Saturday, September 20, 2008

Canada's Green Party wants to ban handguns and semi-auto firearms

Canada's Green Party is no friend of law-abiding gun owners:
Why is the Green Party more tolerant of semi-automatic weapons than the Liberals?

The Liberals, the reporter noted, want to ban them outright; the Greens want to ban them only in "urban centres," according to the Vision Green platform on their website.

May was shocked. She insisted the Greens also want to ban them everywhere. And then she checked the website.

"Oh, it does say in urban centres. I don't know why it says that," she said. "It's a mistake."

"I don't know how it happened but it's being removed immediately. I'm so glad you spotted that," she said, before turning to her staff. "This is important guys, it's got to be done right away."
In any event, the Green website was revised by day's end. The party now says it will "phase out the personal use of handguns and semi-automatic weapons by means of a careful review and consultation." [emphasis added]

It adds: "We will eliminate registration fees and decriminalize registration for hunting rifles and ensure law-abiding citizens do not have their firearms confiscated."

Article here. Note the standard "we don't want to ban hunting rifles" exception. Those "hunting rifles" will no doubt be banned later.

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