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America’s gun-culture madness
Mike, I read through the article. The author is disingenuous about the reasons Canada has 1/4 the per capita murder rate. Canada remains, outside of cities, a homogenous society largely derived from either Anglo or Quebecois roots. These 2 different cultures are cohesive. When you get to cities, THAT is where Canada looks like America. Just cleaner and newer. Many Canadian urban cores look like the cantina scene in Mos Eisley. That is the interface where the violence largely happens, and it largely follows the patterns in the U.S. Canada avoids our murder rate largely through dilution of disparate populations. The author claims special knowledge through affiliation as a dual U.S.-Canadian. I suggest that the progressive should then go back there if it is so superior.
Couldn't read the whole article. As soon as I read that"the shooter had a gun license", it was clear this Canadian has no idea what he is talking about.More regulation is not the answer. Allowing all citizens who care to be armed is the answer. Then, when some jackass wants to try his luck at a shooting spree, the rest of society is free to stop him... quickly, efficiently and dead in his tracks. Problem solved. Jim
There are without a doubt real differences between the USA and Canada. This shouldn't surprise anyone who is aware of the differences in our respective histories or in our respective peoples. In some areas you might feel Canada does things better than the USA or vice versa. You may in fact feel that one country or the other is on balance a better place to live. But your neighbors might not agree. The simple fact is that we already have one USA and one Canada. We don't need two of either. If you feel Canada is better, then pack up and move. Ditto if you feel the USA is the better of the two.But do not EVEN try to impose Canadian style restrictions on this citizen of the USA against his will because you feel I'd be better off for it in your opinion.Perhaps the old saw about "opinions" being like a particular body part (we'll use bellybuttons here) in that everybody has one doesn't get repeated much in your neck of the woods. If not perhaps you should become acquainted with it. In any case don't be disappointed if I don't get all excited about yours.
A couple of minor points not commented on yet: 1) she only compared homicide rates when guns are used. Overall homicide rates are probably a lot closer. 2) What happened to the grand scheme to 'register' ALL guns up there. Ya'll can do the research on your own, apparently the author neglected to do so..............
Um, it appears there is one other thing the author did not mention: Canada, like all but one English-speaking country, is an end reporter for homicide. What this means is that only those homicides adjudicated at the end of the court process count toward the national homicide rate. This means a homicide could be counted in a year long after the year the homicide actually occurred. This also means that homicides pled down to manslaughter, where there is an acquittal, or where an investigation stops/charges dropped do not count towards the homicide rate. -The one English-speaking country where a death not obviously caused by natural causes, accident, suicide, etc. is considered a homicide and actually counted in the year when the death is discovered? The USA. Might have something to do with America's "higher" homicide rate-all known likely homicides are actually counted in America!NTS
Greetings, and God bless." What happened to the grand scheme to 'register' ALL guns up there. Ya'll can do the research on your own, apparently the author neglected to do so.............."Their little scheme didn't work. One of the contributing reasons for that is the big tech firm they hired to build the software for the gun registry data base couldn't seem to get the job done, even after getting huge sums of money pumped into the operation. So eventually the Canadian government fired their incompetent butts.Not too long after that, another national government hired them to build another kind of data base. This time it was the United States government that did the hiring and the big tech firm was tasked with building the Obamacare system. Once again, they couldn't seem to get the job done, even after getting huge sums of money pumped into the operation. So eventually the United States government fired their incompetent butts.
I am extremely reluctant to give anyof the MSM rags here a hit.So I don't know what they said.
" What happened to the grand scheme to 'register' ALL guns up there. Ya'll can do the research on your own, apparently the author neglected to do so.............."Don't forget the part about Mooshell's fellow affirmative action college buddy that donated 1million to the campaign got the no bid contract for the Ocare site after screwing up the Canada Gun Registry. If we ever get a national gun registry in the US we can only hope they avoid having Asians/whites work on it also.
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