Portage-Lisgar M.P. Candice Hoeppner says a recent R.C.M.P. evaluation of the Canadian Firearms Program supports her view the long gun registry is ineffective and not relied upon by front line police officers.

She notes proponents of the registry have been saying it's checked 11,000 times a day by officers, a figure Hoeppner says is misleading. That's because many police services have redesigned their systems so every time an officer queries the Canadian Police Information Centre, the registry is also automatically queried.

Hoeppner says the report makes it clear a hit on the registry doesn't indicate legitimate investigative use, adding it's misleading to suggest because a computer program automatically consults the registry, it's somehow important to police.

Meanwhile, in recent days there has been word some of the M.P.'s who originally supported Hoeppner's Private Member's bill to end the long gun registry are in fact going to support it again when it comes back to the House of Commons for a critical vote September 22nd.

Leading up to the vote, Hoeppner is embarking on a cross country Scrap The Registry tour where she will be making stops in ridings whose M.P.'s supported her bill initially. She is heading off to the West Coast Sunday night, and will be on Vancouver Island Monday. From there Hoeppner is heading north to the Yukon. The following week she will be in Estevan, Saskatchewan, and from there will move onto Northern Ontario.