My support for rebuilding the LGR is non-existent. My support for the existing LGR is tempered, by cost and usefulness, the first point I made is one that I believe is used by the police, though to be honest i am not sure it is. If that is what we are using it for, and to give the EXTRA EXTRA bit of protection and foresight to the police as they execute their duties... great. The creation was a bit of boondoggle and it cost us too much.
But that has been one of the tent poles in favour of the LGR………But it stands to reason, those that would harm the police, likely won’t register their firearms.
Why destroy it now that it is here? I bought a new shotgun just before Christmas and the LGR portion of the purchase took 2 mins max. Whats the big deal?
Why is there such reluctance to registering lg's? Unless you are living in the Red Dawn dream, there is really no reason not to. And how anyone thinks it makes hunters/farmers/collectors out to be criminals is beyond me, just register the damn things. If you aren't doing anything wrong who the hell cares?
It’s about the principle namely for many………..If the Government deems us fit enough for a licence, that should be good enough……..And yes, many also have varying degrees of concern, not of Russians, but our own Government confiscating our firearms……..They’ve clearly demonstrated that ability….They can’t take what they don’t know exists.
I think the position of many is that since the LGR is useless in helping law enforcement “stay safe from criminals”, what is it’s real purpose?
For the record, I too don’t fear Russians, but I certainly do fear ignorant politicians, Crown prosecutors (Did you hear the once from the recent defence trial stating the defendant’s .38 revolver ejected spent casings?) and Zombies………Blood-----sucking------Zombies.
To add these gems, posted in an earlier thread:
"I came to Ottawa ... with the firm belief that the only people in this country who should have guns are police officers and soldiers." — Liberal minister of justice Allan Rock, 1994.
2. "C-68 has little to do with gun control or crime control, but it is the first step necessary to begin the social re-engineering of Canada. "— Liberal senator Sharon Carstairs, 1996.
3. "Canada will be one of the first unarmed countries in the world."— Liberal foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy, 1998.
4. "Disarming the Canadian public is part of the new humanitarian social agenda." — Liberal foreign affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy at a gun control conference, Oslo, Norway, 1998.
Edited by Derek L, 06 February 2012 - 12:14 PM.
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.