When we first read the headline in last Thursday's Sun - 'Feds taking aim at gun violence' - we thought that there must have been some mistake.
Gun violence? What gun violence? We have a very expensive national gun registry that was put into place to ensure that every firearm in Canada can be tracked. We have cumbersome regulations in place that make it more difficult for Canadians to buy guns. We have armies of bureaucrats shuffling paper to and fro to make sure that everything related to guns in this country is all very above-board and law-abiding.
So there can't possibly be any gun violence in Canada!
OK, we made our point. There is still lots of gun violence in Canada, and the gun registry hasn't done a single thing to stop it.
Monday, August 29, 2005
An interesting editorial from the Edmonton, Alberta Sun: