The firearms registry has done nothing to Canada’s murder rate. It has merely caused some murderers to switch weapons.
And it means the Conservative federal government was right to try to kill the outrageously expensive long-gun registry since it has little or nothing to do with how many people are murdered.
This report goes hand in hand with another one StatsCan released in September which pointed out another chilling truth about our crime rate: That more and more crimes are going unreported, just as the government suggested earlier this year in the acrimonious debates over the long-gun registry’s future and on tougher anti-crime legislation.
In a survey of more than 19,000 Canadians, StatsCan found only 31% of all crime in eight major categories was reported in 2009 — down significantly from 34% in 2004. In other words, 69% of all crime went unreported.
So... the Left is wrong.
The Liberal Coalition is wrong.
The Harper Conservatives are right.
The Long-Gun Registry is a worthless waste of money. It doesn't help prevent any crimes at all. It's just another example of left-wing stupidity.