$2 billion worth of police will save more lives than one gun registry
by Garry Breitkreuz
MP (CPC), Yorkton-Melville
When the national long-gun registry was introduced 14 years ago, I believed it would help keep Canadians safe.
After many years of research, consultation and more than 600 access-to-information requests as a Member of Parliament, I now know that nothing could be further from the truth. The gun registry has not saved one life in Canada, and it has been a financial sinkhole, estimated to have cost some $2-billion. Imagine how many more police we could have on the streets if we had invested more wisely.