The Ontario Provincial Police, Canada’s second-biggest police agency, picked the Glock 17M pistol in 9 mm to replace the SIG Sauer P229, becoming the country’s first major department to adopt the new handgun of the FBI.
Following are comments by Canada’s Ministry of Public Safety about records kept by the RCMP from the so-called “Long-gun Registry,” which the police has said repeatedly it finished deleting more than two years ago.
Glock GmbH, which makes pistols used by 80 percent of police departments in Canada, won a contract to supply a new handgun to the Ontario Provincial Police, replacing the SIG Sauer P229 after almost a quarter century of use.
Following are comments by the RCMP in 2015 and 2016 related to deleting registration records of Quebec residents from the so-called “Long-gun Registry.”
The RCMP kept almost half the data from Canada’s so-called “Long-gun Registry” that was stopped by law in 2012, a two-year-old official transcript shows. The law ordered all registration records destroyed.
An anti-gun campaigner and government advisor thanked the government for helping to provide Quebec with inaccurate, incomplete and obsolete data on licensed gun owners, saying the flawed list will make people safer.
More than 100 members of parliament, senators and their staff went shooting this week at an annual range day organized by the Canadian Shooting Sports Association in what the group said is one of the largest non-partisan events on Parliament Hill.