Dear Ms. Marsden,
I was surprised to read your article "Blasting the Myths" in the Sun today. Equating nukes with handguns is the kind of rhetorical trick I usually expect from a Liberal.
Do you know why Palestinian terrorists use suicide bombs? The Palestinians discovered 20 years ago that when their death squads tried to stage a massacre in some school or store or theater, they'd get killed before they could empty a magazine. Whoever was in the crowd would immediately return fire, long before the IDF showed up with heavy weapons. Mr. Terrorist would whip an AK out, and some old grandma would blast him.
Bystanders. Killing terrorists. With handguns! In Israeli cities.
But it can't happen here because people like you, Rachel Marsden, hold your fellow Canadians in contempt. You trust the increasingly corrupt and incompetent Federal government apparatus more than the average Joe. That's not Conservatism. That's the same mentality that drives our high tax rates, runaway regulations, the cult of PC victim hood and absurdities like Kyoto. People are too stupid, venal, wasteful and bigoted to be allowed freedom. They must be controlled by the gentle but firm hand of their betters.
That's gun control Ms. Marsden. You want that for our country, you need to join your intellectual brothers and sisters in the Liberal party.
You also need to learn a little about guns before you start raving on about pistols. The Virginia Tech killer had to shoot his victims multiple times to kill them because he used a handgun. Had he been using a common deer rifle or shotgun, one round each would have sufficed. Rifles are considerably more destructive than pistols. We do not want the nut cases switching to rifles.
If you want to opine on these issues and not appear uninformed and indeed silly, do some homework eh?