MP Larry Miller Welcomes Announcement that Long Gun Registry Information has been Destroyed

November 2, 2012

For Immediate Release

November 2, 2012

MP Larry Miller Welcomes Announcement that Long Gun Registry Information has been Destroyed

Owen Sound, ON – In a long awaited procedure, all of the long-gun data in the firearms registry has been destroyed as of October 31st, 2012 with the exception of the registry information related to Quebec.

“With the annual deer hunt in Ontario soon to get underway, this is something that law-abiding hunters and farmers have been waiting for” said Larry Miller. “It has been a long time coming, its something I have been opposed to for the past 16 years and today I am pleased to announce that the data has been destroyed. A promise made is a promise kept.”

The Government will continue to focus its efforts on more effective measures to tackle crime and protect families and communities. The deletion of data in the registry related to long-guns follows the Royal Assent of Bill C-19, the

Ending of the Long-Gun Registry Act, on April 5, 2012.

On October 9th, 2012, the Government of Canada launched its appeal of the Quebec Superior Court ruling in the matter of Attorney General for Quebec v. Attorney General for Canada et al.

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