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Planetary Traitor: Andrew Weaver

You would think Andrew Weaver of the BC Green Party is the ultimate good guy. He is a climate scientist who contributed to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). But he has been cosying up to the BC Liberal Party, the party with the worst environmental record in Canada. Evidence:

He behaved as a decoy to dishonestly steal votes for the Liberals. This betrays the environmental cause, because the Liberals when they get back in power will continue their anti-environmental policies. Why is he doing this? Presumably because the Liberals bought him off. Why else would he betray his life’s work? He is betraying his entire party and his entire planet.

On 2017-05-29 the Greens announced they had been negotiating both with the Liberals and the NDP, and had signed a 4-year deal with the NDP to vote with the NDP in any bill that could be a considered a test of power.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)

Rural and Urban Guns

Cities and rural areas are quite different when it comes to guns.

City vs Rural Gun Use
City Rural
No hunting. Hunting is common.
No room for target shooting except in special commercial facilities. Plenty of room for target shooting.
Serious problems with armed criminals. Relatively few problems with armed criminals.
Mostly you interact with people you do not know. You don’t know whom you can trust with a gun. Mostly you interact with people you have known all your life. You know whom you can trust with a gun.
Most people are untrained in safe firearm use, especially in districts of immigrants who have no cultural experience with firearms. Almost everyone, including children, are trained in safe firearm use.
It is fairly easy for someone criminally insane to amass an arsenal without anyone knowing. Everybody knows what everybody else is up to.

This suggests to me that you need quite different regulations for firearms in cities and rural areas. However, the NRA (National Rifle Association) selfishly tries to impose rural-type rules on cities who want rules better designed to deal with their problems. Cities, towns and districts should be free to live under rules they believe are best for them. If they are wrong, they will find out soon enough and try something else. To simplify the rules, perhaps there should be two sets that apply country wide, rural and urban and each area can decide which ones they want to use.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)

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