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