Gun registry not necessary

Dear editor,
I read with interest the letter from Dave Coles about the federal gun registry

Dear editor,

I read with interest the letter from Dave Coles about the federal gun registry.He sees no problem with it.

If you are an honest, law abiding citizen, like 99 per cent of Canadians, there is no need for a long gun registry. If you are a criminal, you laugh at the long gun registry and ignore it. Look at what is happening on the streets of the Lower Mainland with regularity, and some of those guns cannot be legally owned in Canada anyway.

The long gun registry is nothing more than a hugely expensive waste.

Mr. Coles signs his letter as the President of the Communication, Energy, and Paperworks Union of Canada. I infer that he proposes to speak for his membership, but I think not. A great majority of them have more sense than he does.

Brian Thurber

Port Hardy