Kudos to Bill Tucker for teaching students that a public school board education director's principles are more valuable than money. Just the way we no longer allow cigarette companies to sponsor sporting events, we shouldn't permit gun clubs or manufacturers to sponsor school activities. Bill Tucker is one hundred percent right--guns and students do not mix.
Let's just look at the most recent newsworthy 'law-abiding gun owners:
On Sept. 21, Albert Legault , a 71-year-old retired cattle farmer, decided to investigate gunshots that seemed to be coming from his nearby fields. Simon Lanthier, 18, allegedly shot Mr. Legault dead. Lanthier was target-shooting; he's been charged in
On Sept. 19th, Vernon RCMP were called to investigate a shooting. Three hunters apparently wished to take a shortcut near a farmer's property. An "altercation" between the armed farmer and the hunters ended with the farmer sustaining life-threatening gunshot wounds to the leg, as well as one of the hunters, a woman, being assaulted, according to an RCMP spokesman (Castanet.net).
On Sept. 15th, Cody Wellard, a 31-year-old hunter, turned himself in for allegedly shooting the Jack Russell terrier pup of Max Rose, 12, a brain cancer survivor. The
That's just the 'legitimate' sport shooter/hunter news of the last few days. Let's jog the memory a little further back.
In January, John O'Keefe was allegedly accidentally shot by twenty-three-year-old Edward Parades during an altercation with a bouncer at 1 a.m. outside a
And a little further still: Kimveer Gill (
Guns are accidents (and worse) waiting to happen. Five thousand 'legal' guns are reported stolen every year. Choking off every avenue of supply of these inherently dangerous machines is in the best interests of all Canadians, most especially those of us who are unarmed, law-abiding, and innocent.
Those in the gun lobby who repeat the foolish mantra that we must target 'criminals' and not 'law-abiding gun owners' should wake up and smell the coffee: you're all law-abiding--right up till the moment that you're not.
Please let those of us who would like to help make things right by the students know where to send out cheques.