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As Star writer Tonda MacCharles reported on Wednesday, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is mulling a sweeping set of proposals from the pro-gun camp that would further water down federal controls. In future, gun owners’ licences would run for 10 years or longer without renewal, up from five now. Paperwork now required to transport weapons would be waived. And certain prohibited firearms — ranging from small, easily concealed handguns to full-bore assault weapons—would be reclassified as restricted, making them easier to sell or transfer.
That is one thing I simply do not get about the Con party supporters? Their rush to the bottom, their absolute desire to take us in a direction of proven failure and destruction.
Why? Many other countries do not have the level of violence that the US does, and that is where a sane person would want to go.
We know why people like Vic Towes and the like support the gun lobby over safety, it's because their bread is buttered by lobbyists and special interest groups. When it comes to the environment, public safety and economics, the Harper Conservatives are not working for Canada.
A group funded heavily by corporate interests has many Americans bamboozled into beleiving they are supporting freedom, when in reality it is corporatocracy.
But then many turn a blind eye when it also happening here.
The lowest common denominator should not be a goal.
We can do better than that can't we?
And to all those who vote exclusively for less gun control and more "tough on crime" measures? You are so owned. Soooooooooooo owned.
Your "freedum" is bought and paid for.