Musings —11.01.2011 08:03 AM—
It’s the Steyr-Mannlicher HS.50.
Like the Ruger Mini 14 – the type of weapon used in the Montreal massacre, when 14 young women were murdered at École Polytechnique – the Steyr-Mannlicher will now be easier to acquire. And, according to the Toronto Star, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives plan to make both exempt from their new gun law.
Some days, it’s hard to come up with the words to describe this government. Other than this:
They make me want to puke.
UPDATE: This sentence in the Star story – “…in information sent to the Star, its researchers point out that under the Conservative bill the Ruger Mini-14, the .50-calibre sniper rifle known as the Steyr-Mannlicher HS .50…” – I read conjunctively, not disjunctively. They’re two different weapons, so I have amended the posting above, and offer apologies for those who were confused by the Star story, as I was.
But the criticism remains: a government that thinks it should make it easier to get the Ruger Mini 14 or the Steyr-Mannlicher is a government that has lost its mind.
UPDATER: I’ve spammed dozens of comments that were racist, disgusting, libellous or off-topic. As of this point, any more crap and we will post your identifying info and make it way easier for you (and your guns) to be found.