Canada’s Supreme Court: Quebec gun registry data can be destroyed

Brian Lilley reports for

Today in a close ruling, Canada’s Supreme Court decided that Quebec’s long gun registry data can now be deleted.

This data was destroyed throughout the rest of the country after the Harper government abolished the long gun registry, but Quebec wanted to hold onto their list of legal gun owners.

Brian Lilley explains why gun control advocates are wrong that the destruction of this information puts Canadians’ safety at risk.

Even Claude Colgan, whose sister was murdered in the “Montreal Massacre,” disputes similar claims by gun control activists. “Where are the rivers of blood?” he asks rhetorically. “There are none.”

  • Pontifex Maximus
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    Okay. This is good news. I need good news.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    One small step towards freedom…

  • Ed

    It’s the dissents that are always most interesting.
    You can’t read Rosie Abella’s opinions on that court and not realize it ain’t high level lawyerin goin on as much as social engineering in robes.

    • G

      “Today in a close ruling,” Yes, it’s always a “close ruling” when conservatives win. Just like the parent’s right to spank their kids ruling a few years ago. It won by one vote. There are no conservative leaning judges (or even impartial ones), just liberal ones who are afraid of overplaying their hand.

      Any victories conservatives get in this country are DESPITE the courts and press, not because of them. In canaduh conservatives will always be fighting an uphill battle against these useless elitist dicks.

  • Icebow

    Jolly good show, and whatever that is in French.

    • Maggat

      Jolly bon spectacle

  • BillyHW

    It would be nice if the court followed this rules all the time and not just some of the time.

  • ontario john

    If you followed the logic of the leftist anti gun activists then we should have a knife registry, because every day there are knife deaths in Toronto.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      They also never consider that the deterrent effect of nuclear weapons probably prevented the Cold War from becoming much warmer.
      Deterrence works on many levels, big and small.

  • G

    The Supreme C**Ts of canaduh are social engineers of extraordinary talent. They know **EXACTLY** how far they can push before they have to ease off.

    If they NEVER satisfy conservatives then their pretense of impartiality would be completely exposed as a fraud (like the press). So once in a long while they have to throw the dogs a little bone to keep them quiet.

    In order to gain ten giant steps left once in a while you have to take a baby step to the right.

  • Alain

    That the Supreme Court or any court would hear this is simply ridiculous. Any program created by the federal government can also be eliminated by the federal government. But that requires a modicum of common sense.

  • Gun control laws seem to bypass the illegal gun trade and organised crime. That is proof enough that they are not designed to prevent and punish the very things they are meant to. No matter one’s views on gun ownership, this issue should have angered everyone as the government went out of its way to punish law-abiding citizens while leaving dangerous criminals free to do as they wished.

  • Exile1981

    we all know from the high river incident that the rcmp have an illegal copy anyways.

  • Blacksmith

    Good news, even if it is just the frenchies, Gun control only takes guns from the law abiding, the criminals don’t care about laws, just like leftist. Hmm that seems to be a bit of any oxymoron there, leftist ignore the laws they don’t like but think a criminal will obey the law? I guess their real motivation is unmasked, it is not law they really care about but control of the free thinkers.

  • simus1

    Lots of shadowboxing in play.
    The truth is there were really two gun registries.
    One for Quebec, run by Quebec, un pour les autres.

    Guess Quebec has little interest at the moment in paying the freight for new legal software to ride herd on their now very obsolete data.
    Perhaps Shiny Pony and Tantrum Tommy could promise some kind of help?

  • irishrus

    I thought Quebec doesn’t have to listen to anything Canada tells them just that Canada has to keep giving them money like a pimp to say they too are Canadian