The Coalition for Gun Control, which has mounted the fiercest defence of the long-gun registry, says that some of the weapons de-classified in the new Conservative legislation – aimed at dismantling the gun registry developed in the 1990s – are not the shotguns and rifles of farmers and hunters. The coalition, still analyzing the legislation, is sounding the alarm that weapons like the Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle used in the 1989 Montreal massacre and this summer’s events in Norway, sniper rifles that can pierce light armour from a distance of up to 1.5 kilometres, and rifles that can hit a target two kilometres away, are among those that fall under the class of “non-restricted” weapons and they are about to become unregistered. For more, read The Star’s article here.
CBC Radio interviews Indy editor Hans Rollmann
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
Rollmann's recent column "Owning up to a Big problem" struck a chord with many in Labrador, and on the island as well.
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By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● August 4, 2013 July 15, 2022
For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) reached a concentration of 400 parts per million in early May. But the mainstream…
Penashue dodges CBC reporter’s question … again
By TheIndependent.ca ● Daily Indygestion ● April 6, 2013 July 15, 2022
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