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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by TheComte
How would having the rifle registered have prevented any of those deaths?
Originally posted by intrepid
reply to post by alaskan
Well thanks for yet another anti-cop post. That's the exception not the rule. And no, I will not jack this thread like this member did. So don't ask. The person got kicked in the face by a bad cop. If he'd been armed he'd be dead now. By and large the cops are better trained in firearm use than civilians in Canada. Jeez, I don't know why I even responded to this.
Originally posted by TheComte
Well, it remains to be seen whether Harper will abolish the registry or not. The police chiefs and associations have all come out in favour of the registry. I don't think Harper wants to be seen as going against the police. After all, he did campaign on being 'tough on crime.' His promise to scrap the registry was simply pandering to his base for support.
Marc Lepine murdered 14 women with a rifle. And Constable Valérie Gignac was shot and killed by a man with a rifle. Four RCMP officers shot and killed in Alberta with a rifle. OPP constable Vu Pham shot and killed with a rifle. It's disingenuous to say that long guns don't contribute to crime.
...the registry now costs only about $4 million a year to operate and that officers use the registry up to 11,000 times a day, both to investigate and prevent crime.
Far too often now, police and prosecutors are dubious of the mental stability of anyone who owns a gun, just because they own one. This is because C-68 has created a stigma regarding gun ownership. It has put the obligation on the gun owner to prove his interest in firearms is legitimate and not a sign of some sociopathic disorder
Originally posted by tothetenthpower