Two days ago, iPolitics ran a story about duelling gun control petitions sponsored by opposing members of parliament.
The story noted that Conservative MP Michelle Rempel’s petition against the federal government's proposed handgun ban had 23K signatures at that time - just a week and a half after the petition launched.
On the other hand, Liberal MP Robert Falcon Ouellette’s petition in favour of a full handgun ban had about 311 signatures.
That’s the best he could muster, even with a three-day head start on Rempel’s petition.
Conservative MP Rachael Harder’s petition calling for a stop to Liberal Bill C-71 has gathered well over 86K signatures. Tabled in September, it became the second most signed e-petition in Canadian history!
The public would never know about the momentum on the anti-gun control side in Canada if all their news came from the mainstream media. They'd have us believe that the majority of normal Canadians are behind the latest Liberal efforts to confiscate the private property of Canadian gun owners.
The media needs to do less talking to left-wing activists and radical feminists - who are disregarding the incredible advocacy of these two Conservative women - and instead start talking to normal people if they want to honestly gauge the sentiments of Canadians on gun control.
They may just learn that Robert Falcon Oulette and his gun control friends don't speak for very many Canadians.