Report lacks full story on guns

Every day a child or youth is shot in Ontario and 75% of those injuries are unintentional, according to a new study from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and The Hospital for Sick Children.

Sometimes a report is well-meaning and honest, while alarmingly incomplete.

The risk of such a report, without a full explanation of what it reveals, is that politicians will react emotionally, passing ineffective laws which will impact innocent gun owners, but solve nothing.

The report reads, “researchers examined data representing all children and youth up to 24 years of age.”

No one among the general public calls a 24-year-old a child.

  • CodexCoder

    If memory serves me correctly, the age of majority is 18 in most of the provinces, so a 24 year old is definitely, by any legal definition, NOT a child or subject to parental rule (unless they haven’t left home for economic reasons).

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Doesn’t someone around here say we are all foetus’ now?

      • Editor

        And nazis. We’re all nazis. Especially if we think logic, proper statistics and correct nomenclature should be used in studies from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

  • simus1

    Criminals involved in gun violence are of little interest to our lefty elites.
    Law abiding ordinary white people owning guns is a much bigger problem according to our sympathizers with red fascism.
    For some unknown reason.

    • Editor

      Maybe the “low hanging fruit” theory. It’s way easier to get law abiding citizens, hunters and farmers to surrender their guns, which seems to be the ultimate goal, than gang members and thugs. They can then virtue signal about “taking guns off the street” even though those aren’t the problem guns or gun users.

  • marty_p

    In the GTA there seems to be a correlation between aspiring RAP singing basketball playing DJ’s and gun violence and shootings – time to investigate RAP singing/basketball playing and DJ’ing as dangerous pastimes and how to reduce the risk in those occupations.
    For people engaged in those occupations, there is still time to turn their lives around.

  • Clink9

    Lying sacks of shit.

    • WalterBannon

      that is the technical term for them

  • Waffle

    This stinks of an agenda. Who paid for it anyway?

    • WalterBannon

      liberals of course

  • Exile1981

    Did they do like previous reports and consider drive by gang shootings at enemy gangs as unintentional because the shooter had no specific target?

  • Alain

    What they also do not tell you in their “research” is that they included BB guns, pellet guns and paint ball guns. It is pure falsehood with a clear agenda to tar and to make villains of legal gun owners. The end goal being a disarmed population with the exception of thugs, gangs and criminals that they cannot control;

  • WalterBannon

    All those 24 year old Somali children in gangs

  • Jack Russell

    Canada doesn’t have a gun problem. We have a “Liberal” problem. Generations of leftist indoctrination and social engineering has created this situation. Leftism is the root cause of ALL societal ills. Furthermore, Liberals will always protect punk ass gangstas because they are the creation of Liberals.

    Read: “Guns Don’t Kill People, Liberals Kill People