Calls for more gun control in Canada
Story here. Now, it notes they already have just a few:
"Since 1976, Canadians have had to obtain a Firearms Acquisition Certificate in order to purchase new firearms and a Restricted Weapons Permit for handguns and certain other military-style weapons.
Gun owners had to be at least 16 and had to check a box on the application, stating they were not mentally ill.
In 1991 the then-Conservative government passed Bill C-17. The law tightened restrictions on handguns, required a firearms safety course and a background check for would-be gun owners, as well as a 28-day waiting period before purchase.
The Liberals later introduced Bill C-68, which took effect on Dec. 6, 1995, the sixth anniversary of the Polytechnique massacre.
The new law put a screening process in place and banned semi-automatic military-style assault weapons and large-capacity gun magazines like the one used by Lepine.
It required a licence to own a gun and added shotguns and rifles to the list of firearms that had to be registered. Handguns and other restricted weapons already had to be registered."
Does anyone else find the evolution of terms funny?
First they were "assault weapons." Then they became "military-style assault weapons." Now they're "semi-automatic military-style assault weapons."
Maybe next they'll become "super duper mega ultra scary evil black semi-automatic military-style assault weapons."
Jeez! Just saying that has got me shaking in my boots!
Posted by: Eric at December 27, 2006 01:28 PM