My kid takes taekwondo and he has shown me some really useful moves to get out of a headlock, but even if I did, I would still be reduced to "shouting fire" and running for my life, so what good is that, unless I can subdue my attacker? I figure a gun would be a great equalizer for me against a much larger attacker. I'm hoping I would just have to show it to the guy and he would be the one running, but if necessary, I could take the shot.
So, gun control is nuts. All the laws already on the books are not upheld, so more laws won't work.
Finally we got rid for the stupid, 2 billion dollar gun registry. It was a bad law imposed on us by the Liberal government of the day to appease the gun control fanatics. The US is trying the same thing now. Maybe the should look to Canada, the UK and Australia to see how gun control has failed.
Rex Murphy had a great opinion piece on this topic years ago:
Ted Nugent has some opinions on it too:
And Just Right has an interview with Ted and Piers for more entertainment.
What it all comes down to in the end, is my right to protect myself in the way I feel most comfortable. If I think a bow and arrow (which I am really good at) is better than a bat or a gun, I should be able to defend myself with that bow and arrow without fear that the government is going to prosecute me because I had the audacity to actually defend myself before the police could arrive.
Canada is not gun "crazy" like the US, but that doesn't mean that individuals should not be able to defend themselves from attacks on the street or in their own homes or businesses.
This guy was lucky he didn't get charged. The RCMP/Police are idiots, they want no one but themselves to have guns. Tell that to the women who are getting raped at increasing rates around the world. Give us women guns, we will take care of ourselves, it's better than being tied up and raped repeatedly like these women.
Walton said at least five gunmen entered the rooms where the tourists were sleeping, beat and tied up six men and raped six Spanish women. A seventh woman, a Mexican national, was unharmed, he said. The nationalities of the male tourists were not disclosed.Give me a gun, not a gun free zone...those are deadly.
Walton added that the women were raped despite what he described as “excellent security” beefed up in Acapulco for the holiday weekend. Federal police and the army patrol parts of the city. No arrests have been reported in the case.