Are ‘Reasonable’ Gun Confiscations on Green Party Agenda?
30 Sep 2015
Canada's Green Party has a line in its Vision Green 2015 proposals that is a warning to all firearm owners.
“We will ensure law-abiding citizens do not have their firearms unreasonably confiscated,” the document says in section 4.11.8 on “Gun control and ownership rights.”
The word “unreasonably” is key.
They could have said, “We will ensure that law-abiding citizens do not have their firearms confiscated.” Period. That would be reassuring.
Does that mean the Greens are planning for law-abiding citizens to have their firearms reasonably confiscated? That would be worrisome.
The Canadian Shooting Sports Association prepared a commentary on the Green Party's gun politics this month.
Things to consider when we elect our next government on Oct. 19.
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