After scrapping the long gun registry (or trying to in Quebec) Prime Minister Harper is still on the lookout for gun rights in Canada. From the Globe and Mail:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper continues to engage the United Nations on his own terms, refusing to sign a landmark UN treaty regulating the arms trade while pushing his maternal health agenda.
Canada is holding off signing the treaty, citing concern over how it affects firearm owners â€“ even though the United States has now joined the global accord over the objections of that countryâ€™s powerful gun lobby.
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Rick Roth, a spokesman for Mr. Baird, said Ottawa is still studying whether joining the accord would have consequences for Canadians. â€śIt is important that such a treaty not affect lawful and responsible firearms owners nor discourage the transfer of firearms for recreational uses such as sport shooting and hunting.â€ť
I will concede, though, that things are still pretty miserable for firearm enthusiasts up north of the border in terms of what kind of guns and ammo one can own, how to store them, how impossible CCW is, etc.
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