Canada sets sights on dismantling gun registry

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 7/12/2006 @ 11:20 pm

From: The Seattle Times
By Maggie Farley
Los Angeles Times

TORONTO — Police began kicking down doors before dawn on a chilly May morning while gang members in Toronto’s Jamestown neighborhood still slept. By lunchtime, officers had made 106 arrests, collected 33 guns and announced they had broken an international gun ring run by the notorious Jamestown Crew

The raid was a shot across the bow from newly elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who says his Conservative Party government is going to spend its money on crime control, not gun control.

…”If you want a gun, you can get one in a day, a couple of hours maybe,” said Andrew Bacchus, 30, the founder of Toronto’s Vice Lords gang, who is now working with Breaking the Cycle, a gang-exiting program. “The gun registry hasn’t made any difference on that.”
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