Ottawa, ON – It has been suggested in various media reports that Provincial Chief Firearms Officers are attempting to collect point of sale data that they are no longer authorized to collect. This is pursuant to Bill C-19, the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act.
Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, has written to the head of the RCMP to make it clear that these blatant attempts to bring back a long-gun registry through the backdoor and ignore the will of Parliament will not be tolerated.
“Canadians gave our government a strong mandate to end the long-gun registry which will ensure that law-abiding hunters and farmers will no longer be treated as criminals,” said Larry Miller, MP. “Any attempts to bring back the long-gun registry go against the will of Parliament and Canadians.”
All necessary regulatory and legislative measures will be taken to ensure that the will of Parliament is upheld. For more information on Bill C-19 please visit www.parl.g.ca.