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To: denydenydeny
Canada just wasted billions harassing all its honest citizenry gun owners.

You mean criminals aren't following these totalitarian laws? AMAZING! This phenomenon is clearly America's fault!

18 posted on 11/11/2005 1:08:38 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
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To: FormerACLUmember

Maybe the gangs peddling drugs wouldn't be fighting over turf if Canadians (and Americans) stopped buying their drugs...




Canada: Pass the Weed, Dad
by Marni Jackson, (01 Nov 2005)

Maclean's Magazine Canada
Parents Are Smoking Dope With Their Kids. What Are They Thinking?

"It was a little weird, seeing my parents stoned," Tom confesses. The Toronto high school student was describing the first time he'd smoked marijuana -- at home last spring, just after turning 17, when he shared a joint with his hard-working, middle-class parents. "But I had an amazing, fantastic connection with my dad, and it was a good experience for all of us. They showed me how to take the seeds and stems out of the pot. Then, basically, we ate.

My mom ordered sushi, and we made a mountain of nachos. It kind of felt like a rite of passage."

After his family initiation, Tom bought six or seven joints of his own for a camping trip, "and that was cool too." But his new girlfriend didn't approve of pot, or him on it. "She said there was this separation thing that happened whenever I smoked." So Tom gave it up, even though his older sister had just given him a nice handmade pipe for his birthday. "But my other sister could care less about pot. Lots of kids try it and don't like it. I think it's totally individual."

Nicole, who maintained a scholarship throughout university and has now graduated, grew up in a household where pot smoking was as casually present as wine with dinner. "Marijuana was so integrated into our social life that it didn't seem to make sense to hide it," says her father, a lawyer. "So we didn't. She began smoking pot when she was around 16. This was in the nineties, when the police were pretty aggressive about it, so we thought that it was safer for her to smoke at home than in the streets. And then when she was in college, there were definitely times when she and I would smoke a joint together. Or I might buy some dope and give her some."


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I guess it's easier to blame America for our "gun culture" aka American "gunslingers" being exported to Canada.


29 posted on 11/11/2005 1:14:58 PM PST by kcvl
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To: FormerACLUmember

Canada just wasted billions harassing all its honest citizenry gun owners. You mean criminals aren't following these totalitarian laws?



No, you see, that system would have worked perfectly to eliminate crime, if only the US had not provided all the guns to undermine their effort.

Similarly, Washington DC would be a crime-free haven if not for the flood of guns from nearby Virginia.


43 posted on 11/11/2005 1:20:19 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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