Sunday, September 25, 2005

What A Crock

The Myths Surrounding The Gun Registry


Question. Has the murder rate dropped in your area? In Calgary, we are almost double from last year. It would be much higher, but many luckily survive. In Edmonton, I hear they are on par, per capita, with New York City!!

So what has the gun registry actually done? Well, it’s made criminals out of honest people (farmers and hunters). It’s also created jobs for civil servants on the East Coast (for vote purposes of course). And it has taken more of your hard earned dollar in the process. But has it accomplished it’s original purpose?

Let’s play the fact versus fantasy games and you tell me whether you believe you are getting value for your tax dollar, or if this is another rip-off program courtesy of the Liberals.

Fantasy: Gun Registry Reduced Murders by Handguns

Reality: Gun homicides in the last 6 years has risen from 89 to 109. *

Fantasy: Rifle Murders Reduced

Reality: 45 murders from rifles and sawed-off rifles recorded from 1999-2003 (while rifle murders decreased slightly, sawed-off rifle murders more than doubled!) *

Total lives saved by gun registry (over a 10 year period) - 4 *

Total tax money spent to save 4 lives (over a 10 year period) - $1.5 Billion (less $87 million collected in taxes from gun owners) *

Fantasy: Good value for your tax dollar

Reality: Wasted millions that should have been spent hiring police and border agents. Money from licenses goes into general revenue – not into the gun registry centre in New Brunswick.

* - Sources from Statistics Canada


In 2002, Sheila Fraser's attempts to look into gun registry spending had to be suspended as trying to follow the money flow became impossbile due to inadequate records management (sounds ominously similar to Adscam). Her latest report, due out in February 2006, I predict, will prove to be 10x's a larger fraud on the public purse than Adscam.

Still think the gun registry is a valuable program?
Still think the Liberal government is the best choice for leading this country?

Now THAT's a crock!

14 Comments:

At Sun. Sep. 25, 01:00:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger ABFreedom said...

The Screecher ain't gonna like you Crock... LOL

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 01:04:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Greg said...

She won't be the only one who doesn't like me! lol

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 01:07:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Aizlynne said...

That hubby of mine is one smart guy - and I am sure his kids will attest to the fact that he isn't always the most popular guy at home.

But that is the sign of good leadership - not everyone is going to like your ideas or opinions but you carry through with your plans anyway.

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 02:17:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Taylor said...

Here in Edmonton, it's noticably dangerous when it gets dark. Even eye contact with certain nationalities can have deadly repercussions. It's interesting that those same nationalities were begging to get into Canada only a short time ago. After they settled in and took more than advantage of our educational programs, they began their crime as they did in their own countries.
They can only get what they want through intimidation. And if you bring up that fact, they play the racism card EVERY time. Yet here in Edmonton, more than 70% of the illegal weapons taken off the street are from those same individuals.We should have closed the gates decades ago, and sent people packing right back to their own place of birth. Anyone wanting to dispute that figure should drop over to Edmonton and come for a drive into certain aress of town, where the people who built this country are prisoners in their own homes. Don't get me started, I've had my vehicles stolen and my home broken into by ingrates who pretend they don't speak the language. I'd rather spend time cooking a fun meal or create a wonderful snack plate for my family and friends, than watch the Canadian Justice system coddle the people who inflict the damage. Funny how the system defends the perpetrators and assists in their 'rehabilitation' and completely ignores the victims. Yeah.

Don't get me started...

Taylor

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 02:26:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

A friend asked my help to transport a 25 weapons collection for update registration at the local RCMP shop.

It would have been more practical for an officer to check these out at her residence.
This way a government office is tied up for half a day, along with a specialized officer who seems to do little else.

Most of the weapons are works of art and craftsmanship and do not function. Some require ball, shot and some wooly stuff.
No one in our group has shot much other than duck.

To restore your faith in some Canadians. There are many who have commented on the Registry from the beginning with only one gesture. It mainly involves the middle finger.

What's the use of a registry when the majority of handguns are lumps at the middle back of most drug wholesalers and retailers belts? I have personally seen this.

The cost for one person registration? Transport to the office. Occupation of three people and one interview room for half a day.

Personnel to do computer data entry. Paper handling down the line. Photography.

Pay off? One in a million chance that one of these antiques could be traced to a crime.

Awww c'mon, wake up, smell the gunpowder, and scrap this stupid and pointless registry. Let the paper shufflers get back to solving crime. 73s TG
http://Anchorpin.Redpin.com

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 02:40:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Candace said...

Excellent post & bang on.

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 05:51:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger sheila said...

Another Great post - but then most of us already knew we weren't getting value for our money. There is nothing this government has done that has given us any value for any of our tax dollars. I'd love to know where all those billions went - but I doubt we'll ever find out. The libs will continue to trot out the 14 dead women from Montreal Poly-tech to convince us this was required when in reality Marc Lepine would still have been able to acquire his fire arms and still have been able to commit his acts of murder under the present laws. This was always bad legislation and has been proven so with the outrageous cost it's incurred - for no visible benefit.

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 07:24:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Justthinkin said...

Damn....should have popped over here before I posted...lol.
Excellent post Greg...hard not to agree with all the comments here...now excuse me for a bit..gotta go oil up the old shotgun...its gettin near varmit shootin time here in Edmonchuck.

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 07:43:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

More Good News! Redundancy. I love it. If Mozilla’s Foxfire gets a temporary problem. Then I can switch to using .... Opera..

Opera Internet Browser? You bet. It’s been cleaned up… modernized… streamlined and most importantly.. SIMPLIFIED. The hallmark of good design.

But that’s not the good news.. It’s free now , to download and you can get it from :

http://Anchorpin.Redpin.com

It’s brand new to me and already I seem to like it. Enjoy TonyGuitar

 
At Sun. Sep. 25, 10:56:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger KnightofGoodMrIronMan said...

A-class post.

My Grampa was a police officer on the Calagary Police Force for over 30 years. He lives in Arizona now. "Iron"y is that he is a rabid gun control nut. He was since I was a little kid, as always said it was easier to pull a trigger than to stab someone. Yet he told me recently that the gun-registry was a Good idea with bad implementation. Well, you can't have it both ways. Even as time goes on, IF Canada COULD track all LEGAL guns effeciently... So...Fucking... WHAT???

 
At Mon. Sep. 26, 08:49:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger Les Mackenzie said...

But how can you put a dollar amount on human life?

Wait - abortion doctors do it all the time...

 
At Mon. Sep. 26, 03:59:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Stever said...

Great post. Check out some unusual pictures of a panther tangling with a cougar at my site. And one of the largest rattlers I've ever seen, sent by my Dad.

 
At Mon. Sep. 26, 04:38:00 p.m. MDT, Blogger Ed said...

Stever, it helps if you include a direct link to the post you are describing.

 
At Thu. Sep. 29, 07:33:00 a.m. MDT, Blogger TonyGuitar said...

Ed, but that would bypass Steve's site.
We all live for a comment ...eh? Even just two words.

On my blogsite I'll take *Up yours!*, over no comment at ll, any day. 73s TG

 

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