3. Registration as "Citizen Control"

3.8 Conclusion

Simkin, et al. (1994, p.4) argue that the millions of people who were disarmed by gun control laws and subsequently murderd by their own governments:
"...almost certainly far outweighs any savings of lives arising from any impact 'gun control' laws have had on ordinary criminals' access to firearms."
Simkin, et al. (1994, p.4) indicate that if the twelve member countries of the European Union exhibited a homicide rate identical to the United States, it would take 400 years for Europe's criminals to murder as many people as the Nazi government murdered in only 13.

Of course, the majority of Canadians would no doubt dismiss any suggestion that genocide could occur in this country.

Not that it hasn't happened. The annihilation of Newfoundland's Beothuk Indians certainly qualified in this respect (Berton, 1976, pp.122-137). The Canadian government's benign neglect of aboriginal-Canadians has historically amounted to little more than a policy of cultural genocide (Dickason, 1992, pp.319-338; Wright, 1992, pp.313-342).

Canadians are blissfully unaware of just how close this country came to exterminating a significant minority of its population only 52 years ago. To this day it remains little more than an unpleasant footnote in this nation's history.

This minority of approximately 23,000 had resided in this country for decades. Like the overwhelming majority of Canadians they were law-abiding, hard-working, and relatively prosperous.

They were also intensely disliked by the majority of the Canadian population.

This minority were Canadians of Japanese ancestry.