Matt Gurney, in today’s National Post, hits the nail on the head with his piece entitled “Government to gun owners: We made a mistake. Fix it for us or go to prison”.
And the money shot:
Many Canadian firearms owners suspect that the federal Tories, once they scrap the long-gun registry, will lose interest in the firearms issue. They’ll have kept their promise but, fearful of being painted by the media and opposition as pro-gun extremists, will move on. But even once the registry is gone, Canada’s firearms laws will still be a mess — for proof of that, look no further than the above. Stepping in now to prevent this outrageous seizure of private property on the flimsiest of justifications would be a good place for the Tories to start showing Canada’s lawful firearms owners that the Conservative party hasn’t forgotten them just yet.