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  • ³
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Since when does a registered long gun make it incapable of hurting someone ?


    When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. Outlaws care NOT about registering their guns.


    The best protection we have as a society is registering the person owning the long guns, and this is already the case because one requires a Possession Acquisition Certificate (P.A.L.) to purchase and possess long guns (with their VERY limited magazines) and ammunition for them here in Canada.


    The registry has been mismanaged from the get go and has cost a staggering amount of money and involved thousands of desk-chained police officers who could be on the streets doing something.


    It's a big city urban problem, especially those close to the U.S. border where people from different lawless countries emmigrate to. The focus should be put there. Let the problem areas handle their own problems themselves, and not impose themselves upon others in different regions with different cultural backgrounds. Freedom is being able to live the way we always have and not letting other miscreants force us into living in fear or paranoia and changing our lifestyles. It's the same fight we have against terrorism. Don't let it change us.


    Weapon = anything used to harm people, ie - assault rifles, machine guns, grenades, knives, cars, pencils, baseball bats, and apparently verbal useage as well nowadays.

    Firearm = a tool which sends a projectile over 500 f.p.s. from the muzzle intended to be used safely for sport shooting or hunting (eating non-hormone injected, chemical-laden, caged animal super-fatty meat.)

  • Mark
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Actually Lana - there was no expensive media campaign against this bill. The problem with gun control is that the advocates who claim to support gun control do absolutely nothing to support the election of the only government that ever did anything about it, while the opponents of gun laws do absolutely everything to support the only government that would undo everything about it.
    There's nothing surprising here.

  • Jerome
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    So what's next for the Conservative backbenchers? Abortion? Same-sex marriage?
    Lana, I'm afraid it will go much farther than those issues.
    Within a year of achieving majority status, the Conservative government will raise, for the first time in 30+ years the death penalty debate. It will probably be through another private members motion so it doesn't appear to be government pushing the issue.
    The Liberals and New Democrats who supported this private member's bill on long gun registry have lost all credibility. When facing a majority government, they can go back to their ideological positions without fear of repercussions, thus vehemently opposing any thoughts of bringing back the death penalty.
    When politicians from the left, right and center continue to ignore the electorate in a political expedient way, it's no wonder that barely half of electors bother to vote.

  • ³
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Since when does a registered long gun make it incapable of hurting someone ?


    When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns. Outlaws care NOT about registering their guns.


    The best protection we have as a society is registering the person owning the long guns, and this is already the case because one requires a Possession Acquisition Certificate (P.A.L.) to purchase and possess long guns (with their VERY limited magazines) and ammunition for them here in Canada.


    The registry has been mismanaged from the get go and has cost a staggering amount of money and involved thousands of desk-chained police officers who could be on the streets doing something.


    It's a big city urban problem, especially those close to the U.S. border where people from different lawless countries emmigrate to. The focus should be put there. Let the problem areas handle their own problems themselves, and not impose themselves upon others in different regions with different cultural backgrounds. Freedom is being able to live the way we always have and not letting other miscreants force us into living in fear or paranoia and changing our lifestyles. It's the same fight we have against terrorism. Don't let it change us.


    Weapon = anything used to harm people, ie - assault rifles, machine guns, grenades, knives, cars, pencils, baseball bats, and apparently verbal useage as well nowadays.

    Firearm = a tool which sends a projectile over 500 f.p.s. from the muzzle intended to be used safely for sport shooting or hunting (eating non-hormone injected, chemical-laden, caged animal super-fatty meat.)

  • Mark
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    Actually Lana - there was no expensive media campaign against this bill. The problem with gun control is that the advocates who claim to support gun control do absolutely nothing to support the election of the only government that ever did anything about it, while the opponents of gun laws do absolutely everything to support the only government that would undo everything about it.
    There's nothing surprising here.

  • Jerome
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    So what's next for the Conservative backbenchers? Abortion? Same-sex marriage?
    Lana, I'm afraid it will go much farther than those issues.
    Within a year of achieving majority status, the Conservative government will raise, for the first time in 30+ years the death penalty debate. It will probably be through another private members motion so it doesn't appear to be government pushing the issue.
    The Liberals and New Democrats who supported this private member's bill on long gun registry have lost all credibility. When facing a majority government, they can go back to their ideological positions without fear of repercussions, thus vehemently opposing any thoughts of bringing back the death penalty.
    When politicians from the left, right and center continue to ignore the electorate in a political expedient way, it's no wonder that barely half of electors bother to vote.