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The Purpose of Gun Prohibition Is To Make Us Helpless and Mute

Stirring speech by the late Charlton Heston.

If we in Canada could summon him now, he could say this to Justin Trudeau:

“From my cold dead hands!”


But alas we don’t have a Charlton Heston, and we don’t have the American Constitution or a Second Amendment. Instead, we have a half-assed constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, a document that preserves neither.

The consensus today is that the issue of free speech is the most important thing on the table. It is the heartbeat of all other rights, and it is under threat on both sides of the border. Much more so in Canada.

That is why Americans made the guarantee of free speech the FIRST amendment to their Constitution.

But the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms is vital to the FIRST. It guarantees that the FIRST because it serves notice to tyrants that if they abridge free speech, they will be opposed by violence if necessary.

Canadians are fast losing that option. Even hunting rifles are being targeted for government confiscation. What’s next? Drinking straws? Ball point pens? Paint balls? Rotten eggs? Do you get the impression that this government  is afraid of us? Gee, I wonder why? Could it be that we just don’t like effing Communists?

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  • Tim Murray

    Canadian author Tim Murray was a long-time Canadian democratic socialist mugged by the reality of Limits to Growth. His new awareness led him away from traditional left/right dichotomies toward steady-state solutions, and a fierce determination to fight the fake environmentalism of the Sierra Club and their clones. He was the co-founder of Biodiversity First, a director of Immigration Watch Canada, and formerly on the board of Population-Environment Balance. He is an avid hiker and nature-lover who co-exists with wolves, cougars, bears, bald-headed eagles in the North Gulf Islands of British Columbia.