National Firearms Association tells long-gun owners to delay registering weapon

The deadline to register long guns in Quebec is fast approaching, but the National Firearm Association is encouraging members to wait until the last minute to comply, as a form of protest.

The province’s long-gun registry will go into effect Jan. 29, on the two-year anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting.

Guy Lavergne, a lawyer who represents the NFA, told CBC’s Quebec AM that many gun owners in the province are not happy with the new rules.

“I would say that the chances of a significant compliance level being achieved by Jan. 29 are slim [to] none,” he said.