The Dalton McGuinty-appointed CFO of Ontario is requiring all gun vendors to keep a registry of everyone who buys a long-gun.
Ontario Liberals trying to keep Long-Gun Registry
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Perth – Ontario’s Liberal government is quietly trying to keep the Long-Gun Registry. This year, the Chief Firearms Officer of Ontario, Superintendant Chris Wyatt has ordered every gun store to keep a log of the name of the purchaser and the serial numbers of the weapons they purchased.
You heard that right. The Dalton McGuinty-appointed CFO of Ontario is requiring all gun vendors to keep a registry of everyone who buys a long-gun. It isn’t very hard to figure out what’s going on here.
“When Stephen Harper and the federal Conservatives abolished the long-gun registry earlier this year, we were very clear,” stated Local MP Scott Reid. “There will be no Federal long-gun registry and provincial Chief Firearms Officers are not to require firearms vendors to keep a registry of gun owners.”
At the request of the Federal Minister of Public Safety, the RCMP issued a memorandum to all provincial Chief Firearms Officers. The letter reminded CFOs that the Firearms Act does not permit the collection of point-of-sale data or any other measures that could create a provincial long-gun registry.
Still, the Liberal government of Ontario is forcing gun vendors to track long-gun ownership and create a backdoor long-gun registry in defiance of the letter from the Commissioner of the RCMP.
Local MPP Randy Hillier expressed both anger and disappointment with Ontario’s CFO. “It would appear that contrary to the rest of us, Ontario’s Chief Firearms Officer believes he can pick and choose which laws he will uphold, and which he will disobey,” said Hillier. “Superintendent Wyatt’s personal preference for a gun registry cannot supersede the will of Parliament and the will of the people, who have scrapped the gun registry.”