Try to imagine what the tally would have been... if the Liberals had put 2 billion dollars into actual law enforcement... instead of the imbecilic "Farmer Bob Rifle Registry"...
In 2007, 126 homicides were committed with a handgun, 16 more than in 2006. The rate of homicides committed with a handgun has more than doubled over the past 20 years. At the same time, the use of rifles/shotguns to commit homicide continues to decline.Translation: Illegal, unregistered handguns are the problem. Nobody's getting smoked with Farmer Bob's varmint rifle.
Homicides committed with handguns are primarily an urban phenomenon. Within the nation's metropolitan areas, 81% of all firearm-related homicides were committed with a handgun in 2007, compared with 29% in the rest of Canada.Translation: Ganged-up urban thugs are the ones pulling the trigger. Farmer Bob's too busy working his ass off.
Gang-related homicides, which include the killing of gang members as well as innocent bystanders, have been increasing since this information was first collected in 1991. In 2007, just over two-thirds of gang-related homicides were committed with a firearm, compared with about 20% of homicides that did not involve gangs.Guns don't kill people any more than cars drive... or hammers build houses.
Target the criminals.
RELATED: Meanwhile... across the pond
Some police forces have been undercounting some of the most serious violent crimes in England and Wales, the Home Office has admitted.Yeah, sure... hide the truth.
Some crimes that should have been classed as "grievous bodily harm with intent" were recorded as lesser crimes.
As a result, overall crime and overall violent crime remain down on last year - but the official total of most serious violent crime is up by 22%.
Look at how well that's working out for China.