I don't usually comment on another Countries proposed legislation but I do have a question here. Does this mean that a ridiculous regulation that for example prohibits the owners of pistols with barrels less than 4 inches remains in effect? I've run into this before with fellow Luger collectors from Canada where they can legally own an artillery model with an 8 inch barrel but can't own a standard model with a 4 inch barrel.
Jim, no changes to the hand gun regulation at this point in time. No changes to the licensing regulations for any kind of firearm.
Specifically just the demise of the long gun registry and the destruction of the information it contains. It's an important step as it's the first roll back of government intervention in the lives of gun owners. Everyone here is already now looking forward to the next step.
Takes a long time to turn an unwilling tanker around!
Our oppressive hand gun regulations have been in effect since the mid 1930's. At the time of the introduction of the registry and new long gun licensing requirement in the mid 1990's they significantly added to the handgun regs by outright prohibition of certain kinds of hand guns, a back door method of getting rid of roughly half the handguns in the country. There was a grandfather clause if you already owned the prohibited types but you can only transfer them to others grandfathered in. The plan is that once everyone grandfathered is dead, those guns will be destroyed.
Lots more work to do but the destruction of the registry is a good start.