There are many things to love about Canada. Of course, maple syrup, flannel, hockey, and poutine to name a few. But also, the beautiful wilderness and amazing landscapes that offer endless outdoor activities, and the lakes, rivers and rugged coastlines that are prime fishing grounds. There is something for all adventure and outdoor seekers.
Ontario is home to about 100,000 moose, 105,000 black bears, 100,000 turkeys and a vast variety of other wildlife.
Canadian residents were asked to rate hunting in terms of their other leisure time activities, survey respondents ranked hunting 8.5 out of 10.
Gun lovers descended on Kentucky for the biggest private machine gun event in the world at the weekend, with shooters given one objective – destroy everything.
Around 20,000 thrill-seekers fired Tommy Guns, AK-47s and Uzis at abandoned vehicles and barrels of fuel strapped with pyrotechnic charges to create ‘fireballs from hell’.
Paul Winters, who has been going to the Knob Creek Gun Shoot and Military Gun Show near West Point since 1992, said: ‘This is Disneyland with guns.’
Two black young men were assaulting an older white man in Chicago outside a McDonalds where one of its patrons was filming the whole thing. People from inside watched the struggle happen outside through the window and were more or less quiet until the white man pulled out a firearm, and that’s when people seemed to have the problem.
I am an emergency physician working at both academic and community emergency departments in Ontario. I was recently asked to sign a petition in support of a National Day of Action organized by the Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns (CDPG) to ban “assault weapons” and handguns. This recently formed organization is not representative of a majority of physicians or health-care workers and I feel the need to respond with an alternative perspective.
Doubts are being raised about the reliability of an online government questionnaire last fall that gauged how Canadians feel about possible new restrictions on handguns and assault-style weapons.
Recently released documents show a large majority of the 130,000-plus respondents said they were opposed to tightening restrictions. But proponents of stricter gun control say the questionnaire was highly vulnerable to manipulation and don’t believe the results represent the views of most Canadians.
As cold weather breaks, violence returns: 24 shot in 30 hours over warmest weekend this year
In a period of a little over 24 hours this weekend, 24 people were shot in Chicago, including three children under 13 — and three of the adults shot died from their injuries, according to police.
Beginning at 4 a.m. Saturday through about 10 a.m. Sunday, Chicago police were investigating shooting cases that included the homicides and a mass shooting of six people outside an afternoon baby shower in West Englewood in which an 8-year-old boy was shot in the chest and back and a 10-year-old girl was struck in the shin.
Three people also were shot in East Garfield Park about 3:30 a.m. Sunday as they stood outside in the 3900 block of West Wilcox Street. A 34-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right leg; a 26-year-old was taken to Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right foot; and a 33-year-old was taken to Rush University Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his left arm.
Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair was non-committal Wednesday about delivering a government-commissioned report on a handgun ban during this parliamentary session.
Blair also suggested the Liberals could revisit this issue if the government is re-elected in the fall.
“Canadians expect us to take the time to do it right and I’ve been doing my very best to take that time,” the former top Toronto cop told a Senate committee studying Bill C-71 Wednesday.
“…we can’t guarantee our own safety.”
Healthcare professionals rallied throughout the country on Wednesday as a part of a “national day of action” calling for stricter gun control laws in Canada.
Thirteen rallies were organized by Canadian Doctors for Protection from Guns (CDPG), an organization founded by Dr. Najma Ahmed, a surgeon who was working at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital at the time of the Danforth mass shooting last summer.
“Make no mistake – Canada needs stronger gun laws and we have a way to go to catch up the rest of the world,” Ahmed said in a statement.
Yup, let’s catch up with the USA.
The owners of most semi-automatic weapons in New Zealand will be required to surrender their weapons by September, according to details published on Monday.
The New Zealand government’s swift decision to make dramatic changes to gun laws after the deadly Christchurch mosque attacks have received widespread praise, and some criticism.
Policy born of panic or simply a case of a leftist government taking advantage of a crisis to further an anti-freedom agenda. Bit of both I’d say.
Moves to tighten gun laws in the US are facing a backlash from sheriffs in rural communities who are refusing to uphold new restrictions by declaring their counties “Second Amendment Sanctuaries”.
The wave of mass shootings, notably at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 pupils and staff were killed last February and two survivors committed suicide this week, has prompted state legislatures to pass a raft of measures.
New laws have included including compulsory background checks, a ban on assault weapons and raising the minimum age for gun ownership.
It is argued that the mosque shootings have provided a convenient vehicle to divert the attention from Islamic terrorism to terrorism aimed at Muslims by whites – helping Islamic leaders tip the scales in the ongoing battle waged between fundamental Islam and traditional Christianity.
“To many, ‘them’s fightin’ words’; but they present a dilemma we all face in this world of 2019,” WND’s Barbara Simpson concluded, regarding the media’s portrayal of Islam and Christianity. “Every time bullets are fired, swords and knives wielded, or fists fly against some perceived opposition, the media present a picture that fits its own preconceived notion of who is responsible and why; mainly that whites are guilty and Islam was protecting itself.”
The fact that the New Zealand shooter was white and proclaimed that his target was believers in Islam has fed into a media frenzy to build the narrative that Muslims are victims of intolerant whites.
“Sentence first, verdict afterwards,” is the unreasonable demand issued by the Queen at the trial in the novel Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. What brings this quotation to mind is the absurdity of the emotional and knee jerk response to the terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Her mawkish virtue signalling and condescension towards Muslims is truly cringe-worthy. I can only surmise this is a desperate effort to appease Islamists. It is a despairing ploy on her part to ward off a retaliatory attack on New Zealand by Islamists. If Jacinda Ardern thinks putting on a Muslim veil, encouraging New Zealanders to do the same, broadcasting the Islamic call to prayer over the airwaves, and having an Islamic prayer recited in parliament is going to impress Islamists, she is delusional. New Zealand had better brace itself for retribution from Islamists for the 50 Muslim citizens killed in Christchurch.
Based on the specific criteria outlined in the New Zealand ban, Sanders is calling for a ban on essentially every firearm in the United States.
Go Bernie Go! Make the Dems unelectable for 100 years!
Out of an estimated 1.2 million registered guns, New Zealand police report that as of Tuesday night, 37 firearms have been surrendered nationwide, according to BuzzFeed.
No accounting was provided of how many people owned those guns, the types of firearms, or where they were surrendered.
The reports of citizens disarming themselves came after a Monday announcement by Prime minister Jacinda Ardern that several “in principle decisions” on gun control have been made by Cabinet ministers, while praising residents who have surrendered their guns to police.