Saturday, April 4, 2009

Neighbors to the North Coming to their Senses?

In a recent article from Bismark North Dakota it seems that Canada may very well push legislation through that would repeal their 1995 registration of long-guns.
The federal government introduced a bill in the Senate on Wednesday to abolish the long-gun registry.

“It’s totally inefficient and ineffective against crime,” Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan, told reporters on Parliament Hill.

“We believe the long-gun registry as a device simply does not work … It’s a misdirection of resources,” he said...

The bill has just been introduced in the Canadian Senate, and there’s a lot of opposition to it, but even so. That this is even on the agenda in Canada is surprising.

And the people behind it are right, too. For years now researchers at places like the American CDC, for instance, have found absolutely no evidence to suggest that gun control is at all tied to reductions in crime rates. Gun control isn’t about safety or crime. It’s about, well, control. And people who just can’t stand the idea of their neighbors living freely....READ MORE>>
Unfortunately, the CBC has an article which puts an almost opposite spin on the issue citing a research poll that shows that 61-63% of Canadians think there should be higher restrictions on the ownership and sale of firearms.

We of course know that people never change their minds, always know all of the facts about any given issue, and can be always be trusted when they are the majority rule.

Let's hope and pray that freedom will once again reign in Canada.

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