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YOU SAID IT: Gun truth is out

Ottawa Sun logo Ottawa Sun 2022-11-30 Letters to the Editor
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GUN TRUTH IS OUT

Re: Hunting for your rifle; Trudeau targets far more guns with bill amendment, column, Nov. 24

Well, the truth is finally coming out, as I figured it would. This latest amendment to add (almost) all semi-automatic guns not only affects most hunters and farmers, but it shows the direction that Junior and his group of misfits are taking us.

I know the majority of the people that live in the city feel there is no need for anyone to have a gun because they don’t require one and think the killing of any animal is barbaric. These people should have no more say in me owning a gun and what type I own than I should have a say in what routes OC Transpo uses.

In the last two years, we have lost over 20 chickens to predators, primarily coyotes, and have seen the deer and turkey population decimated by these critters, but that pales in comparison to farms around me, especially those with sheep and young calves.

I have always thought Canada was superior to the U.S.A. with its common-sense approach to gun rules and restrictions, but not now.

Oh, by the way, who is going to be the one who is going to take these guns away from the First Nations peoples?

Let me know when you are going, I would love to tag along.

WAYNE BOYCE

CARLETON PLACE

(Well it won’t be us.)

OFFER UP SOME LAND

Once someone finds a suitable definition for the term “a living wage,” they may want to consider a definition for “affordable housing.” After all, considering “affordable housing” has been around much longer, it deserves a definition. The federal government, along with all the current and some past provincial governments, have been throwing around the term with abandon. In typical government fashion, nothing has been done.

Just recently, the Province of Ontario put forth a housing plan aimed at increasing the number of units to be built over time. Not only was it reasonable, it was doable. Of course, the poverty industry along with the municipalities (read that to be Ottawa) and conservationists have become apoplectic. This will never work, what about endangered species and on and on. All the while offering no alternatives.

Here’s a thought to digest with your breakfast. Both the city and the feds have acres and acres of land that is not in use. The CRA office on Heron Road is empty; the CSIS office across the street is empty. The City of Ottawa could throw in some of its vacant land. Use them as an enticement to developers. A sort of 3P-type of arrangement.

It’s time for thinking outside the box, not covering your collective heads with it, hoping the problem will disappear on its own.

MICHAEL PERREAULT

OTTAWA

(We’re all about outside-of-the-box thinking.)

MILLION NOT A BIG NUMBER

Just to be clear, I didn’t sit down with a pencil and paper to figure this out. One million divided by 11,814 equals 84 with a remainder of 7,624. (I don’t know how important the remainder is. All I know is it’s a leftover.)

Anyway, Canada has imported a million bottles of children’s pain and fever medicines. If the 11,814 pharmacies in Canada get an equal share of the one million (which they won’t), each pharmacy should receive 84 bottles.

Although a million sounded like a lot at first, after doing the math — but not actually doing it — what it really comes down to is 84 bottles (of beer on the wall).

JILL YOUNG

OTTAWA

(Not even a drop in the bucket.)

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