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Today's issue is the recent attempt to end the gun registry. What that means to every Canadian is that we would be coming closer to normalizing a gun culture as so often seen in films these days. Most of us live in cities and read about shootings, random gun violence in the streets. Even though Ontario is statistically low in per capita crime, guns are still being used by criminals and often in domestic violence.
We must end the symbolism attached to gun ownership. No individual is above the law. We don't need to kill animals; farmers can call the Animal control to deal with wildlife and have it humanely relocated.
City people pay agencies to remove skunks, racoons. Farmers don't need guns as their lives are not on the line.
Follow this issue on twitter under #Coalition4GunControl
Show support for a re-enstatement of this legislation. Conservative Jim Hilyer makes gun shooting signals after the vote to ban registry goes through. Remember it is still be contested by Quebec to keep their files. Hope they win.