I honestly don't care one way or the other about the VA and NY gun laws.
However, why anyone would accept "Dr" Jim Garrow's claim is beyond me, aside from the unlikely occurrence of a former high-ranking US military
person confiding in some Canadian
Jim Garrow's doctoral degree is from the North Carolina College of Theology, a non-accredited school in North Carolina, and is honorary, apparently
granted for his work in China. How does one go about getting an honorary doctorate from this college? Well, $3770 and 10-15 years of ministry will
get you a Doctor of Biblical Studies (as of July 2011). If you want a Ph.D. an additional $6520 and 20 years of ministry will get you that. No
actual studies required and no refunds given. Not much of an honour.
David's Daily Diversions: Defrauding the Church
Garrow claims to have been nominated for a Nobel in 2009. The problem with that is that all nominations are kept secret for 50 years after they are
submitted. Garrow claims he learned he was nominated from the man who supposedly nominated him, the president of a Chinese university whose
granddaughter was rescued by Garrow's Pink Pagoda organization. But he can't reveal the identity of this man because giving the man's name, the
university he heads, or the province he's from would supposedly put the man in danger. So a claim with NOTHING
to actually back it up.
In 2010, Garrow added The Order of Canada nominee to his resume. This is not as impressive as it sounds. Any Canadian may nominate any Canadian,
person or group, for the Order of Canada. I could nominate a bum I found in some back alley. The Advisory Council for the Order of Canada receives
700-800 nominations every year, of which roughly 150 are recommended to the Governor-General for the honour.
Garrow was fined $3000 and had his Ontario teaching certificate suspended for 9 months for professional misconduct in 2002, for abandoning his
employment at a high school before the end of the school year and making derogatory comments to students.
He was fined $2850 by Transport Canada for operating a flying school with an uninsured and unregistered plane. He apparently deceived the two
instructors he had hired about the lack of insurance and registration.
On Garrow's Pink Pagoda website he welcomed Kenneth Xue as the organization's legal advisor in China. However Kenneth Xue apparently never agreed
to this, having only met Garrow once through Xue's wife and the subject of Pink Pagoda was never raised.
The life of Guelph’s Jim Garrow: He’s garnered wide interest, praise and criticism for his Pink Pagoda child rescue
I would not trust this man based on the above.