Canadian paper calls for crackdown on pellet guns
"Yet it seems the danger pellet guns pose has not yet spurred enough public outcry to spark new laws.
Perhaps that's because in many pellet gun incidents, injuries were absent or minor.
But even when the trigger isn't pulled, these makeshift weapons can be used to rob, abuse and otherwise break the law as effectively as the real thing.
For example, one man allegedly used a soft air gun to shoot a Winnipeg Transit driver on Aug. 9, 2007.
And on Oct. 29, 2004, two young men terrorized the residents of a St. Andrews home, using a pellet gun to force them to reveal their bank card numbers."
"If these steps fail, a licence for pellet guns might be necessary to force potential owners to pass criminal record checks and endure a waiting period as pre-requisites to own a pellet gun."
There's more violence at a single) hockey game, usually directed against little children, than all the firearms (and pellet guns) in all of the Soviet Republic of Kanukistan.
So, they should ban hockey...after all, it's FOR THE CHILDREN.
Or, the hosers can go pound sand, eh?
Posted by: Flighterdoc at March 23, 2008 12:19 PM
I suppose she wants the waiting period so people will be discouraged from committing suicide by airsoft.
Posted by: MXE at March 23, 2008 05:49 PM
It's sad when current news articles are indistinguishable from good satire.
Posted by: dave at March 23, 2008 11:00 PM
Hear, hear on the hockey commentary.
We need to outlaw dangerous hockey pucks.
While we're at it, we should ban spectators from auto races and baseball games or at least require that hockey, auto race and baseball spectators be licensed and wear headlocks at all times:
"At least two fans have been killed by flying pucks at hockey games in Canada below the N.H.L. level. Since 1990, 29 spectators have been killed by cars or flying parts at auto races in the United States. In 1970, a 14-year-old boy died after a line drive hit by Manny Mota of the Los Angeles Dodgers smashed into his temple."
Posted by: David at March 24, 2008 02:21 PM