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  •  Except that in Canada (1+ / 0-)
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    there are very few licenses granted for handguns ( around 300 in all of Canada not counting armoured car guards and similar positions) assault weapons are banned along with high capacity magazines.  Most people don't have guns and the majority of those that do own long guns for hunting.  It's true, we don't have anything like the 2nd Amendment and don't want one.

    •  A Canadian 2nd amendment (0+ / 0-)

      If Canada had the 2nd amendment, you could still have the same, utterly reasonable regulations that your federal and provincial governments have in place now. I believe our 2nd amendment is meant to allow for the regulation of firearms, up to and including what our northern neighbors have. The problem isn't the amendment. The problem is the idiots here in the US who chose to interpret it so as to allow civilian lunatics to be better armed than the average infantryman in Afghanistan.

      The Bush Family: 0 for 4 in Wisconsin

      by Korkenzieher on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 02:10:13 PM PST

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