Mr. Speaker, he is probably only the hon. member and a few others on that side who think the system does not assist the police in their daily activities.
The former president of the Association of Chiefs of Police said that there was no question that the system works and that it was a valuable tool.
The gun control system improves the screening of legal gun owners, increases their accountability and provides tools to prevent the diversion and misuse of firearms.
Police officers use the firearms registry online more than 5,000 times a day to help them do their work. Since 1998, there have been 4.6 million queries to the system by police. More than 5,400--