Here’s the letter I sent to the six NDP MPs who revised their votes on the gun registry bill

Before I left the house this morning, I took my own advice and sent a letter of thanks out to the six NDP MPs who voted against Bill C-391, and therefore in favour of saving the gun registry, despite their earlier votes to the contrary. All six received the same letter, which read as follows:

“On behalf of all those who support the long-gun registry and opposed Bill C-391, I would like to thank you once again for your vote on Wednesday, 22 September 2010. I know that this was not an easy decision to make, and that it was made under no shortage of pressure and public scrutiny, and I thank you for having the conviction to take the stand you took.

“Although the matter is far from settled, and the specific future of the long-gun registry is far from certain, I am glad and grateful that our government has chosen to review and work to improve the registry, rather than simply throw the baby out with the bathwater for the sake of political gain.

“I thank you for your vote, and I am confident that your constituents will not forget the courage and integrity that you displayed in casting it.”

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