Quebec guns for trouble by Mark Bonokoski
legally purchased the rifle he used to commit that outrage.
Let's be straight. Marc Lepine, the serial killer behind Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique massacre in 1989, had legally purchased the rifle he used to commit that outrage.
The police okayed it, but it stopped nothing. No gun law can make police psychics, and treating law-abiding hunters and farmers as potential killers does not bring any clarity to anyone's crystal ball.
Now, Quebec wants to set aside the billion the Chretien Liberals already squandered
to set up an absolutely useless federal gun registry to set up an equally
useless registry of its own -- and throw more good money after
The last time we looked Quebec was drowning in its debt, not flush with
"I find it unjust and unfair that the data will be destroyed without first offering
the Quebec government the possibility of recuperating it," Dutil told a news
He was flanked, of course, by police association members,
gun-control advocates and women's groups.
But he was not flanked by someone who was actually saved by the federal gun
Why? Because that person, if he or she actually exists, has never been brought
forward. And, without that human prop, there is no evidence to even suggest the
gun registry has benefited public safety.
The Harper government knows this, and we know
But, if the Charest Liberals truly want to inflict this expensive and useless
legislation on their own citizens by going to court to score federal registry
data, then Quebecers had best ready themselves to be robbed
Not at gunpoint, of course.
But at tax time.