SNAP SHOTS: (Vol. 2: 8TH Edition)
CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES DESTRUCTION OF GUN REGISTRY DATA
The Honourable Vic Toews, Federal Minister of Public Safety, yesterday announced the following:
“Our Conservative Government is proud to say that as of last night, all contents of the long-gun registry have been destroyed, except those related to Quebec. We are making our streets and communities safer by targeting criminals who use firearms, not law-abiding Canadians. Make no mistake, the tax and spend NDP will not hesitate to bring back the long gun registry. Now that these data have been deleted, they can never be recovered – even by Thomas Mulcair.”
Congratulations to all law-abiding Canadian firearms owners who worked tirelessly for years to make this happen!
SCI-Canada Congratulates Federal Government for Elimination of Gun Registry Data
November 1, 2012: For Immediate Release:
Ottawa, Canada: Safari Club International – Canada (SCI-Canada) applauds the Government of Canada and Public Safety Minister, the Honourable Vic Toews in particular, for the elimination of all of the contents of the now defunct long-gun registry pertaining to non-restricted rifles and shotguns, with the exception of those related to the province of Quebec.
Earlier this year, when Bill C-19, an act to eliminate the Canadian Long Gun Registry, became law, the already inaccurate registry data was rendered totally obsolete. The announcement today of the destruction of these files is the final act in this often very contentious saga during which previous governments attempted to unjustly discriminate against legal Canadian gun owners.
The government has clearly fulfilled its promise to Canadians to eliminate the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry and to make our streets and communities safer by targeting criminals who use firearms, not law-abiding. firearms owners in Canada.
Open houses on Okanagan wildlife management areas: Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:10 PM
Okanagan residents are encouraged to come and share their views on two Wildlife Management Area proposals for their region at two open houses in early November
A new round of consultations in the South Saskatchewan region runs Nov 6 to Dec 6. Attend a public session or complete an online workbook.
Deer Hunting Season Opens Friday: Natural Resources: October 25, 2012 1:58 PM
Deer hunters across the province can resume their annual tradition Friday, Oct. 26, as deer hunting season opens.
Coyote Pelt Incentive Extended Three Years: Natural Resources: October 12, 2012 1:46 PM
The province is extending the pelt incentive part of its plan to make families and communities safer from aggressive coyote behavior.
Government quietly confirms that gun registry data has been destroyed: Globe and Mail
How the 2012 UN Arms Trade Treaty Really Died: Posted on October 29, 2012 by Ammoland
Editorial: How much did abolishing the gun registry really save?: Montreal Gazette
Follow precautions during hunting season: EMC St. Lawrence
Hunters get OK to declare war on elk on Alberta military base: The Province
Charges laid in moose hunting enforcement blitz in Kemptville: 580 CFRA Radio
Letters: Pipelines, earthquake, tsunami, gun registry, Bibles, racism …: The Province (blog)
Coyote hunt draws ire of conservationists: Deming Headlight
As Minn., Wis. Seasons Begin, Wolf Hunters Explain the Draw: WDIO-TV
Hunting activity up after gun registry demise: CBC.ca
Follow guidelines, more space may open up for hunting: Baltimore Sun
The Proposed Seal Cull is Unscientific and Just Plain Wrong: Huffington Post Canada (blog)
Snap Shots goes to SCI-Canada and Canadian chapter leadership on a weekly basis. It is also available at the “News” page of the SCI-Canada web site. Relevant media releases from provincial governments, where we have chapters, are included, as well as from the federal government. Also included are media articles from around the world that touch on hunting and Canada. Some of these stories may prompt you and your chapter to take action; some may provide material for your newsletter; and some may just be of passing interest. Your comments are always appreciated.
Thank you. –Bob.
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