The following exchange took place yesterday at the CBC website upon reporting the news that protestor, potato gun hobbyist, and computer geek Byron Sonne got acquitted of all charges related to the G-20 protest held 11 months ago in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Some of this is embellished but you can read the real comment by following the above link.
“And what did it cost taxpayers to keep a hardened criminal armed with a potato gun in jail for 11 months.”
A person pseudonamed “ikizoo” replies:
Hey Hurk, have you ever been shot with a potato gun? It hurts like a son of a bitch…I think people who have potato guns are a serious threat to our way of life. I think the government should start a potato gun registry, and require every store that sells potatoes to track who they were sold to. The law should actually cover all tubers since they can be used as potato substitutes, and might even extend to certain hard fruits for that matter.
Can you imagine what could happen if, for example, someone smuggled a potato gun and say 5 pounds of turnips onto a plane?
Such legislation will never be implemented by this government, however, because Mr. Harper is in the pocket of the tuber lobby which represents those who thrive on selling their vegetables to anyone with the money to pay. Potatoes, turnips and yams are being sold to violent schizophrenics, hardened criminals, prostitutes, members of fanatical hate groups, members of drug cartels, and communist groups without any background checks, or criminal record checks of their clients.
There was even a Fox News special report last week on how Canadian spud growers are selling whole bags of potatoes to foreign buyers who will do who knows what with them. Romney has promised to shut down the trafficking of Yams being smuggled across the border, should he become president. This is serious, people, and we can’t turn a blind eye to it any longer. Write to Prime Minister Harper and tell him you want action, now!