Cap spending on gun registry
I wonder, since the Liberal Party of Canada and Scott Andrews, my own MP for the riding of Avalon, has now made Canada appreciably safer from the ravages of heretofore law-abiding, responsible firearms owners such as myself, by flip-flopping on the long gun registry issue this past Wednesday; would Mr. Andrews and Mr. Ignatieff be in favour of passing a resolution in the House of Commons limiting the yearly operating budget of the Canadian Firearms Registry to $4 Million?
After all, speaking with Mr. Andrews this past week from his Ottawa office, he informed me that one of the primary reasons for his dramatic change of heart was the fact that the " big money" had already been spent and that the registry now costs less than $4 Million to run per year. Chief Bill Blair of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police parroted the same sentiment in the immediate aftermath of the C-391 vote.
If what the CACP and the Liberal Party has publicly claimed is the truth, the RCMP should have no problem operating their useless registry within that legislatively capped operating budget. Remember, they said the registry now costs just $4 million to run, including salaries, computers, software, maintenance and utilities per year; despite all logic and evidence to the contrary. Now let them put taxpayers’ money where their mouths are! No more supplemental budget increases. No more hidden transfers through other government departments like Customs, DFAIT, etc. Just $4 million taxpayers’ dollars to run the registry for the next 12 months and not a penny more! Sean Penney Western Bay