You may be right, but I cannot see how and you've not connected the dots. As it stands gun registration is here -->x
x<-- and this case is over here, with nary a dot between them.
Canada's inane gun laws have everything to do with registration.
Okay, lay it on me.
If you read the accounts of Thomson's arrest, you see that he was charged with careless use of a firearm, pointing a firearm and two charges of careless storage of a firearm, one for each of the pistols he had removed from his gun safe. The first two charges were dropped, because he was obviously defending himself. He was acquitted of the other two.
okay. Where does registration come in?
The whole goal of the Canadian gun laws are to keep people from having free use of their firearms.
1. That's an opinion, as far as I can tell, and stated as hyperbole.
2. Are you sure it's that and not something more to do with public safety? Because it just sounds like angry name calling to me.
You have to keep a handgun locked in a box, and the ammunition locked in a separate box.
I thought that was basic gun safety. Is it not?
The whole idea is to prevent you from being able to use the firearm and ammunition.
See numbered points 1 and 2 above.
Registration is an extension of those laws. They are all degrees of the same idea.
So you agree with what I said earlier - this case and gun registration in Canada are related only in that guns are involved.
He wasn't a criminal, by the way.
I don't care. I think when it comes to guns it is prudent to err on the side of safety. While they are trying to figure it out, I do not see how public interest is served by leaving guns with the offender.
Now that he's acquitted, I think he deserves to get all of his guns back.
Here I disagree. He did what a reasonable person should have done. He called 911, and then used his firearms to dissuade the attackers without causing injury.
Well, isn't this peculiar? You are clearly more pro-gun than me, yet I'm the one who would have condoned shooting the sons a bitches. That made me chuckle.
Allegedly killing someone, and Allegedly assaulting his wife. As I said, guilty until proven innocent.
So in those situations you are saying those alleged
offenders should be allowed to keep their guns? With due respect, Odin, that's a horrible idea. In reality, the results are dead women.
Here are cases where the men had restraining orders, but were allowed to keep their guns, and then killed people. I understand there is a difference between a restraining order and being charged with crime. But a restraining order does not require a trial, just a judge reviewing the evidence. You are not proven guilty of anything. Similarly, having charges brought against you also does not require a trial, just a prosecutor reviewing the evidence. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/us/facing-protective-orders-and-allowed-to-keep-guns.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0http://www.dvmen.org/dv-14.htmhttp://divorcesupport.about.com/b/2013/03/24/kenneth-ayers-kills-son-shoots-estranged-wife-then-takes-his-own-life.htmhttp://abcnews.go.com/US/spa-massacre-estranged-husband-restraining-order/story?id=17529414#.UYBr7UrmzTo
^this asshole shot 7 women, including his wife. 2nd Amendment, bitches!
There are lots and lots more.
Yes, my friend, that is
nonsense, and it is
the logical extension of your argument. Thus, the oft made argument - "The bad guys don't follow the law, so we should not have the law" - is nonsense.
Under this logic, no one should be allowed to own a gun, because they could turn bad at any instant.
I was not making an argument. It was an explanation. A lot of "criminals" were by all appearances law abiding citizens. And then something happened. I don't know what. Perhaps they were borderline personalities, hanging on by a thread. Perhaps they became substance abusers. Perhaps something wrecked their lives. Maybe they found jesus. I don't know. But that is not the point. Your assumption was that these "criminals" are all career criminals, bad to the core. But that is not always the case.
We probably would get along fine in the real world. Just don't fuck around with my guns, please.
I'd like to go shooting with you. I like to shoot guns. They're fun. But they are incredibly dangerous.