Canadian News Anchor Brian Lilley, host of Byline on the Sun News Network warns Americans that firearm registration will ultimately lead to confiscation.
Lilley used the story of Ian Thomson, who "fired his registered pistol over the heads of attackers" who were "firebombing" his home in Ontario. Unbelievably, Thomson's weapons were seized when the police arrived and he was charged "for improper storage of a firearm because he set the gun down on a table as he waited for the authorities to arrive," as reported by the Toronto Sun. Thomson spoke personally on Lilley's show, saying that the government in Canada does not believe that homeowners should have the ability to defend their lives by having a firearm. Despite good intentions, gun control advocates are not focused on the root of the problem.
Lilley was reporting on Thompson's story when he said, "We are at a state in Canada where they don't want you using firearms for anything. Ever...And as we look at what's happening in the United States, that's what's happening." Lilley was particularly concerned about the development of a national registry of gun owners, which he believes will ultimately lead to the confiscation of firearms. He continued with a warning to America:
"So I've got a warning to my American friends: Registration will lead to confiscation. And if you don't believe me, just look at what's happened here."
Lilley said that even though confiscation concerns were "dismissed" and "ridiculed" in Canada when a national database for gun owners was proposed, that is exactly what happened when their weapons were eventually deemed "illegal."
Law abiding citizens who complied with the registry were forced to surrender their firearms when they were eventually made illegal. Further, Lilley explained that the decision to retrieve firearms was not made by an elected official, but by an unelected bureaucrat. As one Canadian says, "We keep wasting all our resources tracking law abiding citizens. Isn't it about time we tracked violent criminals instead?"
The real problem with violent crime can be found in certain urban areas like Chicago (i.e., the murder capital of America), where gun control laws do not seem to deter violent crime and sadly, the vast majority of crime goes unsolved. Is gun control the answer?
Watch the ominous news report by Brian Lilley here:
Photo Source: Toronto Sun