On June 10th the Quebec parliament passed bill 64 putting in place the Quebec long-gun registry. How on earth the Federal government got rid of the federal registry in 2012 is beyond my comprehension. I would of course go much further: I can see no reason at all why any civilian should ever need an automatic or semi-automatic gun in Canada, and I think that anyone who seriously believes that they have a good reason to own a firearm should have to explain why. The US second amendment, in my opinion, has no place in a civilised, law-abiding democracy.
Let me go even further still. Last year I went to see the James Bond film ‘Spectre’. Before the film began I sat through several trailers for films which I would never go and see in a million years: trailers glorifying massacres, violence, and people being gunned down on the streets in the name of entertainment. Is there a connection between what people see in films and what happens on our streets, – well I think there is.
Certainly I think there is something terribly terribly wrong with a society which finds senseless and extreme violence on the screen nothing more than a highly entertaining afternoon out with the kids, and then claims to have any moral right whatsoever to judge two people of the same sex who love one another and kiss on the street. We need more love on our streets, I say, not less! We certainly do not need any more violence.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. (Isaiah 5 : 20)