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...."That said, we all know what the big Liberal anti-crime initiative was during their 12 years in power, don't we? Remember? Gun control.
Want to know how many of Canada's two million licensed gun owners used their firearm to kill someone between 1997 and 2005? 0.00555%. Want to know how many accused murderers in 2005 had a prior criminal record? 64%.
Want to know how many had a prior record for homicide? 6%. Oops. "
It's an old political trick that when politicians don't really want to do something( in this case protecting the public from criminals) they throw in everything including the kitchen sink so as to dissipate any focus on the real problem ,(Better known as a smokescreen) the problem becomes so enormous that they are paralyzed from doing anything.So the status quo remains- which is what they like.They would prefer to shift the problem onto 33 million Canadians than the few thousand criminals shuffling in and out of the revolving door justice system. Why they haven't done anything constructive for 10 years- this problem didn't crop up overnight, to protect Canadians , is a question that the media, if they were awake, should be asking.Why are criminals able to easily shoot people anytime, anywhere while honest law abiding taxpayers get saddled with additional rules that do nothing to put a crimp into the actions of the shooters.( shutting down an 88 year old shooting club that had a perfect safety record for instance) Focus on 33 million people or 5000 criminals? To the social engineers it's a no brainer- concentrate on the innocent 33 million Canadians.