The long gun registry will remain in place, at least for now.
In a vote Sept. 22 in Parliament, MPs voted 153-151 kill Candice Hoeppner's private member's bill to scrap the registry. That means the long gun registry remains in place.
Battlefords-Lloydminster MP Gerry Ritz was among those voting in favour of trying to save Hoeppner's bill, to no avail.
The vote saw several Liberal and NDP opposition MPs, who had previously supported scrapping the gun registry, switch sides. The Liberals were whipped into voting as a bloc, and several NDP MPs also switched sides in support of a compromise proposal being floated by NDP leader Jack Layton.
Hoeppner's private members bill is now dead. However, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has indicated the government will not give up efforts to scrap the registry in the future.