Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Canada's Gun Registry

This is somewhat old news in Canada, but bears repeating. Canada recently implemented a gun registry. How's that workin' out for us, you ask?

Many Canadians are versed with the fact that taxpayers were promised that total costs for the registry would be no more than $85 million -- when in fact the numbers are fast approaching $1.4 billion. Put another way, if the average Canadian taxpayer sends Ottawa $8,000 per year, it's taken 1.75 million taxpayers to fund a program that has little support among rank-and-file police officers.
Our crime stats haven't budged.

As to the investigation into the obvious corruption that it took to inflate the costs so dramatically, the official Canadian Govt response is ... uh, what was your question again?