To the editor:
I shook my head as I read the inventive references to studies done on the impact of long guns in our society by the submitter of Scrapping Gun Registry ‘Really Reckless’.
His logic seems to suggest that we also start registries for kitchen knives, razor blades, electrical cords, baseball bats, archery equipment and all the other means we use to kill each other, in case, in the future, there is another massacre using these simple tools.
I wonder if he is a civil servant afraid of losing his job as the Conservatives finally live up to their election promise to the voters of Canada to eliminate this useless financial boondoggle.
The Liberals lost that election by concentrating their advertising campaigns in the big cities where they thought they could get more votes from the ignorant by supporting it. The rural population and people who live and work in the great outdoors proved them horribly wrong.
Only people kill people, not the tools we manufacture to make our lives easier.