The sheer ignorance of the anti-gun movement.

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Anti-gun control freaks: They make cry-baby emotional decisions based on ignorance.  There’s a great bit of debate from the national post to read that illustrated this.  Below are two great quotes:

McParland: But we’re not talking about all guns. I keep asking what the legitimate use is for a sniper’s rifle in modern Canada, since it doesn’t seem to be for killing bears or squirrels, but no one seems to be able to say.

Gurney: A sniper rifle is generally a standard hunting rifle (a Remington 700 or a Winchester 1904 are common examples) with a telescopic sight bored into the top of the receiver. And they are used in hunting. Whether the scope helps or hinders your hunting depends on a lot of factors, such as range, foliage and chosen prey. A rifle with a big honkin’ scope wouldn’t be useful for squirrels, but for bears and larger animals.

McParland above is your classic anti-gun moron.  Has absolutely no idea on the subject, but is desperate to control and regulate it.  They love words like “assualt rifle” and “sniper rifle.”  Then of course, there’s the classic “why do you need that?”

Lorne Gunter: The Liberals tried very, very hard to make the registry work as a method of gun control. It was not merely a political exercise. They went so far are requiring that every registered gun in the country have a unique identifying number. If there wasn’t a serial number stamped on the firearm, a permanent sticker that could never be removed had to be placed on it. Also, much of the $2-billion cost overrun was the result of how thoroughly the Firearms Program checked out potential gun owners and how complicated the computer software was to run all the background checks and firearms sales and transfers. The registry was never just a PR effort.

There’s another point missed in this discussion: the concept of “need” is antithetic to democracy where the citizens are sovereign. No one needs a car that goes more than 110 kms an hours, because that is the highest speed limit in the country. So should any of us who want to drive more than a Smart Car or Fiat have to cap in hand to an “official” and explain our need for something more before we are granted a license for one? Many more Canadians — thousands more — are killed by speeding automobiles each year than by high-powered rifles that are beyond what farmers “need” to kill coyotes.

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