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Hi, Gents:
We've still got momentum on getting rid of the registry. Two more provinces, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland-Labrador, called for a suspension of it today. Neither was anti-registry before. The big boot dropped last week when the Ontario government, with the backing of the Toronto Police Chief, came onside. Now Quebec is the only pro-registry province, with New Brunswick's status unknown.

The Liberals were hoping that the furore over the Auditor General's report would die down in a week, as it usually does. But, this morning's avalanche of news coverage was overwhelming. I still haven't checked it all out.

The Registry will die if the Liberal backbenchers, who cut of funding for the registry last month, stick to their guns when Parliament returns next month. If we can keep the pressure up......

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Jack
 

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Jack,
I wish you and the good people of Canada all the luck in the world in getting rid of a stupid law.

Keep up the good fight.

Joe
 

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Keep it up Jack. We gunners need a win somewhere. Quebec sort of surprises me - in my travels there it seemed like there were more guns per square inch than anyplace else on earth.
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Hi, Gents:
The Registry isn't stupid, it's dangerous. The government of a free country shouldn't know where the guns are. The registry also lets the common crooks know who's got what. Police computers have been hacked before and there's a rumour today that the Firearms Centre's computers got hacked too.
http://www.hackcanada.com/

Quebec's a puzzle to me too. The governing party's, the Parti Quebecois, main platform is separatism, but they're also bright pink socialists, so are inclined to gun control. Quebec doesn't have a tradition of English parliamentary law, and operates under the Code Napoleon for civil law. The Roman Catholic Church has lost it's control over Quebecers in the last 50 years, and they've been acting like teenagers living away from home for the first time. It takes longer for a society to mature than an individual.

English law, which American law is derived from, operates on the principle that everything is permitted except that which is specifically prohibited. French law is the opposite, with everything prohibited except that which is specifically allows. The French are too independant for that, so many don't care what the law is, since they have no intention of obeying it.

Looks like New Brunswick came on side too. I wonder what took them so long. They have the highest percentage of deer hunters per capita of any province.
http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/01/06/gun_registry030106

Bye
Jack
 
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