TORIES MOVE TO SCRAP LAND MINE REGISTRY
(OTTAWA) – Hot on the heels of the of the Long Gun Registry’s demise, the Conservatives are already making moves to abolish Canada’s contentious Land Mine Registry.
Said Public Safety Minister Vic Toews; “This registry unfairly targets law-abiding land mine owners and collectors instead of criminals. When you make land-mine owning a crime, you only make criminals out of land-mine owners.”
At present there are an estimated 150,000 registered land-mine owners in Canada, mostly in Alberta.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair contends that it’s responsible for the Government to help police keep track of how many Canadians own land mines. “It’s time for Government to make Land Mine laws that work for all Canadians. That’s just common sense.” says Mulcair.
“Hunters who just want to anonymously blow up animals pose little or no threat to public safety. And besides, if you take away land-mines from law-abiding land-mine owners, you just put the land-mines in the hands of the criminals.” continued Toews “They can take my land mine when they pry my cold, dead blown-up hand off of it.”