and it would behoove you not to insult Canadians this way.
When you were labouring under Bush II, we up here didn't equate him and his doings with the US and USAmericans.
The Harper government is in power because slightly under 40% of the people who cast ballots in a low turnout election voted for the Conservative Party, and the first-past-the-post system in our multi-party democracy gave that party a majority of seats in the House of Commons.
Harper and his party are now buckling down to the job they have been longing to do for a decade: remaking Canada in their image, nasty and mean and ugly as it is.
Nowhere else at DU, or in any other moderately left/progressive location in the world, would one find applause for anything this shitty government is doing.
But this is the Guns forum, where all things right-wing are routinely applauded.
I don't even know how you interpret what you posted as "rethinking" anything.
The proposals were part of a pack-age of regulations aimed at updating a set of rules from 1920 that regulate sale and storage of explosives. The parts that upset gun owners included restrictions on ammunition of .50-cal-ibre or larger and on black powder used in antique weapons.
The proposal was for an additional requirement relating to storage, which the Conservatives (who are not "Tories", btw) have rejected.
We are in the middle of one of the finest, juiciest, ugliest election scandals in the western world in decades. The Conservatives have been caught red-handed committing election fraud. Why don't you investigate that a little?