Unfortunately, last week's attack on the Canadian Parliament seems to have doomed some simple long needed reform of gun control

The Huffington Post is quite happy about this:
The Conservative government appears to be quietly shelving its controversial “Common Sense” gun bill in light of Wednesday’s shooting.  
Government House Leader Peter Van Loan’s office was silent Friday about the future of Bill C-42. Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney’s office refused to comment, directing inquiries to Van Loan. The Common Sense Firearms Licensing Act was scheduled to be debated for the first time on the day of the shootings, with three days set aside for discussion. It no longer figures on the government’s stated agenda. 
But NDP Public Safety critic Randall Garrison told The Huffington Post Canada on Friday that he understands why the government might want to shelve this bill for the time being. 
“I think it’s obvious that the climate where firearms were used to murder a member of the Canadian Forces and to bring an attack into the House of Commons means that the climate for a discussion on a bill that would loosen, in any way, restrictions over the licensing of firearms is unlikely to be something the government wants to do right now,” he said. . . .
Unfortunately, these restrictions are the exact opposite of what they should be doing. 

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Blogger Texas TopCat said...

I can not understand why there would be a soldier standing guard would not have a loaded rife?
Second, if this had happened in places where citizens were allowed to be armed, I suspect witnesses would pick a different tool rather than a camera to address the problem.

10/26/2014 10:15 AM  
Blogger Jstanley01 said...

It was after the mass shooting at the Luby's in Kileen in '91 that I noticed a change in conventional wisdom here in Texas. From such incidents spurring calls for more gun control to calls for less. After which, I'd say it was the activism of Suzanna Gratia Hupp along with your work that turned the tide nationwide.

10/26/2014 1:29 PM  

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