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Greg Illerbrun-Bringing You The Facts
November/December - 2004

Greg Illerbrun, RFCSask Chairmam

The United Nations Gun Control agenda suffered a serious set back in December when New Zealand scrapped the notion of registering all firearms. In a statement from the police, and I quote, “Police told the Government it wouldn't make very much difference, and they recommended that we did not register every firearm,” he said on National Radio. “Police advice was that most of the times guns are used illegally, they are illegal guns and they don't know about them anyway.

However, our own Liberal government ploughed ahead undaunted in December voting for another 96 million dollars to fund the registry until the next federal budget this spring. So much for the election promise of capping spending at 25 million dollars annually.

Clearly, it is futile to expect any changes to the legislation before we have a change in government.

On another note, the National Academy of Sciences in the USA just released a 328-page report on the gun control laws. Its academic panel could not find any benefits of a decades long effort to reduce crime and injury, including suicide, by restricting gun ownership.

Winnipeg’s Free Press has also just reported that 2004 was Winnipeg’s worst year for homicides. The article goes on to say, “We’d like to think that Canada’s new firearms legislation requiring every gun in the country to be registered, there would be fewer people shot to death.” I guess that the USA’s academics are right!

Don’t let the federal government tell you that the C-68 albatross is going to somehow keep firearms out of the hands of terrorists. We have now learned that North Korea has sold 2.2 million in arms to an extremist group in the Philippines. This same group, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, is a known pro-Al-Qaeda organization.

In spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the fiasco continues.

Until then…
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