Thursday, December 08, 2005

Cue the Jackbooted Thugs!

What do you do when you've lost control of your country, get a vote of no confidence in Parliment and read that global warming may end hockey? Well, if you're one of those dim bulbs that run Canada (that's the big space between the continental United States and the North Pole), you ban handguns:
MONTREAL -- Prime Minister Paul Martin will propose a ban on most handguns in Canada, CanWest News Service has learned.
There will be some exemptions, including maintaining the right for police to carry handguns. The prime minister is also expected to announce a significant increase in resources for police to deal with the ban.

The Liberals say the thinking behind this crime strategy is that if no one is allowed to have a handgun in Canada, policing authorities will be in a better position to act on anyone who has a handgun or attempts to transport or sell a handgun.

The announcement will include the banning of all registered handguns in Canada. However, sources say special arrangements will be made for gun collectors.
This is, of course, after the Canadian government has been saying for years they would never ever ban registered guns, 'cause, see, they just wanted to know where all the guns were, for, like you know, fun.

I suppose I could crank up a hell of a rant, but I think I'll just let you Canadian readers ponder a song from one of the greatest Brit groups ever — The Clash — called The Guns of Brixton:

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting on death row

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you'll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton


Anonymous said...

If they could separate the western part of Canada from the screwed up eastern part, everyone would be better off.

Come to think of it, if we could separate the middle of the USA from the screwed up west coast and their partners of insanity on the east coast, we'd REALLY be better off!


Anonymous said...

I hope I can take at least one of those liberal turds with me. But I will not be disarmed.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the so-called ban will primarily be focused on collectors (based on the best available info)

Like most such announcements, it's rather vague on implementation details, so we're not quite sure how deeply it would cut into the ranks of target shooters.

Here is the most detailed available version of the Liberal party's announcement that I could find:

There are 4 lawful reasons for "civilian" possession/registration of handguns in Canada -
(1) Protection of life
(50 permits for the whole country at last count)
(2) Professional (Armored transport companies and the like)
(3) Target
(4) Collector

Michael Bane said...

So it's okay if they go after the collectors as long as the target shooters are "legitimate?"

No offense, sir, but if you believe that your target guns are safe, I refer you to the British experience.

Hang together or hang separately, as we say in the States.

They will come for you.


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