"PISTOLS ARE the murder weapon of choice on Toronto’s blood-stained streets, with more people dead by gunfire already this year than in all of 2004.
Yesterday’s two gun deaths brings the city’s murder total for the year to 42, with 28 slain by bullets. That’s a dramatic increase from last year’s 27 killed by firearm out of 64 murders.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair said 2,170 firearms have been seized so far this year. He added most of the crime handguns can be traced to the United States." - Toronto Sun (Tuesday, August 9, 2005)
I can honestly remember in recent history that this short of crapola wouldn’t have had a place in the newspaper as often as I am seeing it now. I’m so sick of this sort of violence.
That being said, I’ve seen ALOT of crime including gun crime resulting in the murder of one friend and two aquitances but that came with the territory and my choice of work. It still bothers me that people cannot solve their differences either through a good flaming or a punch up if all else fails. Canadian gun laws in place should be stepped up. In my opinion there is no goddamn place for a handgun in society (Police and Military only). What the F*CK are they used for? Hunting? Why, I think NOT!
For those of you who will defend the right to bare arms, fine. For some of the Americano’s out there that would like to rationalise the right to carry a freakin handgun should be amusing.
The fad for gangbangers is some cromed and tricked out piece with no value other than for killing other human beings and to be honest with you, IF I had to defend my home, then why not use a standard 12 gauge or hunting rifle? Can’t exactly conceal those badboys now can ya? Or would ya rather stick that little .22 in your belt, sock or whatever and sneak up on the guy and “pop a cap in his ass”? Cowards.
Whatever happened to a shiner and bruised ego?