To the editor:
You have to hand it to the National Rifle Association. It has a great public relations department.
Coming up with the “good guys with guns” catch phrase was a brilliant stroke.
Who wouldn’t imagine being the hero, saving the lives of school children or theatre-goers with your handy glock.
With the millions of guns currently in the United States, you’d think this would have already happened at least once.
The NRA trumpets itself as the guardian of
citizens rights through the second amendment (to the U.S. Constitution) when, in fact, it is a shill for U.S. gun and ammunition manufacturers.
So why are people so crazy about guns down there in the United Startes?
They use excuses like “my neighbour has a gun, so I better get one in case he attacks me” or “everyone on the street is packing, so I better too.”
But the most used reason is to use it against their own government.
This is not so much patriotism as it it paranoia.
So are we going to follow the United States down this road?
The (Conservative federal) government of Priime Minister Stephen Harper has already made the first step by scrapping the long-gun registry, despite the objections of virtually all the police departments across Canada.
If we don’t control guns, eventually guns will control us!