25 April 2009

Bright lights, big city...

...rapacious thuggery...

It was a busy night for Toronto police and paramedics with a shooting and two stabbings. Police have three men in custody but they're still working to determine who pulled the trigger.

Further south along Bathurst Street, police are on the hunt for a pair of suspects after a stabbing outside a Dominos restaurant north of Bloor Street.

The driver was approached as he pulled into the rear parking lot at 936 Bathurst Street after 11 p.m. on Friday. The suspects stabbed him and took his money.

RELATED: Here's a thought, yer Blondeness...

...let's go after the thugs... not law-abiding citizens...
For the City of Toronto, firing muzzle-loading reproduction black powder guns on city property is okay, but Olympic target shooters are a threat to public safety.

The hypocrisy isn't lost on some gun lobby groups, who agree musket demonstrations are completely appropriate to commemorate the Battle of York, but wonder how the city can reconcile the double standard.

Last year, city council passed a series of bylaws that prohibit the sale, display and promotion of firearms on city property, and Fort York is owned by the City of Toronto.

"Nobody is suggesting ... that demonstrations like this at Fort York shouldn't happen. They are part of our heritage, we recognize that, we celebrate that," said Greg Farrant, manager of government relations for the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters, which has more than 100,000 members across the province.

"But so too is hunting part of our heritage."

Why there's a celebration of one aspect of our firearms heritage but a demonization of another part by the City of Toronto is mystifying."


Philanthropist said...

Thugs know that the odds of someone being armed are slim to none, and they also know that if they get caught the Courts will take pity on their poor souls and let'em off easy.

Even if Canadians had the right to carry concealed only a few would, it wouldn't take many to make the casual street thug think twice.

Judges should be elected, the idiots on the bench right now are doing more harm than good.

Neo Conservative said...

these thugs have absolutely no fear of the justice system... what folks like brian knight are showing them... is that they should perhaps fear their intended victims.