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    Gun control won't solve real gun problem-Lilley

    This Saturday is the 25th anniversary of the shooting of 14 women at Ecole Polytechnique by Marc Lepine, also known as the Montreal Massacre.

    Just as this shocking act by a hate-filled man was used to push a political agenda 25 years ago, it is being used today for the same reason.

    Politicians and many media outlets are using the anniversary to call for new gun control laws.

    Maclean's ran a piece with a headline claiming Canada's gun laws are lax.

    Tell that to anyone who has ever tried to buy a legal gun. It simply isn't true.

    Over at La Presse, the Montreal daily, they ran a front page on Tuesday with a picture of the type of gun Lepine used in his shooting - a Ruger mini-14. Their point? Simply to say that the gun is still legal to own in Canada.

    As Claude Colgan, who lost his sister in the shooting pointed out, it wasn't the mini-14 that killed Helene Colgan, it was Marc Lepine.

    That doesn't matter to Canada's anti-gun media or politicians.

    The goal is more gun laws, or even a return of the long-gun registry, something the NDP promised this week.

    "The result for us is that the police are able to track every gun in Canada," Thomas Mulcair said Wednesday.

    The NDP leader used the old line about cars and even dogs needing to be registered. Sounds logical to many except no one ever takes your car away from you because the government decides you shouldn't own that kind of vehicle. They did that with the gun registry -- confiscated legal, private property without compensation.

    Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said he won't bring back the long-gun registry if elected, but is promising plenty more gun control.

    "There are many different ways of doing this, and the Liberal Party is taking this seriously because Canadians are united in their desire to see less violence with guns across this country," Trudeau said.

    Who doesn't want to see less gun crime? But the fact is there is not that much of it in Canada, and most of what there is happens not with legal guns but illegal ones.

    This week Statistics Canada released new data on the country's murder rate.

    Canada had just 505 murders in 2013, the first full year without the long-gun registry. That figure, 505 murders, was down from 543 in 2012. It is the lowest murder rate, at 1.44 murders per 100,000 population, since 1966.

    Of those 505 murders, just 131 involved guns, down 41 from the year before.

    There were more stabbing deaths than shooting deaths and of the gun deaths, "The majority (68%) of firearm-related homicides were committed with the use of a handgun, a trend that has held over the last 20 years," StatsCan reported.

    Did you know that handguns, legal ones, still need to be registered just as they have since the 1930s?

    So the murder rate is down. Shooting deaths are down, even without the gun registry. Even handgun deaths are down and we know most crimes committed with handguns involve illegal handguns, often ones smuggled in for criminals and gangs from the United States.

    That is the real gun problem in Canada -- illegal guns -- and it is a tough one for any politician to tackle. So instead of dealing with the difficult problem, Trudeau and Mulcair are promising that if elected next year they will punish law-abiding gun owners for the crimes of those who have no respect for any law.

    It didn't work 25 years ago and it won't work now.
    http://www.edmontonsun.com/2014/12/0...al-gun-problem

    A solution for the wrong problem
    "So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.." - George Orwell
    "Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."-William Pitt the younger
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    Gun Control is just a solution looking for a real problem. Oh yes, and a great way to milk the cash cow taxpayers. Of course, Angry Tom wants all guns locked away....except for the ones protecting him and his family. How do you spell H Y P P O C R I T E ?

    Cheers!

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    Gun control is not about guns, it's about control. Always has been.
    Know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with 'til you understand who's in ruttin command here.

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    Comments closed for that already sadly.. but the comments by "Proud_Alberta_Canadian " are showing some are completely out to lunch

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    They should just make mental illness illegal, and make Quebec the insane asylum for all of Canada, and have it so anybody can enter Quebec but nobody can come back to Canada.... And there you go. All problems solved. A few new problems; but in comparison, I don't care.

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    and make Quebec the insane asylum for all of Canada
    I thought it already was? (badda bing! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edenchef View Post
    Today's government is just a solution looking for a real problem.
    Fixed it for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxer View Post
    I thought it already was? (badda bing! )
    lol... irony is whenever I answer the phone and it's my mother in law for my wife I say "it's that crazy french lady on the phone again"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalimar View Post
    lol... irony is whenever I answer the phone and it's my mother in law for my wife I say "it's that crazy french lady on the phone again"
    "it's that french lady on the phone again"
    Fixed the redundancy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harbl_the_cat View Post
    Fixed it for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Fixed the redundancy for you.
    LOL.. nah have to save that one for my wife.. though I could call her crazy as well

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