FORSETH – Their guns are purchased for one reason, and one only – greed


ON JAN. 15, an innocent young teenager from Coquitlam died after being hit be a stray bullet, shot by a cold-hearted, callous and uncaring thug.

This teen was simply headed home after dinner out with his family.

Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer, in an interview with the Sun, stated:

My heart goes out to the family of the 15-year-old boy. They were having a normal Saturday night evening out with family and now they are grieving for their son,” Palmer said. “My message to the family is this: we will not ever be able to fully comprehend your grief, but the Vancouver Police Department will do whatever it takes to seek justice for your son.”

Following the outrageous and senseless death of this young teen, someone whom I will choose to call insensitive (at least by my standards), decided to post this comment on Twitter:

To this, I replied:

BULLSHIT. There’s one hell of a difference between legal guns, 

and assholes that don’t give a shit whether someone innocent 

is injured or killed.  Let’s have a return of the death sentence 

return, OR let’s make a life sentence what it’s called?

I know the do-gooders will never allow the return of the death sentence, however, maybe it should be considered in cases like this … or when a police officer is shot and killed in the line of duty … or when an expectant mother is murdered.

At the very least, shouldn’t a Life Sentence be exactly what it is called?  You are sentenced to remain in prison for the rest of of your life.  Period!

In the past couple of years, from Vancouver, to Surrey, to Abbotsford … and now more and more in the interior of B.C., there have been gang wars.

Gang wars that are being settled with guns.

By creeps and jerks who don’t care in the least who may be hit by stray bullets.

Their guns are purchased for one reason, and one reason only — GREED!

These guns, despite what those wanting a clamp-down of guns say, have NOT been purchased legally; nor are they, or have they ever been, registered.

Always Vote (@always_Vote), your comment on Twitter the other day shows the complete lack of knowledge that you have when it comes to guns.  It likely also is indicative of those with thoughts like our Sunny Ways Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who never met a gun he didn’t think should be registered.

Rather than stirring up the pot again with gun control talk, can we instead actually consider a course of action that just might at least cut down on the violence?


I’m Alan Forseth in Kamloops, and the floor is now yours to share your thoughts.

Alan Forseth is a Kamloops resident and former member of the Reform Party of Canada and the B.C. Reform Party, and a past and current member of the BC Conservative Party. His blog is My Thoughts on Politics and More.

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3 Comments on FORSETH – Their guns are purchased for one reason, and one only – greed

  1. Alan; You must have read some of my comments from the past. True life sentences or death goes for non addicted dealers in hard drugs as well. How many have they murdered? Thousands. Home invasions are much too common as well.We have too many bleeding hearts in our society. People like our bloody idiot Prime Minister ,.Alan Rock,Kim Campbell,who now lives on Capri Ralph Goodale and too many others off that ilk. None of these people have ever lived in what used to be considered a nice neighbourhood but now has double locks on every door and prowled at night by hoodlums The Jamie Bacon saga and others like it are hard to digest. Practising law is a major industry now and costs the tax payers billions.
    Guns,like the wheel will never be uninvented,but can be controll ed by very heavy jail time for illegal use.We seem to now live in a state of anarchy.The cops seem to have no control. We need photo radar back and fewer Todd Stones. the aspiring leader of the Liberal party.Everywhere the homeless. These problems have escalated a great deal in the last few years and are only going to worsen. We need tougher people in govt. who listen to the people,not the always noisy vocal minority.

  2. It has come to the point the death sentence should be brought back.
    But what gets me though, in an article I have read recently about this terrible episode, a police spokesperson has said there are between 1200 and 1400 people known to associated with gangs and serious criminal activities in BC.
    That is a small army of serious trouble makers! Start grinding them up police!

  3. We are of like mind on this one, Alan.

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