Opinion

Do Police Really Trust Their Lives to a Flawed Gun Database?

A deputy commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police said he supports Quebec’s plans to recreate an expanded firearms registry and would like Ontario to do the same because it increases safety for the police and the public, Orillia Today reported today. “We are not supportive of the elimination of the firearms registry in any way,” Scott Tod…

Don’t Be a Turkey Expecting Good Times Forever

Today’s celebration of Thanksgiving in the U.S. reminds me of two things: I am thankful for my life, and I want to avoid being a turkey who expects the good times to last forever. The “turkey problem” was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 book, The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. “Consider…

If Moncton and Ottawa Amateurs Created So Much Chaos, What If We’re Attacked by Professionals?

When we see how a single ill-equipped, untrained and unorganized person can create mayhem across a city and overwhelm police for hours, it’s scary to imagine the chaos that a well-equipped, well-trained and well-organized group could cause.

I Like Gun Shows, as of Today

I visited a gun show for the first time today, and was surprised by how much I liked it. Beyond the cool guns and gear, it was good to hang out with fellow gun people at the Orangeville Gun & Militaria Show in Orangeville, Ontario. Hundreds of us, all under one roof. That’s rare within…

NFA Isn’t a Gun Lobby

Canada’s National Firearms Association isn’t a gun lobby. The group doesn’t advance or defend the interests, rights or freedoms of guns. Firearms are things, inanimate pieces of metal, wood and plastic, and don’t have interests, rights or freedoms.