A friend sent me this one:
How true. Reminds me about the basics of word construction. If PROgress means moving forward, what does that say about CONgress?
I found a few interesting articles written by liberals. The first one gets an honorable mention because they don’t seem to understand liberty and the Constitution, but they do lay out a proven strategy to reduce violent crime in Obamerica. A few excerpts from the David Kennedy’s article:
The fact is that most of the recent debate entirely missed the point about the nature of most gun violence in America. The largest share — up to three-quarters of all homicides in many cities — is driven by gangs and drug crews. Most of the remainder is also concentrated among active criminals; ordinary citizens who own guns do not commit street robberies or shoot their neighbors and wives.
The first prong of the approach:
One is to focus on “hot” groups and individuals. Gun violence turns out to be driven by a fantastically small number of people: about 5% of the young men in the most dangerous neighborhoods. It is possible to identify them, put together a partnership of law enforcement, community figures and social service providers, and have a face-to-face engagement in which the authorities say, “We know who you are, we know what you’re doing, we’d like to help you, but your violence has to stop, and there will be serious legal consequences if it doesn’t.”
The second strategy involves focusing on “hot” places. Even in high-crime communities, gun violence is concentrated geographically. It is particular blocks and corners, not whole neighborhoods, that are at highest risk. Rutgers University criminologist Anthony Braga has found that such places often stay hot for decades. Focused police attention on those places pays demonstrable dividends. Mere presence works; more sophisticated problem-solving efforts work better.
The second author, at Kontradictions, wrote an open letter to Democrats that’s superb. It’s long but well researched, well said, and well worth the time. The author provides six points which are right on target. He points out the absurdity of the gun control/gun banning crowd with great skill. He concludes that as a pro-Second Amendment political liberal, he’s not alone or quiet:
You cannot pretend that we don’t exist, and you cannot be surprised when we let our representatives know that we do not support gun control legislation.
Lastly, guns.com had a nice piece on Californians going to Nevada to exercise their constitutional rights. In the middle was this excellent tidbit:
The offenders were incarcerated from crimes committed with handguns, and this is how they reported how they obtained the guns:
Licensed gun dealer: 11 percent
Friends or family: 39.5 percent
“The street:” 37.5 percent
Stolen gun: 9.9 percent
Gun show/Flea market: 1.7 percent
So much for “gun show loopholes”. Very few violent criminals obtain their guns at gun shows. But then, thinking people already knew that.
The reality is that evil exists and it cannot be outlawed. Nor will laws deter evil. A responsible parent teaches their young ‘uns to defend themselves:
Violent predators don’t ask to see your party card. As we’ve learned time and again, the only one who can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy or gal with a gun.
Ubuntu Raring 13.04 comes with Gnome 3.6 because 3.8 wasn’t ready in time. However, OMGUbuntu! posted instructions on how to update Gnome Desktop 3. 6 to 3.8. Being the intrepid explorer that I am, I gave the upgrade a shot.
Because Ubuntu already has Gnome Desktop loaded, I went the route of adding the Gnome repository and doing a version upgrade. That all went very smoothly. I rebooted into Gnome 3.8. That’s when things went slightly south.
Although the reboot went fine and the login screen looked OK, when Gnome came up the background was very white. I tried changing the wallpaper, but it was already set correctly. I checked monitor and video card settings with no issues noted. Nothing I did would change the background from blinding white. Other than that, though, programs executed fine. I didn’t think to take screenshots at the time since I was in troubleshooting mode.
Having had enough of being blinded by my monitor, I rebooted back to Raring and Unity. Same issue. I went through all the right checks but found no problems. Yet, the blinding white background remained. Since the login screen looked fine, I’m guessing that there was some kind of conflict with Compiz, but that’s only a guess. It could also have been a conflict with any of a host of updated libraries.
Like the Mogwai, I had enough of the bright lights. So, I used ppa-purge to back out of the whole 3.8 upgrade, which went very smoothly. After the retrograde, I rebooted back to a fully functional Unity system. No harm, no foul.
So, be warned if you wish to taste of Gnome 3.8 – there be monster there. Maybe.
I’ve had trouble with Radio Tray, my favorite Internet radio streamer since Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal. It’s light-weight, not doing anything unnecessary to a good radio experience. Radio Tray lives in the system tray and interfaces with the user through simple menus and dialogs.
However, starting with Quantal, Radio Tray became problematic on launch. Sometimes it would crash two or three times before finally running. Once running, no problems. Strange, but just annoying. Under Raring 13.04, though, Radio Tray would load into memory most of the time, but never displayed in the system tray. Ever. Beyond annoying.
After researching the Net for ideas, I found no real answers except a reference to a buffer setting. When I ran Radio Tray from the terminal, one of the message lines referred to the lack of a buffer setting. So, I opened Radio Tray’s config.xml file at ~[user]/.local/share/RadioTray/ and poked around. I found three interface modes offered: systray, appindicator, and chooser. I had “systray” set, so changed it to “appindicator”. Then I changed the two appindicator settings from ‘false’ to ‘true’. After adding a generous buffer, I had the following configuration file:
Warning: Syntax counts in the config file. Running from the terminal can be your friend.
Those changes worked perfectly. Radio Tray is back in my system tray happily playing some great Bebop. All is right with the world again.
The good news is that the Compiz cube settings survived the upgrade to Ubuntu Raring 13.04. When all was said and done, the cube still worked great.
The bad news is that although the Compiz cube worked fine, the setting necessary to make it work broke the new Workspace indicator on the Unity launcher. The cube requires that the workspaces be arranges as a 1 x 4 – all in one row. The Unity workspace indicator requires that the workspaces be arranged in the default 2 x 2 square. This makes the cube a flat plane because it only uses the top two workspaces and also only switches between those two.
So, I used Compiz Configuration Settings Manager (CCSM) to unselect all the Desktop Cube eye candy and enabled the Desktop Wall:
FYI, the Desktop Wall was the default setting in Compiz when I first installed it.
Next, I ensured the default 2 x 2 workspace configuration by deselecting then reselecting Enable Workspaces under System Settings -> Appearance -> Behavior:
The net result is that I now have the 2 x 2 arrangement on the Desktop Wall:
While it’s not as sexy as the Desktop Cube, I can still switch between workspaces with the scroll button on my mouse. But more to the point, the indicator (last icon on the Unity launcher in the screenshot) correctly shows the presently active workspace (workspace 1 in the screenshot).
As best I can tell, the wall only uses window sliding when changing workspaces. The settings don’t seem to offer any other transition like flipping.
When I upgraded from Ubuntu Quantal 12.10 to Raring 13.04, my Yahoo mail in Firefox went bananas. It started checking for incoming mail every 1.5 seconds or so, making it impossible to go anywhere but the inbox or to answer any email.
The problem comes from the Yahoo mail webapp for Unity, and the fix is easy. Simply open Synaptic and uninstall the package unity-webapps-yahoomail. Or from the terminal, type:
sudo apt-get remove unity-webapps-yahoomail
After that, Yahoo mail will work fine in Firefox. Just ensure that you don’t enable the Yahoo mail webapp if asked again by Ubuntu.
Ubuntu released 13.04 Raring Ringtail today. I rarely upgrade on the first day, but Raring is more like a minor tweak. So, when I got home from work, I started the upgrade from 12.10 Quantal. The download took only a few minutes from a mirror site, and install about 15 minutes or so (didn’t time it). I believe that I only had to make a decision on one or two configuration files. The upgrade rebooted at the end.
Upon reboot, almost everything worked fine. I had some errors in a library whose name I don’t remember, but it didn’t seem to affect anything. Raring preserved my configuration, including proprietary drivers. After restoring some of my disabled third-party repositories, updating those files, and then restarted for grins, everything except Radio Tray worked fine. No more library errors. Even VMWare Workstation worked fine.
Radio Tray appears to load, but doesn’t appear on the indicator bar. Other indicators like hardware-sensors and clipit work fine. Perhaps Radio Tray needs an update.
Bottom line to the 13.04 Raring Ringtail upgrade can be expressed in one word – uneventful. Excellent job by the Ubuntu team!
The fact is, and I’ve noted it and the President noted it, and it is I think essential to recall that this is an issue that 90 percent of the American people support. It is an issue that 90 percent of Democrats voted for and one that 90 percent of Republicans voted against. So 90 percent of Republicans voted with 10 percent of the American people.
Really? From whence does that 90 percent number derive? Have you seen the data? I haven’t. In fact, nobody has. As AmmoLand correctly observes:
Nine out of ten Americans wouldn’t agree if it was partly sunny or partly cloudy on any given day.
Don Roberts goes through the ways that the progressives manipulate use to spread lies: asking leading questions, carefully selecting the responders, using a small sample sizes, and hiring a disreputable polling company that majors in manipulation. All this adds up to a recipe for tyranny by tailored propaganda.
As Mark Twain wrote in his autobiography:
Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.“
Saul Alinsky is undoubtedly proud of Obama and his other students.
King Obama ranted that the NRA and others were lying about the Manchin-Toomey Amendment allowing the registration of guns and owners. Obama is the one lying. Here’s what the proposed amendment said, extracted verbatim:
(c) PROHIBITION OF NATIONAL GUN REGISTRY.-
Section 923 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
”(m) The Attorney General may not consolidate or centralize the records of the-
”(1) acquisition or disposition of firearms, or any portion thereof, maintained by-
”(A) a person with a valid, current license under this chapter;
”(B) an unlicensed transferor under section 922(t); or
”(2) possession or ownership of a firearm, maintained by any medical or health insurance entity.”
Now, notice that it only says that the Attorney General cannot consolidate or centralize records. It doesn’t say that the AG cannot keep records. It doesn’t say that the Department of Homeland Security cannot create a master database. It doesn’t say that the ATF or FBI cannot copy all the sales forms (Form 4473) from gun shops. It left the door wide open for gun registration by the government, just not the AG. Not even a credible try.
Another Obama lie debunked. I’m with Dennis Miller on the whole gun control nonsense:
Fear the government that fears your guns!
The gun-grabbers went down in a bipartisan manner. Some wise Democrats joined the real Republicans to preserve the Bill of Rights for yet another day. Gun control is dormant in the Senate for now. Yet, Obama continues to crank up the lies, devoid of supporting data. Data talks, suckers walk.
Obama drags out politicians in police uniforms, claiming that police support more gun control. FALSE. The vast majority of law enforcement officers on the street knows that gun control only hurts the law-abiding. Read the comments and commentary on LEO forums like policemag.com and policeone.com about gun control and although you’ll see variation, the overwhelming majority opposed more gun control.
Also, policeone conducted a survey of 15,000 sworn LEOs. From their summary:
Breaking down the results, it’s important to note that 70 percent of respondents are field-level law enforcers — those who are face-to-face in the fight against violent crime on a daily basis — not office-bound, non-sworn administrators or perpetually-campaigning elected officials.
Yeah, that’s right.
Virtually all respondents (95 percent) say that a federal ban on manufacture and sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds would not reduce violent crime.
The majority of respondents — 71 percent — say a federal ban on the manufacture and sale of some semi-automatics would have no effect on reducing violent crime. However, more than 20 percent say any ban would actually have a negative effect on reducing violent crime.
About 85 percent of officers say the passage of the White House’s currently proposed legislation would have a zero or negative effect on their safety
The Washington Times has some pertinent comments on the survey and the results. On the anecdotal side, Mas Ayoob was attending a seminar when the Senate voted. As Mas tells it:
When a retired police chief on the panel announced that he’d just received a text that the UBC had failed to make it through the Senate, the police audience erupted into applause. So much for the idea that cops all want to restrict your gun ownership. The real cops know where the problems are, and that they ain’t coming from people like you.
On the subject of how to stop an active killer:
Another panelist, a retired SWAT lieutenant who has responded to such things for real, pointed out that an active SHOOTER is what it takes to stop an active MURDERER.
The Blaze reported on a study on this very subject, coming to the same conclusion. Another Obama lie debunked.
Rather than Obama and company trying to eviscerate the Constitution, they should face reality. Nothing in their legislation would have prevented a single mass murder. The problem isn’t inanimate objects or law-abiding citizens. The problem is evil, something progressives refuse to believe in. Cal Thomas totally gets it, though:
Authorities in Connecticut have revealed that Lanza spent a lot of time researching potential targets before his murderous rampage. He picked Sandy Hook Elementary, we’re told, because it appeared to him to be an undefended soft target.
The question that should suggest itself is this: Suppose Lanza knew Sandy Hook had an armed guard and other security measures? If that were the case, he might well have gone elsewhere, or not committed his evil acts at all.
Guns can never be completely outlawed, and human nature can’t be changed by politicians. More laws aren’t the answer. Perhaps, as the old saying goes, “The best defense is a good offense.”
King Obama will continue to spread lies and play on emotions in his continued attempts to disarm Americans. Bloomberg will continue to bankroll the effort. Frankly, I welcome their efforts. They will be committing political suicide. How do I know that? A Gallup poll just showed that only 4 percent of Americans think that gun control is an important issue. That’s as opposed to 24 percent that think that the economy is the most important issue facing America. You know, the same economy that Obama has run and continues to run into the ground. All the murder victim families carefully exploited with publicists won’t create jobs or fix the economy. Quite the opposite.
Obama should abandon gun control, show respect for the Constitution, and take up fiscal responsibility as a cause. Yeah, when pigs fly.
I’m still hammered for time, so this will be a quick compilation of stuff.
For those that think the anti-liberty crowd won’t take our freedoms away at their whim, their leading voice clearly states the government has the right to infringe on our freedoms. Not only can, but should infringe. Bloomberg:
Already, government agencies under Obama are joining the war against gun owners. We’re seeing the first major moves in Missouri, where the DHS is working with the Missouri Department of Revenue to install hardware and software to collect private information on citizens. They are using RealID as their crowbar. Providentially, the Lt Governor and county prosecutor filed suit to stop the effort and were granted a temporary restraining order for now. It’s an interesting story.
But, if you think that’s bad, the ATF wants to build a database of personal information, including assets, relatives, and associates:
The document says that the system will be utilized by staff “to provide rapid searches on various entities for example; names, telephone numbers, utility data and reverse phone look-ups, as a means to assist with investigations, and background research on people, assets and businesses.”
This is all about control, not gun control. If it was really about gun violence or gun control, then why are the Obama administration and places like Chicago, LA, and NYC with onerous gun control the worst at prosecuting federal gun crimes:
The districts that contain Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City ranked last in terms of federal gun law enforcement in 2012, according to a new report from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks federal data.
The people with the most anti-gun laws and want even tighter new laws are last in enforcing their existing laws. Interesting, eh?
Another oft-repeated lie is that 40% of guns are sold or exchanged without background checks. From where does that assertion come? From a very small, flawed study done with data from 1991-1994, before background checks were required! Dr. John Lott, Jr., has a great analysis of the study. Amongst the other faults in that old study, they counted all transfers of any kind, not just sales, and again, before the Brady background checks started later in 1994.
Counting only guns that were sold gives a very different perspective, with only 14 percent not actually going through federally licensed dealers. But even that is much too high as there were biases in the survey. For example, two-thirds of federally licensed dealers at the time were so-called “kitchen table” dealers who sold gun out of their homes and most buyers surveyed were likely unaware these individuals were indeed licensed.
Obama touts his 40% lie virtually every day, and sometimes multiple times a day. Obama and his fellow socialists live by the old Big Lie theory: If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
Last, but not least, Stranger took a hard looks at British homicide data. Piers Morgan and others like to tout the idea that England is so much safer than the U.S. I’ve written before about the U.K. being the most violent country in the E.U. But the real story of homicide rates is quite different than presented by gun grabbers:
As a result, murders that have not been solved are not included. If indications in the Telegraph are correct, that would substantially reduce the homicide rate in itself. Murders that have resulted in an arrest but no conviction are not counted. Convictions that have not been appealed are apparently not counted. And the number of minorities reported as murder victims is far below either the demographics or of reason.
The results of Stranger’s analysis of the difference in definitions and reportings of homicide between the U.S. and the U.K.?
If everything is taken into account, England most probably has a murder rate close to 6 per 100,000. Or more.
Hardly the peaceful paradise that Obama, Bloomberg, and Morgan would have you believe.
Don’t believe the lies. Do the research. Then fight for your liberties. Make it count for your children and grandchildren.
He is risen, indeed!
Where’s the love we talked about?
Where’s my sunny sky?
Secret hearts and sorry tales
will never help love grow.
- Paradise/The Spell, Uriah Heap
TEs Andy Webb and Kenneth Pierce wrote excellent responses to the discovery of a new secret society in the PCA – the National Partnership. Innocuous sounding name, but the intent behind it? Not so much.
I find it interesting that those who claim to be the “broadly Reformed” keepers of the “original vision” of the PCA wish to start a secret (sorry, confidential) society. As TE Webb so eloquently explained, the conservatives (whatever that might mean in anyone’s mind) have not found it seemly to form a secret (sorry, confidential) society. As one who would probably be labelled a TR, conservative, or whatever, I’ve never been invited to a secret (sorry, confidential) meeting of any kind in the PCA. We don’t operate that way. We don’t see the love for our denomination or its peace and purity in that course.
As a TR by the labelling of some, I take the Scriptures seriously and avoid using wax nose techniques to obtain a reading favorable to our whims or the culture at large. TE Webb covered the latter alternative well. In Galatians 2:11-21 we learn that the apostle Paul had a beef with Peter and the circumcision party who would impose Mosaic regulations on Gentile converts. Rather than form a secret (sorry, confidential) society, Paul openly challenged Peter, and then the group. The model for the church would be in Acts 15 where all those who wished to be were heard equally as individuals and then decided under guidance of the Holy Spirit. All was decided openly and in good order.
Interesting coincidence that at about the same time as the secret (sorry, confidential) announcement of the National Partnership, an article appeared on the PCA’s denominational magazine site about how we should blog. While generally a worthwhile article, the author took a number of conservative blogs with which he obviously disagreed to task. Yet, not a single blog by PCA officers where PCA ad interim committees and their members were trashed, and where those of differing opinions were called demons and equated to Satan, warranted even a passing mention. No Ninth Commandment or Larger Catechism issues worth mentioning there. Really? Is that what it means to be “broadly Reformed?”
Don’t bother looking for those old posts, though – they were deleted when the (unrelated to the 9th Commandment) trials started. So, it seems that only those blogs advocating the preservation of the REAL original vision of the PCA – Loyal to Scripture, Faithful to the Reformed Faith, Obedient to the Great Commission – are worth condemning. And that one-sided post was accepted on our denominational magazine’s website. As Mr. Spock would say, fascinating. I’m not feeling the love.
The stated nature of the National Partnership is to “…to participate in the committee work where most helpful and to speak, even on the floor of the Assembly, when necessary. We expect you to share resources that you find helpful and to prepare for the work of the Assembly months in advance with us. ” With us? The last time I checked, that’s pretty much what political parties do. So, now some are starting (secret) political parties in the PCA? Really? Where’s that in Scripture or the BCO? Is that what it means to be “broadly Reformed?” I’m just not feeling the love.
Of course, there is precedence for secret hearts and sorry tales in theological circles. The Biblical Horizons secret (sorry, confidential) Yahoo group is still very active amongst Federal Vision adherents to the tune of about 1500 messages a month. It boasts a number of current PCA officers who correspond about the PCA and do theology without accountability to their denomination. We know all this because a series of messages was leaked and posted a few years ago – very interesting reading. Yet, nothing came of that information. I don’t see anyone at our denominational magazine website condemning the divisive disparaging of PCA officers and even parts of the Westminster Standards fomented in secret on the BH Yahoo group. Of course, the subsequent messages are all secret (sorry, confidential) and beyond the reach of denominational accountability, just like the National Partnership. I only read admonishment of brothers who love the PCA with their open discussions under full accountability. I guess that only the liberal or aberrant get a pass. I’m still not feeling the love.
Which brings me back to the opening quote from an old Uriah Heap song. I have the same questions as the song. Where is the love in dividing the PCA with secret (sorry, confidential) political parties? The condemner of conservative blogs with which he disagreed accused those conservatives of sowing division. At least those he condemned had the courage to work openly. But who actually sows divisiveness, those who openly discuss the issues or those who work in secret (sorry, confidentiality)?
Where’s the love? I’m just not feeling it in the National Partnership. Secret hearts and sorry tales will never help love grow. Not just a line in a song, but truth in a broken world where the Reformers taught that all truth is God’s truth. TE Pierce called secret hearts sin, and so they are. But will we see repentance, or simply more care in the next National Partnership emailing? May I recommend Numbers 32:23 for consideration?
We’re all sinners saved by grace. Perhaps it is time for all of us to repent and rededicate ourselves to glorifying God in all that we think, do, and say. I don’t see how secret (sorry, confidential) denominational political parties fit into that glorifying part. Maybe I missed that part of the BCO.
Gun control laws don’t stop psychos, they enable them. The psychos quickly and easily switch weapons to accommodate their sick fantasies. The oldest school mass murder in the U.S. used dynamite and pyrotol, not firearms.
To the point, the killer psycho that shot up the Sandy Hook Elementary School planned the entire scenario carefully for years. He researched and created a seven foot by four foot spreadsheet chronicling the work of around 500 prior mass murderers. One law enforcement veteran called it a score sheet that catalogued all the minute details for each attack. The officer also suggested calling these psychos “glory killers” because their purpose is to outdo the last psycho. You can thank the blood-thirsty media for making these psychos famous.
The Sandy Hook killer organized the attack like a video game. Evidence indicates that he chose the elementary school specifically because he needed helpless, unarmed targets to achieve a “high score”. In other words, his murders were facilitated by the gun-banners favorite tool: a gun-free zone. Obama, Biden, Bloomberg, Brady, Feinstein, and the whole gun-grabbing lot might as well have bought the ammo for the psycho and held the kids still for him. Another example of how the road to hell is paved with “good” intentions.
The video game motif also explains why these psychos almost always kill themselves when eventually faced with armed opposition. As law enforcement officer pointed out, when someone else kills them in a video game, their killer gets their “points.” If the psycho kills himself, they die with all their points – sick beyond words.
Like most press these days, the Daily News article quotes some misguided liberty haters. But overall, it paints a scary picture of a psychopath who consciously chose to make his life a violent video game, aiming for the high score to best the about 500 mass murderers who went before him. He definitely need an inter-cranial lead injection long before Sandy Hook. Evil cannot be treated or rehabilitated. Reminds me of some lines in an old Uriah Heap song speaking of evil personified:
I have no need for moonlight,
You’re wrong to trust in sunlight.
For I exist, not just in storms,
But in life itself in so many forms
To leave you cold.
Evil is out there, looking for opportunities – for gun-free zones that define soft targets. Some days, the only thing between survival and death at the hands of an evil psychopath is a good guy with a gun – possibly an AR-15 with a 30-round magazine.
The Hartford Courant ran a pretty nice summary of the AR-15 in America’s Rifle: Rise Of The AR-15. Mostly factual, though they apparently thought it worth tossing in some red herrings by anti-liberty types. The last line provides a tidy wrap-up from a retired police detective:
“Semi-automatics have been around since the turn of the 19th century,” said Gary Lenk, the retired West Hartford detective. The AR-15, he said, “is an extremely competent package, and when people find something that works well, they tend to gravitate toward it.
“Nothing evil — it’s just a firearm that works.”
Bingo! Two-and-a-half million AR-15s hurt no one today. Or yesterday. Or ever. It’s not the millions of rifles or their magazines, but the few violent psychopaths that need controlling.
Awesome history lesson! Won’t see that lesson in public school. How soon we forget who the good guys really are.
Here’s an excellent warning from our friends in the Great White North:
As Brian Lilley mentioned, Canada repealed its gun registration system last year. Why? Because experience showed the lies.
1) Gun grabbers claimed that registration would not lead to confiscation, but as Lilley points out, registration led directly to confiscation. That’s the universal report from world history.
2) Gun grabbers claimed that the whole program would cost less than $2M. In truth, the annual cost ran upwards of $65M – over 30 times higher than claimed. Not only that, but it cost well over $2B to set up the system.
3) Gun grabbers claimed that the universal long-gun registration would reduce crime. In fact, it had no effect on crime. Not a single crime was solved using the database in the decade of its existence.
Worse yet, the law made ordinary citizens instant felons, much like New York’s abomination. There’s much more to the lies, including allegations of corruption with one government agency using a lobby firm to lobby other parts of the government.
Like we see here in the US, political Canadian Police Chief associations supported the gun grabbing. But in the end, something like 92% of Canadian law enforcement on the street believed that the registration/confiscation scheme was ineffective and should be ended. After pouring about $2.7 billion dollars down the toilet (remember the $2M promise?) to demonize law-abiding Canadian citizens, confiscate many of their long-guns, and provide zero benefit of any kind, the Canadian politicians finally pulled the plug.
Yet, this is the road that King Obama, Feinstein, Bloomberg, and their ilk want the US to travel.
We need to learn from others’ disastrous mistakes. We must keep our guns and our freedom. King Obama can keep the change.