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Some sanity left in our government.  Keeping my fingers crossed that the amendments will be enacted soon.  Does not alter registry of restricted/prohibited weapons (handguns, grandfathered full auto, etc).
 
 
House votes in principle to kill gun registry

04/11/2009 6:11:23 PM

CTV.ca News Staff
Conservative MPs, with the support of a few Liberals and New Democrats, have voted in principle to kill the contentious federal long gun registry.

The House erupted in cheers from the Tories as the private member's bill passed by a vote of 164 to 137.

Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner's bill will now go to a Commons committee for further study and a possible amendment.

Conservatives have long argued that the decade-old registry for most shotguns and rifles is a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars, which targets honest gun owners while doing nothing to curb gun crime.

However, proponents such as police chiefs, notably from big cities like Montreal and Toronto, have said the registry is useful tool and has lead to more responsible gun ownership and has reduced suicides and crime of passions using guns.

The Harper government has long opposed the gun registry, brought in by the former Liberal government in response to the killing of 14 women at a Montreal college in 1989. They've long argued that it unfairly hassles honest hunters and owners of long guns, while doing nothing to stop criminals.

Conservatives argue the registry has been "$1-billion boondoggle," although a 2006 study by the auditor general found eliminating the long-gun portion of the registry would only save taxpayers about $3 million a year going forward.

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