BCWF applauds historic vote on long-gun registry

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) commends Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government for scrapping the long-gun registry

 

The BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) commends Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government for scrapping the long-gun registry in passing of the third reading on Bill C-19 in mid February, an act to amend the Criminal Code and Firearms Act. This marks the end of the Long-Gun Registry Act.

“We are pleased that we can finally give this oppressive law a decent burial,” said Rod Wiebe, President, BCWF. “The Prime Minister has been consistent in his commitment to eliminate this costly, ill-fated and, frankly, useless legislation, and we are delighted that the government has kept its word.”

.The BCWF is British Columbia’s largest and oldest conservation organization with over 40,000 members passionately committed to protecting, enhancing and promoting the wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. Visit www.bcwf.bc.ca for more information.

For general media inquiries, contact Magdalene Chan, BCWF Marketing & Development Assistant, at 604-882-9988 (ext. 233) or dev_assistant@bcwf.bc.ca.