Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – May 6, 2010

In Committee from the House of Commons

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security – May 6, 2010

The committee continued its study on Bill C-391, an act to repeal the federal long-gun registry. Members of the committee heard from Nathalie Villeneuve and Louise Riendeau of the Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale, as well as from Nathalie Provost and Heidi Rathjen, representatives of various associations of students and graduates of the École Polytechnique in Montreal. These witnesses urged the MPs to protect the registry.

The committee also heard from Jack Tinsley, Dave Shipman, and Mitch McCormick, three former Winnipeg SWAT team members, who testified on the registry’s ineffectivess to prevent gun crime.