Second Amendment

What Do Canadians Know About Needing Guns Anyway?

David Martin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Don't listen to those holier-than-thou Canadians who deride America's national obsession with firearms. Let's face it; when six months out of our year is winter and we're bogged down with parkas, scarves and mitts, there aren't going to be a lot of shootings anyway so what do we know about needing guns?

Entitlement and Misogyny: Why Gun Violence Occurs

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Naomi Elana Zener

A growing sense of entitlement is leading to gun violence in the U.S. Many people think they are entitled to guns, and are entitled to control the lives of other people. But this isn't the case. Let's be clear -- in life, we are entitled to but one thing: our own lives. Apart from the air he breathed to help sustain his life, we are not entitled to anything else -- no person, no shooter, is entitled to kill anyone.

Why Canada Has Fewer Elliot Rodgers Than the U.S.

Diane Francis | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada
Diane Francis

It's time America looks up to Canada, where anyone can own a gun -- but licensing is properly managed with a process that takes weeks, requires applicants to show up in person and includes background checks and a personal safety-training course.

The Gun Lobby Needs To Consider People's Changing Mental Condition

Elan Divon | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada
Elan Divon

Many Americans will point to the constitution and the sacred right to bear arms. It's a fundamental freedom -- an American tradition carried out for generations. But guess what? The constitution was written 250 years ago at a time there was no government agency to keep the peace and protect civilians. It therefore made perfect sense to allow people to form their own militias to defend themselves because nobody else was going to do it.

The Right to Bear Nukes

David Martin | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada
David Martin

Until recently, I was an advocate for gun control. However, thanks to the arguments of the National Rifle Association, I now favor the adoption of the widest interpretation of the Second Amendment. The logic relied on by gun advocates is, as they say, bulletproof.