Canadian gun rights

Yeah, we have ’em.

Sep 282016
 

Well, what the hell can you expect? And don’t even bother giving me any of that”the police will protect you” claptrap.  Sure, the Mounties keep saying, “let us do our jobs,” but when you’re 50 miles north of no-damn-where, cops can take up to an hour – or more – before they even show up (Googling “Saskatchewan police response time” is a rather depressing endeavor).  What is the victim expected to do in the meantime?  Do the Mounties actually think they want a vast landscape where the strong do what they can and the weak endure what they must?

Just one more in the long line of examples of why our country’s gun and self-defense laws are in dire need of some serious changes.

Saskatchewan farmers take up arms after masked men enter land

by Joe O’Connor
National Post

Barry Kidd understands that you just can’t go around “shooting people,” but he also knows that what is his, is his, and that he works hard, and that people coming onto his farm in rural Saskatchewan and looking to steal something — or worse — are people he is not about to back down from.

“Most farmers are armed in the field,” Kidd says. “It has always been that way for us — you don’t want a skunk to go through your Combine since, when you ask a skunk to move, he won’t — so for that reason we have always carried guns.

“But now that has been added to something altogether different: We have guns. We carry guns, and we want the criminals to know it.”
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Mar 282015
 

Destroy the last of the registry data, that is.  And none too soon.

The Supreme Court (a gaggle of red ‘roos that I freely admit I rarely have any use for) has finally gotten something right and ruled 5-4 that the feds have no obligation to hand over the LGR data, finally putting the last nail in the coffin of the great Canadian white elephant.

This means that if Quebec wants a provincial boondoggle of their own to match the federal one, they’re damn well going to have to start from scratch (which, bizarrely enough, they say they’re going to do).  Good luck with that.

Now all we need to do is sit back and enjoy the Large Ham Theatre® that will be coming from the usual suspects, promising doom and destruction from the loss of their beloved placebo.

Oct 082014
 

Blanked out RCMP documents speak volumes

Lorne Gunterby Lorne Gunter
Edmonton Sun

It often helps to go over your research more than once. It helps, too, to have an extra set of eyes.

That’s the case with documents regarding last summer’s gun seizures in High River, Alberta, obtained from the RCMP through access to information.

To be fair, reams of documents have been released. Many are mundane. Plenty have large portions blanked out.

It’s easy to miss the significance of what isn’t there. Which is exactly what I and an independent firearms researcher did – we missed the importance of a blank column on a Mountie spreadsheet listing the firearms taken following last June’s flood. Continue reading »

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