arma virumque cano (et alia)
A tidbit on Ms. Cukier I found while reading MikeB's other Canadian article:Ms. Cukier is hardly in a position to offer an unbiased perspective on gun control in Canada. Her “Coalition” started out as a charity but had it’s charitable society status revoked after it was determined it was an elaborate tax evasion scheme. Her opinions on the subject are based primarily on an incorrect perception of the general firearms community. Her chief supporter, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, is a for-profit political lobby (in the same way the NRA is in the States), who receives huge sums of donations from CGI, the software company that built and supports the gun registry.