Archive for July 18th, 2012

COLUMN: Goldstein – Act on gun crime now

- July 18th, 2012

Time to demand action on gun crime

by Lorrie Goldstein

Shame on us if we don’t do something about this cancer of gun crime on our streets.

Shame on us if we don’t demand our politicians, on both the left and right, put their usual BS aside and act.

Politicians on the left must stop pretending that harassing law-abiding hunters, target shooters and gun collectors by reviving the long gun registry or imposing bullet bans, has anything to do with stopping gangsters, armed with illegal handguns, fighting over turf and drugs on our streets.

Politicians on the right must stop pretending the social problems which lead to gangs — racism, poverty, unemployment — can be addressed solely by toughening the justice system. Read more…

COLUMN: Gunter – No loss of freedom of speech here….

- July 18th, 2012

Freedom of speech, not disruption

by Lorne Gunter

Before you start feeling sorry for Bashir Mohamed and the alleged infringement of his free-speech rights, consider this: If an anti-abortion protester stood up during a speech being given by Thomas Mulcair at an NDP fundraiser and unfurled a banner denouncing the NDP’s support for abortion-on-demand, would you have the same sympathy for the pro-lifer’s freedom of expression?

What if the protester — even after Mulcair offered to meet with him or her afterwards — continued to read loudly from a prepared text and refused to sit down and let Mulcair finish? Would you still sympathize if security rushed him out of the room so the planned event — the event hundreds of people paid to attend — could resume?

That’s pretty much what Mohamed, a 17-year-old Edmontonian, did Saturday during a speech given by federal Immigration Minister Jason Kenney at a barbecue for Edmonton Tories. Read more…

VIDEO: Coren & Sims on loonie street preacher’s call for covered up women

- July 18th, 2012

The Nanny State wants to make drinking safer

- July 18th, 2012

From the blog of the Canadian Constitution Foundation

Coming to your local bar … plastic cups? According to a provincial court judge in Nova Scotia, it may be time for the provincial government (and one would assume provincial governments across Canada) to ban glass glasses and bottles in bars.

Obviously this judge has never been in a bar fight, watched a bar fight or been in a tough part of town.

I’ve heard of people using chairs as weapons before, let’s ban those. I’ve seen people smashed against bars before so let’s take the physical bar out of the bar. And tables have pointy corners sometimes so only round ones. On second thought, tables can be used as weapons so let’s ban those unless they are made out of cushy foam that never hurts anyone or the environment.

Or here is a better idea…..how about Judge Gregory Lenehan sticks to applying the law and leaves crafting the law, social policy or the stemware regulations to those responsible for such things.

Buffoon.