Bill C-19, legislation to kill the long gun registry was signed into law by the Governor General April 5. Since the enactment of C-68 the firearm community has been waiting since 1995 for this to happen. Now the question is what has changed now the long gun registry is dead?
The only change will be that long guns no longer will need to be registered which are not prohibited or restricted. This applies to the majority of rifles and shotguns.
What has not changed is that you, as a gun owner, can still be prosecuted if you do not have a valid possession only (POL) or possession acquisition license (PAL). Most of C-68 is still intact and in effect.
C-68 was sold by the Liberals under the guise of public safety when in fact these laws were merely a means to limit hard fought freedoms. We need to work hard at repealing the rest of C-68 so that law abiding citizens do not become criminals just because they have a firearm safely stored in their home.
Remember a guy by the name of Stephen Harper who said many times publicly that if elected he would repeal C-68 in it’s entirety? Do you still believe him?
Perhaps you should let him know.