GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS BILL C-391 TO END THE LONG-GUN REGISTRY

Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan today released a letter in support of Bill C-391, which would end the long-gun registry.

The private member‘s bill, sponsored by Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Hoeppner, is due to be considered by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security in the near future.

“Saskatchewan people have consistently opposed the long-gun registry, seeing it as a massive waste of taxpayers’ money that has yet to solve a single crime,” Morgan wrote, on behalf of the provincial government. He noted that Saskatchewan is investing in programs to combat gang activities, assist victims of crime and put more police officers on the street.

“It is our view that this approach is a far more effective way of building safer communities for our citizens.”

Bill C-391 has passed Second Reading in the House of Commons. The standing committee hearings are the last stage of review before the Bill is considered for Third Reading in the House of Commons

Maureen Horrocks
Communications Coordinator
Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
www.swf.sk.ca