Today, the Conservative government made the long-awaited announcement that it will finally be scrapping the long-gun registry—and there ain’t a dadgum thing y’all lefty fascists can do about it! On the event of such a momentous occasion, I could not limit myself to just one distinguished comment, so here are a handful of my favourites from the 160+ responses (and counting!) on CTV.
Here, spencer advances a popular argument that criminals don’t register their guns, then uses Libya as an example where not having a gun registry was a good thing. Which is to say that if most people who don’t abide by our laws don’t register their guns, people opposed to the government in an African dictatorship would be lining up to sign up theirs. Right. Of course, he’s also ignoring the fact that most of the Libyan rebels’ arms were supplied by NATO… Were they even registered in their countries of origin?
A. Rock, I think you’re oversimplifying things, buddy. Sure, the registry was a reaction to l’École Polytechnique, but I think it was meant to protect more than just female engineering students. Any relation to J-Rock, BTW?
Well, I guess we all know which breakfast cereal Dean eats. Hint: it’s not the Breakfast of Champions…
GHW, are you sure your initials aren’t really GWB? This guy believes that gun ownership is a human right, and that the Fascists were left-wing. Don’t you try to fool him twice—he don’t get fooled again!
Here, PJR puts things in perspective by reminding us that the Conservatives have seen their share of boondoggles, too. Well played, sir.
And finally, looks like Dubya’s back with a sobering reminder that listening to Barry Manilow will kill you. Thanks for the heads-up!
UPDATE 4:26 PM: The CBC has put together a story compiling 10 public opinions on the gun registry, both pro and Con. Clearly, they’ve saved the best for last:
“This is a great first step and a cause for celebration among all responsible firearms owners. We have spent long hours on Parliament Hill and endured several false starts with Private Member’s Bills that didn’t succeed in the previous minority government. When this majority government stands to reject the registry, every Canadian should rejoice in the new-found fairness and freedom for sports shooters, hunters and trappers.” — Tony Bernardo, Canadian Shooting Sports Association
I know that I’m going to invite every sports shooter, hunter and trapper I know for a celebration at my place. By the way buddy, is that a fake name, or did you just happen to be named after two characters from West Side Story?