sumner4991 wrote:Hey Ben . . .guess what, I decided not to increase my income . . .it's a LOT easier to live off the government.
I'm considering the opportunities there in Canada. Looks like a lot of free checks up there . . .see ya soon.
taz3 wrote:The whole registry is/was nothing shy of cash grab, I served in the Canadian armed forces, in our infantry division with excellent weapons training, yet it has no value what so ever toward owning a hunting rifle. Gun safety is all the same for all guns and our Military took it very serious, and far beyond what most civilians ever do to disarm a rifle after a hunt. If I can hold a rifle to defend my country, I should be entitled to hold one to feed myself too.
You could probably count on one hand how many crimes were committed by hunting rifles/shot guns, and I'd be surprised to find out any of them were by the owners. 99% of criminal shootings up here are with illegal hand guns, so why don't they pass a more useful law, requiring criminals to register their illegal weapons.
I certainly agree that, hunting courses and safe gun training, is an excellent idea for anyone to poses a gun, but there no benefit to rounding up the hunters and for a registry, thinking it will make the streets safer.
CanuckBen wrote: realise that it's for the greater good of your family, friends and close one and if you fall on hard time, we ALL will help you out.
Pydpiper wrote:I would be willing to bet that there will be a provincial registry of some form manifesting out of this.
The people who initiated this registry in the first place are a well oiled and well funded machine, and although it is being dealt with on a federal level, I fear there will be more to come provincially.
I also think Ontario and Quebec will be the first to put something new in place, they are the heaviest regulated and contain the most sheep who need to be hand fed to feel like they exist.
I can guarantee you that if they made it just a little harder, a lot of the folks who attend would not pass.
sumner4991 wrote:CanuckBen wrote: realise that it's for the greater good of your family, friends and close one and if you fall on hard time, we ALL will help you out.
Where is the ignorance, Ben?
For generations upon generations, my family has taken care of themselves. Farmers are a hard working group that typically need help from no one. They know how to take care of themselves just fine.
It's the city folks that tend to need the help. City folks do not know their neighbors, much less are they willing to take care of each other.
City folks need police stations, fire stations . . .all the entitlements.
Governments would be great if they were efficient and honest. Unfortunately, they are not.
I'm not whinning and complaining . . .just stating the facts. I pay my share of taxes. However, workng in the mortgage indusrty for several years has shown me that a large percentage of people do not pay. They don't pay at all, not a dime.
Government is too big to control. Some will argue that it's out of control. This registry is just a small example of it.
Raymond wrote:As for registering my firearms to another gun registry, it will never happen.
Pydpiper wrote:Keeping in mind that government is so high on it's self and it's ability to "rule" over it's people, even went as far as to try to separate it's self from this country.
there will always be voters who thing the government is just an entity to replace your parents when you grow up.
CanuckBen wrote:Pydpiper wrote:Keeping in mind that government is so high on it's self and it's ability to "rule" over it's people, even went as far as to try to separate it's self from this country.
Just to clariry - that was not from the current political party in charge of Québec. The last referendum was in 1995 (previous one in 1980), with the Parti Québec in charge.