To all the police who support the gun registry.....you have lost my respect. I used to think of the RCMP as the best police organization in the world. No more. You have lost my respect. You are encouraging women to feel secure because of the gun registry. You should be ashamed of yourselves for not telling women the truth about the gun registry. You are now going to have to take responsibility for your support of the useless gun registry and your failure to protect women.
To all the women who support the gun registry....If you think a gun registry is going to stop you from being raped or killed, you need to give your head a shake and realign your brains. A predator will get you faster than you can respond. What do you have in your purse to protect yourself? A nail file? Keys?
I have dog spray, but by the time I found it, got it out and aimed it in the right direction, the predator would have knocked me out. If I had a gun, I could reach into my purse and shoot without having to draw it out. Women don't need to be victims, but our police and politicians seem to want us to stay weak and vulnerable.. Nothing wrong with a little protection against predators and a gun works.
Women should be going to shooting ranges and getting comfortable with guns, because one day you might have to use one. (Plus it's a lot of fun) My uncle had a farm in northern Alberta, you didn't go anywhere on the farm without a shotgun, unless you thought you could fight off a bear. Women need to be prepared whether they are in the city or on a farm. Try taking a bat to a 250 pound predator, he will grab it from you and use it on you, and the gun registry will sit there, inert, and unable to help you.
The NDP should be ashamed of their vote. The money to keep the useless gun registry alive could have been used to build more women's shelters, or low income housing, their favorite causes. Are they expecting a coalition next election and are selling their souls for a chance at government? Peter Stoffer was the only NDP MP I liked, and now he has sold his constituents down the river. He didn't look very happy with his changed vote, I wonder why he did it, some of his mates stayed true to their principles, why didn't he?
The Liberals made a great show of supporting Iggy, but it was hollow support because they were whipped, on a private members bill no less. All they showed was that the party was more important than their constituents. The bill they voted for, was a bill that said they didn't want a bill to go forward, what kind of idiotic parliamentary procedure allows that kind of stupidity?
The opposition won the vote, but lost the long game. This will not go away. This will come back and bite them next election. Next time a woman is killed by a long gun, I hope they can explain to her family why the long gun registry didn't save her. Unfortunately, feminists really aren't about protecting women, because if they were, they would be petitioning government so that women could carry guns, in their purses, in Canada!