On gun control, Conservatives not so tough on crime

The gun registry is supported by police associations and most Canadians.  The Conservatives, who have made a point of saying they’re tough on crime, don’t want to put a vote on the gun registry to the House of Commons.  They certainly don’t want their government to fall on this issue.

So they’re killing the registry by funding cuts and amnesties.  According to CTV:

The Liberals say the Conservatives are unwilling to debate the issue in the Commons and have instead submitted the latest proposed regulations in the Canada Gazette, the official newspaper of the Canadian government.

“Instead of putting the future of gun control to an honest vote in the House of Commons, they are achieving the same ends through back door tactics like sweeping amnesties and funding cuts.”

The measure would push back an amnesty originally issued in 2006. An extension set to end later this spring could now be in effect until May 16, 2009.

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