Hello From North of Toronto

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    Hello From North of Toronto

    Hi,

    As you probably know, Canadians can't CCW, unless they're judges, politically elite, or reformed bikers.

    But, a dedicated group of gun enthusiasts are working on it.

    As in the US, a fanatical small group of gun-ban-types have a bit of a head start, but we have facts and logic on our side--thanks to the efforts of the NRA and the other US pro-self-defence organisations--and some devoted Canadian academics and politicians.

    I got into gun ownership late in life--I'm retired now. I got interested after one of my American cousins nearly got caught in the WTC on 9/11. Then, my two grown kids got caught in a subway blackout up here, and Toronto had a rash of shootings, home invasions and car jackings by bad guys and their illegally-possessed handguns. The mayor of our largest city and the Attorney General of our largest province wants all handguns banned. Sound familiar?

    Then, I read about the registration-confiscation-genocide situations all over the world. This was all I needed.

    Currently, my handguns are Beretta Elite II .40 S&W, and a S&W 686-3.

    I hold a Utah carry permit and I'm waiting for my New Hampshire permit to arrive in the mail.

    Interesting that 38 US states consider me a law abiding, safe, trained individual, but my own country doesn't.

    I shoot regularly at an indoor club a fifteen-minute drive from my house. I'll be doing IDPA as soon as my club gets it.

    I plan to join an outdoor range about 1.5 hours north next summer.

    This might sound weird, but I practice safe self-defence tactics in my basement with a Beretta-Umarex pellet gun--approximately the same size, weight and balance as my would-be carry. No flash-bang, and no slide cycling, but everything else is realistic--concealment, draw, target acquisition, keeping moving while shooting, trigger, re-acquisition.

    So, now that I've introduced myself, I'll quiet down and do some learning

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