When the federal Conservative government abolished the long-gun registry back in 2012, gun-control advocates predicted no end to the criminal chaos that would result.
If duck hunters, farmers and collectors were no longer required to register their rifles and shotguns, women would not be safe in their homes. They would be slaughtered by their murderous male partners.
One Ontario women’s legal clinic even tried to stop the dismantling of the registry by taking the Stephen Harper government to court. The Barbra Schlifer Clinic insisted it was a violation of women’s Charter rights to no longer be protected by the registry.
Gun-control activists also forecast rampant crime in Canadian streets. And, of course, the murder rate would soar.