All Americans have the right to bear arms.
Homicide rates across Canada are stagnant and the number of them committed using firearms has dropped considerably, according to new figures that are raising questions about the Conservative government's tough-on-crime agenda.So why is Stephen Harper taking direction from the American NRA and promising not to "stop until he scraps the registry"? It boggles the mind.
The latest homicide study released Tuesday by Statistics Canada shows there were 179 firearm-related killings in 2009, 21 fewer than the previous year. Most of them involved handguns which are tightly controlled in Canada.