NEWTOWN, CT –-(Ammoland.com)- Canada’s House of Commons last week voted to nullify a long-gun registry law that had been in place since 1995.
The bill still needs to be ratified by the Canadian Senate.
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said of the registry, “It does nothing to help put an end to gun crimes, nor has it saved one Canadian life. It criminalizes hard-working and law-abiding citizens such as farmers and sport shooters, and it has been a billion-dollar boondoggle left to us by the previous Liberal government.”
Read more about this long overdue action, as reported in Canada’s National Post.
Despite this example of such legislation being not only ineffective and costly, but also an erosion of personal freedom, California passed its own long-gun registration law in the fall of 2011.
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