Men of Singular Wisdom and Integrity

Every citizen will see, and I hope be deeply impressed with a sense of it, how exceedingly important it is to himself, and how intimately the welfare of his children is connected with it, that those who are to have a share in making as well as in judging and executing the laws should be men of singular wisdom and integrity.
Samuel Adams
Boston Gazette
April 2, 1781

Samuel Adams
September 27, 1722 – October 2, 1803

Canada Abolishes Rifle, Shotgun Registration

Canada’s Conservative government introduced legislation Tuesday to scrap a controversial law that requires the registration of rifles and shotguns.

Canada has long required registration of hand guns, but the long-gun registry law passed in 1995 faced bitter opposition from rural Canada, the Conservative party’s base, which considered it an overreaction to the problem of urban crime.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said they don’t want laws targeting law-abiding citizens such as hunters.

Police and victims groups are voicing opposition, but the Conservatives have a new majority in Parliament after national elections in May, and can now scrap the law.

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