‘That didn’t happen in Canada, but it could have’


Whatever his apology yesterday, Larry Miller stands by his Hitler comparison.

“While I retracted my comments, the similarities between the two are very clear and you can’t convince me of otherwise. But it’s obvious the media didn’t have much to write about yesterday because that was the hot-button issue. So just in order to take the buzz off and what have you, I partially retracted the statement in the house,” he said … 

“While the similarities between the gun registry and what Adolph Hitler did to perpetrate his crimes are very clear and obvious, it was inappropriate for me to point those out in the House of Commons,” he said Wednesday. “And I went on to say that I apologized to anyone who was offended, but the truth is the truth and what he (Hitler) did at the time was his men went around and collected all the guns from the Jews. So I was just pointing out the similarities. That didn’t happen in Canada, but it could have and that’s one of the reasons there’s been such an uproar against the gun registry in this country. So that’s the end of it.”


‘That didn’t happen in Canada, but it could have’

  1. That man is a human stain.  I apologise but I cannot put it any nicer or more politely than that.

  2. Retracting yesterday’s retraction?

    And I am totally against gun registry, and lots of other regulations, but arguing Hitler scenario could have happened here but didn’t is inane. There is no reason at all to think Canadian authorities were going to launch pogrom on Jews or gun owners or Jewish gun owners. 

    I wonder what else Miller thinks could have happened here but didn’t – seems like fun drinking game.

    • All those apparently unreported crimes.

  3. This man is stupid. Not much more to say. Gun registry = Hitler without any kind of reasoned argument than that he disliked both of them.

  4. Isn’t Mr. Miller supposed to have Harper’s ear? 

  5. Ill-bred unread socialists sneering *upwards* at an evidence-based comparison made by an accomplished and obviously better read man.  Meh, whatever floats your boat, have at ‘er.

    Spanish Civil War, Wikipedia: “The Socialists and Communists (led by Prieto) demanded that arms be distributed to the people, before the military took over. The Prime Minister was hesitant” (Preston, 2006).

    Socialists were much smarter back then.

  6. The argument is not new. It’s floated around the gun community for years when they’ve been stretching for reasons against the registry. Not quite as often as they blustered about “just burying the guns out back”  though .

  7. The headline points out the most important part of Miller’s comments (ironically, apparently lost on Miller):  THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN IN CANADA.

    Miller’s actually defending his analogy between Hitler’s actions in Nazi Germany and the Federal government’s actions in Canada despite that fact that he’s comparing something Hitler did to something the feds here DIDN’T DO!!!  And he even ACKNOWLEDGES the fact that his comparison is between something that happened in Nazi Germany and something that DIDN’T happen here.  It’s completely asinine.

    • Replace “It’s” with “He’s” and I think you’re on to something.

  8. Irwin Cotler should stop giving lessons. He is worse that Hitler because he uses holocaust and genocide to promote himself.
    The government should set up a comity about Cotler and we will come to testify.

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