Ontario is telling sellers of shotguns and rifles to keep paper records of all the people who buy long guns at their stores — a move one firearms advocate is calling a “back-door” long-gun registry.
The province’s chief firearms officer has gun sellers writing down buyers’ names, numbers and addresses.
“The long-gun registry was used to target gun owners and confiscate their firearms. That was one of the reasons for scrapping it in the first place,”said Solomon Friedman, criminal defence lawyer who specializes in firearms law.
“What we see here is nothing less than Ontario creating a back-door registry.”
The feds scrapped the controversial long-gun registry in Canada when they passed Bill C-19.
So what if I said I was Minnie Mouse of Lollipop Lane…?
And what if I purchase outside of Ontario?