31 March 2015

THE JUSTIN PARTY: Required Reading

From "Party of One," the scary, post apocalyptic Michael Harris fairy story about evil Stephen Harper's "sabre-rattling"...

"The White House, the Pentagon, American and Israeli intelligence, and the IAEA had all come to the same conclusion based on the evidence: Iran does not have a nuclear weapon, is not building one, and has not decided to build one."
Meanwhile, back in the real world...
Lausanne, Switzerland, March 30, 2015 3:55 pm - Iran rejected on Monday ongoing demands by Western powers that it export to Russia its stockpiles of enriched uranium, the key component in a nuclear bomb. “The export of stocks of enriched uranium is not in our program, and we do not intend sending them abroad,” Abbas Araqchi, an Iranian negotiator and diplomat, was quoted as telling the country’s state-run press. “There is no question of sending the stocks abroad.”
Oh, yeah... that enriched uranium.

Need another example?
"Since dismantling the Long Gun Registry, the Harper government has four times delayed rules that would assign serial numbers to guns."
That's funny, EVERY GUN I've ever owned, EVERY GUN I've ever seen, including an octagonal barrelled muzzle loading rifle from the 1800's has had a serial number.

Perhaps Mr Harris is referring to tattooing serial numbers on gun owners themselves? I do know that when I go to Canadian Tire to buy .22 ammunition for my tin can plinker, I have to present my state-issued photo-id Firearms Licence which duly records my every crime against humanity.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Any serial number can be filed off, including a Liberal one."
As articulated elsewhere... "Increasingly complex gun control legislation is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars."


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/new-long-gun-serial-number-regulations-won-t-be-enforced-1.1143146

Anonymous said...

Slight correction...

If you ever get your hands on a made-in-Canada Cooey, you'll find that there's no serial number. Rare exception to the rule, true.

Thus, the CFC used to assign a serial number along with its registration in the form of a sticker to be attached to said firearm...which I've yet to ever see actually done.

I don't think there's been a firearm produced in the last four or five decades that did not include a serial number...even those from offshore, such as Russia.

Al in Cranbrook

Neo Conservative said...

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from the cbc article...

"Since reputable gun makers already include unique serial numbers on every weapon they produce, the new regulations have critics scratching their heads."

al... have you confirmed the cooey story... or is it something you just heard?

ps... bear in mind that a serial number can be filed off any gun in minutes.

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Anonymous said...

Re: Cooley. Yup, true. Thanks for reminding me I've got to peel that sticker off. Any serial number can be filed off, including a Liberal one.

Neo Conservative said...

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aha... went to google and cooey, a canadian firearms company based in cobourg, ontario from the early 1900s did indeed produce .22 rimfire rifles sans serial numbers.

at this time, (when receiving your first rifle at 12 years of age was a right of passage for young boys, especially in rural areas)... apparently no one at the company or in the citizenry thought anything of this.

when winchester bought out cooey, they started to number them.

fwiw, i have yet to hear of any crimes being committed with numberless cooey rimfire 22s.

thx al for the info.

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Ken (Kulak) said...

I agree that there are some older firearms without serial numbers as I have two old Cooey rimfire 22s that now have stickers stuck to them and were issued to me by the registry bureaucrats.

Anonymous said...

Yes, some guns are manufactured without serial numbers. Most that don't have them started out with them but then someone removed them (as per previous comment, they can be filed off.)

What the ninnies are complaining about is probably a UN scheme that Canada isn't signing up to, which would require every gun at importation to a signatory country to be laser-marked with another serial number. The equipment is prohibitively expensive and the cost is supposed to be born by the gun trade in each importing country. This will significantly suppress if not end altogether the private ownership of firearms by making it too expensive and too much trouble for most people, therefore hastening the day when there just won't be enough gun owners in the electorate to vote against banning private ownership of firearms.

And the laser-marked additional numbers will do no more to prevent the misuse of guns than the existing serial numbers stamped on them at manufacture, but that's o.k. because it's not the point.

Anonymous said...

Neo...

I have a Cooey in my gun safe, got it for Xmas when I was about 10, about fifty years ago. Model 39 single shot, scary accurate, too! :-)

Neo Conservative said...

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been cruising the firearms forums re serial numbers and apparently some cooey shotguns have serial numbers that are covered by the wooden fore-end.

has anybody pulled the furniture off a cooey .22 to check for concealed numbers?

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