I'm starting a new thread to move a discussion away from a thread that should be left for other things. http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/sh...5&pagenumber=5
I don't think banning guns is going to solve any safety issues. I think most shootings occur with handguns as they are far easier to conceal and carry than bulky rifle and shotguns. Handguns have been severly restricted for a number of years in Canada to the point that I think it's far easier for a criminal to bring a handgun from the US than to steal or legally acquire one here. I believe you're legally required to store a handgun in a locked box in Canada?
You may think there is no reason to own a gun in Canada. Go into the country and especially up north and things are different. Sure the majority of people live in the city in Canada, but does that mean the rest have no rights? Guns put food on the table, provide entertainment, and protection from wild animals.
I've never been hunting, but would like to try. Not for the sake of killing something, but to experience life as it was when my grandparents came to Canada. To get food from somewhere besides a supermarket. This may not appeal to you, but it does to me. What right do you have to tell me I can't? It's possible to own a gun safely. Far less dangerous to other people than speeding in the snow in a 5000 lbs SUV or many other activities that are common place.