JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: HANDGUN CONTROL – JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S INSIPID PROPOSAL FOR CANADIAN CITIES – WHY IT CANNOT WORK – ECHOES HERE OF TRUDEAU’S WEASEL FOREIGN POLICY IN WHICH HE TRIES TO APPEAR OPPOSED TO TRUMP WHILE EFFECTIVELY SUPPORTING HIM   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY LUCAS POWERS IN CBC NEWS

 

“Trudeau’s municipal handgun ban promise leaves key questions unanswered [proposal to permit each city to legislate as it wishes]

“Liberal proposal would create a patchwork of handgun prohibitions”

 

Absolutely.

His is a worthless proposal. Perhaps worse than worthless because it makes some people think something is being done, when it is not.

As I’ve noted before, the city of Chicago has very strict gun laws, but they are totally ineffective because the city is like an island in a sea of guns. There are other American cities which are examples of the same thing.

No effective control can exist, and in hot summer months, Chicago has had many weekends with sixty or more people shot.

You need controls at a national level, the level which controls national entry and exit, the level which controls postal inspection and shipping, the level with good intelligence sources, plus the level with the needed information systems.

I’m sorry, but Trudeau’s proposal is a weasel effort, but then that’s true of so many things he does and has done.

We might just as well vote for someone we know will do nothing as for someone who pretends he’s doing something with a big smile.

His proposal reminds me a good deal of the tone and content of his foreign policy, which effectively supports Trump while pretending to do something else.

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Response to a comment about” controls sure worked for drugs”

There’s quite a difference between the two commodities, drugs and guns. Size. Weight. Shape. Identifiability (guns have serial numbers). Properties (as in setting off metal detectors).

In fact, guns are quite controllable. There are very, very few guns in England. The police only rarely deal with them in the hands of criminals.

Drugs are not controllable. They can be hidden or disguised countless ways. And the profits are so high that there’s lots of money to corrupt authorities and police, which is just what happens.

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Response to a comment about the pathetic nature of Trudeau’s interview on the subject:

All of his interviews are pathetic, or close to it.

This not a leader, and he never has been one.

He’s more of a national male cheerleader figure, and cheerleaders are not renowned for thinking.

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