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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:33 AM

 

Gun Control; Canadian Point of View

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/search/gun+safety/misfiring-on-gun-safety/1702706946001

Apparently some Canadians object to nanny state laws as well.

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Reply Gun Control; Canadian Point of View (Original post)
Remmah2 Jun 2012 OP
Hoyt Jun 2012 #1
DanTex Jun 2012 #2
ileus Jun 2012 #3
Lawlbringer Jun 2012 #4
Meiko Jun 2012 #5
Remmah2 Jun 2012 #6
Meiko Jun 2012 #8
Callisto32 Jun 2012 #12
Glaug-Eldare Jun 2012 #7
Remmah2 Jun 2012 #9
Meiko Jun 2012 #10
Remmah2 Jun 2012 #11
ileus Jun 2012 #13
spin Jun 2012 #14
applegrove Jun 2012 #15
NewMoonTherian Jun 2012 #16

Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:43 AM

1. Whataya expect? Canada's Sun News is their FOX News.

Don't get too excited thinking you will shortly be able to pack a gun from northern most Canada to Cape Horn.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:13 AM

2. That would be the view of right-wing Canadians. Sun News is the FOX News of Canada.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:01 AM

3. sUn news is Canadas version of fOx news.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:16 AM

4. I don't know if it's been mentioned

but Sun is essentially the Canadian Fox News.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:29 AM

5. I don't know if anyone

 

knows this but Sun News is just the Canadian version of FOX.

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Response to Meiko (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:30 AM

6. Question?

 

Is FOX news just like the Sun then?

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:39 AM

8. I don't know

 

but the consensus is that the source you have used is right wing. Perhaps you could find another link? before people start hitting the Alert button. Just sayin'

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:06 PM

12. IMPURE, IMPURE!!!!

BURN IT WITH FIRE!!1!!!!!1!!!!

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:37 AM

7. hey guys i just heard sun news is like canadian fox news

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Response to Glaug-Eldare (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:05 AM

9. The real Canadian FOX

 

Stop pelting me with your insults.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:10 AM

10. You have been

 

outfoxed this time.

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Response to Meiko (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:08 PM

11. Correctly put.

 

Skunked.

This thread officially stinks.

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Response to Remmah2 (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:10 PM

13. Trash this thread time?

Last edited Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:51 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:47 PM

14. Regardless of the source, the message is logical ...

and you would never hear it on a more liberal source.

Of course some will point out that Canada has a far lower rate of gun violence than the United States. While true, it is somewhat foolish to compare different cultures and environments.

We have an estimated 300 million firearms in our nation while Canada has perhaps between 7 and 11 million firearms. We have an estimated 52 million firearms owners while Canada has perhaps 2.4 million. We have a amendment to our constitution that allows firearm ownership while Canada doesn't. We have a long history of firearm ownership and a well developed gun culture that Canada lacks. Much of the violent firearm related crime in our nation is a result of our failed War on Drugs which has resulted in criminal gangs that often engage in turf warfare. While gang related shootings are becoming more common in Canada, it is not as prevalent as in our nation.

While it could be argued that if we had firearms laws similar to those in Canada our crime rate involving firearms would drop, such laws would be impossible to implement in our nation. Canada has largely banned the ownership of handguns. That is merely a pipe dream of those who favor draconian gun control in the United States.

Yet despite the availability of firearms our violent crime rate has dropped to levels last seen in the sixties.

edited for missing portion of sentence.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:17 PM

15. The conservatives won the election but not the majority of the votes. Rural people don't like gun

laws. City people like them.

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Response to Remmah2 (Original post)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:36 AM

16. A video from Sun? Isn't that just the Canadian Fox?

But seriously, folks. This is what keeps any compromise on gun laws from taking place in the United States. I'm an extremist; I find the current laws unacceptably strict. However, a lot of other gun owners would be willing to compromise, and even support certain stricter measures, if there weren't overwhelming evidence that any compromise would eventually lead to Canadian-style(or worse) restrictions. There is no convincing us that this isn't the ultimate goal of gun control, because it has happened in almost every single other nation in the world.

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