With the planned demise of the Federal Long Gun Registry, there are those proponents that do not want the actual computer date base destroyed.
They suggest that provincial and federal law enforcement agencies will want to use it for a variety of follow up investigations.
That suggested usage would be fraught with problems the proponents had not considered.
The registry itself was designed and maintained as an interactive computer database. It was constantly updated by individuals who were required by law to report all their personal new long gun purchases, subsequent used sales, destruction, loss or theft.
Saving the registry data base without any ongoing activity updates will render it useless.
It’s a dated white elephant.