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Nov 042009

Canadian gun lawFor those of you who may have been wondering, Candice Hoeppner’s Bill C-391 passed in the House today by a vote of 164 to 137.

I’m sure Dennis and others will have plenty to say about it soon enough but, until then, why not take a look at this video and see if you can find your MP.  Go on, have a go.  Think of it as a political Where’s Waldo:

And if you can’t find your guy or gal in the video, just have a look at the table below it. Continue reading »

Jun 072009

Gettin' preachySome of you might have noticed that I go off about stuff in the United States a lot.  It’s not that I understand a whole lot about American politics or law or anything like that (hey, I’m Canadian), but I have managed to notice that idiocy on one side of the border will sooner or later spill over to the other.

In other words: if it happens there, it’s likely to happen here too.  That works both ways, in case you’re wondering.  Just look at some of the idiot-talk there’s been south of the border lately about setting up their own national gun registry.  So that’s why I keep an eye on American stuff and write about it (Dennis can cover the Canadian side of the border, god knows he’s got enough opinions).

I also like to think that I’m a guy who knows bullshit when he smells it.  And the latest stuff could fertilize half the fields in the whole midwest. Continue reading »

Apr 022009

You’ve heard it over and over again.  From every dark corner of the good old US of A, the gun grabbers are growling the same lie over and over again.  “Ninety percent of all Mexican crime guns are traced back to the United States.”

Eternally-gun-grabbing Billary parroted it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City. Bob Schieffer regurgitated it while interviewing President Obama on CBS. Dianne Feinstein moaned at a Senate hearing that “it is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.” William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the BATFE, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”

So, if 90% are coming from the States, why do they never bother to speculate where are the other two thirds coming from?

What?  You say that doesn’t add up?  You’re right, it doesn’t. Continue reading »

Mar 212009

It’s ever so fashionable these days to blame the latest flareup in Mexican drug cartel violence on the Americans.  The gun-grabbers keep howling the mantra that “90% of all the weapons are coming over the border from the US,” as if saying it enough will make it true.  (On the bright side, it might get the Mexicans to chip in for some of the cost of that fence… nah)

Wayne LaPierre doesn’t fool so easily, though (clip from Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News, March 18, 2009): Continue reading »

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