Tuesday, April 7, 2009

More on Canadian Gun Control

The other day I wrote a post about Canada looking at ending their long gun registry. We now have some more news from our neighbors to the north...

"It should be a no-brainer.

The registry of long guns in Canada, that has cost the country over $2 billion with little or no effect on shootings, accidental or otherwise, should never have been implemented.

Why no federal government (until now) has moved to disband the whole thing stands as testimony to the hesitancy if not cowardice of politicians... Of all homicides, 2.3% have been committed with registered guns. Hand guns are the weapon of choice for criminals. And they've been registered in Canada since 1934, with legal ownership further restricted since 1968. Yet the percentage of their use in crimes hasn't varied much over the years." [link]

Looks like gun control hasn't worked up there. Seems the only thing it might do is prevent law abiding people from protecting themselves, and their loved ones.