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December 6th…

December 6th, the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, has become a day of bashing and excoriating all men because of the actions of on deranged madman with a gun. If any one of those people at Ecole Polytechnique had been “allowed” by our Benevolent Government to carry a firearm for personal protection, perhaps the evil perpetrator, Gamil Gharbi, might not have been able to carry out his intentions. But noooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo! We are not permitted by The State to go about armed for the preservation of our own lives, or that of others.  They prefer to blame all gun owners – if not all men – for the actions of one other person.

December 6th should rather be “Piss off a Liberal – Buy a gun” day…

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This just in from La Belle Police State…

Weapons charges for teen who walked with BB gun

By Kristy Nease,
OTTAWA CITIZEN – NOVEMBER 10, 2010

OTTAWA — A teenage boy carrying what looked like a rifle in the streets surrounding his high school in Papineauville, Que., has been charged with careless use of a firearm. As it turns out, the 16-year-old wasn’t carrying a rifle Tuesday afternoon near Louis-Joseph Papineau high school — it was a BB gun. And Sûreté du Québéc police said the teen hadn’t been using it to any malicious end, but had simply taken it there from home to show to a friend who wanted to buy it.

Quebec provincial police got the call at about 1 p.m. Upon their arrival, officers controlled the scene, locked down the high school and began a search of the area. A nearby elementary school continued normal operations, police said. Just under an hour later police apprehended the 16-year-old in the streets around the school, and he was no longer carrying the BB gun, police said.

No one was injured, no one was threatened and the BB gun was never used on school property, police said. The teen was taken in for questioning and his BB gun was seized. He was later released from custody, with release conditions, on a promise to appear in court. Papineauville is about 70 kilometres northeast of downtown Ottawa.

Everyone is agreed – nobody was harmed, or even threatened with harm.  All we have is an over-reaction from the neighbourhood at the mere sight of a gun, and the over zealous reaction of a Thug State to slap down anyone when it comes to firearms.  Since a BB gun is, under the Firearms Act, considered to be a “non-firearm”, and it wasn’t actually used as a firearm (which constitutes a “use offense”, even if it isn’t a real firearm), then how can this poor kid be charged with “careless use” of something that isn’t a firearm?

It doesn’t have to make sense – it’s the law!


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I’m procrastinating again on those “Recommendations”, but the bafflegab is so thick, it’s hard to cut through it.  Instead, here is a report from the Ombudsman of the CBC…

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In the week leading up to the Day Democracy Died (the vote on Bill C-391), the CBC aired a “news” segment on The National, about the involvement of the NRA in the activities of those who supported the Bill to eliminate the long-gun registry.  They were shocked to discover that the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action, and its President Tony Bernardo, has had strong ties to the US lobby group.  They had to dredge up information from 10 years ago in order to “prove” the heinous nature of this association.  Of course, none of this was secret, or deliberately kept hidden, but the CBC did its damnedest to make it seem like this was a huge expose of some sort.

Anyone with half a brain should have come to the conclusion “So what?” when presented with this information.  Not the CBC!  They never let the facts get in the way of promoting leftist ideology whenever they can.  The whole purpose of the piece was to inflame the sensibilities of the anti-gun crowd who are habitues of The Mothercorp, provoking them into taking action against Bill C-391.

There was no “news” here – just blatant partisan politics.

Here is my letter to the CBC’s Ombudsman:

September 14th, 2010.

Re: NRA and the gun registry

September 13, 2010

News > TV Shows > The National

http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National/ID=1590902140

I am incensed.  I am outraged.  I am livid.  Words cannot describe just how supremely pissed off I am at the CBC’s “news” story about the “ties” between the NRA and the Conservatives.  This is blatant and egregious anti-gun and anti-conservative propaganda.  Its sole purpose is to drive people to vote against Candice Hoeppner’s Private Member’s Bill C-391.  So what if the NRA is giving “tactical and logistical” support to the Canadian Institute for Legislative Action?  Why is that “news”?  Why is that anybody’s business?  This is not “reporting” news, it is manufacturing the news.

Why isn’t the CBC “reporting” on the incestuous ties between the Coalition for Gun Control and the Liberal Party?  They’ve been in bed together since Chretien came to power.  Why aren’t they “reporting” on the ties between the CFGC and the anti-gun, US Brady Campaign?  Why aren’t they “reporting” on the funding received from anti-gun US billionaire George Soros?  Why aren’t they reporting on the ties with the international anti-gun organization, IANSA?

Why aren’t they “reporting” on the $386,000 grant the CFGC received from the Department of Justice for some “training program” in Quebec, that was never reported on?

Why aren’t they scandalized by the Liberal Party of Canada bringing US Democratic National Committee President Howard Dean to be the keynote speaker at their 2006 convention?

Why aren’t they outraged over US anti-gun “documentary” (and I use the term loosely) filmmaker Michael Moore’s interference with three federal elections?

Why isn’t any of this “newsworthy”?

And now, even though the original “report” stated, but downplayed, the fact that nothing illegal was taking place, and that no money had changed hands, another “reporter”, Margot McDermit, is claiming that “The NRA, in the CBC story last night, apparently has been lobbying for the last decade to get rid of the long gun registry. Not only lobbying, but providing money to lobbying efforts here in Canada to lobby the government to get rid of it.

http://www.cbc.ca/video/player.html?category=News&clipid=1591261090

This is an out-and-out LIE!  The NRA’s charter forbids it from giving money to groups outside the US.

Do you honestly believe that your “reporters” should be LYING to the Canadian public?  Is that in your charter somewhere?

This has got to stop!  Do your job and rein these LIARS in.  If you do not, you should be FIRED for being nothing more than a useless, trough-sucking bureaucrat.

Bruce N. Mills

akimoya@yahoo.ca

Hamilton, Ontario

And here’s the Ombudsman’s replies to the complaints:

Review: Report about possible involvement of the National Rifle Association in the debate over the long-gun registry

October 28, 2010

CONCLUSION:

The item was a reasonable summary of the interest that a very important American lobbying group has taken in the Canadian issue. Although we might have wished for more depth and context, the item’s flaws do not move it outside the bounds of CBC policy.

Vince Carlin
CBC Ombudsman

Nice whitewash job there, Vince!  Get any on ya?

If you read through his entire report, you will see that nowhere does he address my complaint that one of his talking heads outright LIED to the Canadian public on a national news show.  You can be certain that I will be taking this oversight up with him, soonest.


 

I just came across this at the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix:

And one final federal tidbit.

Conservative Garry Breitkreuz, the longtime Yorkton-Melville MP known for his implacable fight against the federal gun registry, has been replaced as chair of the House of Commons committee on public safety and security.

jwood@sp.canwest.com


Apparently this took place on Oct.4th:

MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS

Meeting No. 31

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security met at 3:34 p.m. this day, in Room 269, West Block, the [chair role], Roger Préfontaine, presiding.

The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of a Chair.

On motion of Dave MacKenzie, it was agreed, — That Kevin Sorenson be elected Chair of the Committee.
The Clerk of the Committee presided over the election of the Vice-Chairs.
On motion of Dave MacKenzie, it was agreed, — That Mark Holland be elected First Vice-Chair of the Committee.
On motion of Maria Mourani, it was agreed, — That Don Davies be elected Second Vice-Chair of the Committee.

I don’t know why this didn’t hit the “netvine” any sooner than this.  I don’t know what it means, but this can’t be good news.  I hope that Garry and his family are alright.

UPDATED

I decided to look a little further, and Garry is no longer listed as one of the full-time members of the Public Safety Committee.