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Federal Ombudsman for Victims Urges Government to Maintain Long-gun Registry

Posted November 9, 2011

Article source Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

From the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime web site:

Following the tabling of the Government's proposed legislation to abolish the long-gun registry, Sue O'Sullivan, Canada's Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, today spoke out in support of the long-gun registry, urging the federal government to maintain the registry as a tool for preventing further victimization.

"Our position on this matter is clear -- Canada must do all it can to prevent further tragedies from happening, including using the tools we have to help keep communities safe, like the long-gun registry," stated Ms. O'Sullivan.

According to 2002 RCMP data, long-guns are the most common type of firearm used in spousal homicides. Over the past decade, 71% of spousal homicides involved rifles and shotguns.

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