The controversial crime bill that isn’t

Though introduced to much fanfare, legislation to reform the long-gun registry seems unlikely to be voted on anytime soon.

According to Canadian Press, there is no timetable for S-5, the Conservative legislation that surfaced in the Senate, and, in the meantime, the Canadian Police Association has come forward to oppose both those changes and a private member’s bill proposed by Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz. “We consider the licensing of firearms’ owners and the registration of firearms to be a valuable public-safety tool for front-line police officers,” CPA president Charles Momy wrote in a letter to Michael Ignatieff. “It would be irresponsible to suspend or abandon any element of this program now that it is starting to deliver the intended results. Bill S-5 and Bill C-301 will compromise public safety.”

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