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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
reply to post by wayno
Is Canada "civil"? They have guns in the hands of private citizens. Back then moreso than now.
According to the United Nations, Canada ranks third among the developed
western coutries (behind the US and Norway) in civilian ownership of
firearms. A 1992 survey sponsored by the UN reported that 26% of
Canadians, over 7,000,000 people, own firearms. A 1991 Justice
Department telephone survey indicated there were an average of 2.67
firearms in one of every four Canadian Households, with 71% having
access to a rifle, 64% to a shotgun, and 12% to a handgun. They
calculated that there are over six million legally owned firearms in
Canada. Other authorities insist that this estimate is much too low and
that there are at least 20,000,000 rifles and shotguns in Canada; as
many, per capita, as in the United States. 
“The records in this Section now show that 1,727,868 rifles and shotguns have been registered since the requirements of the Defence of Canada Regulations made this necessary. In the Revolvers and Pistols Unit a total of 222,053 weapons have been similarly recorded.” [Page 40]
Low Range Estimates
= 2,400,000 firearms owners
= 7,200,000 firearms
Medium Range Estimates
= 3,100,000 firearms owners
= 9,000,000 firearms
High Range Estimates
= 3,800,000 firearms owners
= 11,000,000 firearms
Over 70% of all guns in Canada are not registered - approximately 20+ million guns in total with approximately 7 million guns registered. Yet the government wants us to believe that there is a 90% compliance rate.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I just want to know how Wayno has structured his "civility scale."
If an accurate and efficient means of gauging civility I will adopt it for daily use.
Oh, regarding the avatar, it happens to be the state motto of NH. It's on all of our license plates too. Guess that makes us all kooks?
People in cities do not need guns; especially hand guns or the kind that are used in warfare.
Canada has vast areas that are rural.
Originally posted by blupblup
reply to post by knylon90
As someone said when this shooting happened with Jared..... AZ is "gun-state" and why didn't anyone pull out their gun and shoot him the minute he started firing?
Guns make everything safe and great right?
Point is they don't.... and 2-3 UNARMED people tackled him.
Originally posted by crimvelvet
Alright, lets look at what the ELITE controlled lawmakers did to the USA "psyche" and what the result was. The key decade is the 1970's
During this decade, the bleeding heart liberals, the favorite pawns of the elite, were used to get laws passed so the Mentally Ill were taken out of hospitals and turned loose on the street. They were SUPPOSED to be treated at "half-way" houses but the funding got cut. Now more recent laws mean nothing can be done if they refuse to take their medication.
End result is a sharp increase in the number of street people and a sharp increase in prison inmates. In the same time frame (the seventies) the bleeding heart liberals gave us desegregation busing. Instead of increasing the education of blacks, it decreased the education nationwide and allowed young drug pushers to enter fresh new territory.
End result is a sharp increase in the number of drug related arrests.
No I am not blowing smoke.
The drug related deaths from 1981 to 1989 GRAPH shows the sharp increase in coc aine related deaths.
This graph is a REAL EYE OPENER Homicide Rates in the United States 1900-1990
Distribution (Percentage) of All Drug Arrests Since 1941 by Decade
Of course theses two bleeding heart causes will NEVER be shown as the real cause of the death of Congressman Gifford. OH no it has to be GUNS!
Originally posted by JonoEnglish
I don't like the idea of having an armed society. I've grown up in a place where you can't own a gun.
According to this report you are likelier to be killed if you are armed.