ZIFFPAGE TITLECanadian Firearm RegistryBy Mel Duvall Print
A national computerized firearm registry in Canada was supposed to cost taxpayers $2 million. Instead, it has held them up for more than $1 billion.: A Shot in the Dark">
Canadian Firearm Registry: A Shot in the Dark
High price for safety: When the Canadian government proposed building a computerized database to track the estimated 7 million firearms in the country, it said the project would cost about $119 million Canadian ($88 million U.S.) to implement. Those costs were to be offset by $117 million in gun-owner registration fees, leaving taxpayers with a bill for $2 million. Instead, costs have soared to more than $1 billion.
Sources: Office of the Auditor General of Canada, HLB Decision Economics Review, Hession Report, Baseline Research
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