The Coalition for Gun Control/Pour le Controle des Armes

Gun control a peace issue

Posted by cgccanada on September 9, 2010

By Mae Popoff, The StarPhoenix September 9, 2010

Three national police associations — The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the Canadian Police Association and the Canadian Association of Police Boards — want to maintain the long gun registry.

The CBC website quotes Charles Momy, president of the Canadian Police Association that represents rank-and-file officers, as saying: “This should not be about us versus them. Or rural versus urban, or even police versus politicians.

“The firearms registry represents a valuable tool in assisting police in doing their job. It is a valuable tool, which has significant preventative and investigative value in keeping our communities safe.”

Gun control is a peace issue, because effective gun control leads to a reduction in homicides and in personal injury to the innocent.

The Saskatoon Peace Coalition supports the police and calls on Stephen Harper’s government to maintain the long gun registry. We ask our local MPs — Brad Trost, Lynne Yelich, Kelly Block and Maurice Vellacott — to do the right thing by voting against Bill C-391 when it is brought back to the House of Commons.

Mae Popoff
Advocacy co-ordinator
Saskatoon Peace Coalition

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