March 13, 2015

Harper says guns provide security for rural homes away from immediate police assistance

Rebel Staff

Prime Minister Stephen Harper came out guns a-blazing against restrictions on gun ownership.

“My wife’s from a rural area and obviously gun ownership wasn’t just for the farm, but was for a certain level of security when you’re a ways away from immediate police assistance,” he said when asked about new firearms legislation during a question-and-answer session at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities annual convention.

He also defended law-abiding gun owners, “guns are something people use for recreation and the vast majority do so safely.”

“What we are trying to do with [Bill C-42] are some things that will both increase safety around the acquisition and use of firearms but also to deal with some of the bureaucracy and excessive red tape.”

Bill C-42 would limit the discretionary authority of chief firearms officers.

“In some provinces, those firearms officers have exercised their authority in extremely arbitrary ways,” Harper said.


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commented 2015-03-14 21:51:25 -0400
Sometimes I think Mr Harper loves to bait the leftists that loath his very existence by tossing statements like this out
. I’m sure that this remark will get the unwashed hoards that haunt the CBC and CTV websites into a lather claiming that he’s advocating right wing religious zealots to arm themselves. And we can expect the usual comments about how Harper is catering to his support groups by advocating that firearms to be carried by citizens like in the US. If I remember correctly, that dolt Trudeau was claiming that a few months ago. This should be very entertaining.
commented 2015-03-14 17:07:18 -0400
In regards to Stevens post of 15 hours ago. Training would be the smart thing to do especially if you are going to be hunting. Why should any law bidding Canadian citizen have to have a criminal check done before purchasing a firearm? That has and never will stop one gun crime. Criminals won’t be doing the background check, but they’ll still have guns and be committing crimes. Why not have a background check for anyone purchasing a device that allows for texting or buying alcohol. Those using these items, not the items themselves, have killed and maimed way more people than, not the guns themselves but the private owners of guns.
commented 2015-03-14 13:22:56 -0400
Whatever Mr. Harper has said goes to show that his stand on gun-rights is very practical & near to the reality contrary to the believes of JT & TM.
Although, we are still not at the point yet where a law-abiding individual could use his discretion as to when & where to responsibly use a firearm in protection of his own life or those of his loved ones and his property.
commented 2015-03-14 12:58:31 -0400
When whites become a minority on our own country, attacks on us and our property will be rampant because, through education and work, we’ve created varying degrees of wealth for ourselves that others will want to take away by force. Since the government is intent on filling our country with “any but white” people, we need to be ready.
commented 2015-03-14 08:30:21 -0400
We reached an “understanding” with the local RCMP in our community a long time ago.

As everybody with a dog knows, the mutt’s usually barking at something during the night. 99% of the time it’s just some animal, but there is a problem with petty theft so, the police were told, “Look. If you want us to follow your city rules, then every, single, solitary time that mutt barks we are calling, YOU. Most likely just some some stupid deer, we ain’t taking the chance.”
Since there are only about a half dozen RCMP assigned to most rural municipalities, and most municipalities are at least a thousand square miles of almost all gravel road, you figure out what the police decided.
Besides. About the only crime that really goes on are kids stealing gas. Psycho nut jobs don’t tend to bother farmers and ranchers because movies still play farmers and ranchers as psycho nut jobs who are very good with guns.
Which they are.
With the guns I mean because rural kids are taught to shoot before they’re taught to read. By ten most can put a round through the top of a pop can at a couple hundred yards and have had more practice than a S.W.A.T. sniper.
commented 2015-03-14 05:10:58 -0400
With the rise of the left in this country it will be me even more important that citizens have access to fire arms. The left will destroy our economy and crime will sky rocket.
commented 2015-03-14 01:32:04 -0400
It is your right for you Lefty’s to be against law abiding Canadians to own fire arms. But it is not your right to dictate to Canadians that they can’t own fire arms. With most fire arms being in the thousands of dollars and also having to belong to a range to have a restricted weapon. The cost is prohibitive to many Canadians who would like to own a fire arm. I agree we should not be allowed to just go and buy a fire arm without taking a course and training along with a back ground check. I say to PM Harper good on you for looking to reduce the Liberal hold on law abiding Canadians who wish to own and treat fire arms with respect. Ruff.
commented 2015-03-14 00:35:05 -0400
You have to know how and when to use a gun, it can’t be just sitting in some lock box, you should be confident when hold it or it will be used against you.
commented 2015-03-14 00:19:12 -0400
As this menace increases in the middle east, it is only matter of time before it strikes at us. If Hitler had not been stopped, we would be living in a much different world now. This menace is much worse.
People will need to be well armed.
commented 2015-03-13 23:47:30 -0400
Ditto, Allison Ellis. This talk of legitimizing gun ownership mostly for rural people, hunters or sports-shooters is all nonsense. Every law-abiding and sane citizen needs to have the right to own, carry and use arms, long or short, for non-offensive use. It’s high time that the right to self-defense and property rights get permanently written into “stone”. I’m also in favor of taking tasers and maze or any defensive tool off the prohibited list, and allow licensed concealed carry’ for Canadians. And while we are at it, change the ‘pointing of a firearm’, to only be punishable when used in an offensive way or against law enforcement.
commented 2015-03-13 19:49:38 -0400
“With my luck I would shoot myself accidentally. "

You must be the kind of person who when driving in a nail hits their thumb with the hammer.
commented 2015-03-13 19:47:51 -0400
Someone antigunner on on this story wrote:

“Hey honey it’s 1 o’clock in the morning and someone is trying to get in the front door! It can’t be anyone we know…No worries, I have a shotgun…omg, I just shot some guy who was looking for help…”

These people just make one’s head shake.
commented 2015-03-13 19:46:05 -0400
Allison Ellis – Bingo!!
commented 2015-03-13 19:31:31 -0400
I live in a rural area and i believe everyone in Canada should be allowed the tools to protect themselves and their families,It makes absolutely no Difference if you live in a city or rural Most assaults are over long before the police respond to layout the crime scene tape.
commented 2015-03-13 19:29:52 -0400
Why not just post who’s comment you agree with or disagree with and why … to foster conversation. That makes for a more interesting forum.
commented 2015-03-13 19:24:05 -0400
we need a like, dislike, edit function on this site…
commented 2015-03-13 19:18:42 -0400
I live down the highway from Turner Valley where Laureen is from. besides keeping me safe it keeps my pets and livestock safe from coyotes and other vermin.
commented 2015-03-13 18:47:53 -0400
I am not a gun owner nor do I like them much, but I fully support those law abiding gun owners to have and use their firearms. I am fully aware of the hoops they have to go through to get and keep their licenses.

It seems that urban folk, especially those who have been a generation or so removed from rural living, do not understand the need for firearms and likewise tend to force their views on other by means of legislation, useless legislation. It is not the rural population that commits gun crimes, but criminals who obtain their firearms illegally. That cannot be stopped by any amount of licensing or registering. The Conservative government appears to understands this. Yet another reason to keep the Conservatives in office and Justin out.
commented 2015-03-13 18:36:32 -0400
If gun ownership required going to Walmart and paying for it….no rules or regs….I still wouldn’t own a gun. Why? With my luck I would shoot myself accidentally. Thats it! On the other hand…If myself or my family, or neighbours, had to defend ourselves…I would purchase many many big big guns…rules or regs be damned.
commented 2015-03-13 17:30:30 -0400
‘Extremely arbitrary’; that about sums it up.
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