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Artistic Cabot Guns – Capital Punishment

Artistic Cabot Guns – Capital Punishment

Cabot Guns makes 1911s with aerospace precision. Their pistols are tighter than tight. They guarantee that the slide to frame fit is 0.001 of an inch or less. Cabot has made what is a one-of-a-kind Damascus 1911. President and CEO Robert Bianchin said it might be the toughest task they have taken on to date. The Damascus steel that was provided by Chad Nichols, a pattern welded steel maker popular with jewelers and blade-smiths, is extremely hard and is a challenge to machine. It is even harder to work with when you are trying to hit Cabot’s standards. And if the stainless Damascus isn’t enough to look at, the gun is dressed up with mammoth tooth grips and titanium coated parts.
Cabot also has an interesting mirror image pair of 1911s they are calling The Left and The Right. Each pistol has scrimshawed ivory grips that depict famous people from the liberal left and the conservative right. The left has President Obama and Piers Morgan while the right has President Bush and Ted Nugent. The detail in the scrimshaw work by Darrel Morris can be appreciated by people from both sides of the isle.

Check out Cabot Guns, if you haven’t already. They just might be the pinnacle of the 1911 market. And they shoot even better than they look.

Capital Punishment

The Angus Reid online survey found that Canadians’ views on the death penalty differ greatly according to political allegiance and region. The poll was conducted Feb. 2 and 3 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

In British Columbia and Alberta, about seven in 10 support the return of the death penalty; six in 10 Ontarians, or 62 per cent, agree.

The most opposition was in Quebec, with about 45 per cent against the return of capital punishment. Some 32 per cent in Ontario and 24 per cent in British Columbia were also opposed.

“These respondents (about 75 per cent) are primarily concerned over the possibility of wrongful convictions leading to executions, but most (54 per cent) also feel that even if a convicted murderer has taken a life it is wrong to take the murderer’s own life as punishment,” the survey results stated.

The poll found that respondents who voted Conservative in the 2011 federal election were more likely to regard the death penalty as “always” or “sometimes” appropriate while the majority of those who vote Liberal, Bloc Québécois or Green were opposed to the return of the death penalty. NDP supporters were divided on the question.

Last year, Angus Reid Public Opinion asked similar questions in the United States and Britain and found that the majority of respondents in both countries supported the continuation or the return of the death penalty.