BREITKREUZ RELEASES DRAFT PLAN TO REGISTER CRIMINALS – NOT DUCK HUNTERS
Canada data proves that criminals are the problem – not law-abiding gun
– Today, Garry Breitkreuz, Deputy House
Leader and Official Opposition Justice Critic for Gun Control, released the
first draft of his plan to register criminals – not duck hunters (See link at
bottom of the page). “Contrary to
what the Liberals have been promising for the last decade, Statistics Canada
data and information provided to the media by Toronto Police Chief Julian
Fantino proves conclusively that the soon-to-be-two-billion-dollar gun registry
does not improve public safety or save lives.
Homicides are up including domestic
homicides, violent crime is up, suicides are up and the number of Criminal
Code incidents per police officer has more than doubled since 1962.
Based on such overwhelming evidence, any sane person can only conclude
that federal gun control laws should be totally focused on keeping guns out of
the hands of people who shouldn’t have them.
That is the objective of my plan,” said Breitkreuz.
Breitkreuz provided the following Statistics Canada data to show how 70 years of registering handguns has failed to keep handguns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them:
66% of firearm homicides were committed with a handgun in
2002. This is up from 27% in
72% of the handguns recovered from murder scenes since 1997
were not registered; and
Police Chief Julian Fantino provided these recent statistics to the media:
84% of the people we arrest for gun-related offences are all career
None of the guns we know to have been used were registered, although we
believe that more than half of them were smuggled into Canada from the
“This is a first draft of
my plan and I am inviting comments from all Canadians.
The Conservative Party is not going to ram an expensive, unworkable
system down the throats of taxpayers, provinces and the police,” promised
Breitkreuz. “The Liberals have
been doing that for ten years. It’s
time to stop the madness.”
BREITKREUZ’S DRAFT PLAN TO
REGISTER CRIMINALS – NOT DUCK HUNTERS