Karen Mingst, Essentials of International Relations, Chapter 1, p. 2
Well, my fellow Canadians, the Canadian Federal Election of 2011 is in and done. The Conservatives got a majority of eleven seats, with less than 40% of the popular vote. Steve Harper is like a King David with many sons named Absolam , most of them living in or near Brampton, Ontario! This means that over 60% of Canadians have to get used to the new Conservative Bund.
|Musket, 1-3 rds. per minute. Muzzle velocity 230m/s|
We have been told that the long gun registry will be abolished. There has been no statement, to the best of my knowledge, what is going to replace the long gun registry. So in my recent past experience with any type of Conservative, it is best to always go to the worst case scenario first. There will be no replacement of the long gun registry. There will be guns for sale everywhere, for purchase by anybody, for whatever use. Just like the American State of Georgia! Every hardware store and Walmart is like a freakin' armoury! And wait for it...You will hear the argument that guns don't kill people, people kill people! And the real sweet one, the Right To Bear Arms! More properly known as the Second Amendment...You can also count on every free fart catcher and spin doctor from the National Rifle Association will be made available to the Conservatives as the bill is fought through Parliament. At the time of the Second Amendment the only firearm in use was the musket, as pictured above. I am sure that the Founding Fathers, in their wildest dreams, never thought that firearms would advance to so lethal a state as today! Compare the musket numbers with the AK-47 numbers...
|AK-47, 600 rds. per minute. Muzzle velocity 715 m/s.|
Believe it or not, the Oracle of Ottawa can get Veteran License Plates! But he wouldn't think of doing that, since for all the time he spent in Service he never fired a shot in anger. But while in service I did learn a lot about weapons and fired and carried them around a lot. So if all the protections offered by my government, that is supposed to protect me, are gone, I am ready to fend for myself, and to give some good advice to you.
|FNC1, What the Oracle Learned On, Take The AK-47...|
The first thing to always remember is that modern rifles and shotguns of today are very lethal and very dangerous. When I was in the Forces this was very ably demonstrated to us in Basic Training. I had the great good fortune to have Warrant Officer Battiack as our class Leader. When we first went out to the range, he demonstrated the lethal power of the FNC1 on the human body by filing a five gallon plastic institutional bulk food container with water and then replacing the lid and at a distance of 100 metres fired one 7.62mm round into the said container...Guess what happened? The lid rose over twenty feet in the air! There was a small hole at the entry point and a shredded mess at the exit point! This is what one bullet through your body will do. Pleasant thought isn't it?
Continuing on, I myself would skip the rifle and go right to the shot gun! Much cheaper, way more lethal in close, and just a hell of a lot easier to hit something at the first attempt! I have given this some thought and have made a little shopping list... of three weapons in ascending order of desire...
|Ithaca Model 37, Great for the front closet and car...|
|Mossberg 500 Law Combo, My Kitty loves chasing the laser dot!|
|AA-12, What ya really, really want!|
You know, it is just great, that the Conservatives are allowing us our new found freedom to be sacred shit-less all the time. Not just at election time...but I got to admit this would be handy on the door steps at canvassing time....