Just to add another dimension to the debate over the registry, I wonder how much police officers should rely on it. I am certainly not a police officer and I am not sure how they handle complaints such as domestic issues. However, if I called the gun registry and was told there were no guns registered at the complaint address, would I believe it? Certainly not. I would treat it as if guns were there. I can’t understand how it could be handled otherwise. So can they rely on the registry? I hope not.
Now we read about the Toronto police department confiscating guns from people who neglected to renew their registration. What’s next? House-by-house searches for guns? Can they not find better use of their resources? How about sending some officers to Nunavut where they have real gun problems? Are these guns registered? How many crimes are committed with registered guns? I still think it’s a complete waste of money. Larry Bagnall must feel proud. He is keeping up with the rest of the money wasters in Ottawa.