Friday, December 09, 2005

Governments kill people too

Sympatico / MSN : News : CTV.ca: "Martin proposes sweeping ban on handguns
CTV.ca News Staff
Liberal Leader Paul Martin is proposing a sweeping ban on handguns to combat growing gun-related violence in Canada's cities.
'Handguns kill people -- that's why they exist, and they're taking too many Canadian lives,' said Martin during his 'safer communities announcement' at a school near Toronto's violence-plagued Jane and Finch area this morning."

Interesting that we have learned nothing from the gun registry - This is a good idea but how do you execute it? PR

1 comment:

adam said...

Fri, December 9, 2005

Letters: December 9



There goes my vote, Paul

I have become increasingly frustrated with the Liberal government over the last few years, though I have been a supporter. However, with the recent proposed handgun ban, the Liberal government has lost its support from me. I understand the reasoning behind the legislation, but I feel that this is entirely the wrong way of going about it. Such a ban would, in fact, be a misguided attack on law-abiding and responsible owners rather than the criminals committing these crimes and the smugglers supplying them with weapons.

I am not a handgun owner, nor do I ever intend to be. I am a 22-year-old pacifist and registered Conscientious Objector. As a general rule, I object to all firearms and weapons. That being said, I am not in support of Prime Minister Martin's latest brainchild to win urban votes in the West.

Similar laws have been put into effect in the U.K. and Australia, and have been met with abysmal failure, as evidenced by the dramatic rise in violent crime, including crimes in which firearms are involved. My question is, how can we expect a different outcome in Canada, when the proposed legislation is exactly the same?

Stephanie Nickel


Winnipeg

(We can't.)


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This is an absolute joke

Banning pistols will have absolutely no effect whatsoever on reducing the amount of gun violence that is plaguing our urban centres. Punishing those who respect the laws in order to stop those who don't is something that will never work. This is an absolute joke. This proposal is nothing more than a manipulative and useless attempt to buy votes.

Adam Everett

Brampton, Ont.