June 10, 2015

Dear Mayor Iveson: "Are you going to be handing out brochures at the funeral?"

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Right after a city police officer was shot in the line of duty, Edmonton's mayor politicized the tragedy by basically campaigning to bring back Canada's ineffective and now defunct long gun registry.

It was gross and crass.

What next?

Will he be handing out brochures at the funeral?

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commented 2015-06-13 04:18:24 -0400
Agreed. Great comment Brian Cameron.
commented 2015-06-12 18:13:21 -0400
And, thank you Brian Cameron for making a sensible, rational, truthful statement on here! Well done!!
commented 2015-06-12 18:06:54 -0400
Well said Ezra!
commented 2015-06-12 18:04:27 -0400
Does that idiot think that the long gun that I did register a few years ago couldn’t be used to kill someone? I guess if it’s registered it won’t fire when pointed at a human being????
commented 2015-06-12 16:49:05 -0400
The guy’s a brainless partisan jerk – and he and all these other know-nothing zealots who think the magic gun registry is the key to peaceful utopia should be roundly mocked for their ignorance of the issue and their stupidity in sticking to proven useless crime control tools.

Laugh the stupid b_ggers out of office.
commented 2015-06-12 14:05:40 -0400
Peter – I think it was more like 10-billion for the useless gun registry.
commented 2015-06-12 09:06:46 -0400
More from the left wing loons.
commented 2015-06-12 00:20:47 -0400
1) A public figure must never cry publicly. It is a sign of weakness. What kind of policies or laws can be created by an emotional person versus a rational one!!?
2) the gun registry would have not helped this situation in any way. This mayor is totally out to lunch

It was a shameful spectacle. He should not be a public figure. He has no backbone. Empathy and respect for the fallen and their families is never demonstrated by a sniveling weakling.
commented 2015-06-11 21:36:27 -0400
Maurice Potvin
What the mayor did was a calculated action meant to play on peoples emotions in order to create a shit storm of anti gun sentiment right while the conservatives are, depending on how you look at it, loosening or streamlining some of the gun laws and classifications as well as having killed the registry. Firearms are a crazy divisive issue and many of the anti’s are almost insane with there anti gun nonsense. So to get these people all in activist mode, protesting, recruiting, advertising and voting for the Liberal party in this soon to come federal election you don’t need facts and truth, you just need a crying politician on camera saying “Stephen Harper’s wild west gun policies got this officer killed” Now I am paraphrasing, but that is really the substance of what he was saying.
This is utter nonsense, an outright lie, the long gun registry has never and would never have prevented a murder. The mayor knows this, everyone that has ever looked at the data or understands the basics of how the system works knows this. If they don’t know it then they are willfully ignoring the facts to suit there own personal agenda, like for example getting Justin Trudope elected and slamming us with more restrictive gun laws and Trudopes semi secret plan to reclassify all semi autos to restricted or prohibited status. There is really not much lower a person can be than a politician that does scum shit like this on the back of a KIA police officer. Pretty scummy, but that seems to be the norm for the liberals these days.
Maurice Potvin said "But isn’t that exactly what you’re doing, Ezra? If you disagree with the Mayor on this issue, couldn’t you have waited at least a few days after the funeral to point it out. In this case, you seem to be guilty of exactly the same thing you’re accusing the Mayor of. "
First of all Ezra Levant is doing his job you don’t just stop reporting the news because there has been a tragedy, that is his duty as a journalist and I think its kind of odd that you would think otherwise.
Second you cannot agree or disagree on this “issue” that’s a strange thing we seem to be seeing more and more of today especially in politics. People don’t get to form opinions one way or another with a fact. Facts are facts and the fact is the data shows that the long gun registry has never saved a life or prevented a murder. The mayor doesn’t get to have an opinion on that fact anymore than he gets to have an opinion on whether or not gravity holds us on the surface of a spinning rock. Informing the public that the mayor of Edmonton just used this tragedy to do a little bit of scummy politicking with a flat out lie in order to help his pal Trudope get seats in the coming federal election.
Comparing Ezra Levant doing his job and reporting on the mayor trying to use a tragedy that a police officer lost his life in and misleading the public for his, and his party’s own gain is pretty ridiculous. How many days exactly is it you think he should have waited after the funeral to point out the mayor is being dishonest and misleading his constituents Or perhaps you just aren’t a fan of facts that get in the way either, like most Liberals I’ve met.
commented 2015-06-10 22:23:53 -0400
The death of Const. Daniel Woodall is a very sad and tragic event for family, friends, colleges and co-workers! Constable Woodall died in the line of duty protecting our communities. Edmontonians mourn the loss of a “Fallen Hero!” Let’s honor his memory with respect. Let’s ‘not’ make this a political arena or a media circus. Mayor Iveson’s gun registry comment was inappropriate! He has apologized, move on for now! Ezra, please be a little more subjective before pouncing on your prey! I support TheRebel Media and trust you will conduct a follow-up with Mayor Iveson following the funeral of Constable Woodall.
commented 2015-06-10 19:31:22 -0400
The Edmonton mayor is an example of our future leaders.

Brought to you by subsidized (often foreign money) NGO and specialty groups that are doing very well in Canada, thanks to mainstream media.

Be afraid – be very afraid.
commented 2015-06-10 19:27:23 -0400
It cost $2billion for the now defunct registry which turned into a shopping list for the mafia since the site wasn’t secure. How much will it cost this time?
commented 2015-06-10 17:35:08 -0400
On CBC radio this morning an Edmonton police sargentr was asked that question about the gun registry. He said the registry would not have helped save the life of the officer. He said only the good guys register their guns and the bad guys do not.
commented 2015-06-10 17:04:46 -0400
How is a “long gun registry” going to stop a person who is hell bent on murdering someone. These people do not register their guns so where is the advantage in the register. Law abiding, ethical people who would adhere to this law are not the ones we have to fear. Once again this is only a money grabbing, fear mongering tactic by the left, who do not understand common sense.
commented 2015-06-10 16:02:02 -0400
As posted on another thread: Edmonton (Redmonton?). Centre of leftyism in Alberta. Fact: Criminals and Nutbars generally do not register firearms. The Long Gun Registry will not solve this. More background into this particular Nutbar needs to be researched including links to Freemasons. If that proves out, then therin lies the answer. Deepest condolences to the Woodall family!
commented 2015-06-10 14:27:10 -0400
I agree this is not a time to make political statements. I think the Mayor’s comments immediately following the shooting were regrettable, but I don’t think they were calculated to be a political statement. I think they were just a knee-jerk response to a horrible, tragic incident. It was clear at the press conference that he was very emotional. He has since apologized on twitter. But isn’t that exactly what you’re doing, Ezra? If you disagree with the Mayor on this issue, couldn’t you have waited at least a few days after the funeral to point it out. In this case, you seem to be guilty of exactly the same thing you’re accusing the Mayor of.