28 December 2005

Blame Canada!

Drudge has a link to the Most Hilarious Item of the Day, via CNN: Canada blames U.S. for gun violence



Best parts for your reading pleasure:

"'I think it's a day that Toronto has finally lost its innocence,' Det. Sgt. Savas Kyriacou said."

Gee, I thought innocence was lost when y'all decided to recognize Sharia in 2004.

"'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."

If you're so worried about guns travelling across borders, why not step up your border patrol? Or do you rely on the United States for that as well as for an equipped military force to protect your puny, unarmed backsides?

"Miller said the availability of stolen Canadian guns is another problem, and that poverty in certain Toronto neighborhoods is a root cause."

Wait, doesn't the Canadian government subsidize their poor? Ooooohhhhh, so socialized government doesn't work. Huh. Who'da thunk it?

"The escalating violence prompted the prime minister to announce earlier this month that if re-elected on January 23, his government would ban handguns."

Right, learn from the mother country on that one. From Reason Online Gun Control’s Twisted Outcome [Nov 2002], an excellent article that I highly recommend, I quote the following:

"In reality, the English approach has not reduced violent crime. Instead it has left law-abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals who are confident that their victims have neither the means nor the legal right to resist them. ...The illusion that the English government had protected its citizens by disarming them seemed credible because few realized the country had an astonishingly low level of armed crime even before guns were restricted. ...[However] in the two years following the 1997 handgun ban, the use of handguns in crime rose by 40 percent, and the upward trend has continued. From April to November 2001, the number of people robbed at gunpoint in London rose 53 percent. ...Your chances of being mugged in London are now six times greater than in New York. England’s rates of assault, robbery, and burglary are far higher than America’s, and 53 percent of English burglaries occur while occupants are at home, compared with 13 percent in the U.S., where burglars admit to fearing armed homeowners more than the police. ...Gun regulations have been part of a more general disarmament based on the proposition that people don’t need to protect themselves because society will protect them. It also will protect their neighbors: Police advise those who witness a crime to "walk on by" and let the professionals handle it."

The Canadian government's socialist programs already prove to be completely worthless in combatting the real problem behind gun violence: gangs and homelessness. Instead of taking responsibility and fixing the problem, they slag off and blame the United States in a Michael Moore-esque technique guaranteed to turn the heads of the MSM (like the Communist News Network) who have yet to stop and think, "Gee, if the government controls the guns and the money, they'll also control the news." Moronic minions-- move to Canada, already, and get the hell out of our way!

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