By the way (II)

Immediately before voting on the long-gun registry last night, the House voted 220-84 to advance Bill C-17 to the public safety committee for further consideration. Bill C-17 essentially aims to reinstate certain anti-terrorism provisions, including investigative hearings and preventive detention, that expired in 2007.

The legislation, which has a rather long and complicated history, was debated on Monday and Tuesday—and the discussions there of civil liberties, justice and terrorism would seem rather relevant, if obviously not quite as exciting as the question of whether or not gun owners should be required to fill out the necessary paperwork to register their firearms.