Police chiefs show support of federal long-gun registry - Macleans.ca

Police chiefs show support of federal long-gun registry

Despite Conservative concerns, they say the registry is “effective and efficient”


Canada’s police chiefs are planning a large public relations campaign to show their support of the federal long-gun registry, which the Conservative government wants to scrap. A draft report obtained by CBC News before the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police in Edmonton shows the chiefs want to publicly support the gun registry, which they say is effective and efficient. Toronto Police chief Bill Blair acknowledged “legitimate concerns” about the $1 billion initially spent on setting up the registry, but said it now costs only about $4 million a year to operate. “It’s a little frustrating quite frankly, because there’s a lot of ideology mixed up in this,” Blair said. “I think a lot of resentment around the gun registry comes from historical concerns [from] when the registry was set up.”

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Police chiefs show support of federal long-gun registry

  1. Police should have a registry of everything you own, your medical records and all the medications you take, who your friends are, who you vote for…..
    Fire the Chiefs if they use our money to sell us Bullcrap.

    • Yeah no seatbelts, helmets, no car safety check, no stop signs, no public medicine. it's govenment intrustion I should have the right to carry a sidearm in case communists want to take over canada.

  2. This wouldn't be a political ploy by the police chiefs, given most of them answer to Liberal or NDP mayors, including Toronto's Bill Blair? Last time I checked, they were public servants charged with enforcing the law and they had no right to use our tax dollars to advocate for or against any specific law.

    If they're so concerned about our safety, how come they never say anything about immigration and the urban gang violence that it leads to in our larger cities, not to mention the costs associated with prosecuting terrorism cases from Air India in the 1980's to the recent example of the "Toronto 18"?

    Here's another idea for enhanced safety they are not mentioning. How about one set of laws for everyone, i.e. you don't have some holy right to block roads and intimidate your fellow citizens just because you're aboriginal (of claim to be).

  3. Aren't guns already registered when they are bought? Why the second registry? And why not all guns? After all criminals use guns that can easily carried unobtrusively, why not specify those too?