Harper should read this. But he won't. He'll attack Roberts instead, or anyone else who tries to cloud the issue with facts. Sigh.
NUMBER of times Harper-led governments have attempted to abolish the long-gun registry: 3.
Number of times Stephen Harper (as a member of the Reform Party) voted to keep the gun registry: 2.
Number of independent, peer-reviewed research studies cited by the Conservative Party to support their decision to try to scrap the long-gun registry: 0.
Number of months a positive RCMP report on the gun registry was held back from MPs after it was required by law to be tabled in Parliament: 3.
Cost of obtaining a licence for possession and acquisition of a gun: $60.
Cost of registering or transferring the registration of a long gun: $0.
Percentage of known homicide deaths in 2008 that involved long guns, or sawed-off rifles or shotguns: 24.
Percentage of spousal homicides that involved the use of long guns and shotguns: 72.
Average number of times the long gun registry is "accessed" per day: 11,000.
Number of police queries of the gun registry in 2008: 3.44 million.
Number of long gun licences revoked from 2006-2009 because of a deemed risk, a court order or a complaint: 6,093.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Stephen Harper and a Few Gun Facts
I know that facts are anathema to our current government, but with their posturing over scrapping the gun registry, even after the vote, Alex Roberts provides some very compelling 'facts' and statistics on gun crime in Canada.