What you’re going to see (Friday) in this report produced by the national firearms centre … is that the statistics I just gave you were not included. Whoever put it together didn’t put in there the information that only 2.4 per cent of those 3.5 million queries (to the registry) were actually related to information about a long-gun registration number or about a serial number of a gun.
That information was not put there by the people at the national firearms registry so you should ask them why that information wasn’t there.
Peter Van Loan
Public Safety Minister, Canada
Battle heats up over gun registry: Minister suggests staff of national database are hiding information to ensure its survival
[If the staff did this it certainly wouldn’t be the first time the anti-gun people told half-truths to justify infringing upon a natural right.–Joe]