Skip to comments.Toronto gripped by US gun violence
Posted on 11/11/2005 1:02:46 PM PST by jlasoon
TORONTO, Canada (AFP) - Residents of Canada's biggest city are living in fear of increasing gun violence and blame their neighbour, the United States, for exporting their gun culture and weapons north, officials told AFP.
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But wait--doesn't Canada have gun laws to take care of this sort of thing?
Exporting our gun culture?!?! Sure... what is one more thing to stack upon the old Blame USA pile... sheesh...
Dang, you beat me! Though so you know, you can post the entire article here from Yahoo.
When you criminalize gun ownership, only criminals will have guns.
Yes, but they do not work so it seems their political parasites have decided to blame some other country.
"Residents of Canada's biggest city are living in fear of increasing gun violence and blame their neighbour, the United States, for exporting their gun culture and weapons north"
I blame Canada for exporting socialism and leftism South.
Uh huh. Right. And law-abiding citizens being effectively disarmed by Canadian gun-grabbing has absolutely nothing to do with this.
Here just south of the border in North Dakota, everyone owns guns, and crime is the lowest of any state.
Riiight....Just check out http://progun.ca
What a bunch of wusses.
Basicaly they are blaming others than themselves, implying the whole US should be subservient to Toronto, implying that they protect their own criminals and blame us instead.... Canada is a slave state, period.
(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie.Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")
In its August edition, weekly Canadian magazine Maclean's noted that gang murders had tripled since the early 1990s in this country, in contrast to an overall drop in violence. The magazine blamed the rise in part on illegal arms from the neighboring United States.
You mean criminals aren't following these totalitarian laws? AMAZING! This phenomenon is clearly America's fault!
With all those guns, North Dakota must be a depopulated, bullet pocked wasteland. You just can't be right.
Michigan doesn't care.
That's a pretty cool gun. Please describe
A local online gun shop in Canada? hahahaha
>>>Some 1,782 guns were seized, including a cache of illegal weapons confiscated from a local online retailer this week
So close your borders.
Ya want us to fluff yer effin' pillow, too?
Wait, wait, wait. OUR gun culture is more concealed carry and declining gun violence. They are importing BRITISH gun culture... Should have checked the lable before you bought.
OH my goodness - that is just terrible - let's close the boarder ( then watch the violence - gee I wonder which way it will go) eat sheeeeet you frenchy freaks.
I have GOT to get me one of those bullet-proof baseball caps.
Ohh cool. The Israeli Corner-shot system :)
Maybe the gangs peddling drugs wouldn't be fighting over turf if Canadians (and Americans) stopped buying their drugs...
Canada: Pass the Weed, Dad
by Marni Jackson, (01 Nov 2005)
Maclean's Magazine Canada
Parents Are Smoking Dope With Their Kids. What Are They Thinking?
"It was a little weird, seeing my parents stoned," Tom confesses. The Toronto high school student was describing the first time he'd smoked marijuana -- at home last spring, just after turning 17, when he shared a joint with his hard-working, middle-class parents. "But I had an amazing, fantastic connection with my dad, and it was a good experience for all of us. They showed me how to take the seeds and stems out of the pot. Then, basically, we ate.
My mom ordered sushi, and we made a mountain of nachos. It kind of felt like a rite of passage."
After his family initiation, Tom bought six or seven joints of his own for a camping trip, "and that was cool too." But his new girlfriend didn't approve of pot, or him on it. "She said there was this separation thing that happened whenever I smoked." So Tom gave it up, even though his older sister had just given him a nice handmade pipe for his birthday. "But my other sister could care less about pot. Lots of kids try it and don't like it. I think it's totally individual."
Nicole, who maintained a scholarship throughout university and has now graduated, grew up in a household where pot smoking was as casually present as wine with dinner. "Marijuana was so integrated into our social life that it didn't seem to make sense to hide it," says her father, a lawyer. "So we didn't. She began smoking pot when she was around 16. This was in the nineties, when the police were pretty aggressive about it, so we thought that it was safer for her to smoke at home than in the streets. And then when she was in college, there were definitely times when she and I would smoke a joint together. Or I might buy some dope and give her some."
I guess it's easier to blame America for our "gun culture" aka American "gunslingers" being exported to Canada.
"Yes, but they do not work "
I find it unbelieveable that criminals would break the law!
Canada should pass a gun control law or two. That oughtta nip this right in the bud.
This has nothing to do with America. If you make the population impotent the wolves take advantage of it. That's why gun control never works, it's why we can't "all just get along", and why the world will never "live in peace and harmony". What, did they think there weren't any hooligans in Canada? Stupid bastards.
Hey aren't you being a little harsh here? After all they're only blaming us for guns.
The article says it all."This is a pacifist society"!Human nature shows us the strong prey on the weak.Solution:do as we do,arm yourselves!
Or to put it another way: "Those that beat their guns into plowshares will plow for those that don't."
Canada pretty muchs just sucks, and their money looks funny and is a hugh annoyance.
Yep. Our mayor blames the US because otherwise he'd have to admit that our socialist policies were to blame.
Indiana cares even less.
I blame them for spelling neighbor with a "u"....
Canada's Maclean's magazine obviously has an agenda. I wonder why AFP didn't report that?! /sarcasm
TORONTO - A majority of Canadians hope President Bush loses the upcoming election and do not really care who beats him, according to a magazine poll that hit newsstands Wednesday.
In an article entitled "Canadians to Bush: Hope you lose, eh," Maclean's magazine said a national survey found only 15 percent of Canadians would definitely vote for Bush if given the opportunity.
Did you buy a copy of Maclean's magazine last year?
That was a trick question. Actually, the federal government bought a piece of one for you -- at least, that's one way of looking at the $1.4-million subsidy the feds gave the national news weekly last year.
The grant to Maclean's was the largest disbursement from the first year's operation of the Canadian Magazine Fund, described by the Department of Canadian Heritage as "a key element of the government's comprehensive policy in support of the Canadian magazine industry."
The magazine industry's dire need for support stems from a long-standing dispute with the United States over tax laws that protect Canadian titles from foreign-owned competition. The southern menace takes the form of "split-run" titles, whereby a popular magazine like People could put out a Canadian edition by adding a picture of Sacha Trudeau and selling to Canadian advertisers. Given the relatively small costs a People split-run would have, it would be a nice money-maker, all the while sucking away Canadian advertising dollars from worthy Canadian publishers. But Canadian tax laws prevent this by denying advertisers the right to deduct the cost of advertising in non-Canadian titles.
You should try living here, I'm surrounded by commies these days.
Of course it has nothing to do with the fact
that Canada imported thousands of criminals
from Trinidad and Jamaica
many of whom were loaded onto planes
without documentation or passports
and were permitted to stay in the country.
Canada just wasted billions harassing all its honest citizenry gun owners. You mean criminals aren't following these totalitarian laws?
Maybe Canada needs to take a look at the kind of immigrants they are allowing into their country. Are these people getting a good education and fitting into Canadian culture? Or is Canada importing its own crime wave? Seems to me they ought to be looking at themselves instead of always blaming the USA.
Depopulated, yes. Bullet pocked, yes. Those bullets are just well aimed at the prodigious quantities of wild-life. There ain't no humans to hit!
(And we never aim them at one another, unlike Washington, D.C.)
Nice rig, what IS that ?
Head Office :
One Mount Pleasant Road
Come on down here! We can get you a new screen name too!
"Similarly, Washington DC would be a crime-free haven if not for the flood of guns from nearby Virginia."
Well, I guess if all the lib denziens of occupied Virginia got together and concentrated really, really hard, they could wish away the guns coming in from "redneck" Southside.