Lawyers responding to the injunction in Quebec stated that destruction of the unrestricted firearms registry will begin by August. There is a hold on data from Quebec until that matter is taken up by the courts. The RCMP had a consultant tell them that lack of a registry would make investigations more difficult but I don’t believe it because the registry was so full of errors it could not be trusted. The work had to be done from scratch on every case to have anything like certainty. There is no certainty with firearms because so many are difficult to identify by any except experts and police have little expertise on the streets. It’s all at head office. There is no extra cost for decommissioning the registry other than its normal operating costs. Those should be cut when the registry is finally gone.
I think I will have a party in August.