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|Greg Illerbrun-Bringing You The Facts|
Its day one after the election as I write this report, and you all know the results. With the Conservatives in a minority they are not going to be able to just rescind Bill C-68, as the Bloq, Liberals, and some NDP all supported C-68.
It is not all bad news though, as the Conservatives do control the budget, and their position has always been to take the funding from the gun registry and put it into front line policing. Crime control, which includes tougher penalties, more police on the street, etc., is part of their five priorities they outlined during the campaign.
Keep in mind that 7 provinces and territories challenged C-68 in the courts. Some of them, including Saskatchewan and Alberta, are not enforcing it, and Nunavit still enjoys an exemption on both licencing and registration.
Criminal law needs to have the support of all Canadians if it is to be effective and respected!
The Auditor Generals report on the cost/benefit analysis of gun control is due this February. With handguns requiring registration since 1934, it should be obvious that it is not cost effective.
Rest assured that we will be working diligently on your behalf to ensure our concerns are addressed. I personally look forward to working with a government that will actually listen instead of belittling us, and yes, lying to us as well.
Mr. Martin stated in his speech after the election that government policies must not leave any Canadian citizen behind. Too bad he didnt live by that policy, as there should be absolutely no doubt now that gun owners are to be excluded! The culture and tradition surrounding the legitimate use of firearms makes us a minority here in Canada. A minority the Liberals would like to socially re-engineer out of existence.
We will keep you posted as things unfold.
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