Here we go again! The moment some nut or criminal shoots someone, we have those who are willing to take away the right of ownership of firearms speak up. Evil guns must go. Yada Yada!
When Pierre Trudeau and Warren Allmand struck down capital punishment, police work immediately changed drastically.
As a constable in a high crime area who usually patrolled alone, the only thing that kept me safe was the knowledge that if I was attacked, someone would pay dearly . If you don’t know that punishment does prevent crime, then your parents must not have spanked your bottom and you certainly have never talked to a person who had a stroke or two of the paddle for brutalizing other Canadian citizens.
Human rats who were hanged didn’t become repeat offenders. The only thing that kept us Mounties safe was a good justice system and the only thing that kept citizens safe was stiff sentences for crime against them.
Justice in Canada is dead as the worm on your driveway thanks to the NDP and the Liberals and the lawyers who swarm to make money defeating justice.
Ian McLean in his letter to the Advocate of June 11, 2014, says there are no gun owners rights in the Constitution. The thing we are told is a constitution in Canada is called the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This was signed by 10 premiers but Rene Levesque of Quebec refused to sign as he knew it was flawed so the next premier of Quebec, Robert Bourassa, signed after special status was granted to Quebec. Not blackmail of course!
Don Getty signed for Alberta but he forgot to ask Albertans but, ho hum, it’s only a constitution. But a constitution must be ratified by the people, but the people were not asked and couldn’t understand it anyway. But then they were given a vote on a constitution, which was called the Charlottetown Accord which Canadians turned down.
No problem, just ask the Supreme Court to interpret for us. A group of unelected people appointed by their friends in Ottawa! As Chief Justice Angelo Branca of British Columbia said: “The Supreme Court are right because they are final, not final because they are right.” Section 52 of the charter says the charter contains the British North America Act in its entirety, and Sec. 92 of the BNA Act gives property rights exclusively to the provinces and this may not be changed except by going through the legislature and this has not been done. The legislation passed in l935 was for a person to have the right of ownership of a pistol for target practice, collection or self protection. Period!
Little by little, we have misguided groups trying to disarm us and when we do use a gun to ward off criminals, we do not let the police know as of course they would treat us as criminals. We hire police and members of the legislature and members of parliament to protect us but they all have fallen down terribly.
In High River, we had Mounties break into over 1,900 homes and seize guns and tons of ammunition. Now folks, this is called break enter and theft in the Criminal Code and each and every one of these goons should be charged and dismissed from the force. If anyone had suggested to me as a policeman that I should break into someone’s house I would have had two words for him involving sex and travel.
To date, this stolen ammunition has not been returned. Theft! Where is Alberta’s justice minister sleeping at this time? Does he get paid for doing nothing?
Today if we want to contact a Mountie at the police station you go during office hours and talk through bulletproof glass to a woman and maybe you don’t even see a Mountie in their fortress. Why should these fellows have bulletproof vests when we know there is no danger because if there was wouldn’t we not have a vest and a gun?
When I walk the dog at night, who will look after me as many times I have seen people get a beating just because others wanted some enjoyment? I am too old to take a beating anymore.
When I read of murders every second day in my province and the courts basically treating criminals as honoured guests who with their lawyers get a free ride on our backs, I know that justice is truly dead. When I hear of women and children brutalized by repeat and repeat and repeat offenders I don’t count on protection from the courts. Some justice!