When a Canadian government wants to obfuscate, it studies it and the study leads to spending more money on the problem.
The federal government is determined to keep its national firearms registry in place and will spend another $92,000 on an outside consultant to find ways to clean up the troubled system, says Justice Minister Martin Cauchon.
The new spending, announced today, will fund a study aimed at “streamlining” the registration process and improving its efficiency. …Another $62,000 was previously announced for a separate review by accounting firm KPMG. That study will look at internal financial systems and controls at the registry, which has suffered massive cost overruns since its inception in 1995.
From this same article, Ottawa’s police chief thinks:
But Ottawa police chief Vince Bevan, speaking for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, welcomed Cauchon’s decision to press ahead.
“If this legislation saves even one life it will have proven its worth,” said Bevan.
Is this guy a moron? Spending a billion dollars that we don’t have to save one life is worth it? What if we use that billion dollars and save 10,000 lives? Wouldn’t that make more sense?
The only chief of police making sense on this issue is Toronto’s – the city where the shootings take place daily.