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.
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Friday's monstrous, senseless killing spree in Colorado obviously sucked the whimsy out of the news cycle this weekend, and even a cynic like me must concede that the Canadian press has largely responded with a rarely-seen abundance of dignity and restraint. There have been no obnoxious editorials about gun control, no ill-timed rants about Canadian superiority in the face of "yet another" symptom of American dysfunction.
I defend people charged with illegally possessing handguns. Many of them. There is at least one new such case every month; sometimes, there are two or three. If this crime is like any other, however, the number of people being caught illegally possessing handguns represents only a small fraction of those committing the offence.
George Zimmerman has already been tried in the court of public opinion. On one side, he is forever guilty, a representation of societal bias and profiling. On another side, he is a citizen standing up against criminals, doing what the law is afraid or unable to do.
Firearm lobbyists say the battle over the gun registry may be over, but the gun control debate is just heating up. They are now going after the licencing system that came into effect with the registr...
Ezra Levant's weekend column in the Sun comparing Nazi suppression to Canada's gun control laws showed a lack of journalistic professionalism that harms both his own cause and the advancement of civil discourse in Canada. An author of six books and a holder of a law degree should hold himself to a higher standard.
OTTAWA - Records of the shotguns and rifles owned by Canadians would be destroyed under legislation introduced Tuesday to scrap the long-gun registry — preventing provincial or future federal governme...
As the Tories prepare to introduce legislation to to scrap the long-gun registry as early as this Thursday, a mother whose child was slain by gun violence says the Conservatives may claim to support v...
The Conservative government is finally scrapping the long-gun registry. The Tories intend to introduce a bill to abolish the controversial program by the end of the week, The Huffington Post has learn...
THE CANADIAN PRESS -- MONTREAL - The federal government says it won't offer any help to provinces thinking of creating their own long-gun registry, whether in the form of cash or even records from the...
CBC — A 10-year-old boy was holding a loaded shotgun when it accidently discharged, killing a 17-year-old teenager on Thursday, according to RCMP in Cranbrook, B.C. Police said six teens were hanging...