Long-Gun Registry


Dismantling Is 'Well Underway'

Work on the destruction of records in the federal long-gun registry is "well underway," but an Ontario lawyer trying to get an injunction to stop it has been told no data will be erased until early Oc...

What's Up With This Gun Swap?

Owners of registered long guns are being encouraged to swap their firearms with each other to show that the data in the federal long-gun registry is "useless." The Canadian Shooting Sports Associatio...

After Aurora, We Should Bring back the Long Gun Registry

The Aurora shooting was a true tragedy. Sadly, all of the guns used in the massacre were purchased legally in the U.S. In Canada, we pride ourselves on being a peaceful and non-violent nation. For decades, Canadians have recognized the importance of remaining vigilant about gun control. But the passage of Bill C-19 -- and the abolishment of the long gun registry -- not only resulted in the loss of an important public safety tool, it also represented a step toward adopting more lenient gun control laws in Canada.

Watching the Watchdog: Stats Don't Lie, Political News Falls Short

Seems that when you spend an hour watching Canadian TV news stories about politics, you get only about 15 minutes of real information. These scary numbers come from the highly respected charitable Samara Institute today. Samara has spent months doing all the research, the number crunching, and the drawing of conclusions. Will the newsrooms listen? Probably not.

Toews Lashes Out Over Gun Records

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is lashing out at provincial officials who he says are collecting unauthorized information on long-gun buyers, threatening to use legislation to make them stop. In a...

The Gun Registry Lives

MONTREAL - A Quebec judge has granted an injunction that will keep the long-gun registry alive in Quebec until mid-June, when the legal battle between the province and Ottawa begins in earnest.Justice...

'We're Going To Bring The Centre To Us'

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair knows the fight to woo voters is in the centre of the political spectrum. But don't expect him to push his party full-steam in that direction, he says. With the wind in his sail...

What Info Is In The Gun Registry?

The Conservative government introduced Bill C-19 in October, which would amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act by scrapping the long-gun registry and order the destruction of all records held i...

Remembering The Montreal Massacre

OTTAWA - Suzanne Laplante Edward awoke one morning in October, on what would have been her daughter's 43rd birthday, only to see the Conservatives introduce a bill to end the gun registry.That rude aw...

Coming Out of the Closet as a Liberal

There are obvious potential caveats to the open primary system, but right now, with a party backed up against a wall with no place else to go, there aren't really a multitude of options. I applaud Mr. Rae for having the bold initiative to think outside the proverbial box.