Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure today that I stand in the House to present a petition from 438 people in my riding.
The petitioners are displaying their displeasure with the long gun registry and the fact that the vast majority of violent crimes are committed by unregistered or illegal firearms, that the long gun registry has cost Canadian taxpayers more than $1 billion and that the long gun registry usually targets law-abiding citizens, farmers, sport shooters and hunters. The petitioners would like to see this banned.
I have another petition signed by 93 people in my riding, and it is exactly the same petition.
The third petition has 1,418 names on it, for a total of 1,949 names. All these petitioners want to see part of the long gun registry revamped.
This is just a small example of the feeling in my riding.