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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Canada Laws prove that gun control works

In its drive to open the world to more guns, the U.S. has now decided that our neighbors to the north are ripe for the picking.  Mexico remains lucrative but why not invade a country with sensible gun laws.  U.S. gun runners see a rewarding market in Canada where certain kinds of guns are hard to get because of stricter laws.  Criminal groups and terrorists up north are finding a ready supply of weapons smuggled from the U.S. by “straw” buyers from Michigan to Florida.

In the years 2007 to 2011, Canada submitted  6,574 guns to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for testing; a small amount compared to the 99,000 guns sent by Mexico.  However, virtually 100 percent of Canadian guns were traced to the U.S. with over half linked to a retail purchase as compared to Mexico where two-thirds were traced to U.S. manufacturers or importers, one-third to a U.S. retail purchase. 

Not allowed in Canada
The difference in violence between the two countries is obvious with the Mexican drug cartels wanting AK-47 assault weapons and the Canadians looking for handguns.  They are used by drug rings, Asian ethnic groups, Mafia types and motorcycle gangs.  The Canadian government decries the “comparative ease of gun purchasing in the U.S.  Former Toronto mayor David Miller commented: “For us, it's a river of guns flowing north."

Canada gun laws are specific in their regulations.  As an example, in Canada the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law.  No automatic firearms or certain type of handguns and no automatic or assault weapons.  You must pass a background check, character references are required for a gun license, and records are maintained on gun ownership.  Also, you must re-apply and re-qualify for a firearm license every 5 years.  Training and testing are also required.

Now who could possibly find anything wrong with gun laws like this?  Easy, the thugs at the National Rifle Assn. (NRA) and their collection of a few million member bootlickers who bow to the organization like the Oceania subjects to Big Brother in George Orwell’s 1984.  It’s pathetic but NRA head, Wayne LaPierre, has these poor souls right where he wants them.  Sitting at the kitchen table making out checks to his group of goons.

And get this…you cannot carry a concealed weapon in Canada unless you are a part of law enforcement.  What will all those helpless people on the street do when they have no NRA gun totin’ protection against the hordes of bad guys that are always lurking in the shadows to do them harm?  Should American concealed carry nutcases come across the border to rescue those in distress?  Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter.
 

And here are some figures that will blow your mind.  I would like to see you gun worshippers deny these facts.  In the last year that numbers are available, 2009, Canada had a total of 173 gun homicides compared to 11,493 in the U.S.  OK, you said the U.S. population is much greater than Canada’s and you are right.  Deaths per 100,000 people in the United States were 3.7 compared to only 0.5 in Canada.  Figures don’t lie.  Canada is safer with stricter gun laws.

There have been changes in the Canadian firearms program.  One, you no longer must register non-restricted firearms.  And it was decided to destroy all existing non-restricted firearms records.  In case you are not familiar with Canadian gun laws, non-restricted firearms are rifles, shotguns, and any not referred to in the restricted category.  Isn’t it interesting that these people have actually registered their handguns and no one has taken them away yet?

NRA storm-trooping membership
So we’ve covered all the bases when it comes to sane gun control and proved without doubt that you can have gun laws that restrict gun ownership and still not have all-out gun violence on the streets.  It is clear that a civilized country can still pass and maintain gun control laws that work, something that has to be initiated by its government.  Are Canadians just smarter than Americans, or is it just a higher level of common sense?  Whatever the case, it works.

If I had to put my finger on the U.S. problem it would be firmly pointed at the NRA.  With their lobbying expertise, gun manufacturers that keep the till full, and a slew of loyal, if neurotic, members, they have pushed this country to the point where killings by guns is an accepted daily occurrence.  All this is compounded by an inept Congress that is scared to death of Wayne LaPierre and his NRA bullies.  The final blow is the fact that these screwballs think they are right.

18 comments:

  1. Great post. You have written about the obvious and used facts. Well done.

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  2. The percent of home gun ownership in Canada vs. U.S. isn't starkly different. And yet they have such extremely low numbers of shootings compared to us. As you point out, it is obviously due to better regulation. It's baffling to me that our lawmakers don't pay attention to that. It's equally baffling to me that the NRA can so easily shield its dangerous assertions behind the 2A, despite the fact that the 2A does not rule out regulation of guns.

    Registration of guns? Gasp! Any day now those blood-thirsty tyrants running Canada will declare a dictatorship and take away them gunzzz!! Or do the gun guys think Canada is already a dictatorship, in their fevered imaginations?

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  3. Sorry, you're once again simply wrong in everything you say.

    http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309091241

    The CDC did a similar study with the same findings.

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  4. You know, your NRA delegated comments are really getting boring and tiresome. Canada gun control does work, by the numbers. Now that's not hard to understand is it?

    Jack E. Dunning
    Nasty Jack Blog

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  5. I dont get how people on the left can be so smart in regards to social issues like drugs and controlled substances yet so naiive on issues regarding firearms. The prohibition of drugs like marijuanna and cocaine only created a black market that built huge criminal empires and left thousands dead. The nation of Mexico is basically run by a collection of cartels that are swimming in drug money. The US spends obscene amounts of money trying to police these substances and yet It is still relatively easy to score on the streets. So looking back at history and seeing how prohibition has caused far more harm than good how can you possibly advocate the draconian firearms regulations of Canada? If we can learn anything from history it is that people are going to get an item that they want and there isnt a damn thing a law or massive police force can do to stop them. Even the clinton assault weapons ban was total bullshit. When i lived in LA it was not uncommon to see gangbangers toting ak47s or m16s. My friend who worked in the lapd said that for every assault rifle they confiscate 500 more take its place because they have increased demand and the price. You can still get "restricted" firearms in Canada just as easily as "non-restricted" guns, the price is just a little hogher and instead of your money going to support the ma and pa gun store it goes to funding some unscrupulous characters operations.

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    1. You are the naive one if you don't understand that Canada had a total of 173 gun homicides compared to 11,493 in the U.S. And I realize the U.S. population is much greater than Canada’s. However, the deaths per 100,000 people (2009 latest figures) in the United States were 3.7 compared to only 0.5 in Canada. In the mind of the un-naived, that's over 7 times more. The law does work!

      Jack E. Dunning
      Nasty Jack Blog

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    2. Those statistics have very little to do with firearms. If firearms were nonexistent those numbers would be relatively the same. It is like saying the way to get rid of addiction is to get of the drugs. You ignore the underlying problem. Americans, for whatever reason, are more prone to violent acts than our canadian brothers. We would still kill each other in record numbers even if every single firearm magically dissapeared in the night. Like i said before, it is still easy to get "restricted" weaponry. The homesteaders in the north are notorious for this. You must address the underlying problem. And if you want another reason for the problem, think about the massive cultural diversity in this country and then think about how humans who are of different cultures dont normally get along. Now cram those cultures into the close proximity of cities and you have a ticking time bomb. Canada does not have anywhere near the diversity that this country has.

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    3. This argument is not only rambling but completely ridiculous. Of course the statistics apply; I even converted some of them to show the comparisons. Let's not waste my readers' time on this drivel.

      Jack E. Dunning
      Nasty Jack Blog

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  6. How do you find information for your fresh posts and which particular search networks do you commonly use?

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    1. Use Google Alerts for the subjects you write about. I still surf Google Search 10 to 15 times a day re. topics I am interested in. Don't know what your subject matter is but look for similar sites and "FAV" them for information. Hope this helps?

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  7. Your a dumb ass. Who's doing all the killings down here in the US? NRA members, folks with concealed weapons permits? It's criminals you idiot not law abiding citizenry!!!

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    1. It is illiterate gun nuts like yourself with double-digit IQs that foster what happened recently in Connecticut through an NRA that places absolutely no value on life, just your stupid guns. Thank God the tide is turning and we'll soon be rid of fruitcakes like yourself. Now crawl back in your hole.

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  8. There will always be fruitcakes like us and there isn't a damn thing you or any one else can do about it. You sir are a naive moron. For every one statistic you find I can find a hundred more that shows gun control does not work and actually makes things worse.

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    1. You're wrong, as you fruitcakes usually are. As proven by the above article, and Australia and Japan. I'm sorry I used the word now. You people give fruitcakes a bad name. Take LaPierre and crawl back under your rocks.

      Jack E. Dunning
      Nasty Jack Blog

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  9. Guns aren't even the most lethal mass murder weapon. According to data compiled by Grant Duwe of the Minnesota Department of Corrections, guns killed an average of 4.92 victims per mass murder in the United States during the 20th century, just edging out knives, blunt objects, and bare hands, which killed 4.52 people per incident. Fire killed 6.82 people per mass murder, while explosives far outpaced the other options at 20.82. Of the 25 deadliest mass murders in the 20th century, only 52 percent involved guns.

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    1. Like the congressman from Connecticut said, you morons are tone deaf. What is it you don't understand about 20 little children killed by an assault weapon that never should have been on the street? You are a pathetic group!

      Jack E. Dunning
      Nasty Jack Blog

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  10. Besides if it wasn't for the looming presence of the United States and its "gun toting fruitcakes" Canada would have been invaded by some foreign dictator and be under sharia law long ago.

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    1. Just another absurd comment not worthy of addressing.

      Jack E. Dunning
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