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Posted: 11/4/2009 4:09:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/4/2009 4:28:22 PM EST by CRC]
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:10:35 PM EST
The stage was set for the vote to pass hours earlier when Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff declared the current long-gun registry faces a crisis of "legitimacy" in rural Canada and needs to be overhauled.

Ignatieff said his caucus supports the "principle of gun control," and he personally believes it should include long guns. But he said the issue has divided urban and rural Canadians, and faces "resistance" in rural Canada.

He said his caucus is working on proposals to bridge that gap. In French, he suggested it could include "decriminalizing" the registration system for long guns.
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:29:10 PM EST
"The fundamental issue is to make sure we get a system of gun control which works both for rural Canada and for urban Canada," Ignatieff said.

Then let the provinces enact what they want and remove all gun control from Ottawa
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:31:46 PM EST
Wendy Cukier, president of the Coalition for Gun Control, watched the vote from the public gallery in the Commons and called it ``appalling."

"It wasn't even close," said the disgusted campaigner.

"It's horrifying and a lot of Canadians are going to wake up tomorrow and find out about this for the first time."

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:34:21 PM EST
And where are the Doom and Gloomers who say it's impossible to turn back the clock on gun control?

If Canada can do it, then we can too.

Here's Kopel's take on it:


UPDATE: The repeal just passed 2d reading by a vote of 164 to 137! The bill now proceeds to a committee for public hearings. The Canadian Conservative Party has 143 Members of Parliament, so the bill attracted over 20 votes from members of other parties–significantly more than had been expected by Canadian political commentators. Today is a good day for Liberty.

Will take place in the Canadian House of Commons today, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Eastern Time. Bill C-391 is a private member’s bill (by Candice Hoeppner of Portage—Lisgar, Manitoba) to repeal Canada’s failed and extremely expensive long gun registry.

Background information about the registry is available in this short presentation from Prof. Gary Mauser, a magazine article by Mauser, and in Mauser’s journal articles on the politics and efficacy of the registry, and in some articles I have written about Canada.

For the last two decades, Canada has been the test bed of the international gun prohibition movement. Repressive ideas from Canada have been exported around the world by the international gun prohibition lobby, which is vastly better at international coordination than the other side.

Repeal of the Canadian registry would, accordingly, be of tremendous global significance. Repeal would also shatter the claim by the Canadian gun prohibition lobby that gun control in Canada is an irreversible ratchet.

If the House votes for repeal today, then there will be committee hearings on Bill C-391, followed by another vote in the House, followed by Senate consideration.

You can follow a webcast of the House of Commons by going here.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:35:33 PM EST

to our northern neighbors for a good start!
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:37:01 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:39:26 PM EST
please dont ever quote the Toronto Star. Just two days ago they had an internal article leaked about how they only follow an "activist agenda"

Think a newspaper written by DU and you get an idea as to whats in the Toronto Star. Its beyond bias, they will never ever ever run an article that is contradictory to thier main socialist, hardcore communist agenda.

Link Posted: 11/4/2009 4:49:23 PM EST
Congratulations Canada !

I'd like to see us repeal the '34 and '86 NFA nonsense. If they can do it, we can.
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