Canadian Handgun Ban - Follow-up
The proposed handgun ban in Canada has been a hot blog topic the last day or so, and I've got a thought or so to add to the mix.
First, Canadian liberal leader Paul Martin only proposed the handgun ban as a part of his campaign promises if his Liberal party gets re-elected. It's not the law, at least, not yet.
Now, hadguns are already very tightly controlled in Canada, and it's been that way for roughly sixty years.
If the Liberals do not get re-elected, the gun ban will not occur. If they DO get into power, it MAY occur, or maybe not.
I'm kinda thinkin' that Mr. Martin made this proposal knowing full well that the prairie provinces, the Canadian counterpart of the American "Red States", would go ballistic in outrage.
Maybe this was sort of a straw man deal, with full intention to "compromise" at something still more restrictive that what they've got now, but not as extreme as full and outright handgun bans.
I think this is only a political tactic to slip in some more restrictions, while lulling the Canadian gun owners into a position of saying to themselves, "Boy, are we lucky we stopped the total handgun ban, and we only had to give up........".
That's what I think is going on here, but I think the politicos might just have "misunderestimated" the Canadian people, as liberals often do.
Of course, if the lib's don't get elected..............