Now is the hunting season of their political discontent. The Toronto Star reports that a growing number of normally Conservative-voting gun fanciers are putting their disappointment where their wallets are following the government’s refusal to give official backing to a private members’ bill to abolish the gun registry and loosen restrictions on semi-automatic weapons. It’s not clear how much money could be at stake for the Tories. The government insists that it has every intention of carrying out its promise to scrap the Liberal-initiated registry. Meanwhile, the justice minister has introduced legislation that he claims would do much the same thing as the private members’ bill: eliminate the long-gun registry.