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Sunday, September 28, 2008

ATV'ing Apsley Style

Well I spent a full day on the trails around Apsley/Coe Hill; don't ask me where I was after the first fifteen minutes I didn't know north south east or west. I was with some locals who knew basically where they were.........within a tanks distance of Coe Hill. Thank God we had a GPS and some trail maps. The maze of roads trails yadda yadda.........194 kilometres later we were home. A couple of beers, some steak potatoes and more suds..................snooze time. It was one of those experiences you never forget, the trees were starting to turn, the weather was not too hot, the trails not too dusty, and the scenery and views were awesome. if you want to see some back country be sure to check it out...........don't forget your GPS, some maps, extra fuel and some snacks.........and don't go by yourself, its always nice to have someone there in case you break down or get stuck........

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A counter petition you can mail to make your desires heard in Ottawa

Right Honourable Stephen Harper
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0A2

Prime Minister:
WHEREAS Mayor Miller of the City of Toronto is petitioning for a handgun ban, outlawing the possession of handguns by law-abiding citizens who present no harm to the public,
AND WHEREAS a handgun ban will not keep firearms, including handguns, out of the hands of criminals who have no regard for the law,
AND WHEREAS sport shooting and hunting is a long-time hobby and passion of many Canadians, who will be forced to give it up because of the illegal actions of a few,
AND WHEREAS criminals without access to firearms will traffic them from other countries, or manufacture them domestically, or simply use other weapons to commit their crimes,
AND WHEREAS the vast majority of firearms used in violent crimes and murders have not been legally purchased by PAL-holding individuals, have not been registered, and have never been in the RCMP's firearms system,
WE THE UNDERSIGNED urge you to recognize that a ban on any firearm will not reduce the number or rate of violent crimes committed by those who disregard the law, but rather only unfairly affect law-abiding shooting enthusiasts.
Furthermore, we urge you to disregard the erroneous petition presented to you by Mayor Miller of the City of Toronto.
Mr. Harper, the day that Canada allows crime to impact our society to such a level that the Government begins removing the rights, freedoms, privileges, pass-times, hobbies, or interests of law-abiding citizens who have no criminal motives, is the day that Canada ceases to be a free country.


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Ban all Handguns.Here we go again.......what is it you don't understand Mayor Miller?

The problem is not law abiding hand gun owners. It's the flow of illegal handguns and other weapons from the US. It's also our court system, our society, and our leniency on young offenders. It's past time to make the necessary changes to the laws and sentences for committing crimes with handguns. You kill someone and are found guilty; its an automatic 25 years no parole, no sideline deals no get out of jail free card. Now lets get rid of the over sensationalism of gun crimes and put it all in perspective.......How many people are stabbed in Toronto everyday....How many of these people die or are maimed for life? Do you even hear about these incidents? How many doctors mistakenly kill innocent people under their care? Do we hear of these stats?
(A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.(B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.(Calculation) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept of Health Human Services.Now look at this:Guns:(A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000.Yes, that's 80 million..(B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.(Calculation) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .000188Statistics courtesy of FBI So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners. Remember, 'Guns don't kill people, doctors do.'FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!! Out of concern for the public at large, I withheld the statistics on Lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention!

I wouldn't vote for a person who makes off the cuff remarks and suggests that banning legal handguns will fix the problems in Toronto, or anywhere else in Canada. Reality is that our society needs to change the way we deal with crime, criminals, youth and acts of brutality. Mayor Miller points to England and Australia......tell the whole story not just the part about banning handguns......since those bans stabbings are way up, murder is way up and they still have handgun crimes........so what did that accomplish? I love it when a politician makes the answers seem so easy. This is a very complex issue and I say to you Mr. Miller .........Banning Handguns would be about as successful as the long gun registry........A multi billion dollar politicians boondoggle (that could have been spent on health care or dealing with the real problems in our society. Wake up!!!!!!!!!

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
Thomas Jefferson
1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click interface.
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
7. If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.
8 Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
9. What part of 'shall not be infringed' do you not understand?
10 The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.
11. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
12. Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.
13. Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.
14. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
15. 911: Government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
16. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
17. Criminals love gun control; it makes their jobs safer.
18. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson
19. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.
20. You have only the rights you are willing to fight for.
21. Enforce the gun control laws we ALREADY have; don't make more.
22. When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.
23. The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

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