...which abolishes the long-gun registry.
Thank you for contacting me about Bill C-391, An Act to amend theCriminal Code and the Firearms Act (repeal of long-gun registry).
As with the Canadian population at large, there are a variety ofopinions on this issue within our party and our caucus. The vote on this Bill at second reading will be a free vote for New Democratic Party MPs.
However, it is clear that the Harper government has botched this issue by choosing to play partisan, political games. They know perfectly well that they can't get C-391 passed in the Senate.
For our part, New Democrats will continue to support laws that will ensure fewer guns on our streets, not more.
Again, thank you for sharing your views on this matter.
Jack Layton, MP (Toronto-Danforth)
Leader, Canada's New Democrats
What leadership (he said ironically).