In yet another example of why Americans should be grateful for the Constitution -- especially the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments -- we may cite the case of a Kitchener, Ont. man who was arrested for "possession of a firearm," strip-searched, and had his home searched by police after his four-year old daughter drew a picture of a gun at school.
The girl apparently stated that her father used the gun at home to shoot "monsters."
What did the cops find? A transparent, plastic toy gun that had been left by a relative.
This, in a supposedly "democratic" nation that is heir to the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights? The Conservative government in Canada recently abolished the national long-gun registry, but is seems that they've got a bit more work to do if they want to live up to their cultural legacy as a free people.
Americans who read this should be thinking "Thank you, George Washington! Thank you, James Madison!"