MONTREAL, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - On the fifth anniversary of the
Dawson College shootings, students are calling on Prime Minister Harper
to meet with them to discuss the Long Gun Registry.
"By scrapping the long-gun registry the Government of Canada is putting
the safety of Canadians at risk," said Audrey Deveault, chairperson of
the Dawson Student Union. "The Prime Minister needs to sit down with
communities affected by gun violence and explain himself."
Studies have found that gun related homicides, suicides and injuries
have decreased since controls on rifles and shotguns were strengthened
"We believe that there are ways for the Gun Registry to work for all
Canadians," explains Deveault, "we trust that our Prime Minister will
meet with us to hear our ideas. We trust that he will make time to meet
with the youth of his country".
With Parliament set to resume next week, the Conservative Government has
indicated that abolishing the Long Gun Registry is a top priority.
The Dawson Student Union represents all 10,000 Dawson College students
in Westmount, Québec.
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