2 Billion was the last number I heard. On a system that was sold at what 1/5th of that cost.
I also heard estimates that up to 50% remain unregistered.
Nah, I believe the tab hovers around 1.25 billion. Of course, the Liberals are slow to admit how much cash has been flushed down the toilet on a system which is ineffective at best, and intrusive and in violation of property rights at worst. We had a system which worked perfectly well before.
But still, a billion plus...... That's still a lot of money for a country of only 30 million folks..... about $45 a person for every man, woman and child. And there are not that many firearms up here - only million or two.
As for how many are unregistered..... well, no-one knows for sure. The computer systems on which the records of who-owns-what were kept suffered some sort of catastrophic failiure a few months ago. A lot of folks - including my father - were sent notices that they knew he had guns, but not what kind nor how many due to the loss of the data.... and if he could "please" register again.
Oh, and.... yes, I've fired an AR
-15 derivative. It was fun. I'm looking forward to purchasing perhaps an M4
carbine in the spring or fall.