Funny thing Countryboy,,,,up in Northern Ontario one wouldn't think of leaving his vehicle unlocked on a back road and going for a walk ...in the summertime ....but come the hunting season...nobody thinks twice about leaving the motor running to step out and go into the bush after a partridge or a ruffed grouse....sometimes for quite a while when looking for it.
Wonder if the knowledge that everyone at that time of the year in the bush has a gun has anything to do with it?
If any good came out of Canada's Draconian firearms legislation I would say it is the requirement to take a course, (unfortunately they even got the practicality of that part wrong, because it doesn't require anyone to demonstrate proficiency in actual use). Regardless, the incidence of accidental shootings during legal use has dropped dramatically in the East, in fact to zero in four years for NS.
But again, I feel that if it is a requirement to demonstrate proficiency, it should only be if you wish to carry a firearm, any firearm, including pistols, concealed or otherwise, in public, and you should be allowed to do so at all times once that test is passed.
Actually, that joke says a lot. Especially if you do a little word substitution and apply it to driving a car. They always ask for your license. And you point is...?
You may be right bob, I will take your word for it. It is just that I remember reading about 20 years ago of the high incidence of accidents during US deer hunting season. They mentioned roughly 200 fatalities during the season. Things may have improved these days, I don't know.
What does Jane/Finch have to do with anything, Risus? We are talking of statistics here, not individual areas. You will find comparable (and worse) areas in almost every big city. Statistically, Canada has a low crime rate (and it is falling), Canada is a very safe place.
Everything about our political/social/economic/religious systems are BS. In fact our entire world view and our views about reality are all lies. We have been programed to believe in nonsense for thousands of years. It is totally amazing that more people don't snap and blow a lot more people away.
Quoting SirJosephPorter I think statistics would tell us that it is single white male (who is not an academic).
Again, how do you go from one to the other? You seem to be making big jumps in logic today.
I wouldn’t have thought that academics would be capable of such irrational behavior
, but I suppose we are all human beings, and susceptible to same emotions, prejudices and biases.
S.J. - I distinctly remember Ron giving a few examples a couple of months ago of how statistics are completely unreliable. A lot of us learned from him that day..................didn't you? Statistics are a large part BULLSH*T.
Seriously Female/Male scientist are no different than mechanics or maintenance custodians. We all are capable of committing all types of crimes.