Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Stephen Harper and the Newtown Massacre
Well I see that the camera caught Stephen Harper in an unusually tender moment.
Claiming that he had to turn off the TV when the sights and sounds of the Newtown Massacre became too much to bear.
“I think once you’ve been a father, you’re affected by the deaths of children in a much more profound way than other people. It’s hard for me to talk about it,” he said in a one-on-one interview with Global National anchor Dawna Friesen.
“It’s hard for me to imagine how anybody can be so deranged, so angry, so troubled that they would do such a thing. It’s really beyond our comprehension.”
Which was all very moving eh? If it wasn't so phony. Or so deranged.
Or so gun lobby. Guns good, people evil. Or so beyond comprehension.
For what kind of Prime Minister would turn away from the horror of that American tragedy, without talking about gun control, or trying to make his own country SAFER?
By banning assault weapons like this AR-15 or so called Bushmaster...
Which although it was used to kill so many people in Newtown, so quickly and so easily, is still available in Canada.
Along with so many other weapons of mass destruction that have claimed so many Canadian lives.
In the 1989 massacre of 14 women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Marc Lepine used a Ruger Mini-14 rifle, at the time equipped with a substantial magazine. And in 2006, Kimveer Gill used a Beretta Cx4 Storm to shoot 72 rounds at Montreal’s Dawson College, injuring 16 and killing student Anastasia DeSousa.
Neither the Ruger Mini-14 nor the Beretta Cx4 Storm are prohibited in Canada, despite the outcry from victims and their families, the occasional political grumble, and a pointed coroner’s report in Montreal.
So now that Obama has apparently found the courage to do the right thing.
Will Harper do the right thing and ban assault and rapid firing semi-automatic weapons?
Like they did in Australia, with such great results.
Australia’s 1996 gun law reforms were followed by more than a decade free of fatal mass shootings, and accelerated declines in firearm deaths, particularly suicides. Total homicide rates followed the same pattern. Removing large numbers of rapid-firing firearms from civilians may be an effective way of reducing mass shootings, firearm homicides and firearm suicides.
Not a chance. For there is NOTHING he won't do to pleasure the gun lobby, or use the issue of gun control as a wedge issue to keep himself in power. Instead of keeping Canadians safer.
Which makes me wonder, if it's true that Great Dad Leader just couldn't watch the agony of Newtown, was it because that cold, cruel, man couldn't stand the pain of others? When it's never bothered him before.
Or was it because he couldn't help thinking what might happen to HIM, if another bloodbath happened here with a gun he didn't ban?
Even after this horror?
And after everything he has done to destroy gun control in Canada.
Oh boy. No wonder Stephen Harper is leaning on religion, like a drunk leans against a lamp post.
For he is playing politics with the lives of his own people, and Russian Roulette with his own career.
For one thing is for sure eh? If Jebesus forbid another gun massacre happens here, the burning anger of Canadians will be something to behold.
Great Bushmaster Leader and his Cons will be driven from power FOREVER.
And only his Godzilla will console him...
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