Today, after 15 long years, Parliament missed another opportunity to end the long gun registry.
“Clearly, today’s vote is a disappointment but it will strengthen our resolve to continue educating Canadians and elected officials about the ineffectiveness of the long gun registry,” said Jim Newman, Executive Director of the Canadian Firearms Institute. “Trust-worthy firearms owners and shooting sport enthusiasts are tired of being the target of soft-on-crime liberals and politicians who fail to see who the real culprits are – gangs and organized crime,” he said.
The Canadian Firearms Institute, along with other organizations representing responsible firearms use and outdoor conservation across Canada, have worked with Members of Parliament from all parties represented in the House of Commons to ensure that the views of constituents were being heard and that decisions were being made based on facts, not sensationalized media stories.
“Despite our disappointment with today’s vote, we congratulate the Harper government for having the courage to bring this issue forward in a minority Parliament and the MPs from various parties who withstood the pressure to cave in to special interests,” said Newman. “We will continue to work within our parliamentary democracy to bring about change and we will support politicians who have risked so much to support us.”
The Canadian Firearms Institute will continue its mandate to facilitate, advocate, communicate and educate – the four pillars of activity it undertakes to represent shooting sports and responsible firearms ownership in Canada.
For more information on the Canadian Firearms Institute please visit www.cfi-icaf.ca.