Ottawa, ON – In what has been a long process, with some claiming this day would never come, legislation to scrap the long-gun registry received Royal Assent and became the law of the land.
“A promise made is now a promise kept! Thank you for your unwavering support for our Conservative Government’s success in scrapping the wasteful and ineffective long-gun registry. It’s an issue that we in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke knew held a place of strong opinion in the hearts and minds of many here at home and across the country, stated Cheryl Gallant, MP. “Scrapping the registry was a promise behind which I have stood steadfastly for many years — and our Conservative members delivered on it once we received majority government.”
“I have been at every vote to scrap the long-gun registry over the years, and was extremely disappointed to have missed the very last Commons vote to scrap the registry as I was in Europe on Government business as Chair of a NATO Delegation,” said MP Gallant. “I was honoured to stand with my MP Colleague Candace Hoeppner in the Senate to watch our Conservative members complete the final vote and finally end the long-gun registry.”
“Our Government has always been clear: we supported the repealing of the long-gun registry because it unfairly targeted law-abiding farmers and hunters, not criminals. Law-abiding Canadians saw it as just another liberal tax-grab.”
“That’s why we kept our promise to scrap the federal long-gun registry from the beginning when we all knew the registry as Bill C-68.”
“The end of the registry has been a long time coming. As a Member of Parliament who works in the best interest of my constituents, I’m glad this day has come,” concluded Cheryl Gallant, MP.
Together, we are ending the long gun registry once and for all. We have fulfilled our commitment to Canadians.