|RCMP letter to MP Breitkreuz - Thursday, July 05, 2007|
Dear Mr. Breitkreuz:
First off, I thank you for your tireless work fighting the useless gun registry. I have the right to call it useless as I am a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and have been for quite a number of years. I have seen firsthand the inaccuracies of the information in the registry while conducting numerous investigations. I also train new recruits that have graduated from Depot Division and consistently try to de-program them from making queries using CFRO checks as it gives them a false sense of security and I believe actually endangers their lives. Please continue to work to abolish the registry, and campaign to provide the police forces of this country some real tools, like a justice system that keeps violent criminals behind bars.
I ask you to please not use my name in any way when relaying this information on as I fear repercussion as the RCMP is a very political organization. With that said though, please share the body of this note with any and all that you feel need to hear.
I can speak for the majority of police officers that I have worked with over the years in saying that we do not support the registry. We support common sense, and the registry simply isn't common sense.
-- Name withheld upon request