First let me say that the failed Long Gun Registry has been going on for too damned long. Scrap it. Kill it. Burn it. Cut it into little pieces and force feed it to Liberal MP's. This is why Liberals can never be allowed back in Government. Their boondoggles take forever to clean up. More money than I'll probably ever see in my life has gone into the cash bonfire known as the Long Gun Registry. It doesn't do anything except burn money and Liberals just want to add more money to its dying embers.
Let me also say that I don't own a gun. I don't want a gun, and I hope I never need a gun. Guns are mounted on ships, planes and anything else that moves. What is a long gun anyway? I'm sure they mean rifles and shotguns. I'm surprised the stupid Liberals that dreamt this up didn't call it a Boom Stick Registry.
I also don't want or need a firearm of any kind. That is my personal choice. Its a choice I want people to be free to make. The Government does not exist to enforce my personal utopia on others. Freedom for all is my utopia.
Let me tell you a story.
I learned to shoot at a government sponsored volunteer organisation called the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets. I was out with them almost every day on one team or another including the range team. While other kids were learning how to roll a joint, I learned the 10 Commandments of Firearm Safety. We had to memorize them, and they are still with me.
Now fast forward 15 years. I still can't help but think of the 10 Commandments of Firearms Safety as sacred gospel.
One of my friends, who was always kind of and idiot, suddenly started taking an interest in "guns." He wanted to go hunting and join a gun club and generally feel cool about having a cool hobby. The only problem is he is still an idiot. I know that he could pass whatever tests and fill out the forms to get his rifle. I remember him telling me that he knew a guy who could just sign the card for him and he would have his license.
The moment I heard this I realised that I could not be in the same room with this guy and a firearm. I could not be in the same forest with this guy if he had a rifle. When you get to know somebody, you get to anticipate their thoughts. I just knew this guy would end up pointing a rifle at me. Even if I took him aside and let him know how wrong this was, he would do it behind my back or in my sleep.
Never point a weapon at something you do not wish to kill. This is not something I can tolerate. This means that I choose to stay away from this guy and hope he only hurts himself. Having issues with depression, this is a real possibility.
No registry is going to change this.
I take responsibility for my life. The government still doesn't regulate who your friends are. If one of my friends turns from a harmless idiot into a dangerous idiot, its up to me to do something about it. The Government can't won't and shouldn't try to solve my problems. Its collective punishment for a small number of idiots. The government doesn't even enforce its current laws adequately.
The Liberal answer is to throw money at useless red tape. Its whole strategy is to appear to be doing something while really doing nothing. Whats really sick is when they hold up tragic cases to further their policy charade. We have to bury these guys at the polls. I don't want a single Liberal left in all of parliament.