July 24, 2017

Imagine This Much Firearm Freedom! Inside Shooter's World in Phoenix, AZ

Faith GoldyArchive

(Sponsored content) I'm at Shooter's World in Phoenix, Arizona — one of the freest states in the USA when it comes to firearms. As an open carry state, individuals are free to exercise their right to firearms in one of the most bold and beautiful ways possible— by carrying a sidearm on their person. And that's exactly what I did! 

And it got me to thinking: Canadians have so much work to do!

Before Trudeau's Liberal Government was elected, ours was a country with an inordinate number of laws on the books that lacked common sense, routinely punished law abiding gun owners and did nothing to solve violent crime.

Things promise to get worse under a prime minister who campaigned on more gun control.

But I'm now in a state where minimal laws are placed on gun owners. That's translated to the lowest crime rates in Arizona in 30 years!

On the other hand, the gun control obsessed city of Toronto where I'm from has experienced a 200 per cent increase in gun crime in recent years.

The truth is: A well armed society is a polite society.

The good news for we law-abiding Canadian gun owners is that we have the Canadian Shooting Sports Association in our corner!

As a proud member of the CSSA, I know there isn't a fight in federal or municipal governments which escapes their radar.

And, when "antis" have their sights on our property, the CSSA is in the first train, plane, or automobile to the legislature or media station to ensure our voice is properly represented.

I hope that one day jurisdictions in Canada can see firearm laws as expansive as they are in Arizona, but the only way we can hold and gain any ground at all is with the freedom loving team at the CSSA!

(Thanks for all the work you guys & gals do!)

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commented 2017-07-25 00:48:54 -0400
AS a Canadian who has been blessed with the opportunity to live in Tucson Arizona for the last two years I can say with resounding truth and confidence that compared to Vancouver it is exponentially safer to live here than in Canada. Why? Because someone always has your back!!! It is very seldom to here a siren here-and it is the opinion of nearly all Canadians living here that it is largely due to open carry laws. Most Canadians i know down here carry-Not ONE Canadian living here has ever had a problem with crime, some have been here living for almost 8 years. Arizona has it figured out.
commented 2017-07-24 23:54:37 -0400
Good points, Bill Elder.
America has two things I would give my eye teeth for:
The first amendment and the the second amendment. Our constitution etc is a feel good lefty joke.

Canadians really are sheeple. We identify ourselves by what we aren’t instead of what we are. Basically we aren’t like those damned Americans so we knee-jerk ourselves to be different whether it makes sense or not.

One day a few years ago I got wondering how American border states compare with my province of Manitoba (or is that now Personatoba?) for murder rates. ND has 38,000 concealed carry permits and they are allowed to own machine guns. Murder rate is something like 2.6/100,000. Manitoba with all our draconian do nothing laws? 4.1/100,000.

So I checked bordering Minnesota: 120,000 CCP and also allowed to own machine guns. Also in the neighbourhood of 2 point something murders /100,0000. Montana which has both open carry and concealed carry and machine gun ownership is about the same as Alberta.

If one took all the big US cities ruled by the Democrats for the last 60 years out of the picture the US murder rate would be much lower than ours. The hot beds of leftiedom like D.C, Chicago and LA greatly skew the numbers.

Once again the pillars of leftiedom hold true:
1. They never learn from their mistakes.
2. They never learn from other people’s mistakes (i.e. history).
3. They refuse to exercise discernment.
commented 2017-07-24 22:34:14 -0400
Bill Elder, excellent post.
commented 2017-07-24 21:30:50 -0400
Canadian (and all western gun laws) are not based on justifiable fact-based legislating, nor are they in alignment with traditional and charter civil right. Civilian firearms control regimes as prcticed in Europe and Canada are based in 2 draconian agendas – the first is of statist authoritarian governments who fear armed empowered citizens, the right to lawful firearms ownership/use is linked directly to the ability of an individual to exercise his right to self defense (right to life) – tight or unreasonable regulation of arms ownership and use is a direct infringement on the citizen’s ability to defend against lethal criminal attack in the absence of police intervention (which is the case in 98% of all homicides and armed crimes) – the state in such cases does not take 100% liability for your safety yet denies you the ability to appropriate/proportionate armed defense because these authoritarian states make an uncodified claim of monopoly on the use of defensive lethal force – an uncivil and immoral position to say the least.

The second factor is the increasing frequency to which leftist governments capitulate to the hysteria and insanity of the radical fringe who attempt to normalize psychopathy – in the case of gun control it is Hoplophobia , xenophobia, social paranoia or all three – because these are the only things left in the anti-gun, anti-self defense narrative given the ample empirical evidence civilian guns save lives or at least are not a social problem – caving to irrational fears and hysteria dovetails with an authoritarian state’s agenda of monopoly of force.

There are lesser subtle nuances to the politics of unrealistic gun control but that is the core of it.
commented 2017-07-24 19:17:04 -0400
Freedom Rebel, thanks. I agree, we do need to protect ourselves from the gov.
commented 2017-07-24 18:07:36 -0400
Castle law
If it’s not legal to defend yourself then the government needs to be held criminally responsible if you get hurt or killed by a criminal element.!!
If the police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our social development, and if they are not legally liable to do so –  Then It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family and his fellow citizens from criminal attack in the immediate absence of police intervention, this is not only constitutionally acceptable, but morally mandatory. 
When seconds count the police are only minutes away. If we can save just ONE life in our effort it has been worthwhile as self defense is not a crime, and remember it takes a community to protect a community.
Please support castle law and open carry  for responsible citizenship and a safer community. 
commented 2017-07-24 17:02:46 -0400
Canadians have been bred to be anti-firearm.

As a person who carries in every third world country I work in other than Canada I can tell you that firearms can and do save lives in the hands of law-a-biding citizens.

Not many Canadians will agree with that statement.
commented 2017-07-24 16:18:33 -0400
UN is looking to disarm civilians, now, why is the unelected corrupt UN trying to take guns from law abiding citizens?!

Innocents Betrayed – The History of Gun Control – FULL LENGTH

Trudeau quietly signs on to UN Arms Trade Treaty
BRIAN LILLEY June 30 2016

The Truth About Gun Control- Stefan Molyneux Oct.29 2015

Best 7 minutes on gun control I have ever seen!
Published on Feb 24, 2013
In this segment of his Virtual State of the Union, the Virtual President talks about why politicians want to talk about gun control rather than crime control, and delivers the factual evidence and historical truths that make the case for the Second Amendment self-evident.
commented 2017-07-24 15:56:52 -0400
Freedom said, “Wow Faith, you look sexy packing!”

Faith looks sexy packing or not! ;o)
commented 2017-07-24 15:33:06 -0400
Yes, the one thing the anti-gun advocates cannot get through their thick skulls is that criminals do not care about laws. More laws to restrict guns makes no difference whatsoever to a criminal who would not have have followed any laws in the first place.

But this concept is not something the anti-gun freaks can grasp.