A state top-loaded with gun laws wants more such laws.
As a child, I was terrified to fly. Still am to some degree.
But back then, seeing the aftermaths of the occasional plane crash on the evening news filled me with unspeakable terror. I always dreamed of going to Europe, but vowed that when I did, I would travel by boat.
My fears soon subsided, however, when during the course of one of these nightmarish stories a reporter described the “black boxes” that recorded flight data and were used by crash investigators to determine exactly what went wrong. These boxes were all but indestructible, the man on the news claimed, to ensure that investigators would have access to the priceless data inside. Why then, I wondered, did they simply not construct the entire plane out of the same material they used to make the black boxes? It was only a matter of time, I just knew it.
For months we have been treated to a repeated lie about where crime guns come from in this country.
We are told over and over again that 50% of crime guns used in Canada are domestically sourced, that they are stolen from law abiding gun owners.
Of course neither police nor the Liberal politicians that put this idea forward can ever back it up. They don’t provide evidence, they just make the claim and most media print it.
The Canadian government said its survey on banning guns is an “open, anonymous and barrier-free tool” as it responded to concern of biased questions and unreliable answers.
Hundreds of Jewish people are heading to the gun range following the devastating Pittsburgh synagogue shooting rampage, that is believed to be the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history.
The shooting that killed 11 worshipers at the Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on October 27, was a wake-up call for the Jewish community.
Many headed to the Cherev Gidon Israeli Tactical Defense Academy in Honesdale, Pennsylvania for a special one-day course on Tuesday October 30th to learn how to handle and shoot a gun.
The group known as the Black Panther Party sent members to support former Democrat state representative Stacey Abrams in her bid for governor against Republican Brian Kemp. The Black Panthers announced their presence on social media and openly carried assault rifles as they marched through parts of the West End neighborhood.
For some time I have been a supporter of the Second Amendment — intellectually. I agreed with the Founders’ rationale for the right to bear arms. I even joined the NRA.
But I never bought a gun.
Two unrelated terror attacks over the past ten days have revealed an establishment media rabidly desperate to strip President Trump and his supporters of our right to defend ourselves.
Even before we knew the identity or motive of the man behind a dozen or so pipe bombs mailed to prominent left-wingers — CNN, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, George Soros, Cory Booker, Maxine Waters, Robert De Niro, etc. — the media were already speculating and exploiting this appalling crime into a weapon to strip us of our First Amendment rights — and not just us, but the free speech rights of our own President Trump.
For many rural Albertans, Maurice’s story seems to confirm their worst fears: that crime is out of control, that police are unable to do anything about it.
Michael Tibollo, Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, backed hunters and sport shooters this week and reiterated Premier Doug Ford’s rejection of any gun or ammunition bans.
The city councils in both Toronto and Montreal have called for a ban on handguns. So have the majority of mayoral candidates in Vancouver. The federal government is holding town hall meetings on the subject.
I have a better solution. Why not just ban gang shootings? That would have the same effect, i.e. none, but at least it would take account of the facts.
The school shooter who killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida, this February had an AR-15-style gun manufactured by Smith & Wesson. So did the shooter who killed a dozen people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, in 2012, and the shooters who opened fire on the staff of a county health department in San Bernardino in 2015.
Now, a coalition of American nuns is pressuring Smith & Wesson, which rebranded itself as “American Outdoor Brands”, to produce a report for shareholders outlining how the company is monitoring “violent events associated with” its products, and what efforts it is making to “produce safer guns”.
I miss the Flying Nun.
…Standing in the lobby before the meeting, Don Lindsay, speaking on behalf of the Canadian Firearms Network, told The Globe and Mail that he considered Mr. Trudeau and Mr. Blair “cowards” for targeting gun owners. He said that the majority of gun owners are law-abiding, and that those who use them to commit crimes aren’t likely to be swayed by a ban. Mr. Lindsay said he’d driven nearly two hours down from Wasaga Beach for the Toronto session.
Throughout the meeting, like-minded audience members made their views known.
The Liberal government is poised to pass new firearms legislation — changes to the country’s firearms regime that Ottawa says are “modest” but necessary reforms to reduce the frequency of violent gun crime.
In the last election, the Liberal Party vowed to reverse a decade’s worth of Conservative changes to gun rules they claim bolstered firearm-related crime. Bill C-71, introduced by Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale, fulfils that commitment through an overhaul of the background check system, new record-keeping requirements for retailers and further restrictions on transporting a firearm.
“The provisions in Bill C-71 are modest and reasonable, and they do not entail a significant new cost,” Goodale said of the legislation, which is at third reading in the House of Commons.
Gun control is another nail in the Liberal coffin.
Ottawa is launching nationwide consultations on a handgun ban, a move that will fuel a national debate on the need for tighter gun control and the proper response to growing gun crimes across the country.
There is an existing bill before Parliament to enact restrictions on firearms in Canada, but that bill is close to passing the House and does not include specific measures on handguns. The government is starting the handgun consultation process with a little more than a year before the 2019 federal election.
I suspect this charade will make the pipeline “consultations” look fair. Legal, responsible gun owners will be demonized and criminals won’t give a damn one way or another.