June 19, 2007 (39th Parliament, 1st Session)


Joy Smith (Interjection)


Mrs. Joy Smith

Thank you, Mr. Speaker. As a member of Parliament and the mother of an RCMP officer who is on the streets tonight in his detachment, I talked to my son yesterday about this very thing. He and police officers on the street have told me that the gun registry needs to be shut down and that in regard to the cost overrun, the tally of over $1 billion, by the former government, those resources should be used for putting police resources on the street.
The long gun registry is only for the long guns that farmers, fishermen and everybody else use. As outlined in a study in 2005, out of 569 murders, two long guns were used. All the rest used were handguns. Handguns are already registered. Handguns are already licensed.
I think the member opposite and the Liberal members have lost a lot of credibility with police forces across Canada. Will she support this bill or not?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Criminal Code
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