Randy Kuntz

May 282009
 

A Challenge by Police Officers to the CACP stance on the Firearms Registry

Randy Kuntzby Cnst. Randy Kuntz
Edmonton Police Service

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police currently support the firearms registry.  They say it is a necessary tool in the fight against crime and the safety of the public and police officers.

For the past month, I have been gathering comments and concerns of police officers across Canada as it relates to the registry and its usefulness.  Being a policeman myself, the CACP position on the Firearms registry has always bothered me as it is not a reflection of police opinion but that of a select group.  And I believe they are wrong.

My question to my fellow officers was fairly simple:  Do you support the firearms registry?

I have been fortunate to have had hundreds of police officers contact me in regards to this matter.  As of this morning, I have 521 responses from across Canada.  Of these responses, 7 approve of the registry.   514 say it is useless and should be scrapped.

I expected that. Continue reading »

May 112009
 

Here’s a thought for you:

Randy Kuntzby Cnst. Randy Kuntz
Edmonton Police Service

Recently I have been surveying police members from across Canada in relation to their thoughts, personal or professional, on the long gun registry.

I have had some very interesting emails and comments from police members and thought I should share the data I have collected thus far.

My purpose in this was to present these statistics to the CACP as they have been supporting the long gun registry as an “officer safety and public safety” issue. I believe they are wrong and I set out to prove that the CACP does not speak on behalf of law enforcement officers as a whole. On a daily basis, I am seeing that the CACP and police members differ greatly in their views on the long gun registry. Continue reading »

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