September 16, 2016

UPDATE: Crime Stoppers’ anti-gun billboard campaign backfires

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator
 

The Crime Stoppers division responsible for the anti-gun billboard campaign that I shared with you last week has backed down.

In the wake of negative backlash, London Elgin Middlesex Crime Stoppers (LEMCS) in southwestern Ontario has agreed to cover the billboards that unequivocally—and erroneously—stated “guns are the problem.”

In a statement issued Thursday night, the volunteer board for LEMCS said that the intent of the campaign was “encouraging citizens to report illegal guns,” and never to advocate against law-abiding gun owners.

“We have never and would never target law abiding citizens, including licensed firearms owners,” the statement read. “Why would we?”

The statement said that comments “mounted to a point that we believed the original intent was lost, the negative impact far reaching, and the decision to remove the billboards was made.”

Though there was no apology or admission of wrong-doing, the result is certainly a desirable one.

And even if the campaign, which was crafted and funded through fundraising efforts by the volunteer team that runs the Crime Stoppers division was, as the board says, done “with the the best intentions,” it still had a direct impact on the stigmatization of Canada’s firearms-owning population.

Canadian gun owners are screened every single day by authorities, making them among Canada’s most-vetted groups as far as the law is concerned.

Though LEMCS has backed down, the attitudes that led to the billboards in the first place still exist, hence the importance of tackling these issues as they come.

Click HERE to see full statement from Crime Stoppers

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commented 2016-09-23 16:58:05 -0400
Guns are not the problem.
Criminals; political enablers & Politicians are the problem!

The politicians are giving away our land our dollars & our freedom to embrace a race of people that will kill us!
commented 2016-09-17 22:07:08 -0400
Regardless of the “good” work this organization has carried out, this blunder merely exposes the volunteers as a group that drinks deeply from the cup of political correctness and leftist stupidity.
commented 2016-09-17 15:47:57 -0400
Yes sir , and more crap is on the way .But do you have Any ideas of how to stop this ? Can we do anything?
commented 2016-09-17 15:41:59 -0400
What you are smelling is the rotten lies perpetrated by the liberals . . .
commented 2016-09-17 14:17:47 -0400
Well my friends I told you there were more reasons why jt wanted to be with the UN here is one more look up United Nations Development Programmes and titled UNDP praises countries for signing Arms TRade
TReaty . dated June 4 ,2013. Is that one of the reasons the I think the best prime minister we ever had meaning Steve Harper did not sign up with the corrupt UN ? something does not pass the smell test …
commented 2016-09-17 11:30:07 -0400
‘They’ cannot establish ‘their’ Globalist state on the rubble of the old order until ‘they’ disarm the good citizen…licensing – registration – confiscation is the pattern…confiscation is coming…like a toad squashed in the road or a boiled frog…
commented 2016-09-17 10:07:02 -0400
Let’s see now,
We have no poverty in this country . . .
We have no unemployment in this country . . .
We have no migrants in this country . . .
We have no wait times in hospitals in this country . . .
We have no decaying infrastructure in this country . . .
We have no elderly citizens in want in this country . . .

We have crooked politicians . . .
We have incompetent politicians in this country . . .
We have the most expensive everything in this country (compared to other countries) . . .
We have the have the the highest gas prices in this country . . .
We have the worst world leader in this country (aside from Merkle) . . .

So why not waste our time creating unnecessary laws aimed at destroying the freedoms of law abiding citizens?
commented 2016-09-16 20:48:31 -0400
Al Peterson commented 2 hours ago
Keith, you got it right. The sad thing is that all the evidence in the world will not change he liberal mind. They lead with emotion and follow (if ever) with reason and facts. Our neighbours in North Dakota and Minnesota with far more gun freedom have half the murder rate that Manitoba has. But the lefties are always on the hunt for another dumb law. If we stack up enough paper maybe we’ll be safe.

The lefties will never agree – it is in their DNA to support these toxic environments – the fundamental reason is that the liberals have woven a network that includes the MSM to drive voters into their laps.

Liberals drive the natives into poverty, but the native leaders are multi-millionaires, in some cases billionaires – and these native leaders tell their masses what to think and say.

And you thought Stalin was bad…
commented 2016-09-16 20:34:41 -0400
You people better look up ..The United Nations Development Program , titled Preventing Illegal flow of guns is the key to reducing poverty ,there are other key reasons jt wants to join the UN
commented 2016-09-16 19:03:12 -0400
Keith, you got it right. The sad thing is that all the evidence in the world will not change he liberal mind. They lead with emotion and follow (if ever) with reason and facts. Our neighbours in North Dakota and Minnesota with far more gun freedom have half the murder rate that Manitoba has. But the lefties are always on the hunt for another dumb law. If we stack up enough paper maybe we’ll be safe.
commented 2016-09-16 18:40:15 -0400
That bill was introduced by a senator who reached maximum age of 75 and she was forced to retire… She introduced this bill days before she retired while on our way out . Since when are unelected unaccountable people allowed to introduce bills into the house of parliament… I’m not even sure why the Senate exists beyond it’s role as a retirement position for politicians that have done the bidding of the government in power at the time.
Meaning a paid cheerleader that has no value or authority in parliament so why do we even have them.
I’m sure the outrages salaries that senators make could be better spent on other things.
The Senate has no power or authority therefore it is valueless and useless and should be abolished.
commented 2016-09-16 17:58:10 -0400
Good Job Andrew!!
commented 2016-09-16 16:26:48 -0400
And the liberals are trying to push more laws down on the hunters and sport shooters check out bill S-223
it is already in its second reading .They said they were not going to touch our common sense firearms law.
It looks like they lied about that too. EVERYBODY BETTER WAKE UP
commented 2016-09-16 14:57:51 -0400
Guns are the problem – yes sir – just ask the folks in Chicago – the same city in the US that has toughest guns laws in the US.

Let’s see – Chicago has had more crime deaths since 2001 (about 9000) than the Iraq/Afghan fatality count of the US military.

Impressive when you take guns away – this is another marxist play – take away guns and let the gangsters go hold wild murdering at will.

Check out this shit show going on in Chicago:

http://heyjackass.com/
commented 2016-09-16 13:37:59 -0400
Crimestoppers owe an apology to firearms owners.
commented 2016-09-16 13:27:32 -0400
I wonder how many Crime Stoppers volunteers, are licensed firearm owners; and how many donors to Crime Stoppers are. My bet it was push back against the bill board from these volunteers and donors that caused the about face of the executive, and not the push back from the general populace. Particularly when volunteers for Crime Stoppers, and similar programmes like Citizens on Patrol and Rural Crime Watch, have to be vetted to volunteer, hence licensed firearm owner volunteers doubly prove they are responsible.