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:26 pm


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