Quebec. The Quebec and federal governments are facing off over the federal long-gun registry’s Quebec data, which are to be trashed along with the rest of the long-gun registry under a bill proposed this week by the Conservative government in Ottawa.In Quebec, the information is largely collected by the Sûreté du Québec.But Ottawa’s control of the electronic database could mean sudden death for Quebec’s goal of keeping the information collected for more than a decade on nearly half-a-million Quebec gun owners, many of them hunters and farmers.“We will oppose, with all of Quebec society, that this data be destroyed and which would prevent us from re-creating our own registry,” Public Security Minister Robert Dutil vowed Wednesday in the National Assembly.Yves Francoeur, head of the 4,600-member Montreal Police Brotherhood, acknowledged that unregistered guns are a big part of gun violence, but said the long-gun registry is a crucial tool.Long-guns are more easily accessible to those who commit acts of conjugal violence and suicide, he noted. Police use the registry to help determine how many guns a suspect may have access to.Francoeur was one of the first officers on the scene at the mass shooting at the École Polytechnique in 1989, when 14 women were killed. The shooter used a Ruger Mini 14, one of the non-restricted weapons that would no longer need to be registered under the newly proposed law.Francoeur said Montreal police officers have many reasons to want as much control as possible over hunting rifles. “Fourteen of the last 16 murders of police officers were with rifles,” he said http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Ottawa+Quebec+duel+over+long+registry+data/5612006/story.html
Don’t scrap gun registry, Quebec MNAs urge Montreal Gazette - With the pending demise of the federal long-gun registry, many question where to go from here. QUEBEC — All members of the Quebec National Assembly joined Thursday in voting unanimously for a motion calling on Ottawa to rethink its plans to end long-gun registration and destroy the database.
PEOPLE EVEN NEED CAR LICENSES TO DRIVE A CAR . ONLY FOOLS WOULD SAY THAT THE LONG GUN REGISTRY DOES NOT HELP TO SOLVE CRIMES, OR TO REDUCE MURDERS. GUN CRIME HAS BEEN REDUCED BY 50 PERCENT AS A RESULT.
JUST CAUSE THE COST INFECTIVE RCMP DID A BAD JOB IN THIS AREA IS NO REASON STILL TO SCRAP THE GUN REGISTRIES.
YES GUNS ARE USED TO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE TOO OFTEN STILL
Former Lethbridge police officer charged in connection with alleged gun … Calgary Herald – CALGARY – A retired Lethbridge police officer was arrested by Calgary police Wednesday and is facing charges in connection with an alleged gun-trafficking ring. Daniel Francis Bennett, 63, has been charged with nine counts of weapons trafficking.Police said the charges are in connection with 16 guns seized by Calgary police in June 2010 — including a machine gun and eight handguns, which are restricted weapons.Investigators said the serial numbers on some of the weapons had been tampered with in an attempt to conceal their origin.
DO NOT SUPPORT MURDER OR NO GUN CONTROLS. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s law-and-order Conservatives have no valid reason to kill off Canada’s rifle and shotgun registry, machine gun and submachine gun (both classified as “long guns”), beyond pandering to their rural constituencies. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/no-gun-control-is-murder/
.. CONSERVATIVES CAN BE FOOLS AS WELL..
REAL CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS DO NOT SUPPORT MURDER OR NO GUN CONTROLS