PETERS – Govt restrictions have left us in a terrible place but it could be worse

FRIDAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT of a ban on the trade of military-style weaponry presented an interesting dichotomy with some of the images coming out of the United States.

A protest against government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions featured a number of men carrying such assault weapons – for a purpose that is not entirely clear. Because freedom, I guess?

Peaceful protests against restrictions would be understandable – even warranted – if not for one fact.

Asymptomatic people can transmit COVID-19 – and it is incredibly virulent.

That fact is at the heart of the extreme restrictions imposed on everyone by governments around the world at the advice of health experts.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

About Mel Rothenburger (8252 Articles) is a forum about Kamloops and the world. It has more than one million views. Mel Rothenburger is the former Editor of The Daily News in Kamloops, B.C. (retiring in 2012), and past mayor of Kamloops (1999-2005). At he is the publisher, editor, news editor, city editor, reporter, webmaster, and just about anything else you can think of. He is grateful for the contributions of several local columnists. This blog doesn't require a subscription but gratefully accepts donations to help defray costs.

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