Bill C-19


Selling guns without mandatory checks on new owners [UPDATED]

There’s not much point prolonging the argument about the government’s determination to scrap the registry for rifles and shotguns.  But as Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, comes up this evening for a final vote in the House—its passage assured by the Conservative majority—Canadians on both sides of this bitter debate should consider the practical implications of the outcome.


Gun control and the Toronto Star

“Tories delist sniper rifles, self-loading weapons,” says the front-page Toronto Star headline, followed by text in the body of the story claiming that such weapons will be “declassified” under the Conservatives’ bill to kill the long-gun registry.