Ei­ther scrap it or sim­plify it

The Compass - - OPINION -

The rea­son is Harper isn’t re­ally in­ter­ested in scrap­ping the long gun reg­istry.

To ru­ral vot­ers, he says he’s try­ing his best to get rid of it. To ur­ban vot­ers, he says he’s not re­ally in­ter­ested in re­duc­ing con­trol on gun own­ers, but if it’s the will of MPs, he can’t help the fact he’s work­ing within the nar­row con­fines of a mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment.

What­ever your stance on this is­sue, and it varies among the elec­torate, it’s tir­ing and ex­haust­ing to con­tin­u­ally put up with the shenani­gans that have been tak­ing place over the years.

The peo­ple we elect to rep­re­sent our in­ter­ests in Ottawa have to gauge the views of their con­stituents, and vote ac­cord­ingly when it comes time to take a stand.

Ei­ther scrap the long gun reg- istry once and for all, or work within the reg­u­la­tions and im­ple­ment changes to stream­line and sim­plify what’s be­come a con­vo­luted process.

— Al­lan Bock, St. An­thony North­ern Pen

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