Tories use SEP on long guns
An SEP or "Somebody Else's Problem" field is simply put, an energy field similar to an invisibility field. When somebody, or something, is surrounded by a SEP field, the human brain perceives it as "somebody else's problem", and therefore will be incapable of paying attention to the object (or even seeing it, or recognizing its existence) unless it is being specifically looked for.
This is basically what Stockwell Day, who is ironically the Minister of Public Safety, is going to do by scrapping the long gun registry. It will soon be the sole responsibility of the RCMP to keep track of who has what guns, and logically, this makes sense, though they are likely far too busy dealing with possession charges, and other things...
Don't get me wrong, the gun registry was FAR overbudget, and appears to have been managed as if by toddlers with no organizational skills whatsoever, but I would expect the oh-so-mighty Tories to actually come up with a more efficient way to deal with this, instead of placing the SEP field on the problem. For some reason, our Public Safety Minister doesn't think long guns pose a threat to society, even though Tony Cannavino of the Canadian Professional Police Association states that the last six or seven cops killed by guns were shot with long guns.
This is obviously a contentious issue, and there are a ton of differing viewpoints out there. Personally, I have no problems with the idea of registering a weapon if I ever wanted one. I don't profess to have solutions to make this system easier either, but there simply has to be a better way than scrapping it altogether.