The program has been cancelled.
Even though the country started registering long guns in 1998, the registry never solved a single murder. Instead it has been an enormous waste of police officers’ time, diverting their efforts from patrolling Canadian streets and doing traditional policing activities…The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Chiefs of Police have not yet provided a single example in which tracing was of more than peripheral importance in solving a case.
For what it’s worth, the fact that gun registration has not even once proved useful for murder solving INCLUDES the handgun registry, which has been in effect since 1934.
Not. Once. Ever.
Via Of Arms & the Law.