Hand guns are for the moment a hot item – about time.
Long guns, likely less a menace, were the focus of an extremely expensive and highly debated registry that was considered by many to be little more than a joke, as would be passing a law banning hand guns.
Given the lacklustre government action regarding the issue over the years, one could believe that the U.S. NRA’s influence had crept northward across our border.
What now will be done to assure Canadians that politicians will accomplish anything beyond considerable party posturing?
If serious about such a very critical issue, and to quell Canadian fears, why not pass a law that mandates that anyone caught with an illegal, non-registered hand gun will be subject to a mandatory three year sentence, in the absence of any mitigating circumstances/factors, with repeat offenses doubling any previous related sentences levied?