October 28, 2011
Last year, thanks to the efforts of nurses and community partners across the country, Members of Parliament voted to keep the gun registry that is proven to save lives.
Sadly, this week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government re-introduced legislation to scrap the gun registry. With his new majority, the Prime Minister plans to push through Bill C-19 before Canadians have a chance to mobilize to fight it. This year the Harper government is going even further. In an unconscionable move, the new Bill C-19 would both end the collection of life-saving data on long gun owners and destroy the 16 years of useful records that the police rely on every day.
Police point out that valuable information that could help law enforcement would be lost.
Scrapping the gun registry flies in the face of all the evidence. Why is the Prime Minister putting ideology ahead of what works?
Prime Minister Harper may have a majority of MPs, but we, nurses and our friends and families have the power to make them listen, stop and reconsider this dangerous step.
You can remind the government that according to strong evidence from the RCMP:
RCMP Report 
More and more Canadians – from rural to urban, southern to northern - now recognize the gun registry is about health and keeping our homes, streets and workplaces safe for all.
RNAO needs you to URGENTLY:
As leaders in our communities and strong voices for health, nurses views matter. When we speak out, politicians listen. Please act NOW!