It's part of living in a civilized society.
And I swear if I hear one more person suggest that registering a gun will not prevent shooting deaths, I'm going to scream. And it will register so high on the decibel scale, your ears will be ringing for a week.
If any gun owner finds it bothersome to register their guns, then they obviously are not the kind of people who would make any extra effort to make sure that their guns are kept in a safe place. It would be too much of a bother.
And they would not be the kind of people who would take the extra time to learn how to safely use a firearm. It would be too much bother.
And it's exactly those kind of people who should never own a gun, because responsible people would abide by the laws of the land. According to Stephen Maher:
On one side, we have gun owners — hunters, farmers and target shooters — who bear the burden of having to fill out a form every time they buy a gun. On the other side you have people — like police and emergency room doctors — who want the registry saved."Bear the burden ... every time they buy a gun"??? How many bloody guns to they want to have, that they would find the whole thing so burdensome? Add them to my list of people who should never own a gun.
And at the top of that list would be Garry Breitkreuz. That man is criminally insane.
Saskatchewan Tory MP Garry Breitkreuz recently warned that the police want to take all the guns.“Why are police chiefs so strident in their quest to keep the registry in place?" he wrote.“They won’t admit it, but it appears they don’t want Canadians to own guns. To that end, they need a database that will help them locate and seize those firearms as soon as a licence or registration expires."That’s wacky..."Wacky" Yuh, think? How is he not in a home?
There are excerpts from a letter to Jack Layton, written by Patricia Freeman Marshall, former co-chair of the Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women, and Peter Jaffe, academic director of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women, published in the Star: Jack, do what’s right for Canada. I posted an open letter to Jack Layton myself.
The Reformers are attacking Michael Ignatieff for whipping the bill, despite the fact that they have to vote party line on 99.9% of everything.
C'mon Layton. Do the right thing and demand that your MPs save this important piece of our Canadian identity.