And how then shall we defend ourselves against the British invaders?

While lamenting the “media war” and the “political aggravation” surrounding the gun registry, Conservative MP Garry Breitkreuz frets for our impending police dictatorship.

When law enforcement managers try to write the laws they enforce, history has taught us we risk becoming a state where police can dictate our personal freedoms … Why are the police chiefs so strident in their quest to keep the registry in place? They won’t admit it, but it appears they don’t want Canadians to own guns. To that end, they need a database that will help them locate and seize those firearms as soon as a licence or registration expires.

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