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Adam Vaughan calls for Toronto bullet ban but Vic Toews says move is ‘misdirected’(Canada)
nationalpost.com ^ | 13 June, 2012 | Vidya Kauri

Posted on 06/14/2012 6:15:11 AM PDT by marktwain

A downtown councillor wants the city to ban guns and ammunition in Toronto because he’s tired of gun violence.

“There’s no rational reason to own a gun in the city. Gophers aren’t chewing up our fields, we have no black bears going through our garbage bins and the raccoons aren’t dangerous enough,” said Councillor Adam Vaughan in an interview. “I appreciate that people like them as a sporting hobby. I appreciate that people like their guns and love their activities, but those are emotional arguments. And I’m sorry, the risks that are presented from the stores, the selling and the possession of weapons in this city is presenting too big a problem.”

Mr. Vaughan said hunters and collectors should find a place outside Toronto to store their weapons. He would also like to see a ban on materials used to make handmade bullets such as casings, gunpowder and primers.

The councillor said his motion, to be tabled at the next council meeting, was not inspired by the Eaton Centre shooting in which two men were killed and five others wounded, including a 13-year-old boy who was shot in the head.

“We’ve had scene after scene in this city, repeated now — and I have been on council for six years — of bullets flying through Toronto, hitting people.”

Mr. Vaughan said he recognizes he will be challenged by the gun community but said he is ready for the fight, which includes the mayor and the federal Conservative government.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews called the proposed bullet ban a “misdirected effort” on Wednesday.

“The issue isn’t the legality or illegality of bullets or guns. The issue is these guns in the hands of criminals.

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TOPICS: Canada; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ammunition; ban; banglist; canada
Murder is a problem in the city, but there is no rational reason to own guns there. What possible rational reason is there for this politician to be in office? He is clearly either insane or evil. Maybe both.
1 posted on 06/14/2012 6:15:20 AM PDT by marktwain
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2 posted on 06/14/2012 6:18:38 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

More leftoid BS.

Go kiss Bloomberg’s a$$.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 6:24:25 AM PDT by Flintlock (THE TRUTH: It's the new hate speech..)
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To: marktwain

“The problem is guns in the hands of criminals.”

So pass a law and all those law-abiding criminals will turn in their guns, right?

How can one argue with such a BRILLIANT, highly polished piece of semantic SH*T?

The guy needs to be mugged, or raped, or both.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 6:24:38 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: marktwain

I’ve read that it is not a gun problem it’s a Jamaican problem. I do not know if this is true.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

I always have fun when visiting Toronto.


6 posted on 06/14/2012 6:36:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: marktwain

To be a liberal, a mentally defective idiot, one must believe that laws not to murder under threat of capital punishment does not stop murder but a 5 year prison sentence for possession of a gun does.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 6:58:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: marktwain; harpseal; TexasCowboy; nunya bidness; AAABEST; Travis McGee; Squantos; wku man; SLB; ...
The latest bleat from the


8 posted on 06/14/2012 7:07:13 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: marktwain
A downtown councillor wants the city to ban guns and ammunition in Toronto because he’s tired of gun violence.

That's how we'll get rid of crime -- we'll pass a law against it!

9 posted on 06/14/2012 7:13:30 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Joe Brower
Not so much cowards as tyrant wannabes. Those who vote for them are cowards (and idiots who are too stupid to recognize what's in their own self interest). Look at Bloomturd. Rabidly against gun ownership for the masses, but has an armed JBT contingent to protect himself paid for by taxes on those same masses he's so eager to disarm and render helpless.
10 posted on 06/14/2012 7:16:57 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain
someone should put a sign on this guys front yard stating there are no firearms in this house. then he can learn the hard way the most valid reason why people have guns
11 posted on 06/14/2012 7:23:58 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: CodeToad

Actually, I think its a good idea. In Ontario AND Quebec.

Then when the Anglophone population in the rest of Canada locates its testacles and backbone, it will be easier for them to send all the Qubecois the hell back to France.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 7:29:22 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: from occupied ga
"Not so much cowards as tyrant wannabes."

When speaking of the likes of Bloomberg, tyranny is definitely first on the menu. But let's not forget that "a nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves". Which came first? Does it matter?

13 posted on 06/14/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Travis McGee

And just how many 6 year old children can write like that!

Even the name is a give away. “Chuckie Bloomer”.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:43 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: marktwain

I used to go to Toronto most weekends from the late 1960’s (standing room for the Toronto Maple Leafs) and you could walk around that beautiful city 24/7 without a worry.

Then they went on a diversity kick and now regarding safety.... not so much.

The “we are all equal” crowd will never admit “we are not” in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. Each group has a bell curve associated with intelligence, size, technical skills, violence and those bell curves are NOT all located in the same spot left to right.

Still love Toronto only not so much as before.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 7:58:51 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Joe Brower
Which came first? Does it matter?

It matters somewhat when you try and figure out a solution. Bloomturd is the symptom. New Yorkers are the problem. Since you can't wholesalely cure willful ignorance in New Yorkers - especially since the majority are too arrogant and pleased with themselves (we live in "the city") to even admit that their ideas are dumb, it's quite a challenge. The best you can do is support pro gun candidates in the other districts and hope that sanity is contageous. I've pretty much written off urban Atlanta as not being something I work on, but I do volunteer for progun candiates in the donut surrounding the cesspool.

16 posted on 06/14/2012 8:12:02 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: marktwain

Instead of an all-out ban he could talk to Joycelyn Elders and get advice about safe guns and safe bullets. /s


17 posted on 06/14/2012 8:12:18 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: marktwain
"And I’m sorry"...

He should have stopped right there -- then he would have been truthful...

18 posted on 06/14/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: marktwain

Okay, so there may not be bears in Toronto, but aren’t there bi-pedal predators in Canada?


19 posted on 06/14/2012 8:45:30 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic; All
Okay, so there may not be bears in Toronto, but aren’t there bi-pedal predators in Canada?

No doubt, but as they are likely of the "protected" groups, leftists do not want them harmed.

20 posted on 06/14/2012 8:58:03 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: ZULU

hehe. Nice. I like the way you think. Forgot they’re frogs.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 11:52:59 AM PDT by CodeToad (Homosexuals are homophobes. They insist on being called 'gay' instead.)
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To: marktwain

Every person that has a disconnect between ‘criminal’ and ‘doesn’t obey the law’ MUST be institutionalized if this world is to survive another 100 years as it is.


22 posted on 06/14/2012 3:48:36 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: marktwain
As a citizen of California, I am extremely pleased to learn that morons can be elected in other countries, too.
We also have adult children who manage to get themselves elected, somehow.
Citizens in cities can enjoy target shooting and hunting too, and, unlike Councillor Adam Vaughan, actually have a strong instinct for survival, and a firm grasp of reality.

***MORON FLASH!!!!****

CRIMINALS. WHO COULDN'T CARE LESS WHAT YOU THINK, ROUTINELY BREAK LAWS. EVEN KILL OTHER PEOPLE, ON OCCASION, AND THE VAST MAJORITY LIVE IN CITIES!

You are creating a criminal paradise, "you block, you stone, you worse than senseless thing!"

Guess why criminals are called criminals? Because they can't be arsed to conform to your laws.

Leave the innocent citizen defenseless. That will get you tons of votes in the next election. If the criminals don't get you first.

23 posted on 06/15/2012 12:47:31 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: publius911

Oh, I dunno. I think there orter be a law against killin yer fellow man. Cha, that’ll nip it in the bud.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 3:13:25 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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