Canada: Vote result on Long Gun Registry

On 22 September, Members of parliament in Canada voted 153 to 151 to defeat Bill C-391 that would have ended the country's mandatory registry for rifles and shotguns. This means that Canadians must continue to report ownership of weapons to the firearms registry, ensuring that data remains accessible to law-enforcement authorities. “I think many of us will be relieved for a couple of days, but we have a prime minister who has said he is committed to dismantling the registry, we have opposition parties talking about measures they plan to introduce. We won't rest”, said Wendy Cukier, President of the Coalition for Gun Control at a press conference following the vote.