‘ Why can’t we get hon­ourable mem­bers to send to Ot­tawa’

The Compass - - OPINION -

• Rea­son No. 2 — I grew up in a time be­fore Con­fed­er­a­tion, when you didn’t have to have a li­cense to do any­thing. You could catch any kind of fish with­out a li­cense, cut wood with­out a li­cense, etc. To­day, you can­not do any­thing with­out pay­ing for a li­cense. We have no free­doms left.

It’s the long guns to­day. What next? Have to li­cense your axe be­cause an axe is a dan­ger­ous weapon. What about hunt­ing and other knives?

Re­mem­ber, all the rob­beries tak­ing place in St. John’s at present time are com­mit­ted with knives. Then it’s the base­ball bat. Peo­ple are killed with them, too. What about the drunk driver or the driv­ers who are driv­ing reck­lessly? What do you do with them?

The Con­ser­va­tives want to get rid of the long gun registry be­cause that’s what the ma­jor­ity of ru­ral Canada wants. The big cities want to keep it be­cause their crime rate is so high and they don’t know how to stop it. Maybe less money on gun registry and more po­lice on the streets.

The Lib­er­als want to keep it

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