There's no reason assault rifles like the one used to slaughter 20 young schoolchildren in Connecticut should be available in Canada, says Liberal leadership hopeful Marc Garneau.Mr. Garneau may not have noticed, but his party already did everything he's suggesting. And now they are but a shadow of their former selves.
The Montreal MP said Tuesday he'd look at banning semi-automatic weapons, like the military-style, .223-calibre Bushmaster used in last week's massacre.
"There is absolutely no reason that anybody can vote to say that that kind of weapon, that can fire off great numbers of rounds like that, is necessary," Garneau told The Canadian Press.
"That kind of weapon, to me, definitely — well, it is (already) a restricted weapon but one should look at not allowing those things."
They posture, they prance, they pout, but they don't learn.