This week’s killings of a Virginia television station reporter and photographer has generated questions again about who should and who should not have access to firearms. We will stay with Canadian gun ownership.
Should Canadians be barred from owning private firearms?
How many Canadian legal gun owners are even aware of the circumstances under which they make come face to gun barrel with a Canadian Emergency Weapons and Tactics (SWAT- equivalency) police squad?
Ed Burlew, Canada’s number one lawyer on gun related criminal charges, says that if you own a gun and say anything, even in jest, about suicide or other ‘possible’ gun-related acts, you will have between two and three SWAT teams forcibly entering your home, cuffing and arresting you. Then it is off to jail or the psych hospital. Many such cases each year says Burlew.
Should gun-ownership be made much more difficult in Canada, even rifles and shotguns?
Is the concentration by police and crown attorneys on gun owners making owing a firearm more trouble than it’s worth? Would you consider selling or turning in your gun(s) to police?