Re: HANDGUNS!!!!.......YIKES!!!!....in canadaSep 21st, 2008
Please don't misquote me....I said I MIGHT shoot at a dog running deer in the woods in deep snow. So MIGHT anyone else with a sense of decency..........[quote]
I don't think it's decent to shoot pets. There are plenty of options.
Registered Handguns in Canada do not kill "........alot of people every year" Stats Canada shows that of all the people murdered in Canada between 1997 and 2005, only 2.27 percent were done with a gun that had EVER been registered in Canada. That means of 5,194 murders, only 118 were done with a gun that had EVER been registered. Only 65% of those were done with handguns, which leaves us with 77 dead from registered handguns. In 9 years. 9 a year. Max. Good lord, there were a dozen people killed on ATCs in just NB a few years ago...
Not only that, but you seem to think that it's not a bad thing. All other gun related deaths aside, what the hell is the matter with you?
2.4 % of all violent crimes are with handguns. Why is there any at all? I see no justification for something that has no other use what so ever than killing people.
Your chances of being killed by with a handgun that had EVER been registered is one in 4,117,647 in any particular year.
A little paranoid, are you?
The Right to be free from unreasonable search
Traditionally, the only reason a warrant can be issued to search a person's home is that there has been a crime committed, and there is "reasonable cause" to believe that there is evidence pertaining to that crime on the premises. Under the Firearms Act, I must submit to "inspections" that are searches......and if I refuse, a judge "shall issue" (he has no choice) a warrant. No crime committed, no evidence.
I have to take my car in to allow for a professional to examine it and make sure that it meets safety requirements to drive on the road. I also have to submit to questioning, and two examinations in order to prove that I am able to drive the car safely.
Aren't Doctors, Lawyers, Police, Firemen hell even students questioned and inspected even though no crime has been committed? Rights violation my eye!
-The right to Remain Silent
While my house is being "inspected", the Firearms Act demands that I offer the "inspector" every assistance, including answering all his questions. I can get two years for refusing to do so. So much for the right to remain silent.
-Te right to privacy
Ever read a Firearms License application? They ask a number of questions... (suffered marriage breakdown, relationship breakdown, lose a job? etc.) that have been questioned by the Privacy Commissioner.
-Right to free association
I can be refused a license because I live with someone the gov't doesn't like...
-Right to be presumed innocent
In a number of regulations, the onus is left to the defendent to prove that he is not guilty of theoffense.
The Act is bad enough that the Supreme Court, while rejecting the jurisdictional aspect of the previous court challenge under section 92 of the Constitution, took the unprecendented step of inviting challenge to other aspects of the Act........
When they want your weapons, they want your freedom.
How about the freedom from being shot with guns stolen from a collectors house that
now arms a gang of a few hundred criminals. Sure lots of people may die but it's nice to have a collection.
Like I said before, your hobby doesn't mean so much to me that I am willing to look away when people are killed and injured by it.