Well, that was an odd week


Things seem to have gone both ways somehow

Dennis E. Florianby Dennis E. Florian
Gun Owners’ Resource

It’s often been said that the pendulum of society may swing slowly, but swing it does.  Well, this past week, it seems to have been (if you’ll pardon the snigger-worthy turn of phrase) swinging both ways.

On the one end, you have Canada refusing to join the United States (what??) in signing off on the latest bit of UN malignancy, saying in plain language that we will not be a part of something that is clearly intended not to actually curtail the international arms trade but rather to undermine the RKBA rights of individual citizens.  To the surprise of no one whatsoever:

NDP foreign affairs critic Paul Dewar said he was shocked that the U.S., which has a much tougher gun lobby, has signed the treaty before Canada.

“The fact that the government continues to refuse to sign the treaty indicates a preference for conspiracy theories over the simple truth: this is a treaty that will help save the lives of millions of civilians around the world and it has no impact on domestic owners of firearms.”

But of course it’s all just a conspiracy theory — that, after all, is their favourite accusation, isn’t it?  Gun owners are always just being paranoid.  Well, we know better.  We were told time and again that C-68 would never lead to confiscations; that we were just being paranoid.  Nork 97 and Armi Jager AP80 owners know now just what that argument was worth and so do the rest of us.

Aren’t we just so lucky to have the gun grabbers around to explain to us that a .22 semi-auto is really the dreaded AK-47?  God only knows what might have happened if they hadn’t caught the scary thing.  After being non-restricted for … what?  Over 30 years?  If a gun grabber ever tells you that the sun will in fact come up tomorrow, put your life savings into canned food and candles … NOW.

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“This treaty will not diminish anyone’s freedom,” Kerry said, adding that the U.S. “would never think about supporting a treaty that is inconsistent with … the rights of American citizens to be able to exercise their guaranteed rights under our Constitution.”

At the other end of that waggling chronometer, you have the recent decision by Justice Sean Harrington to prolong the current run of political theatre and deny the NFA’s motion to have the shambling zombie that is the Quebec remnants of the long gun registry finally put down once and for all.

Canada is relentlessly slogging its way towards firearms freedom whilst the land of the Second Amendment is sliding into the pit of UN victim disarmament; truth really is stranger than fiction.

On the bright side, all these peculiar omens may just foreshadow the Leafs finally winning the cup…

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