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Guns Dangerous and powerful yet its usage is constantly encouraged Media portrays them as toys The local Toys-R-Us carries hundreds of different toy guns so that children can pretend to shoot others Are we a nation of gun nuts or are we just nuts is the question proposed by Michael Moores documentary on guns and violence Bowling for Columbine Gun control in Canada can be traced back to 1892 when there was a minimum sentence of six months for anyone who carried a firearm httpwwwcfc-ccafgccaenhistoricalfirearmsfirearmscontrolasp Similar to most laws it will change and evolve to better society as time passes Correspondingly definitions and penalties regarding gun laws have changed In 1995 Bill C-68 was introduced to Canada This law also known as the Firearms Act served six main purposes deterring firearms use in criminal offences ensuring that firearms are not acquired by unqualified or dangerous persons permitting authorities to confiscate firearms from dangerous persons permitting authorities to withdraw dangerous firearms from private ownership permitting the regulation of commerce in and the use storage and transportation of firearms and assisting the police in investigating and preventing firearms crime wwwthecanadian encyclopediacomindexcfmPgNmTCEPARAMSA1ARTA000349 On December 5 1995 it received Royal Assent and all firearms must be registered with the government starting December 1 1998 Initially to set up the program would cost 85 million but according to The Toronto Star it jumped to 133 million - and not a single gun has been registered Supporters believe that stricter gun control will make Canada a safer place but firearm owners strongly oppose The registry will only work if every single firearm is registered logically thinking it will never happen Hence the registration of firearms in Canada is useless The essential purpose of Bill C-68 is to reduce the number of crimes involving firearms Instead this law has wasted millions a dollars possibly even a billion dollars and created a process that does not even work Bill C-68 highlights the registration
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