It tells me that you get your military knowledge from a movie on youtube.
Besides, it is your side that wants 'gun' control.
I have been trusted by many with firearms but I will not play with my gun.
Actually ... that "this is my rifle, this is my gun" was well in use when I was training in the Canadian Forces in the 1970s. Ask anyone in the Army, Navy. A gun in a cannon, not a personal firearm.
Don't worry. I get it. My rifle is not a gun. Your cock is a gun.
It makes total sense until I go back and read everything you've written about gun control.
A gun is ordinance, not a personal weapon of any kind (unless you're the crazy old git who fires off the noon gun in Mary Poppins).
The reason they’re symbolic, and silly, isn’t just that murder is already illegal. It’s that murders like Ottawa’s on Friday are committed by people using weapons it’s already illegal for them to carry or, usually, own. What’s the point of banning illegality?
You have never had an armed person blocking your path have you?? If so did you turn around or carry on like 'normal'?
Actually ... that "this is my rifle, this is my gun" was well in use when I was training in the Canadian Forces in the 1970s. Ask anyone in the Army, Navy. A gun in a cannon, IS not a personal firearm.
I think James was correct about your lack of real military training - you don't normally put guns in cannons and expect to become trained. IN anybody's military forces. It's like looking down the barrel of a missfire while tapping the rifle butt solidly on the ground.
Every one knows normally you stuff the lowest class into the cannons, not their guns, which they need to defend themselves from you doing that.
LILLEY: Trudeau's rifle ban idea won't hurt the criminals
An AR-15 rifle on display at a sporting goods store. Joshua Lott / Getty Images
If there was any doubt that the Trudeau government’s plans for new gun control measures were more about politics than public safety, that doubt evaporated on Friday.
That was the day that Bill Blair, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, gave an interview to the Globe and Mail.
“There are some weapons that are currently available in our society that represent an unacceptable risk,” Blair told the Globe while talking about a potential “assault weapons” ban.
The Liberals have been floating the idea of banning handguns or some types of rifles for more than a year now. Blair did extensive consultation across the country speaking to activist groups on all sides and engaging the public.
The result of that consultation was a Canadian public that told the government to deal with gun violence in our cities but rejected the idea of a gun ban.
Being the party that promises to make all decisions based on science and evidence, Trudeau’s Liberals are now talking about a ban of certain kinds of rifles.
So how is this more about politics than public safety?
Well first off, rifles are not typically used in crime — criminals prefer handguns. Nor are they the problem most people want dealt with — the shootings in streets across the country.
That gun violence comes from handguns — illegal handguns mostly smuggled into Canada from the United States.
How will Trudeau’s plan to take rifles away from people who have already passed universal background checks, taken and passed a safety course, applied for a licence and been vetted by the RCMP stop the gun violence the public is concerned about?
But given that rifles like the AR-15, the No. 1 target on the Liberal hit list, are still registered – yes, restricted rifles remain registered in Canada – it makes it easy to seize those rifles.
Taking guns away from criminals who will never follow the law is difficult. Showing the thousands of seized rifles gives the politician behind it a photo op and a chance to say they are doing something.
Depending on the RCMP estimate you use there are between 66,000 and 86,000 AR-15 rifles in Canada legally. Those are old estimates and thousands more have been purchased in the last year as the ban has been discussed.
Can anyone point to one of these guns being used for crime in Canada?
Instead they point to American examples of the guns being used in mass shootings, or to the Christchurch, N.Z. massacre. Those are different countries with different cultures and different rules.
Canadian gun owners are subject to every gun control measure that Democrats call for in the United States and more. And still there are calls for bans here?
What is the real problem with guns and violence in Canada?
The latest homicide numbers from Statistics Canada showed that there were 266 firearm-related homicides out of a total of 660 murders in 2017.
“In 2017, 52% of firearm-related homicides were related to gang activity,” Stats Can said.
“Almost 9 out of every 10 (87%) gang-related homicides were committed with a firearm, usually a handgun.”
The stats also show that you are more likely to be murdered by someone stabbing you than with a rifle or shotgun.
Yet the government’s plan is to stoke fear over certain rifles based on how they look, to describe them as killing machines and to be seen as doing something.
Of course nothing the Liberals have done or will be proposing before the election will remove one single gun from the hands of a criminal, just from people who followed the rules.
Another example of Trudeau playing the politics of fear and division.