Canadian Doctors Want Gun Registry To Stay

Ottawa, Canada – Repealing Canada’s long-gun registry would set back the significant gains in suicide prevention since the registry was introduced, emergency doctors and public health organizations said Wednesday.

In an open letter to MPs, 28 medical and health organizations said most firearms deaths in Canada are suicides, and the guns most frequently used are rifles and shotguns. They argued gun-related deaths and suicides in particular have diminished since the advent of the long-gun registry in 1995.

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Heh… so since people aren’t buying that the gun registry stops crime, they decided to make it a public health and safety issue.

Well Played…

Interestingly enough, the suicide rate in Canada is almost equal to that of the United States, even though guns in Canada are so heavily controlled (Source).  No telling from that source how many are gun related, but I’m sure the information is out there.  If there really is a correlation between gun possession and suicide as these doctors say, then why isn’t the U.S. suicide rate far higher, seeing as there are way more privately owned guns.

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Jason April 28, 2010 at 05:49 pm

That’s odd, because the Chief of Police of Calgary, Alberta, a city of over 1 million people, thinks it’s a waste of time.

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Admin (Mike) April 28, 2010 at 09:45 pm

Yea from what I can gather, most of Canada wants it gone too. I guess the people that want to keep the registry need to look for ways to justify it though, hence the idea to get doctors on board with it.

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