Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Gang Violence in Canada is OUR Fault.

Inspite of extreme gun-control laws, Toronto has had a record year in gun deaths, more than double last years numbers. On Monday, a dispute amongst a dozen or so "youths" resulted in a 15 year old girl, an innocent bystander, being killed. What does the Canadian government have to say?

"It's a sign that the lack of gun laws in the U.S. is allowing guns to flood across the border that are literally being used to kill people in the streets of Toronto," Miller said.

Last time I crossed the Canadian border ( 1989 at Pt. Huron/Sarnia crossing, admittedly it's been a while) I and my car were practically strip searched. They take their border seriously and do watch for these things so how are they overlooking so many guns?

Here is how they plan to fix the problem.

The escalating violence prompted the prime minister to announce earlier this month that if re-elected on January 23, his government would ban handguns. With severe restrictions already in place against handgun ownership, many criticized the announcement as politics.

Laws against guns don't stop criminals from getting them or using them. Laws are only obeyed by law-abiding people who normally don't go around killing people, so gun control laws are useless in stopping murder. They only serve to keep law-abiding citizens defenseless.

Canada is reaping the results of what they have done with multi-culturalism, liberal ideology, and pointless anti-Americanism.

Of course some Canadians are looking at it sensibly.

John Thompson, a security analyst with the Toronto-based Mackenzie Institute, says the number of guns smuggled from the United States is a problem, but that Canada has a gang problem -- not a gun problem -- and that Canada should stop pointing the finger at the United States.
"It's a cop out. It's an easy way of looking at one symptom rather than addressing a whole disease," Thompson said.


H/T Camp Katrina

Update 12/29 10:35 AM
Crittermusings also has a posting on this shooting that links to a Toronto Newspaper report on it. Both the posting and the link are valuable reads.

11 Comments:

Blogger Crazy Politico said...

I have to agree it's a problem with gangs, not the guns themselves. Unfortunately the folks on the left, in both countries, would rather tackle what they see to be an easier problem, guns. Tackling gangs, which are full of serial offenders who've been released by touchy feely left programs in jail are a tougher thing to deal with.

5:55 PM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

Remember Genesis Chapter 3, Shoprat? Adam blamed Eve and she blamed the devil. I give it another three (3) years before the depravity will overwhelm the Canadians and other Euro-liberalistic post-modern countries doomed to destruction. Our country is line with the same should the wrong people continue to exist in government. I pray the other countries will fall before then so that the yeyhoos in this country will see first hand the drawbacks of Marxism. If not, bear arms and prepare to defend the country.

WOLVERINES!!!!!!!

5:58 PM  
Blogger armed_and_christian said...

Laws against guns don't stop criminals from getting them or using them. Laws are only obeyed by law-abiding people who normally don't go around killing people, so gun control laws are useless in stopping murder. They only serve to keep law-abiding citizens defenseless.

Canada is reaping the results of what they have done with multi-culturalism, liberal ideology, and pointless anti-Americanism.


These are the wisest words I've heard all day.


Neo: From what I've seen in the news lately, I think when the Euro-lib countries fall, it will be a replay of the Fall of Constantinople, with the blood of "infidels" filling the streets and the Islamofascists dipping their turbans in it.

7:47 PM  
Blogger jgf said...

Well said.

8:35 PM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Great post, SR!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

Shoprat, great post! Broken record, I know, but great post!

9:14 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Another "broken record" here. "Great Post!" :)

Neo said: "If not, bear arms and prepare to defend the country."

It may come to exactly that!

11:31 AM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

I want it to come to that gayle but my permit is taking forever to come in! Although, I am about to watch Red Dawn again and was wondering if I really want myself exposed like that? (heeheehee)

7:53 PM  
Blogger Dymphna said...

When I see Canada blaming their ills on us, I'm reminded that it was settled largely by Loyalists (loyal to Geo III), people who'd rather run than fight.

And so they did -- and the flight from the rebellion (as they saw it) formed their character into little brothers who are always whining about Big Brother and how he causes all the problems.

Canada used to have a few advantages over us, as did Australia. The Aussies still do; the Canadians are hopelessly divided, hopelessly hogtied by a Socialist state, and all seem to suffer from at least some form of mild depression.

When he was 14, my son got one of those scholarships to visit Italy and Greece for 2 weeks. He hung out for awhile with the Canadian girls, but was pretty appalled by their level of alcohol consumption. At 14!

Canada is sooo sad. She could have outshone us and she settled for being safe -- which means she's not very safe at all. It's like having Europe around our neck.

11:04 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

When I heard on the news that Canada was blaming us, I thought you've got to be kidding me. And Vicente Fox is blaming us for wanting to build a fence, what is next????

4:04 AM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

Here is what's next lmc; I got this email from a good friend a few months back:

Who would have thought that the tourette like out burst of Kanye West
would go on to revile more about George Bush's hatred for black people
then the slow response given to those victimized by Katrina. It has
been revealed to me that the recent out break of the bird flu that is
currently being experienced in Bangkok, Thailand is a direct result of George Bush's further disdain for black people. CIA information giving
to Bush concerning the black population revealed that 99.9 percent of black people consume hundreds and thousands of chicken, also known in
the black community as "yard BIRD", yearly. Is this a coincidence, I
think not. Reports soon to be released will conform the fact that George W. Bush is directly responsible for the recent outbreak of the bird flu for the sole purpose of complete an"nigga"lation (annihilation)
of blacks around the world.

As a result of these recent findings it is suggested by Kanye West, the
black communities newly appointed civil leader, that all Thanksgiving
dinners remove turkey from the menu and replace it with one of several
suggested item, spaghetti, egg plant, any casserole dish, except chicken
casserole of course, or any traditional white dish.

Warning, think twice before visiting your local "yard bird" distributor,
you never know how far "The Man" will go.

For those of you that do not verify the information you received before sending it out.....THIS IS A JOKE!!!.


I hope you all enjoyed that one: NEO

8:45 AM  

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