April 16, 2012
Benoit delighted to report end to long-gun registry act
This long-awaited change took effect April 5, 2012. “With regards to the Quebec injunction, our government has been clear: our intention is to scrap the registry and destroy the data. We remain firmly committed to this position, and we are determined to do it as soon as possible”, Benoit explained.
“Our government will continue to stand with law-abiding farmers, duck hunters, sport shooters and rural Canadians,” Benoit continued. “The newly elected NDP leader Tom Mulcair has made one of his first priorities to bring back this wasteful and ineffective measure that has done nothing to keep Canadians safe, should he ever get the chance. So, it is more important than ever for us to be vigilant” said Benoit. “We must ensure that the freedoms we have fought for will not be taken back by the NDP.”
“Canadians have been waiting for our Conservative Government to deliver on scrapping the federal long-gun registry for years – that time has finally come. A promise made is now a promise kept,” concluded Benoit.