noahbody Posted October 31, 2009 Report Share Posted October 31, 2009 Think a secret poll is just that. Secret. Unless you are thinking the police will tap in to find out how the vote went and punish cops accordingly. The poll question that should be asked is "Do you trust the information given by the gun registry?" If 100% of the respondents say "no" then it's useless. If anyone says "yes" then it has been endangering the lives of officers. All I hear is the right wing shouting to end the program. This has nothing to do with right wing, centre or left wing. Common sense isn't exclusive to the right wing. I didn't support it to start with Why? Because you could figure out that since criminals hadn't registered their handguns in 70 years that it would be unlikely they'd register their long guns? but I'll be darned if I don't find out if it is indeed useful to the police. It's like spending $25 million a year studying whether or not pigs could fly if they had wings. Criminals don't register their guns. Pigs don't have wings. Done. I just don't believe police chiefs are afraid for their job and supporting the program to keep those jobs. There are police associations and officers that have gone on record condemning the registry. That should speak volumes. Ask the chiefs' association if they train their officers to trust the registry? The police access the registry all the time. It's accessed automatically. The Tories are the ones trying to dismantle the program or make it useless. If you want to keep the registry, figure out a plan to maintain it based upon its annual revenues. Really all you have to do is go to those involved and say "if you can't do it for this much, we will be ending the registry." I'm sure those involved in the milking will find a way. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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