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nube

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Gun registry 1st reading today I think?
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:26:16 PM »
I think today is the first reading and then one more after and it is done.  Still wonder what else is up the oppositions sleeve as I am not feeling excited about this registry being tossed and think somehow we will get screwed in the end.  Hope I am wrong. 

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Re: Gun registry 1st reading today I think?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2012, 01:52:29 PM »
What???  Government screw us over???  Never heard of such a thing... ;D

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Re: Gun registry 1st reading today I think?
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 07:50:25 AM »
The left has been eerily quiet of late.  They made a play for the, "dangerous sniper rifle" when that .50 bolt action made the news but the only one's taking the bait seemed to be the cbc, unless things are being done on the QT now that the public's onto the RCMP's reclassification schemes.

Going nazi on a young family because a 4 yr old drew a crayon picture hasn't helped their cause much, maybe that's why they're laying low.

My guess is they've for the time being given up on taking away our rights, instead focusing on the UN and taking away everyone's rights, everywhere in the world.  Likely bigger donations and grants that way, too.

I did find it amusing how the left was so up in arms over the proposed internet privacy bill (as everyone should be), since it's nowhere's near as rights destroying as the gun registry.  Funny how their attitude about freedoms changes when it's their rights that are being abused.

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Re: Gun registry 1st reading today I think?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 08:54:03 AM »
HAHA, I actually wrote a letter to the police chief in Kitchner I believe it was about the 4 year old and the police arresting dad over a picture the kid drew!  How amazing was that story!!!!  I still can not believe it.  Are people really that dumb.   You think the police would be smarter than that.  Still have not had a response to my letter and I really don't expect one.  I am sure they feel pretty stupid now.

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« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 08:57:51 AM »
Ready, Aim, First Reading - Conservatives scrapping the long-gun registry

Ottawa – Today, Conservative Minister Vic Toews introduced the Ending the Long-Gun Registry Act, which will do just that – end the long-gun registry.
 
This bill has now received ‘first reading’, which is the first step a bill needs to take before it becomes law.
 
Local MP Scott Reid welcomed this new bill, which he says will finally end a wrong-headed and intrusive government program that should never have existed in the first place.
 
“I know that I and all of my Conservative colleagues have been working for a dog’s age to get rid of the long-gun registry,” commented Reid.  “We opposed it when the Liberals brought it in, we’ve opposed it ever since, and now that we have a Majority government, we can do something about it.”
 
First introduced in 1993 by Liberal Prime Minister Jean Chretien’s government, the long-gun registry legally required long-gun owners to register their firearms by January 1, 2003.
 
Since taking office in 2006, the Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have tried to eliminate the long-gun registry before, but were out-voted by the more numerous Opposition MPs which dominated the House of Commons.
 
Because the Conservatives now have a Majority in the House of Commons, the legislation that will remove the legal requirement that long-gun owners register their firearms will be passed into law.
 
Additionally, the legislation introduced today will provide for the destruction of all records pertaining to the registration of long-guns currently contained in the Canadian Firearms Registry and under the control of the chief firearms officers.
 
Under the proposed reforms, firearms owners will still require a valid firearm licence to buy or possess firearms and to purchase ammunition.  They will also be required to undergo police background checks, pass a firearms safety training course and comply with firearms safe storage and transportation requirements, just as they do now.
 
“I’m proud that our Conservative government is focussing on criminals rather than long-gun owners who haven’t broken the law,” Reid stated.  “That’s why we’re putting more police on our streets, fighting organized crime, and cracking down on gun smugglers.”
 

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Re: Gun registry 1st reading today I think?
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 04:28:18 PM »
It's been a long time coming but finally!!!!!!

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Re: Gun registry 1st reading today I think?
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 05:43:16 PM »
Once more reading I think and it is done.  I hope that is all anyhow.  What pile of hoops to go through eh!! 

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« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 06:06:29 PM »
lets keep our fingers crossed boys..