Apparently Chief of Halifax Police Beazley is a moron. According to his statements, he wants to keep the long-gun registry because it will help him track down the handguns being used in crimes.
Hand-gun != Long gun
He also fails to point out whether the long-guns being used in crimes were registered at all, in which case the registry would again be of no use.
I am alright with discussion as to the pros and cons of a long-gun registry, but I really want it to be kept honest!