By now the so-called “gun control” bill will have received Royal assent. Its alleged purpose is to reduce violent crime.
Mr. Rock, indeed the entire cabinet, knows full well that this is nonsense. The countries with the highest levels of armed citizenry, Norway and Switzerland, have the lowest rates of violent crime. The countries with the most stringent prohibition, Jamaica, Sri Lanka and the Soviet Union, have the highest.
The true purpose of this legislation is hidden.
It is not within the authority of Parliament to sanction search without warrant, to rule that the accused must testify or deprive a citizen of the right, indeed the responsibility, to defend home and family using whatever means are necessary.
These rights long preceded this government or even Confederation. The law is ultra vires. Those who obey it put themselves in peril. The Western Canada Concept sounds a lonely alarm.
BYLINE = Stockwell Day, Sr.
That letter was written by Stockwell Day's father for the Western Separatist's July/August 1995 edition. This paper was run by Doug Christie, founder of Western Canada Concept, now the Western Block Party, a group formed with the intent of separating the Western provinces from Canada.
Stock Sr. was a member of that party and a good friend of Doug Christie.
This article isn't about separation though, but about the gun registry, which the Conservatives have been trying to scrap. They claim because it hurts hunters and people living in rural communities, but that's a crock.
I wrote a piece on the gun registry recently, putting out feelers. I approached it not as a women's issue but from Garry Breitkreuz and his pal's confrontation with the police over what they see as their 'right to bear arms'.
Stockwell Day Jr. (whose son Logan just happened to be Breitkreuz's administrative assistant) has already 'secretly offered amnesty and limited the scope of the registry, but these guys will not be happy until every Canadian is packing heat.
They lament that Canada does not have a 'gun culture'.
I love that 'little coalition' nonsense of Harper's though. Would that be anything like his coalition that included the full support of the Bloc? Of course not.
But he seems pretty clear that he will get rid of the registry.
In my article the other day, I mentioned the case of Bruce Montague, who seems to have been made the poster boy for gun rights in Canada. He teaches a course in self defense ... self defense with a gun that is. And his lawyer is Doug Christie, the man I mentioned above, who was a close friend of Stockwell Day's father.
And his son Logan worked for Garry Breitkreuz, the man who when his wife asks "Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" answers ... "it's a gun".
We need to fight like hell to keep this registry because it's just the first step to what these guys are promoting: 'An armed populace".
Is that really your Canada?