Toronto the Tedious

I am really getting tired of the crap that continues to come out of Toronto regarding their crime problems.

Now we have the Toronto police chief blathering on about a national handgun ban. This new assault comes in the wake of the police solving a 2 year old crime, with the gun being used apparently implicated in some additional shootings.

The gun used to shoot and blind a TTC bus driver two years ago has been shuffled between criminals, Toronto police said yesterday, and is implicated in four other crimes, including the 2003 murder of youth worker Kempton Howard.

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said:

While officers are still investigating how the gun, once legally owned in Canada, changed hands by possibly being rented or sold to fellow thugs, police Chief Bill Blair said this chain of violent crimes is a testament to the dangers of permitting access to such weapons.

“This is evidence of the destructive power of even a single firearm in the hands of criminals,” he said. “It reinforces my belief that we must do everything in our power to limit access to handguns throughout our city, throughout our society. And we must do everything to ensure those firearms do not come illegally into this country or are diverted illegally … into the hands of criminals.”

As the Chief surely knows, access to handguns is severely limited throughout Canada. It’s just that his criminals haven’t received the message.

Chief Blair’s definitely has a problem. But at least he should be able to recognize that he wants someone else to try and solve his Toronto problem. Actually he wants the rest of the country to try and solve what is actually a localized Toronto problem

If Chief Blair doesn’t know how to solve his fricking problem he should at least have the honesty to come out and say,”I don’t know how to solve this fricking problem!”

Hopefully the federal government will hold its ground and not be pressured into doing something that would not only be useless but in fact stupid.

The cry coming out of Toronto (and Ottawa when the Liberals still held the reins of power) used to be that we should ban all semi-auto handguns (actually I think that it morphed into banning semi-auto firearms in general) and now it has changed to banning all handguns.

So what happens when Chief Blair gets his wish and all handguns are banned in Canada (make that all handguns held by legitimate, honest citizens) and the carnage in his fair city continues: and it will. What will he call for next?

Frankly, I think that Chief Blair has watched too many episodes of the TV show, Dead Man’s Gun.


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2 Responses to “Toronto the Tedious”

  1. Glenn Raymond Says:

    Move to the US if you are so enamoured of gun ownership. There are stiff penalties in place in most states for the use of hand-guns in the commission of crimes and yet the body count mounts. Repealing gun ownership is not a one way street, it can overturned. The point of it is to filter the unnecessary background noise of all the “legal” guns. Once that is done you can understand the channels and points of transfer for illegal arms. Many legal guns are stolen in home robberies and become a tool of death. How do we prevent this? Profiling? I’ve lived in California and Colorado, both states where the police tacitly practice profiling as a means of gang control. Read the papers from the major cities in either one of these states and tell how well that is working out.

  2. totalrecoil Says:

    “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding”. -Justice Louis D. Brandeis

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