Canada’s Long Gun Registration Ends
National Firearms Association
Bill C-19, the Conservative Government’s bill ending the registration of non-restricted long guns was passed by the Canadian Senate Wednesday by a vote of 50 to 27. Two Liberal Senators voted for Bill C-19, one Progressive Conservative Senator voted against it.
On Thursday April 5, 2012, Bill C-19 was signed by Governor General David Johnston and received Royal Assent. Now the bill is law and will need to be enacted. The Quebec government has filed an injunction to obtain the federal registration records to set up its own registration system. However, despite what Quebec does, Canada’s long experiment with universal firearms registration has ended.