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...feel like I feel??

Did you read on CNN.com today that the Canadian government is now blaming the US for the shootings they have experienced this year, spurred by the recent shooting in a Toronto mall? It seems the socialist (that can even read communist, as far as I'm concerned) bleeding hearts in the government to our north are saying the US is exporting gun violence.

This kind of clap trap just plain makes me mad. Got a problem in any country in the world? Blame the US. Your kid join some rebellion group in Bottom Land, Anywhere? Blame the US. You know, I'm the US, and I didn't cause their stinkin' social ills: I didn't export gun violence to their slums. Stupid...

I, for one, will not be going back to Canada for any hunting, fishing, or vacationing. Screw 'em! I'm just one guy, and the loss of my money won't endanger them in any way, but I will at least make a statement. With Alaska and the rest of the US to play in, fish in, and hunt in, I dont' need to support this group of liberal, lilly-livered government officials.

OK...OK...I feel better now. I'll quit my yelling. But I'm NOT going back to Canada. Thanks for letting me vent.

Arch

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Like so many issues, it's much easier to gloss over the details and deeper thoughts and come up with uncorrelated responses and answers. Such is the case with the Canadian goverment and it's less than ingenious experiment with gun control/bans. Lord help 'em. Wonder if they have taken a look at England or Scotland's crime rates lately (Scotland's is the worst in the civilized world), it'll make you shudder to see their outcomes associated with gun bans.

My guess is a lot of the rural, hard working people of Canada do not get a full representation in it's governments decisions (sound familiar). My few trips across the boarder have always been enjoyable and I love the comfort one can have in Canada, mainly due to it's great people in the outlyng areas where we like to visit. I certainly am not going to avoid them because of their government. In fact, I will continue to happily drink their beer, shoot their bows (Chek-Mate Crusader from B.C.;) ), and hopefully hunt down a moose next fall! But with that said, I can more than understand why you guys would rather spend your money elsewhere.
 

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Nice level headed comments.You seem to understand our lack of representation dilemna.Lots of b-----t coming from government and media now as we are in the throws of an election and the handgun ban is front and center.Don't take these comments too seriously,c'mon over and hunt and fish as the people you share our woods and water don't align ourselves with these comments.
 

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I hear ya Arch. What bothers me is our I can at least write off the foriegn countries stupid actions as ignorance, but our own local idiots like our liberal media that continually creates chaos and disention among our own people with their liberally biased reporting is what really makes me sick! :rant:
When I hunted Ontario many years ago they were in the middle of a big trial for a serial killer. Everyone was talking about how easy he would have it due to the liberal, soft and gentle criminal justice system. All the people I spoke with were good old fashioned country folks and they despised their liberal government and blamed it on the large city attitudes that are so prevelant here in the U.S.
I was absolutely sick when the yuppies of Seattle WA decided that trapping was cruel and voted to ban it. The yuppies in some of the western states voted to ban cougar hunting. The ignorant liberals in Massachussetts also have a trapping ban. These are just a few of the stupid things that go on here in the U.S. because the good people with common sense and morals are becoming an extinct species here in the U.S. and around the world.
Look at how our own country treats its citizens vs foreigners that come to the U.S., foreigners are given TONS of special treatment for programs, tax breaks, health care, college educations, and such. Our U.S. born citizens are treated like we are trash.
This world is a screwed up place but in order to fix it we need to start right here at home. We (the government) are our own worst enemies. :rant:
Sorry for ranting. :eek:
 

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Where I work we ship into Canada-I talk to a lot of Canadian drivers from around Toronto. Pretty much all of them say the rise in violence is from gangs of illegal and legal immigrants.Heard the Prime Minister want to ban handguns. If it happens we'll see how many gang bangers will line up at the police stations to turn their weapons in.
Gotta go- need to check my closet to see if my Remington 870 has snuck out & shot up anybody's house ( can't trust those guns you know).
 

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I agree: nice comments with the exception, perhaps, of the off-the-wall type that started the thread! :)

I'm very proud of my country, how and why it was started, and what it has stood for throughout its short history. I am also just very tired of every ill in the whole stinkin' world being our fault. I disagree with the likes of Hillary: it does NOT take a whole village to raise a child--only a committed mother and father. I don't like, and totally distrust the John Kerrys within our political system--hunter my kister! And I think the likes of Ted Kennedy should be exiled to an isolated rock in the ocean and peanut butter and a beer air dropped once a week--no girlies at all. Anyway, y'all get the drift: I also agree with 2-Big--stupid knows no geographical boundries.

I also agree that there are probably many hard-working Canadians who don't get the time of day from the government, and who could give a squat. Maybe they should consider moving here, and we could form a new voting block. Hmm-m-m-m-m...

I'm going to my corner now for my time out. See you.

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Hey Arch,

I am with you in spirit and thought; sometimes it just piles up on a guy almost to the point you want to punch something (or write an email to fellow brothers).
Sometimes after watching the news (which I try not to watch much of) I get so sick to my stomach. The USA can't lend a hand to anybody with out being label a bully and oil diggers, then if we don't lend a helping hand we get labled as arogant selfish fat cats only looking out for itself. Sometimes I wish we would just tell all these 3rd world counties if you need help go talk to France or Canada we are done taking your abuse. However I know that is not very Christian and I am very thankful I live in the country I do. We have been a blessed nation and I for one am very thanful! Good thread Arch!
 

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No need for timeout Arch. The "majority" of Canadian politics is influenced in the heavily liberal urban cities. The rest of the country's population is too sparse to offset this socialistic agenda. We spend a lot of time in Canada with my son's travel hockey. The people are awesome!

BUT, I agree with your position 100%. I will not spend one dime of my hunting and fishing money there as long as the Canadian government continues to blame guns and the US for its problems. I agree that it is small gesture, but it is the best I can do.

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wait a minute,,,,JUST HOLD EVERYTHING!!!!, this must be a made up story. they banned guns in cananda,,, theres no guns there so nobody could have possibly been shot,,,, must be the right wing press starting rummors.
 

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Seeing as how I live on the border, I travel back and forth several times a week. I'm a member of the Archery club in Sault, Ont. As some of you have stated, the people are wonderful. Kinda like most Americans.

I bought my first bow from a shop over there. My wife and I treat both Saults as one big city, not two seperate ones. Only difference is you gotta ask permission to go from one end to the other!:lol:

While I understand your decision to not hunt or spend money in Canada anymore, remember who you'll be hurting. It won't be the Government, they couldn't care less. Just like ours.

Who will get hurt is all the little mom and pops that you used to spend money at. The conservative rural people. They're the ones that'll suffer.

One more thing before I step down. I can't tell you how many Canadians shook my hand and told me with tears in their eyes how bad they wanted to join us in the fight against bin Laden and Hussein. And how happy they were when Hussein was caught. And how pi$$ed they were at their government for not being there for us.
 

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May 31st, Quebec has banned ALL smoking in public bldg's to include bars and restaurants. :dizzy: :yikes:
 

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thats going to hurt business at the windsor ballet!
WAUB-MUKWA said:
May 31st, Quebec has banned ALL smoking in public bldg's to include bars and restaurants. :dizzy: :yikes:
 

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I used to like bowling, but I can't take the smoke anymore. The missus and I used to go dancing 2 to 3 times a month but had to give it up 'cause neither one of us can tolerate the smoke.
 

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I'm in the planning stages of a family vacation to Corpus Christi Texas. However the hunter in me is urging me to try to sneak a hog hunt in
while I'm there.Momma proably won't be to pleased when she fines out,but I can deal with that later(lol). My question is Does anyone know if there is
a hog population in that area or near there.And if there is public access to it?:evil: :evilsmile
 
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