We take off again to the Great White North with an excellent example of how well gun control laws work. Yes, gun control does indeed work, just not for those you might think. Also, a Canadian M.D. is singing the praises of gun registration laws as a way to “prevent” crime.
Jep Robertson of Duck Commander is supporting a program that you may not have heard of and might be surprised to hear, or not hear. Be sure to tune in to listen. Here is a hint, it’s not about duck calls.
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“A 22-year-old man will be charged with second-degree murder after what police say was a random killing in a Surrey home Sunday evening.
Surrey RCMP responded to reports of shots fired in a home on 64th Avenue near 166th street late Sunday night.
When police arrived they found a man who had died from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.
Police say 42-year-old Colin Hill was shot and killed defending his home against an intruder on Sunday night.
Witnesses report an altercation between two men led to a fatal shooting in Surrey Sunday evening.
On Monday, homicide investigators identified the victim as Colin Hill, 42. Police said he was shot during an altercation with the suspect, who had broken into his home.
The suspect, who was not identified, has a lengthy criminal history, police said.
He was arrested at roughly 2 a.m. Monday after police were called to the scene of a break-in on the 7300 block of MacPherson Avenue in Burnaby. Police said the suspect fled Hill’s home in a stolen vehicle, which was later identified at the scene in Burnaby.
Police said the incident that led to the shooting is believed to have been random. The suspect and the victim did not know each other.
“This was a tragic and truly senseless act that has no rationale,” said Surrey RCMP Chief Supt. Bill Fordy. “I’m still angry at this pointless loss of life.”
The suspect is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, police said.
Neighbours say Hill and his wife are both realtors. Marks resembling bullet holes could be seen on their front door Monday morning, and neighbours reported hearing as many as five shots before police showed up.
“Cloverdale used to be very safe,” said one neighbour. “This is the first time it’s happened so we are all very scared.”
Police say the investigation is still in its early stages, but understand why people living nearby are worried.
“Certainly anytime there’s an incident like this in your neighbourhood people are going to be concerned,” said Insp. Jeff Metcalfe with the Surrey RCMP. “That’s a very natural reaction to be concerned.”
The incident was the second shooting in Surrey in as many nights. In the early hours of Sunday morning, shots were fired at a bakery at 188th Street and the Fraser Highway.
The shooting that killed Hill is not related to any of the previous shootings that have taken place in the city over the past several months, police said.“
“In his ongoing zeal to blame licensed gun owners for the crimes of deranged murderers (this time it’s cop killer Norman Raddatz), writer and “mental health expert” Ron Charach (Life Saver | Calgary Herald | June 13, 2015) opens his argument that the gun registry was useful because it “saved lives and could help track down where illegal gun owners, James Roszko … or Michael Zehaf Bibeau … got their guns.”
Tracking down where James Roszko or Michael Zehaf Bibeau got the guns they used to kill four police officers and a soldier, is not saving lives.
It’s police investigations after the bodies are long cold. It may make us feel better knowing where the guns came from, but it does not prevent a single murder, should a registry actually contain any information about the murder weapon.
As for the killers themselves, they are almost never in the system for one obvious (yet ignored) reason. They’re criminals. They cannot obtain a firearms license and they cannot register illegal guns. A gun registry only tracks the law-abiding. It has absolutely no effect on criminals or terrorists like James Roszko or Michael Zehaf Bibeau.
Four members of the RCMP lost their lives despite the fact that James Roszko had a firearms prohibition order against him. That piece of paper didn’t stop him from obtaining any firearm he wanted, and it sure didn’t stop him from murdering four cops. Michael Zehaf Bibeau was a long-time criminal who could not obtain a firearms license but that didn’t stop him from obtaining the rifle he used to murder Corporal Nathan Cirillo.
Ron Charach, MD, is well aware of these facts, but he intentionally ignores them because they reveal the fundamental lie of his argument.
Charach’s continued cry that the gun registry saved lives rings hollow since neither he nor anyone else can offer a shred of proof that the gun registry ever saved a single life. We can, however, establish that Canada’s gun laws have cost lives, but those are facts that Dr. Charach absolutely refuses to discuss.
Charach’s claim that “the public subsidizes gun owners by incurring the liability when things go desperately wrong” is ludicrous on its face. Does he complain that the public subsidizes car owners for the thousands of lives lost or the tens of thousands injured every year in car accidents by incurring that liability?
Of course he doesn’t because the good doctor loves his car. It’s just guns that he hates.
Finally, he claims no one should be allowed to keep semi-automatic or fully-automatic firearms in their “city homes.” So for reasons unexplained by the good doctor, those of us living outside cities are deemed safe? It’s only city dwellers that cannot be trusted with their firearms?
How utterly absurd.
Ron Charach, in Norman Raddatz case, does what he does every time a murderer kills someone with a gun. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of millions of Canadians, Canada’s licensed firearms owners, honest and decent Canadians … all while calling us “the lunatic fringe” of Canadian society.“
“Jep Robertson from Duck Commander has joined SilencerCo’s #FightTheNoise campaign to decriminalize suppressor ownership in those states where it is illegal, and to remove suppressors from the National Firearms Act.
I strongly support this effort as a matter of public health, as far too many people have suffered permanent hearing loss from firing firearms, even when using ear pro.“
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