The gun registry is gone, but dangerous laws linger on

The gun registry is gone, but dangerous laws linger on Each fall, self-serving politicians and activists re-victimize the women who were shot by a deranged man at Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. As we all know, this massacre was used as justification for the

Each fall, self-serving politicians and activists re-victimize the women who were shot by a deranged man at Ecole Polytechnique in 1989.

As we all know, this massacre was used as justification for the imposition of harsh gun control laws over innocent, law-abiding citizens who own guns. In some incredibly twisted Liberal illogic, punishing law-abiding citizens for the actions of a lunatic was thought to be justified.

Early in life, most children learn the basic moral truth that “two wrongs do not make a right.” Somehow, both Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau either missed this lesson, or choose to ignore it.

Both of these men stated that they would reinstate the horrendously expensive and completely useless long gun registry, then backpedaled when they realized that there is little support for a rerun of that idiocy.

However, they both say they will repeal the recently passed Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act (C-42), which eased one of the harshest consequences of the remaining gun control legislation – the instant criminalization of firearms licence holders due to license renewal delays, a paper processing “crime” that leads to seizure of innocent people’s personal property and results in their having criminal records, way over-the-top harsh punishments for doing absolutely nothing harmful toward anyone.

What is it with these guys? Why do they want to perpetuate this immoral injustice toward innocent, law-abiding citizens who happen to own guns? Why do they want to inflict criminal records on law-abiding people who get caught in licence processing delays? Why do they want to infringe on our common law right to peaceful ownership and use of personal property? Their attitudes in this matter are simply evil.

The only federal leader who has consistently worked to bring some sanity to gun control legislation is Prime Minister Steven Harper.

Among our local candidates for member of Parliament, the Liberals’ Larry Bagnell, with his betrayal of Yukoners in opposing the removal of the long-gun registry, made it abundantly clear that Yukoners’ interests in this area are to be thrown aside if they conflict with his personal ambitions as a Liberal politician.

I’m surprised that Melissa Atkinson, the NDP candidate, with her background in law and human rights advocacy, has ignored this infringement on our fundamental right to personal property ownership, especially considering the large number of First Nations persons who own guns and are subject to the same abusive gun-control legislation.

Ryan Leef, our current member of Parliament, has consistently worked to reform gun control legislation to a sane and reasonable basis.

Criminals will do whatever they want to, irrespective of laws. That is why they are criminals. Gun control laws have no effect on criminals illegally acquiring guns, and no effect on criminals using guns when they commit their crimes. Criminals should be vigorously prosecuted for the crimes they commit.

Innocent, law-abiding gun owners should be left alone.

George Dimsdale

Marsh Lake

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