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Firearms lobby loses bid to thwart Quebec gun registry

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 9:18 AM | By Luis Millan

The National Firearms Association and a Quebec-based pro-gun lobby group failed to put a stop to Quebec’s long-gun registry after the Superior Court held that the registry was constitutional.

Stéphane Beaulac, Université de MontréalIn a 26-page ruling that did not take any constitutional experts by surprise, Quebec Superior Court Justice Lukasz Granosik held that Bill 64, the Firearms Registration Act, does not infringe on federal jurisdiction because essentially it is about public safety, which is related to provincial jurisdiction on issues of property and civil law...