Recalling that our own gun control laws came out of the December 6 massacre in Montreal, it is worth taking a sober look at whose rights are paramount:

“Republicans fiercely resist gun control and Democrats run scared of the gun lobby. The Supreme Court has upheld gun rights. And sadly, popular American culture glorifies violence and the right to bear arms. This dynamic makes it hard to be optimistic. Canadians have no reason to be smug, of course. Despite our far tougher gun laws, we have had our own horrors including the rampage at Montreal’s École Polytechnique. We feel Newtown’s grief. Moreover, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government is witlessly rolling back gun control here.”

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