01 August 2008

Yeah... surprise

"Farmers, hunters and target shooters..." -- well, you know the drill -- it's not any of them, again...

Toronto Police have been battling a rash of gunplay for much of 2008 and on Thursday night yet another incident forced officers into action.

Shots rang out in the Jane and Trethewey area, south of Lawrence Ave. West a little before 10pm, sending what police believe is a man in his 20s to hospital.

The victim was reportedly hit in the back and was listed in serious condition at the time of admission.
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RELATED: Feeling safer yet?
So what are "the real numbers"?
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LAST WORD: Call me "Nervous Nellie"...

...but any time the cops call for "all hands on deck"... I'll just stay home and fire up the BBQ... thank you very much.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Farmers, hunters and target shooters.
No but it could be one of their firearms among the 5000 stolen.

Guns don't steal guns. People do.

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny claims... among the 5000 stolen."

lemme see...

"In 2003, there were 161 gun homicides in Canada. Assuming that each shooting involved a separate gun we can calculate what percentage of Canadian guns were involved in these murders."

"If we take the official figure of seven million guns we get (161/7,000,000 = 0.000023 or .0023%). Only 23 ten thousandths of 1% of the Canadian gun stock was involved in a homicide."


no word on how many of these evil guns leapt into people's hands and actually fired themselves.

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Auntie Liberal said...

Don't go blaming my legal ownership of property as the 'cause' of somebody being murdered because a third party stole it from me and used it in a criminal fashion. That kind of 'logic' may work for children, but not for an educated, intelligent adult. Oh, sorry, Liberals fall into the former category.

Anonymous said...

no word on how many of these evil guns leapt into people's hands and actually fired themselves.

No word on how many of these evil guns manufactured themselves and got into peoples' hands.

Every gun was made legally.


Don't go blaming my legal ownership of property as the 'cause' of somebody being murdered because a third party stole it from me and used it in a criminal fashion. That kind of 'logic' may work for children, but not for an educated, intelligent adult.
Your ownership becomes illegal if it is stolen, since you carelessly stored it. You should be charged as an accomplice.

Oh, sorry, Liberals fall into the former category.
Fuck off, nut.

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny screeches... Your ownership becomes illegal if it is stolen, since you carelessly stored it. You should be charged as an accomplice."

gotta love that leftbot logic.

convenience stores sell disposable lighters... let's make them accomplices every time somebody uses one to torch a house.

better yet... "97,964 canadians were killed in motor vehicle accidents during the past quarter-century"... shall we go after ford, gm and chrysler as accomplices to these deaths.

and btw, if your gun is stolen because it wasn't stored securely... you are charged for that.

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Anonymous said...

convenience stores sell disposable lighters... let's make them accomplices every time somebody uses one to torch a house.

Lighters are not made for torching houses. However, a better analogy would be cigarettes.

Stolen guns are used for exactly their intended purpose, and used exactly as directed.

and btw, if your gun is stolen because it wasn't stored securely... you are charged for that.

If you leave hazardous waste in your yard and someone is injured by it, you are charged. If someone steals that and spreads it around, you should be liable as well.

Neo Conservative said...

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nonny now claims... Stolen guns are used for exactly their intended purpose."

so any canadian who owns a gun is a killer? i've been a gun-owner for 30 years and i've yet to shoot an animal, let alone a person.

hey, maybe you can tell that to avianna chao.

p.s. - what part of "23 ten thousandths of 1%" do you just not get.

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