RCMP commissioner won’t take a position on the gun registry and won’t comment on the removal of Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak (and, contrary to previous reports, he has a lot to say about the removal of Chief Supt. Marty Cheliak), but he will say the following.
RCMP Commissioner William Elliott says facts demonstrate that the federal long-gun registry has been “useful,” but he doesn’t believe it’s appropriate for the Mounties to take a position on the registry’s future…
“We will stick to facts and not to advocacy, and we will leave it to others to advocate a positions if they believe that’s appropriate for them.”
Meanwhile, the former ombudsman for victims of crime suggests the current ombudsman should feel free to express support, if she does in fact feel supportive, for the gun registry.