Presentation to the Canadian House of Commons, Standing Committee on Public Safety, C-19
7 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2012
Date Written: November 24, 2011
Bill C-19 deserves support because the evidence demonstrates that scrapping the long-gun registry will not reduce public safety and may even improve it. This brief addresses four points: responsible gun owners are less likely to be accused of homicide than other Canadians; the police have not been able to demonstrate the value of long-gun registry; the long-gun registry has not been effective in reducing homicide; and the data in the long-gun registry are of poor quality and should be destroyed.
Keywords: gun control, long guns, registration, Canada
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