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gejohnston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-11 01:07 PM
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8. I realized that Michael and Rachel had limited time
But he missed many points about the current Canadian federal gun law. The law as he described has only been in existence in the past 15 years,and their low crime rate has nothing to do with it. For example, while handgun required registration and licensing since the 1930s, machine guns were unregulated until the 1960s. The lower crime rate has everything to do with history, culture, and inequality of wealth. Same with Japan and Europe.
If we were to adopt the Canadian law here, it would be unworkable (if we were to adopt it word for word) in the US for a couple of reasons. 1) there are a number of due process fourth amendment would prevent some parts of it from being enforce. 2)cultural differences such as their higher respect for authority. In other words, allowing 12 year olds to buy ammunition seems to be appropriate there but would be an awful idea here.
What we need to do is have logical, nuanced adult discussions with everyone at the table to reform our laws that put in place sensible regulation while weeding out security theater.
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