|The US is in big trouble, crime wise. There is an overabundance
of guns, and no shortage of people willing to use them. Guns are
so prevalent that a person can have a different gun for every occasion.
Wasn't it Mrs. Reagan (the ex-President's wife) who let it be known she
carried the cutest little pearl handled purse-gun with her everywhere she
went? Obviously she did not consider it enough to be accompanied
everywhere by a football team's worth of SS agents. Possibly she
thought that when all those agents had been dropped by the terrorists,
Nancy could whip out her snub nosed 32 and save her family and possibly
the freedom of the western world single-handedly.
Car-jackings, armed robberies, drive-by shootings, private militias; the list goes on and on. One can't help but wonder if it will end only when the last American has no one left to shoot at.
Canada, on the other hand, is downright goofy when it comes to guns and crime. The Canadian Government is, at this very moment, in the process of passing legislation to force people to register every single pop-gun and peashooter in the land. This way, it is argued, anytime a crime is committed with a gun, the cops will just have to go to their trusty registry database and will instantly know the gun involved is owned by one Lefty Bigdick, of no fixed address.
So, if Canada were to join the US, one could expect that we would instantly adopt the American rules for the distribution of firearms which, as everyone knows, are no rules at all. Not very satisfactory for the citizens of either country. If the US were to become part of Canada, however, that overwhelming voter base would soon make Canada's firearm laws more in tune with reality. Those laws would never revert to the Wild West mentality extant in America's present gun laws, but they would certainly be more enlightened than the head-in-the-sand regulations that Canadians are forced to live with now.