Re: The Canadian federal gov is taking our handguns away
2006, will see the 10th anniversary of the terrible murders of 15 children and their teacher at Dunblane Scotland.
In the eyes of the authorities Britain has been "Pistol Free" for 9 years after the British government banned, NO! let me rephrase that, re-categorized pistols to dis-allow possession by Law abiding citizens(oh i for got we are subjects here not citizens), the 3 fold increase of "illegal" pistols since then, does not count in government figures.
Trying to convince your MP that the legislation is unfair, when he has been told by government whips, (policy enforcers)
that the new legislation will become law regardless, was completely futile.
When your representative is in place for 5 years, the only time you can remove them is at a General Election, and then you must remove the whole party.
We had about 70,000 pistol shooters in the UK, 0.12% of the population, no political clout whatsoever.
The NRA? that's exactly what they were, only interested in preserving formal target rifle shooting, it was the NRA who were partly responsible for the loss of semi-automatic rifles in 1987.
Their advice in 1997 at the up and coming pistol ban? don't make a fuss, sit back and see what happens, "They wont ban pistols" [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
As for my fellow non shooting countrymen standing up for my rights, alas, with the attitude "If it don't effect me i don't give a $hit" we were doomed. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
Our government tells us that we dont have "centralised" gun registration [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img], what would you call a firearms licence which lists all the guns we own, records of which are held by the police force?
This enabled our government to issue us with very stearn confiscation notices and a warning of "Criminalisation" if we did not comply within the alloted period, results of not complying would be a 5 year prison sentance [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img].
When you have unreasonable government with unreasonable representatives, majority rule and that governments irrevocable decision to ban pistols, you aint got a chance mate.
"I meant to shoot the pike but the duck got in the way"