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Guns used in Colorado theatre shooting legal in Canada
CBC ^ | 07/26/2012 | Meagan Fitzpatrick and Jon Hembrey

Posted on 07/26/2012 11:41:59 AM PDT by Phlap

The recent mass shooting at a Colorado movie theatre has raised questions about access to firearms and renewed calls for stronger gun control laws in the United States.

Talk radio, newspaper editorials and articles, and current affairs television programs in the last week have all had people on both sides of the gun control debate weigh in on whether stricter laws could have prevented the shooting spree in the city of Aurora. Some politicians have called for a review of firearms laws while others have said that if more Americans were allowed to carry guns more easily, maybe one of them could have shot back at the suspect in the movie theatre and prevented injuries and deaths.

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TOPICS: Canada; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
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Three guns were reported to have been used by the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring almost 60 others at a screening of The Dark Knight last Friday: a Smith & Wesson AR-15 rifle, a 12-gauge Remington 870 shotgun and a .40-calibre Glock handgun. Police say the suspect, James Holmes, bought the firearms legally in the last six months. He also bought thousands of rounds of ammunition.

All of those guns are available for purchase in Canada — for those who have the appropriate licences and permits.

And Obama wants them banned?

1 posted on 07/26/2012 11:42:02 AM PDT by Phlap
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And Obama wants them banned?

Except the ones he let criminals take across the border to Mexico.

2 posted on 07/26/2012 12:11:55 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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Prohibition of concealed carry, which Canada does not permit, destroys the deterrent-effect. Concealed carry in the theater would either have deterred or cut short the Aurora massacre. Banning concealed carry makes an easier argument for handgun grabbers.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 12:12:04 PM PDT by Kennard
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I am so sick of the “thousands of rounds” talking point. How many of the 6 k was he carrying? I bet 5,700 of those were not on him and never used in a crime. That point needs to be made loud and often or we will all be buying one box at a time at exorbitant prices with 100% tax after a permit fee and thumb print


4 posted on 07/26/2012 12:24:12 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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And Obama wants them banned?

No. Obama wants to ban the AK-47 which 'The Joker' didn't even have.

5 posted on 07/26/2012 12:34:46 PM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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Good think Holmes didn’t have an AK, he’d probably still be there shooting. They almost never jam, unlike AR’s.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 1:39:31 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Phlap
aren't you glad you don't live in Canadia.
7 posted on 07/26/2012 1:57:16 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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Exellent firearm selection; poor user with no judgment.

It is also okay (maybe even celebrated) to be a nutball in Canada, until such point as your nutball characteristics impact or kill other people.

I'm thinking we, Canada and the rest of the civilized world should just outlaw nutballs.

Problem solved.

I'm available to run for public office as a non-nutball if anybody wants me. Meanwhile, I will endeavour to persevere.

8 posted on 07/26/2012 2:17:10 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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... will endeavour to persevere.

Thank you Josey Wales.

9 posted on 08/01/2012 9:12:11 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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Thank you Josey Wales.

No, thank you; and I am impressed.

10 posted on 08/01/2012 5:32:39 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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