The CCFR et al vs Canada trial ended yesterday. The CCFR's Tracey Wilson did an awesome job of providing a play-by-play on Twitter for the entire trial. She has now turned her Twitter thread into a web story
This is a complex case and the judge can rule differently on each segment. My gut tells me it will not go in favour of gun owners. Even if I'm wrong and the GoC loses, in whole or in part, there will be more bans or promises of bans as we run up to the next election.
Respectfully, I don't understand why this is a complex case in the slightest.
If someone takes the PAL course, completes the exams, grabs the application package, fills it out, submits it with everything it requires & pays the fee...
Assuming the person is successful and receives their license a few months down the road, and they go to an authorized retailer, legally purchase a firearm, and obey the laws of transporting/storing/using it...I just don't see how buying those firearms back is doing anything to effect some scumbag who got his hands on an illegal gun & is going to use it in a criminal offense
The government came up with this out of nowhere. One day, poof
the government wants further firearm restrictions...but only to fulfill their promise of ridding the streets of assault rifles
Then at the last minute, in their constantly sneaky ways, they try to expand the list of subject firearms to ALL OF THEM
And when the opposition suggests they want to take away hunting rifles from law abiding Canadians that aren't
the gangbangers with pistols, the government says "No that isn't what we are doing!" when it's actually exactly what they are doing...
To me, it screams of government overreach. To me its blatantly confiscating people's personal property when those people haven't done anything to deserve it - heck the whole bill is targeting law abiding citizens. (Criminals get their guns confiscated pretty darn quick once caught with one...)
None of this is meant as argumentative towards you Haggis.
I just don't understand what is complex about this matter, or why/how the government even has a leg to stand on after they blatantly lied about their intentions.
Let people who legally own guns to keep their property. Let the police confiscate the guns that aren't legally owned or used for a lawful purpose...
I just don't see what makes this issue complex