Congrats guys. I sort of took offense at this though..
Toews said the registry — created by Jean Chretien's Liberal government following the massacre of 14 women at Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989 — is "a billion-dollar boondoggle" that does nothing but penalize law-abiding hunters and farmers.
"It does nothing to help put an end to gun crime, nor has it saved one Canadian life," he argued.
However, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has argued strenuously in favour of keeping the registry, calling it an essential law enforcement tool. The association says police consult the registry, on average, more than 10,000 times a day, often to determine the possible presence of a shotgun or rifle in a home where they've received a domestic violence call.
Here in the good ole USA it is pretty much taken for granted by all LEOs that there will probably be a gun present in your home. Rarely are they a problem. I am 62 and have carried a handgun almost every day since I turned 21 (actually more like 18). Never had one jump out and shoot someone or anything. Have bookoos of guns around the house and none of them have ever jumped out and shot anyone either even though several stay loaded (just in case of emergency).
Last time a LEO noticed I was carrying he simply asked if I was and then wanted to see my weapon as he carried the same one off duty and had never seen a wallet holster for the Ruger LCP. He liked mine and showed me his a few months later when I saw him again.
I hope you guys end up getting all your gun rights back.
Wildlife Population Control Specialist