Wow, here is the headline over on CNN:
After a little research I found this CBC article too, pointing a strong finger at the U.S. for Canadian illicit guns.
A few points I have:
1.) If I was a law abiding Canadian citizen I would be furious with my governments stance on guns. First, because you are going through a lot of hoops to register, secure, and give up gun rights. Second, because both articles basically admit that the government has no ability to control criminal gun trafficing.
2.) The CBC article implies that machine guns can be purchased at unregulated gun shows. This is patently false, full auto weapons cannot be legally purchased anywhere in the U.S. without extensive paperwork and background checks. This is sensationalism.
3.) Crime committed with guns are soaring, in the face of rising anti-gun laws in Canada. Isn't this proof positive that gun laws don't work? Why would Martin say he wants to ban all hand guns, when he admits he can't stop illicit gun importing and sales. Foolish.
4.) The articles imply that violent crime is out of control in the states, while it is the exact opposite. Rather violent crime is at lows in the states not seen for three decades.
I'm not Canada bashing, I just find this as a perfect example of what will happen in the states if the anti-gunners get their way.