28 October 2015

Liberal "Dynamite Registry"...

,,,apparently falling down on the job...

Typical knuckle dragging, rural, neocon Canadian gun nut arrested for... wait a minute... where exactly is King St. & Spadina Ave?halls of macadamia/Which Toronto Skeet Club did this guy belong to... 'cos it sounds like a rockin' hangout.

Maybe the Integrated Guns & Gangs Task Force could help us out here.


6 comments:

Frances said...

"Dynamite Registry" - back in the day, there were bombs going off in nearby communities. We all knew, by high school graduation, that one needed a cheap watch (Timex was mentioned) which one bought, as well as dynamite and detonators stolen from the CPR in order to construct same, though not necessarily the steps to go from raw materials to a real time bomb. No one ever killed, but a fair bit of property damage before everything settled down.

Neo Conservative said...

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frances... don't remember this... you have a source? the only explosions i remember were the italian mob blowing up each others toronto bakeries.

nobody involved was a hunter, farmer or sport shooter... the people the liberals invariably target when they say they're fighting gun crime.

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Frances said...

Neo - google Sons of Freedom.

At a time when the Doukhobors of the West Kootenay area in BC were going "modern" (as in forsaking the two-house-and-outbuilding communal "villages" for title to their own land and their own homes), the Sons of Freedom sect set out to purify their brethren. One of their methods of purification was to set fire to the houses of the impure. Another method was bombs (actually, use of explosives went back a fair way: Peter V Verigin, one of their leaders, was - to quote Wikipedia - "...killed in a still-unsolved Canadian Pacific Railway train explosion..." - local lore has it that Peter V was a womanizer and the explosion was set by a disgruntled lover of one of his conquests. They also had a really good jam factory in the Castlegar area which was destroyed by arson, and Peter V's tomb, on the east bank of the Columbia River, was bombed more than once). In the late '50s, bombs were set in various places in Trail: the Cominco Arena, Eaton's (blew up a pillow display), and the mail chute at the local postal station (luckily didn't go off, as could have killed the night workers). They finally blew up the power line leading across Kootenay Lake to Riondel Mine and all the communities on the eastern side of the lake. Fortunately, there was no night shift at the mine, as its workings were under the lake and subject to flooding. However, all industry on the east side of the lake was shut down. Fortunately for all concerned, the only route from east to west was via the Balfour - Kootenay Bay ferry and the RCMP promptly took control of the terminals. The only young men allowed to cross westward (Kootenay Bay to Balfour) were those accompanying extremely pregnant wives en route to the Nelson Hospital.

A third tactic they had was to undress. In the face of authority, the women - and it was as far as I can remember solely the women - would strip naked. They even managed to do this at a rally for John Diefenbaker in Trail. The late Simma Holt's book, "Terror in the Name of God" is a good resume of the times.

I grew up in the area; this was around us. When a bomb went off in a car in Castlegar, killing the young man who was carrying it, a classmate happened to be nearby but was not harmed. And it wasn't just the "white" folk who were targeted: any Doukhobor village or community centre which was judged to be "apostate" was liable to be set afire or bombed. Will always remember driving through Grand Forks en route to Vancouver and seeing armed men guarding their community hall.

This is a really abbreviated version - there were injustices done to the Doukhobours and promises not kept. But it is a remembrance of my early days.

Neo Conservative said...

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ok... learned something here.

again, my original point is that it is criminals the government should be chasing... not legitimate firearms owners.

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Frances said...

Agree, Neo, but thought you would be amused by my take on the need for a "dynamite registry".

Neo Conservative said...

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interesting that in my lifetime, in ontario, you could, legally, with the appropriate paperwork, buy dynamite to blow rocks or stumps, hunt with a handgun and own fully automatic weapons.

i can't wait to see justin outlaw private vehicles and implement a ban on non-plastic cutlery.

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