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Thread #67255   Message #1123207
Posted By: Metchosin
25-Feb-04 - 02:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Crime in Canada, England and Oz
Subject: RE: BS: Crime in Canada, England and Oz
also contray to what is claimed in Kendalls first post, all handguns are not confiscated in Canada, just banned and unregistered ones are affected. As far as the ban is concerned, it is in regard to semi-automatic military assault weapons and short barrelled hand guns. So cowboys can breath easy in Canada, as far as I can ascertain, you can still admire your Colt 45s, you just better not go out with them strapped on.

Gun registration is another matter. In 1892, Canada passed a law requiring that all individuals have a permit to carry a pistol and that vendors keep records of the sales and in 1934 Canada passed a law requiring all hand guns to be registered in this country.

Some have their shirt in a knot here now, because rifles and shotguns are to be registered as well. There have been huge cost overruns in the badly run government registration programme which hasn't helped matters very much.