Oh, Canada!

A guy defends himself against assailants firebombing his home and he is the one on trial? It is obvious from Cam Edward’s interview of Lorne Gunter of the National Post that the Crown Prosecutor doesn’t have a clue about guns.

Frankly, I blame the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. As Justice Minister he introduced the first gun control into Canada back in late 1967. I find it interesting that both Canada and the United States introduced major gun control measures at approximately the same time. In Canada it was the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1968-69 while in the United States it was the Gun Control Act of 1968.


2 thoughts on “Oh, Canada!”

  1. All handguns were registered in Canada in 1934. Canada has a long history of gun control. There is no constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms in Canada. The NWMP (before the RCMP) enforced a defacto ban of handguns in the west since the days of the gold rush.

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