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Letter writer wrong on firearm licensing
To the Editor,
Re: Gun licences, permits not enough, Letters, Jan. 19.
Maybe Klaus Nenn should check his course material. Nothing is free. Registration isn’t “free”. According to the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, registration costs taxpayers something like $70 million per year.
As for 200,000-plus gun owners refusing to comply, that’s hardly the same thing as left-wing environmental anarchists. The small handful of destructive people who qualify as the latter are exactly that – anarchists.
When upward of a quarter million and possibly as many as two million people refuse to comply, it’s indicative of a bad law.
Finally, being in prison is also simple and “free”. However, that doesn’t translate into it being a desirable experience.