Chillykb19 wrote:It looks like I am well in the minority with this post but I don't want those weapons in the hands of anyone who is not in uniform. civilians don't need AR-15s. They don't need them at all. Fire away folks but putting firepower like that in to the hands of the general population is pointless. Those are not toys. This is Canada. Guns are not a right.
I am saddened that a police applicant like yourself is so influenced by U.S. media that you already have your mind made up, and is so ignorant on the laws of Canada.
I am left with nothing except to seriously question your education, or why you would form an opinion and post it here before learning a single fact about what you are talking about.
Please explain how a .22-calibre target rifle with a five-round magazine that is not legal or even effective for big game hunting in Canada, is more "firepower" than the average hunting rifle such as the .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield, 7mm Remington Magnum, etc., at two to ten times more powerful.
Please explain how the AR rifles are "in the hands of the general population." You DO realize that to own an AR rifle, one must be a member of a gun club; hold a Possession and Acquisition Licence for restricted firearms; take TWO safety courses; pass TWO sets of written and practical tests; provide gun club membership cards, references, photos, spousal notifications, and answers to questions on background, history and mental stability every time they renew their licence. The only place one can fire their AR rifle is at an approved shooting range. One can only transport their AR with a valid Authorization to Transport, for the purposes stated on the certificate. Standards for transportation, storage, display and handling of restricted firearms such as the AR are much higher than for non-restricted firearms.
And you want to take away people's target rifles even though they have followed all these laws and done nothing wrong. Wow.
Rifles are not a "right." My boat is not a "right." My waterskies are not a "right." My camping gear is not a "right." My golf clubs are not a "right." My truck is not a "right." My radio control airplanes are not a "right." I don't "need" any of the above. But I get to ENJOY all the above because I have used them safely and responsibly, and will continue to do so.
But you want to take away someone's target rifles even though they have handled them safely and responsibly. Wow.
You DO realize that out of all the police shooting in Canada where officers have died in the past 30 years, NOT ONE SINGLE SHOOTING was committed with an AR rifle.
You ARE aware that of all the terrorist incidents in Canada like Parliament Hill, and all the school shootings that have happened in Canada in the past 30 years, NOT ONE SINGLE SHOOTING was committed with an AR rifle.
And you want to ban the AR. Wow. Just wow.