Dennis Bevington to vote against scrapping gun registry
Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:17 PM
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington has come up with a compromise position on the long gun registry.
He wants the federal registry done away with but the data kept.
Bevington said his position is not contradictory because the data could be used for provincial registries where no one would face criminal charges for not registering.
“A registry similar to a registry for cars or for other things that provinces do, non-criminal in nature, is something I’ve always supported as a good compromise,” he said.
Despite his stated objection to the long gun registry Bevington plans to vote with the NDP to keep the registry when the bill comes up for third reading.
“I’ll continue to vote the way I have at report stage,” he said. “I can’t accept this bill the way it is.”
Two NDPs that voted with the Conservative government in November on the issue of the long gun registry were disciplined by the party.
Bevington abstained from that vote.
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