Let’s see what Mr. Paul Morrison has to say in today’s London Free Press:
“In an article about the long-gun registry, Other area MPs, how they’ll vote and why (Aug. 31), London-Fanshawe MP Irene Mathyssen suggests the gun registry makes sense because we register cars. She clearly does not understand how the regulation of firearms in Canada works.
If cars were regulated like firearms, the following would be true:
* All classic sports cars, subcompact cars or cars capable of operating in excess of 120 km/h would be prohibited. Cars that look like they are capable of exceeding 120 km/h would also be prohibited by adding them to the list of prohibited vehicles. Persons owning such cars prior to the enactment of the “Automobile Act” would be allowed to keep them. But they would not be allowed to drive them on roads. They would require a “special authority to drive” to take them to a provincially certified track to drive. The government, by virtue of a legislative screw-up, would never be permitted to grant the special authority.
* All coupes, by virtue of being two-doors, would be banned from driving on roads and would be restricted to use of provincially regulated tracks. To take your two-door car to the track would require an authorization to transport to the track. You would have to take a designated route to the track. If you deviate from the route, you could face serious criminal charges.
* If you own a car, you would have to store it in a locked garage. If you do not own a locked garage, you would have to drain the fuel tank after arriving home, and lock the doors. You would have to store the gasoline separately from the car, and in a safe manner. You would also have to follow this regimen if you parked at the mall or at work. Failure to adhere to this could result in serious criminal charges.
* Failing to get a sticker every year on time would result in serious criminal charges (instead of a fine or a suspended ticket).
* Any infraction of the Highway Traffic Act would be a serious criminal offence.
* To get your license you would, in addition to passing a safe-driving course and exams, provide three references who would vouch for your ability to drive. You would have to get approval from all your sexual partners who have stayed in your home, as well as any former employers. …”
You can read the rest of it at the London Free Press