Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Media Silent On Unreported Lives Saved By Gun Registry...

Remember the media frenzy when Stockwell Day mused about needing more prisons for unreported crime? Those in the msm and opposition parties ridiculed him for days, taking him to task for something that has no way of being measured.

So now we have media personalities and opposition leaders railing on about the untold number of lives the gun registry has saved, while mentioning there is no way to prove the numbers. Seems Kady and the others don't think this is a flaw in the pro-registry argument.

We also hear of the story of a Liberal MP who has changed his vote from against to for the registry due to the fact his father committed suicide earlier this year using a long gun. Any suicide is a tragedy, and my condolences go out to this man.

However, he is on record as saying that if the registry saves one life it's worth the cost. So here is something to mull over. All the opposition parties or coalition party if you will, are on record as being against longer prison sentences. Ignatieff has made it a point to ridicule the fact the Conservative government wants to spend money on more prisons and incarcerate convicted felons longer, as well as make it tougher to get quick parole.

We regularly hear of stories where a person has been released early, or granted bail despite a history of violence, only to go and murder a spouse. Will any of the opposition parties still stand by the quote "if it saves one life it's worth it", and support the Conservative call for stricter sentences and tougher parole.

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