The Gun is Civilisation
Every Canadian should read this. It's something we've lost and I'm not talking wanton gun violence, or misuse. I am refering to exactly the merits this gentleman points out: A gun and being armed is a leveler an equaliser so to say:
he gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
This is so true, and partly why the government don't ever really want their citizenry armed. Now that the majority of folks have NO means of defending themselves and through the usual scare tactics and social manipulations, ignorant people call for more and more 'protections' from our government agencies - all the while giving up our own freedoms and rights.
If you can qualify to get your gun lisence I advise you do so soon, because the way things are going it's going to be next to impossible to have any kind of arms in Canada soon at all - legally.