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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Merry Gun Christmas

It's going to a bleak holiday season for millions of Americans who still can't quite believe that Donald Trump is their president.Just like we Canadians can't believe that's really Santa.But of course Trump supporters will be celebrating, and so will the National Rifle Association.Because they're hoping that he will be bringing them the best . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Donald Trump’s Merry Gun Christmas

Alberta Politics: Appalling gun lobby press release begs Canadians not to blame the gun used in massacre

PHOTOS: Retired Quebec Liberal Senator Céline Hervieux-Payette (Alchetron.com), whose Senate bill would make a sensible model for government gun-control legislation. Below: Conservative British Columbia MP Bob Zimmer, an advocate of lifting all Canadi… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Appalling gun lobby press release begs Canadians not to blame the gun used in massacre

Alberta Diary: The NFA is right about one thing: it’s time to talk about guns and mental health

The National Firearms Association’s logo and slogan. What do you think their message is? Below: NFL President Sheldon Clare and the organization’s Executive VP, Shawn Bevins. All photos grabbed from the NFA’s public Facebook page.

Enough time has passed since the shocking murders of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in Moncton, N.B., . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: The NFA is right about one thing: it’s time to talk about guns and mental health

Alberta Diary: Dumber than a bag of Anders: Have gun-slingin’ Cowtown MP’s pistol-packin’ pals shot their patron in both feet?

The offending photo of MP Rob Anders and would-be MP Melissa Mathieson, which first turned up on a National Firearms Association Facebook page, then a political blog, then the mainstream media and has now entered the annals of idiocy. Below: the offending target; an example of a target Mr. Anders would have been . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Dumber than a bag of Anders: Have gun-slingin’ Cowtown MP’s pistol-packin’ pals shot their patron in both feet?

Alberta Diary: Terror of terrorism and the Second Amendment: Whatever became of the indomitable American spirit?

The indomitable American spirit personified above. Whatever became of it? Below: Bogie as Philip Marlowe, with gun; the leader of another English-speaking country refusing to knuckle under to the Luftwaffe, also with gun.

We have learned, courtesy the news media, that membership in the National Rifle Association has surged past five million souls . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Terror of terrorism and the Second Amendment: Whatever became of the indomitable American spirit?

Alberta Diary: Freedom from gun terror: why understanding American history can help keep Canadians sane

An American militia in 1773 … before they were well regulated and illustrating why they needed to be. Most militia units, said Gen. George Washington, were “totally unacquainted with every kind of military skill.” Below: President Washington; President Thomas Jefferson.

One of the effects of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook last year . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Freedom from gun terror: why understanding American history can help keep Canadians sane

RedBedHead: Is Gun Control Debate Missing The Point?

The brutal and tragic killing of 12 people in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado has raised the thorny issue of gun control in an election year. Not surprisingly both Obama and Romney, fearful of being targeted the politically powerful National Rifle Association have dodged the issue and stated that they are committed to defending . . . → Read More: RedBedHead: Is Gun Control Debate Missing The Point?