Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Gun Control – Be Careful What You Wish (and Vote)

New York --( Every time there has been a mass public shooting, governments lose no time in enacting massive new restrictions which seek to disarm all civilians, especially the peaceable gun-owners of its society —the ones who are not the cause of these rare high-profile tragedies.
The stated rationale is always that less guns in the hands of civilians equates to a “safer society.” The available evidence would indicate otherwise.
According to on August 11, 1998, “A madman who shot to death 16 children and their teacher at a primary school in Dunblane, Scotland, on March 13, 1996, left their families bereft and changed a nation forever.” A nation-wide ban on handguns quickly followed.
Sound familiar? It should.
It happened in Canada:
Fourteen women died [and 13 others were wounded] when shooter Marc Lépine staged his attack at Montreal’s École Polytechnique on Dec. 6, 1989. The shooting, which came to be known as the Montreal Massacre, sparked a national debate about gun control…. The Montreal Massacre prompted a toughening of Canada’s gun control laws [and the Canadian long-gun registry eventually resulted].
The Canadian long-gun registry was scrapped in early 2012 because it was an experiment gone awry. It turned out to be wasteful of taxpayer resources, and ineffective in reducing crime.

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