Canada's abolition of long gun registry


#1

As was stated earlier, Canada voted to reverse national gun registry volokh.com/2012/04/05/canada-abo … -registry/.
I have 3 questions:

  1. What about ammunition? Are ammo licences still required to buy ammo? How about Americans, are they allowed to buy ammo freely now?
  2. How about FFL holding Americans, are they allowed to buy long guns in Canada? FFL governs all borders, between the states and between countries.
  3. Do different provinces retain their own registries, like Quebec?

#2

Well only one stage has been completed. One still needs a POL/PAL to purchase firearms and Ammunition. This is mainly to ensure people take the proper safety course in handling and storage. It is the seperate registration of the firearms that has been abolished. Quebec went to court and got an injunction against the Federal Government as they still want to retain the registry for Quebec so they know where all gun are. This is just Quebec. So it is still not all finished yet but step in the right direction.The rest of Canada largely has no issue with the abolition of the registry.

rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/index-eng.htm


#3

It is interesting that Canada seems to abolishing some of their anti-gun laws, such as the registry, while at the same time the BATF&E here in the USA is attempting to create of an illegal back-door registry. They are asking for copies of all records of certain FFL dealers on the pretense of ongoing “investigations” when they know full well that such a thing is expressly forbidden by law. To their credit, most dealers are refusing to hand over their records.

Most people do not know that the State of Arizona passed a law a couple of years ago that permits AZ manufacturers of firearms to not register their guns with the BATF&E as long as the firearm does not leave the State. It hasn’t been challenged by BATF&E, as yet, but I’m sure it’s on their agenda just as soon as the varied other lawsuits against the States are resolved.

Ray


#4

I believe Montana and Wyoming passed the same laws. NYS recently repealed its CoBIS (Combined Ballistics Identification System) this law was in effect for 11 years requiring all dealers to submit a fired shell casing to the NYS Police lab in Albany to be scanned and whatever in hope it would solve shooting crimes. This was required for all handgun sales. In 11 years, not one incident of this data base’s info was used to solve a crime. The implementation of the law and keeping up with the huge and increasing number of firearms sales cost NYS over 45 millionUS$ over the 11 years, without results. Used firearms that were traded in on purchases were sometimes recorded multiple times. Just another example of gun laws only affecting the lawful gun owners and dealers.
Now the State police lab doesn’t know what to do with the hundreds of thousands of cartridge casings. They will undoubtedly end up in the foundry furnaces along with the thousands of firearms that are destroyed each year.