The long-simmering gun control debate is on full boil in the United States these days, with U.S. President Barack Obama making the issue a key point of his second-term agenda and a keystone to his State of the Union address earlier this week.
In response to Obama’s call for a vote on new gun regulations, National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre, in his own call to arms, urged gun owners to "stand and fight" for the right to bear arms.
In Canada, where many consider the gun control debate one of moderate degrees, there are advocates just as passionate about the right of gun ownership. Sheldon Clare, president of the National Firearms Association, echoed LaPierre’s sentiment in a recent wide-arching interview with Yahoo! Canada News, calling for a scaling back of gun laws in Canada and defending the NRA’s stance on gun access.
“The NRA is labeled as extreme by those who take extreme positions,” Clare said. ‘The NRA’s primary purpose and reason for being is to provide skillsRead More »from Canadian firearms advocate calls gun ownership ‘practical choice’