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Sound Off -- Aug. 27, 2014

Owning guns isn’t a right

Mr. Robert Sopuck’s letter, in the Friday, Aug. 22, edition of the Brandon Sun, quotes Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety, as saying that he believes that “owning a firearm is a right.” This is incorrect, of course, since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1993 that gun ownership is not a constitutional right in Canada. There is no constitutional right to bear arms in Canada. Perhaps Mr. Blaney is confusing the constitution of the United States with our constitution. Believing that something is right does not make it so, otherwise there would be anarchy.

Hope those are passing lanes you are making

I certainly hope all the construction on Highway 10 north will result in actual passing lanes rather than just the almost useless over-wide paved shoulders they gave us the last time they worked on this. Please, make sure those are passing lanes.

What about our Christian values?

All this talk about other ethnic groups. What about Christian values that our country was built on? We are not suppose to say “Merry Christmas” anymore or have Christmas concerts for fear we may offend someone. I am not sure with the mess the world is in right now if we should be taking God out of the picture. If we offend someone by expressing our Christian values, then they will have to deal with it as I will never give up my Christian belief, which is a belief of loving one another, not resorting to violence.

Keystone grounds a disgrace

Just driving through or by the Keystone grounds, you wonder were the money is going. The fence line is growing up with grass — don’t you have a whipper snipper? Buy a ride-on mower and hire a student for the summer. Fallen trees from this summer — most taken out but grounds left as found. Some grass has been cut, but some places left untouched. May have been wet earlier but has not rained for some time now. The general appearance is unkempt in the grass and tree area. Time for the board members to take a walk through the once nice park area.

Hip Hip … Boo!

I am reliably informed that there is only one orthopedic surgeon at BRHC who does hip surgery. Are we really being told that his wait list is half that of Boundary Trails, where there are two? This seems to me like a massaging of the numbers by the CEO, who says that people are removed from the list if they don’t accept the date given to them. Where do they go — Boundary Trails.

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 27, 2014

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Owning guns isn’t a right

Mr. Robert Sopuck’s letter, in the Friday, Aug. 22, edition of the Brandon Sun, quotes Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety, as saying that he believes that “owning a firearm is a right.” This is incorrect, of course, since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1993 that gun ownership is not a constitutional right in Canada. There is no constitutional right to bear arms in Canada. Perhaps Mr. Blaney is confusing the constitution of the United States with our constitution. Believing that something is right does not make it so, otherwise there would be anarchy.

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Owning guns isn’t a right

Mr. Robert Sopuck’s letter, in the Friday, Aug. 22, edition of the Brandon Sun, quotes Steven Blaney, Canada’s minister of public safety, as saying that he believes that “owning a firearm is a right.” This is incorrect, of course, since the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1993 that gun ownership is not a constitutional right in Canada. There is no constitutional right to bear arms in Canada. Perhaps Mr. Blaney is confusing the constitution of the United States with our constitution. Believing that something is right does not make it so, otherwise there would be anarchy.

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