Those Wild and Crazy Canuck Politicos
Prime Minister Martin, and the other liberals, are shocked that criminals are still obtaining guns and using them in their criminal activities. Can you imagine that? Criminals engaging in criminal conduct and breaking a law? Honest citizens who complied with ridiculous Canadian gun laws are like lambs at the slaughter. Who could be surprised at that turn of events?
What's next for Prime Minister Paul Martin? Advising us how to set up a total failure National Health Plan so that the Canadian model doesn't look so ridiculous? Here is an interesting story, from up North about politics and gun control.
Don't blame American guns
John R. Lott, National Post
Published: Friday, October 28, 2005
With Canada's murder rate rising 12% last year and this year's high-profile rash of gang murders (six shootings just this week in Toronto), politicians are looking for someone to blame. The bogeyman, as usual, is America: On Monday night, during his dinner with Condoleezza Rice, Prime Minister Paul Martin claimed Canada's gun crime problem was being caused by weapons smuggled in from the United States.
But Paul Martin doesn't have the facts to back up the claim. Despite the $2-billion committed to the Liberals' gun registry, the government does not even know the number of guns seized from criminals, let alone where those guns came from. Nor does Martin's government have any evidence that gun smuggling has recently gotten worse. (In Toronto, which keeps some data on guns, Paul Culver, a senior Crown Attorney, claims U.S. guns are a "small part" of his city's problem.)