The above gun is one that you will no longer have to register. It can pierce light armour from a distance of up to 1.5 kilometres, and is the same gun used in the 1989 Montreal Massacre, and by Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik.
How many "farmers" do you know who need that kind of fire power? Or hunters? How many ducks wear armour?
If you visit the websites of the many groups propping up the Harper government, they see the scrapping of the long-gun registry as only the first step. According to the Canadian Taxpayers federation, inspired by American neocon Grover Norquist, and once headed up by Jason Kenney:
“The bill introduced today (Ending the Long-gun Registry Act) is long overdue,” said CTF Federal and Ontario Director Gregory Thomas. “Our supporters would have preferred that the government go further, and also eliminate licensing for non-restricted long-guns, but today’s legislation addresses the most wasteful and unnecessary parts of the program.”Not only registration but licensing.
On the Canadian Gun Nutz message board, one client is asking "Hey, are you folks thinking of having an end of registry sale? I am looking to get a mossberg 500 3 barrel combo, and a few other items, hopefully the registry death blow will happen this week,,, maybe a tax free sale or 10% off to celebrate?"
I'm sure they will. Just what we need. More guns in the hands of self-proclaimed "Gun Nutz".
Gun Nutz was one of two gun enthusiast groups who went after former Liberal MP Mark Holland, because he had been such a strong advocate for gun control. Chris Alexander, the beneficiary of funds and free advertising, sent them a thank you note:
‘As this election kicks off, I want all of the supporters of our campaign against [Liberal Public Safety Critic] Mark Holland−and in favour of Bill C-391−to know how much their contributions have been appreciated. We have put them to good use−canvassing this riding from top to bottom over the past year. The support in the electorate here has been amazing.Alexander won and Canadians in favour of gun control lost an important voice in the House. We'll just have to accept that the NRA is now writing our gun laws.
Now we need to organize ourselves to bring this vote out (…)’" from Ajax-Pickering Conservative Party candidate Chris Alexander on the “Canadian Gun Nutz” message board, March 26, 2011.
The Harperites won't be happy until they've destroyed every trace of our Canadian values.