Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

Rocco Rossi Campaign for Mayor

September 22, 2010 18:46 ET

Rocco Rossi Recognizes Public Safety Benefits of Gun Registry

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 22, 2010) - Echoing his strong support for effective policing and public safety, Toronto Mayoralty candidate Rocco Rossi commended Members of Parliament today who voted in the House of Commons to maintain the long-gun registry.

"Police chiefs, and notably Toronto Chief Bill Blair, are strongly in favour of the long-gun registry for a reason," said Rossi. "I support Chief Blair. Leadership means taking a stand on issues like this, something some of my opponents have refused to do.

"The long-gun registry provides a valuable tool for police officers in the field without compromising the ability of hunters, competitive shooters or other qualified individuals to own legal firearms.

"The long-gun registry is a small price to pay for information as part of a thorough system to keep our communities safe," Rossi said.

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