Saturday, September 23, 2006

Kimveer Gill's weapons were registered: "I have to admit, I've been wrong about the gun registry in the past. I always thought that it should be scrapped, for the simple reason that criminals don't obey the law. It turns out, however, that the registry is useless for another reason. Some criminals do obey the law, dutifully registering their guns before using them to slaughter people. ... The registry of long guns, and more talk of gun control in general, came about, in part, as a reaction to the 1989 Montreal massacre. But, if anything, one could argue that the 1989 tragedy and Wednesday's events, would more likely have been stopped earlier on, if not prevented, by supporting the right to bear arms. Had all, or many, students and faculty at L'Ecole Polytechnique, or Dawson College, been armed, Marc Lepine and Kimveer Gill would have been taken out quickly."

Gun control: Nay: "Now that people have had time to recover from the initial shock of the shootings at Montreal's Dawson College, we hear calls for more firearms restrictions (PM Won't Bow To Pressure On Guns -- Sept. 16). More gun-control measures are not the answer. We have to stop single-mindedly focusing on the tools that criminals and deranged persons use to harm or kill others and concentrate on the causes of their anti-social behaviour. The fact is, this tragedy happened despite the fact that the Firearms Act, one of the most restrictive gun laws in the world, has been in full effect for years. It is impossible to legislate against insanity. No laws could have prevented this."

1 comment:

Neo Conservative said...

another fine young man corrupted by those malevolent chunks of metal

if only the gun had been rendered harmless by the magical "billion dollar farmer bob rifle registry"

wait a minute...