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Originally posted by tribaltrip
Sorry Canada... Sorry John A McDonald.
But if there is one thing those Americans have right. It's their right to defend themselves, both from ruthless thugs and our government.
Some of us really would rather die, than let some lowlife scum order us around and take what we sweat and bled to earn. Hard for some people to understand, but it is true.
Firstly, I do not own a gun, but let me give you a concrete example of "gun control" we have had up here in Canada.
In 1995 bill c-68 was passed to create a fire-arm registry. It is still legal to own a gun, only you must provide proof of license and register all your guns with the RCMP (our version of the FBI).
It had a budget of $2 million... by today it cost over $1 billion ... that is 500 x's more! (then again, I guess that is pretty par for any government project.)
Here is the astonishing kicker... criminals did not line up to register their guns. (I know, who would ever have thunk it!?!)
Auditor General's report found that the program does not collect data to analyze the effectiveness of the gun registry in meeting its stated goal of improving public safety. The report states:
The performance report focuses on activities such as issuing licenses and registering firearms. The Centre does not show how these activities help minimize risks to public safety with evidence-based outcomes such as reduced deaths, injuries and threats from firearms.
Former Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino is opposed to the gun registry, stating in a press release in 2003:
We have an ongoing gun crisis including firearms-related homicides lately in Toronto, and a law registering firearms has neither deterred these crimes nor helped us solve any of them.
An interesting debate which is rarely, if ever, touched on would be a harsher control on arms manufacturers. It is not a hobbyist's basement project to build an m-16 or an ak-47, these are built and sold by legitimate manufacturers who, I'm sure, are easy to find.
Originally posted by buddha
they should band (sic) drugs too! then it would stop all the drug crime.
Poverty in the United States is cyclical in nature with roughly 13 to 17% of Americans living below the federal poverty line at any given point in time, and roughly 40% falling below the poverty line at some point within a 10-year time span. Poverty is defined as the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Approximately 43.6 million Americans were living in poverty in 2009, up from 39.8 million in 2008.
You are pretty funny, I give you that. I am divorced, ex-military but not special forces, definitely not rich or even all that well off any more though I am totally debt free. I have 2 great kids, genius? I don't know my daughter might be. I have studied jujitsu for almost 35 years and have been in combat as well as bar room brawls. I don't count competitions because of the rules involved. I have been stabbed in the left shoulder and shot at. And yes if that dumb ass gets that close to me I could kill him with my bare hands. Would I take a bullet? Maybe. Would he die, yes.
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
And I'll bet that's because you're a self-employed former special forces who has a gorgeous wife, a litter of genius children, and a swollen, thick bank account, too, right? And you ride dinosaurs in space in your spare time? Your mentor was a ninja shaolin monk? C'mon man, it's the internet, if you're going to be ridiculously awesome, at least make it cinematic.
Originally posted by TKDRL
reply to post by wayno
I would love to know how you blame canada's gun problems on americans... There is no universal ban on guns in canada.
Originally posted by GeneralAwesome
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
Perhaps Canada should tighten up its border security if it has a problem with guns crossing the border.
Blame your Canadian government.