That certainly has a negative effect. The process for gaining the right to hunt—which is now a right—is already very complicated. We must attend courses, have our licence, and so on, to then be required to register a firearm. If we are hunting and have, by some misfortune, forgotten our registration or have not had the time to register our weapon, we are breaking the law. If we are stopped, we are seen as criminals because our gun is registered. We use our gun once, twice or three times a year, unlike a car, which is used daily and requires a registration. We feel that this is a recreational activity. We risk committing an offence if we forget our registration. We feel that we should not need a registration to partake in the recreational activity of our choice.
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