http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1140006066135 The Conservative government has created a committee of two cabinet ministers and a backbencher to figure out how best to kill the long-gun registry as soon as possible. Prime Minister Stephen Harper promised voters during the election campaign that the long-gun registry would be scrapped and money redirected to public safety. When the Liberals added the registry to the federal gun control program in 1995, they said it would cost taxpayers no more than $2 million. But the most recent estimates put the figure in the hundreds of millions of dollars, bringing the total cost of the gun program to more than $1 billion. ********Whoa! Liberals creating a spending program that is (a) ineffective and (b) costs 500x the stated cost. I'm shocked!************ The Conservatives have called the registry a waste of taxpayers money that targets duck hunters rather than criminals. ************** What's best is that the $ will be spent instead on public safety.