Posted on: Friday, July 11, 2008 at 10:50
Hi folks: I've been stumbling upon this entry for a couple of years during Internet searches and finally have a slow moment to address it. I'm the 'doof' who wrote the original article, based on the StatsCan release. The writer above never did drop me a line to educate me a wee bit. What I would have responded was that this particular StatsCan study, and indeed the story I wrote about, provide LUFA and others who oppose the gun registry with a powerful statistical argument. StatsCan says that bringing in tougher laws/registries/etc did nothing to change the trajectory of gun deaths, which have been trending solidly downwards for years. Doesn't such a study -- and the news reporting of it -- support your contention that the gun registry is an unnecessary waste of taxpayers' money?? Instead, the reader focuses on a throw-away line at the bottom of the story from Emile Therien that he supports gun control measures, regardless of the data suggesting they've had no discernable impact. So who exactly is the doof here?
Cheers, Bruce Cheadle, Canadian Press, Ottawa
Comments by Bayonet from Other - (Report Post - RP)
Posted on: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 17:52
what a bunch of BS.This Emile therien is typical of a liberal parrot.I would like to remind Emile? that the vocal minority is about 70 to 80 percent in favour of ditching the usless regisrty this according to various liberal friendly poll services at any given time.the public health officials,and the police and safety people(who are they)? is again misleading.A few mis guided doctors and nurses (mostly of the far left sect) support this travesty.Most doctors would rather have had the 2 billion and counting spent on shortening waiting lists and buying much needed new technologies like MRI,s or Catscans.the only cops who support this are of course the rubber spined and "I will support anything you do as long as we get more money" the chiefs of police assoction,who are little more than performing monkeys with a hat out for extra money.the majority of beat cops both federaly and provincialy see this as a waste.the incident in Marythorpe pretty much buried what tiny support the law had from the rank and file.Which finally bring me to safety people who are?.DO fireman really care about the gun registry,do the soldiers in are patheticaly underfunded armed forces? does the under paid security gaurds in our malls and at our aiports really care? I would think they would care more about making 8 bucks an hour. Mr.Therien says it is not perfect but it is good,I guess one has to stoop to baldfacing lying to justify his overpaid under worked positon.MS Wilkins research while not linking the drop in crime to firearms laws(a clear contradiction to our man Emile) is again muddied and unclear-she simply guesses without giving any proof that the safe storage laws are working-BS.this whole paper is a bunch of crap because these snivel servants cannot agree on why gun crimes have fallen.
Comments by Jim from Canada - (Report Post - RP)
Posted on: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 14:38
Ya no kidding Phantom like any of us expected anything different from the Ministry of Propaganda
of our beloved motherland KAnuckistan.Notice how the safe storage of firearms justifies the spending of 2 billion dollars and our lost of freedoms by these Pravda wantabes.These f*ckwads would feel right at home in Kim I Sungs North Korea ....
Comments by The Phantom from Ontario - (Report Post - RP)
Posted on: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 14:08
And here we see the MSM propaganda generated from the faulty study we just looked at in the last post. This is just like f_cking clockwork, isn't it?
This doof Bruce Cheadle from the Canadian Press either hasn't read the paper, or if he did he doesn't understand what he's read. He's just regurgitated the findings like a parrot, without questioning the methods or assumptions of the paper. He isn't competent to winkle out the meaning of the thing, and probably there's nobody in his whole office who is either.
And frankly, it isn't surprising! He's SUPPOSED to be able to trust Stats Can to produce accurate and unbiased work. That they don't is a huge horrendous friggin' scandal, making Adscam look like a bit of petty shoplifting in my estimation. That quote fromt the Canada Safety Council worm is just icing on the cake, making it ever so clear that this disinformation is government policy from top to bottom.
I think I'll drop Brucie a line and see if I can educate him a wee bit. This paper is such clumsy crapola even an MSM journo should be able to get it. Possibly it will irritate hgim that he's being played like a friggin' Stradivarius.
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