Letter: Federal firearms rules will have no effect on crime


I would like to know how many legally owned guns are used to commit crimes in Canada.

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It seems to me that the federal governmnt is going to spend a whole lot of money to enforce new rules in firearms, with little or no effect on gun-related crime.

Handguns in particular are already heavily regulated and restricted. Does the federal government think criminals take the time to take a firearms safety course, get a possession and acquisition permit, register the handgun, then obtain a permit every time they want to transport it and keep the firearm in a locked container, with a trigger lock, separate from the safely stored ammunition?

Not a hope!

This law is just a show put on by our government as it tries to get us to believe this is for our safety.

How stupid does Ottawa think we are?

Hedzer Vanderkooi


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