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Timeline: Evolution of Canada's long-gun registry

TORONTO -The Tories are about to move a step closer to fulfilling
their promise to kill the long-gun registry with a final vote in the
House of Commons.
The
gun registry has been a controversial – and costly – political issue
since it was first debated 15 years ago. Global News takes a look at the
evolution of the federal government's long-gun registry.

December 1995:
The Senate approves the Firearms Act, requiring all gun owners to
register and obtain a license. The cost of the registry is estimated at
$119 million: $2 million covered by taxpayers and the rest generated by
registration revenue.

December 2001: The
Canadian Firearms Program says that the cost of the registry has risen
to $527 million, due in part to difficulties with the computer system
being used to implement the program.

April 2002:
The financial tab for the registry is now

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Added: Feb-16-2012 Occurred On: Feb-16-2012
By: Hiarken
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Tags: Guns, registry, government, law
Location: Canada (load item map)
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  • Comment of user 'dorbie' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • We are making some way and some of the damage done by the misguided liberal party is being repaired but many problematic laws still exist but times are changing. One a side not in Canada you can now defend yourself in your own home with deadly force (guns knives etc...) like you can in the states finally.

    But here are some other bullshit laws

    in some areas of Canada you cannot fortify your house with security measures like bullet proof glass reinforced doors etc..... The law intended to targe More..

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  • Making it more difficult to procure long arms is useless in preventing crime, since the vast, vast majority of crimes are committed with a stolen or smuggled pistol. Rifles and shotguns, unlike in the movies, get noticed pretty quickly if you walk down the street carrying one.

    That and the stupid registry has cost Canada a good chunk of coin.

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  • Now to abolish all registries all together & abolish licensing- but the background checks can stay of course.

    Then to amend our constitution with almost an exact copy of the 2nd Amendment so weak and vulnerable citizens can freely carry guns for self defense.

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  • Good for you guys!

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  • Hope to hear about an abolishment of this useless money waster.

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  • I live in Califrnia which is considered, by American standards, to have draconian gun laws. 10 rnd mag limit, no folders, magazine locks. (Changing the mag requires. "A tool"). Can you Canadians own Ak's, Ar's and stuff?

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  • I wish we had a party in Germany that does such rational politics. Btw: Why do the guys that try to take away and ban everything from the citizens that could help them to defend freedom and liberty call themselves "Liberals"?

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  • Next: Handguns.

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  • Do you like your tea hot?
    Yes!
    Here.
    No! I want Iced tea.
    Leme cool it down for you.
    No! I want Hot tea!
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  • Right on about time! I wonder witch gun I should buy first .

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  • Yes lets have people own weapons that are not registered with our govt. sounds good to me...

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    • @dorbie the data base wasnt created to solve crimes, stop using that as an example, you dont even know what your talking about, keep using the registry didnt solve a single crime or the registry doesnt stop criminals from aquiring them illegally, its such an ignorant angle at the debate, the regisrty is a tool the law enforcement can use to track sales and who has firearms, with out it the after sales of firearms from say you to me wont be tracked, you gonna do a criminal background check on me More..

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    • We already do. They're called criminals.

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    • @dorbie listen i think the cost is complete bullshit, but we should have a registry, not haveing a registry is a horrible idea, just gonna make it easier for gun shops to sell firearms through the back door, also there will be no tracking with what happens to the guns after the fact...cmon seriously only arrogant children would say theres nothing wrong with that idea, your an adult, having a bunch of firearms out there with no tracking system is a good idea??? of coarse its not, if your a law ab More..

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