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Canada: "New gun law gets fired up" (Gets Gun Czar)

Discussion in 'Legal' started by cuchulainn, May 7, 2003.

  1. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Senior Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Looking for a cow that Queen Meadhbh stole
    You know a government prohibition/control effort is a not-working, out-of-control mess when it gets a "czar."

    I haven't seen the bit about adding airguns to the registry (last paragraph) -- is that true. If so: :what:

    from the Calgary Sun

  2. foghornl

    foghornl Mentor

    Dec 27, 2002
    Three bits of free advice for Canada's registry program:

    The only way to reseal a can of worms is to use a bigger can.
    Never open a can of worms unless you are fishing.
    A can of worms is not as much fun as a barrel of monkeys.
  3. SDC

    SDC Senior Member

    Jan 8, 2003
    People's Republic of Canada
    The law as it stood before this BS was that any airgun which fired a projectile at more than 500 feet per second (152.4 metres per second) was considered a "real" firearm for the purposes of buying, selling, etc. A BIG wrench was thrown into the works when people started coming out with these light-weight plastic "hypervelocity" pellets, which made almost EVERY airgun a "real" firearm (meaning they had to be registered, an airgun with a barrel less than 4 1/4" was considered "prohibited", any airgun that was also a handgun could only be taken to a range and back, etc., etc.). To avoid this hassle, the scumbag Liberals simply said "We'll change the cut-off to ENERGY, instead of velocity." So now, if an airgun fires a pellet at under 500 fps OR under 5.7 Joules of energy, they'll consider it a non-firearm, at least for the purposes of licencing, registration, etc. I'm sick of this country, and I want to move; any suggestions?

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