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New ban for handguns

What dou you think about the Prime Ministers' statement today: Quote" I now fully beleive that there should be a total ban on handguns in canada". I don't own any handguns now and have no intention nor need to aquire any.
I wonder what this "fiasco" will cost? Sure will scare thebad guys, won't it???

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What I laugh at is that the Liberals made the "new gun laws" which made it easier to purchase a handgun. At the time they said the gun laws were progress. Now they want to ban handguns and that will be "progress" then what about those nasty semi-auto rifles. They are the next best thing to machine guns so let's ban them and that will be progress. The those pump actions and lever actions are way to fast so let's ban them. And we all know that most sniper rifles are bolt-action so we can't have our poeple running through the woods with "sniper rifles". We might as well ban those as well.

This is tongue and cheek but we can see how easy it is to ruin our lifestyle and all it takes is a few simple laws and some lame-brain logic to get the support of the antis. There has to be a stop to this or we run the risk of being over-run and hog-tied with laws.

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If the handgun ban works out as well as the gun registry, Canada's in trouble.

I really empathize with Canadian gun owners, who appear to be on a runaway gun-control train fueled on manure rather than fact.

This past summer I got my firsthand taste of Canadian gun bureaucracy when I transported my rifles through the country. I had to find other means to get my handguns to Alaska. As for the long guns, I downloaded all the necessary forms and filled them out ahead of time. Then I got to the border in Montana, only to have a Canadian customs agent smugly tell me I couldn't take my son's Model 94 .30-30 into the country because it had a 16 inch barrel and the law required 18. I panicked for a moment, then remembered how thoroughly I'd researched it. So I went through the regulations on the forms and found the paragraph that mentioned SEMI AUTOS with barrels less than 18 inches. I pointed this out to the agent and said that the gun in question was a lever action. She grumbled, went and got her supervisor, and eventually came back and approved my paperwork. But she certainly wasn't pleasant; appparently she didn't appreciate an American explaining Canadian law to her. Oddly enough, despite all the scrutiny of the paperwork she didn't even ask to see the weapons.

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This is stating the obvious and I know I'm definitely preaching to the chior in this forum, but new laws are not the answer, the ones we have concerning illegal handguns or illegal use of firearms would be fine if they were actually enforced. The cops arrest some banger punk, next morning he goes to court, and is released on bail and goes looking for a little payback. Brick Wall,)

Here's a neat idea Mr Martin: lets get the crooks behind bars and maybe actually keep them there for a change and see what that does to the crime rate Think Brick Wall,)

My favourite comment was the community worker in the TO neighbourhood with the recent rash of shootings. He said he welcomed any action that would get guns out of the hands of criminals, but this was just two-bit penny politics designed to play on people's emotions to buy votes.

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I'll go a little further than that ,Saskie:
Why not build a new federal prison,without guards, self serve cafeteria, for the drive-by shooters, etc and GIVE THEM ALL THEIR GUNS BACK!

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