Now that our Federal Conservative Government has fulfilled its promise to scrap the Liberal’s wasteful billion dollar long-gun registry, we need to look at other ways to save taxpayers dollars.
I have introduced Motion 439 to privatize the functions of the Canadian Firearms Registration System. In addition to saving tax dollars, privatizing the functions of the Canadian Firearms Registration System has a number of other advantages.
- It would eliminate the costly duplication of having each province managing a separate bureaucracy to administer the firearms registration system.
- Law-abiding sportsmen, hunters and farmers would benefit by having one set of rules rather than the provincial patchwork that currently exists.
- By privatizing the functions, as a civilian agency the office would become administrative and service oriented, to the benefit of all Canadians.
- Law enforcement professionals’ valuable time can be re-directed away from paperwork to more useful tasks such as front-line policing.
You can help by casting your e-VOTE to demonstrate support for this responsible firearms reform.
Cheryl Gallant, M.P.
(a) provincial criminal justice expenditures as the largest contributor to rising public expenditures on criminal justice;
(b) policing expenditures categorized as fully dedicated to crime includes firearms programs when in fact they are non-criminal and should be administered as such; and
(c) law enforcement professionals spend too much time on administrative tasks at the expense of front-line policing.