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Stopping registry is righting an expensive wrong

To the editor:

Regarding the letter to the editor: Scrapping Gun Registry ‘Really Reckless,” I would like to comment that when the Conservative government under Diefenbaker destroyed the Avro Arrow, it was a ‘wrong’ perpetrated on Canada, and the incredibly talented, dedicated people at A.V. Roe.

The long gun registry was a ‘wrong’ implemented by the Liberal government as a knee-jerk reaction to the massacre in Montreal, and perpetrated on the honest people of Canada who, by owning firearms, were essentially branded as criminals-in-waiting by the paranoid eastern-centric government of the time.

All the present government is doing, is righting a wrong.

It should be remembered, in this time of remembrance, that it is very easy for a government to overstep its boundaries, and the people must be vigilant and act accordingly. The federal liberals found this out the hard way at the polls.

 

 

Andrew H Kiesewetter,

Kelowna

 

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