Mr. Speaker, today, members of the House will stand to vote on my private member's bill to end the long gun registry.
The registry has not cracked down on criminals like the Liberals said it would. Instead, it has targeted hard-working farmers, hunters, sports shooters and aboriginals.
The Liberal leader and the leader of the NDP have made it clear. They will continue to support this waste of taxpayer money.
Some opposition MPs have decided that they will represent their constituents' wishes and tonight they will vote to end the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry. They are to be commended. I hope this will be the case for all MPs who have ever told a constituent that the long gun registry should be scrapped.
Across this country, concerned long gun owners, police officers and Canadians have expressed discontent with this boondoggle.
It is time for members in the House to do what our constituents have asked us to do and end the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry.