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Canada plans to abolish the long-gun registry

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Canada's Conservative government has introduced legislation to abolish the long-gun registry.

The registry requires owners of shotguns and rifles to register the weapons, but when Stephen Harper's Conservative government took power in 2006, they vowed to abolish the law.

Opponents of the registry say most violent crime involves handguns.

While a repeal failed last year, the Conservative's new majority has a much greater chance of success.

The move faces opposition from gun-control groups and Parliament members from Quebec.

The registry gained support from both Canada's police chiefs and victims groups after the Montreal massacre in 1989, where 14 women were murdered by a man using a rifle at Ecole Polytechnique.

The law was passed in 1995 and went into effect in 2001.

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Bavarian Raven

about time they did it XD

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