The end of Canada's long gun registry:

Despite spending a whopping $2.7 billion on creating and running a long-gun registry, Canadians never reaped any benefits from the project. The legislation to end the program finally passed the Parliament on Wednesday. Even though the country started registering long guns in 1998, the registry never solved a single murder. Instead it has been an enormous waste of police officers’ time, diverting their efforts from patrolling Canadian streets and doing traditional policing activities.

Keeping and bearing arms is a civil right in a civilized society. Here in the US, our Constiturion recognizes that right in the 2nd Amendment. Cia Death of a Long-Gun Registry - John R. Lott Jr. & Gary Mauser - National Review Online.