Re: Long Gun Registry -Yes- NoAug 25th, 2010
Not if the judges would act on the imformation and proof the police have.
A) It doesn't prevent the crime, particularly ironic considering many claim the gun registry can't prevent crime.
B) It doesn't actually make the illegal drug industry any less profitable. America has way tougher laws, and their drug problem is still, a huge problem.
C) Law enforcement has the lions share of resources in the drug war. Law enforcement doesn't have the tool kit to address the root causes. It's burning money to put so much resources in enforcing laws which can't prevent the crime in the first place.
But, just because the war is hopeless, doesn't mean we should stop arresting criminals. Somehow those favouring the abolition of the gun registry can't see that just because the gun registry isn't the end-all and be-all, doesn't mean the principle should be scrapped. The police do use it, so obviously it is worth their time to check it, even if it doesn't yield results. Just like checking the DNA databases won't guarantee a hit.