Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Scrap the Gun Registry

Here’s a news release I sent out yesterday following the Auditor-General’s report:

NCC Says Scrap the Gun Registry
(May 16, 2006)The National Citizens Coalition says today’s Auditor-General report should sound the death knell for the gun registry program.

“On top of all the other massive problems associated with the gun registry, the auditor-general now reveals the Liberals tried to hide the true costs of this program,” says NCC vice president Gerry Nicholls.

Nicholls says this should be the final straw.

“It’s time to stop throwing good money after bad. It’s time to scrap the gun registry.”

Nicholls says the money used to pay for a poorly managed gun registry program could be better spent elsewhere.

“Rather than financing a poorly managed registry, that money could be used to toughen border security or to hire more police, or to improve anti-terrorism intelligence,” says Nicholls.

Nicholls says the government should act soon on this matter.

“Canadians need to know their money is being used wisely,” says Nicholls. “And they need to know the government is acting to truly protect their security.”

1 comment:

Miles Lunn said...

I am all for scrapping the gun registry, although I am not sure whether the Conservatives have the votes to do it. The Bloc Quebecois is for it, the NDP is split down the middle, the Liberals are mostly for it and the few who opposed it in the past were mostly from rural ridings that have since gone Conservative. It would be close, but I think it would narrowly fail. Although at least worth a try in my opinion.