You Be The Judge: The Case for Liberal Gun Laws in Canada

Posted: December 4, 2009 in Your Liberty
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First some stats…

Violent Crime And Homicides [2000]Homicides per 100,000 [2000]

Note how Canada is way up there on both charts and Switzerland is at the bottom. So you think Switzerland must have some crazy serious gun control going on, right? Think again. Check out this video below.
So I guess knowing that practically every home in Switzerland has a semi-automatic weapon waiting to greet would-be burglars has put a damper on the B&E business. Who’da thunk?

And the Brits, who surrendered their pistols over a decade ago for the promise of less violent crime, have only seen gun-related offenses skyrocket since (evidently the criminals must not have got the memo to turn them in). And in the last two years Britain has experienced its largest peaceful protest ever in a desperate bid to keep their remaining long guns.
Meanwhile back in Canada the idiocy continues. First British Columbia banned citizens from bullet-proofing their cars. Now they’ve banned bullet-proof vests. This IMHO is just stupid. As usual, the local media mouthpieces have abandoned their post and practically parrot the provincial government’s talking points verbatim. I have yet to hear of anyone being killed or even wounded using a bullet-proof vest as a weapon. They are D-E-F-E-N-S-I-V-E by definition. Scissors are more dangerous (are they next?). If people want to protect themselves from being killed why is our government trying to stop them?

We’re like frogs in a slow-boiling pot. Wake up, people! If we don’t soon, we’re lunch meat. Call your local MLA and give ’em hell!

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.
Benjamin Franklin
  1. Way to go! I sincerely hope that our neighbors to the north return to a position of sanity soon.

  2. billarends says:

    There is one irrefutable piece of evidence in this that you neglected to notice the country with the lowest violent crime rate is Japan. It is also the country with the worlds toughest gun control laws. The Japanese weapons law begins by stating ‘No-one shall possess a fire-arm or fire-arms or a sword or swords’

    As to Franklin’s quote I agree the US needed this liberty then as they were facing an oppressive system of government (made when the US was British and before the British constrained the power of the crown). Giving the government control of local militias as was the case when Franklin made this comment would have been disasterous that said should it be the case now? Possibly, as the Patriot Act does remove more than the right to bear arms.

    But as for Canada and our laws, they are our business. We are a nation more like Japan more opposed to violence and more commited to “Good Government” that said we need Gun control to defend us from influences from the less civilized persons south of the border. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mean the good citizens of America or the government but the drug dealers the pimps and the gangsta types which if you check your stats Canada has much less of per person. The types that import violence and guns to Canada.

    I would never be so rude as to tell the US how to govern thier nation, and I find it offensive that some would tell us how we should govern ours.

  3. cuffleyburgers says:

    Italy too has sensible gun laws (ie you can own as many as you like provided you have a permit and keep them in a safe), and is low down both tables as well.

    The Uk situation is tragic, basic freedoms there have been grievously eroded in the last 20 years or so and the economy is going down the pan. I have no doubt these facts are related.

    The liberty to own firearms (or not) is just a small part of it.

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