Shocking surveillance video shows a shooter firing off several gunshots at a house party on Adler Road near Woodbine Avenue and O'Connor Drive. Police say one male was shot in the hand, There's still no word yet on any suspects. MORE: https://t.co/vB7ySG26io pic.twitter.com/6GqQnvf4Jy
— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) September 16, 2018
A US government report about school shootings is riddled with errors.
Earlier this summer — a summer that has seen Toronto wracked by gun violence — a report came out that suggested lawful Canadian gun owners were to blame for at least some of the violence. The article was originally published by the Canadian Press, and was widely republished elsewhere, including at the CBC, the National Post, a dozen local newspapers, CTV News, and, yes, here at Global News. Since then, it has been widely cited in other news stories covering the issue, including in The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. The report was everywhere.
Here’s the problem. Newly released stats show clearly that it was wrong.
Get ready for the idea of a handgun ban to dominate Canadian politics this fall.
Sure we don’t have a NAFTA deal yet, we can’t get a pipeline built and the PM’s carbon tax agenda is falling apart – so let’s talk about a handgun ban.
It really is lunacy.
Toronto and Montreal city councils have called for it, Toronto’s mayor has demanded it, the federal government is examining it, but the head of Toronto’s police union says a handgun ban won’t stop shootings.
After a string of gun-related deaths and injuries in Toronto this summer, the city called on Ottawa to ban the sale of handguns in the city and asked the province to halt the sale of handgun ammunition. Montreal made a similar plea soon after, calling for a nationwide end to private ownership of handguns and assault weapons.
Since the devastating and deadly
shooting Muslim terror attack on Toronto’s trendy Danforth Ave. in late July, Toronto city council has voted overwhelmingly to ask Ottawa for the power to ban handgun sales within city limits. Meanwhile, Montreal city council has voted unanimously to ask for a nationwide ban on handguns.
Then this past week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked his minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction — former Toronto police chief Bill Blair — to investigate the kind of ban Montreal politicians are requesting.
Guns have been thrust back into the national discourse recently, in the wake of the mass shooting in downtown Toronto and the federal government’s plans to explore a potential “full ban” on handguns and assault weapons.
But is gun crime actually on the rise?
130 handgun homicides in Canada in 2016, that’s like a long weekend in Chicago.
The federal government plans to study a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.
A mandate letter to Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sets the minister to the task of working with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on policy, regulations or legislation on gun control.
“You should lead an examination of a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada, while not impeding the lawful use of firearms by Canadians,” the mandate letter reads.
This is good news, one more nail in the LPC coffin come 2019.
The left is now arguing we may have a right to buy guns and a right to free speech, but we have no right to talk about how to make guns.
Today, for a fee, you can purchase some of the most dangerous books known to man on Amazon.com.
For $3, you can buy Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto,” a book that indirectly led to the deaths of upwards of 100 million people worldwide. You can also purchase a copy of the “U.S. Army Improvised Munitions Handbook,” which promises “step-by-step instructions on how to assemble weapons and explosives from common and readily available materials.” Amazon sells hundreds of books teaching readers how to build guns (and the website even sells many of the tools necessary to do it).
Seeing this precedent, I uploaded a 3D printable gun file to Amazon … as a book.
Many people were quick to take to social media to react to the Sunday shooting at a gaming event in Jacksonville, Florida.
While many public figures offered thoughts and prayers and expressed their sadness at the day’s events, some leftists were quick to politicize the event.
The gaming event was a “Madden NFL 19” tournament.
Left-wing activist David Hogg received an embarrassing fact check this week after making up a new baseless conspiracy theory, suggesting that the National Rifle Association was manipulating Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
Ban all the legal guns you can find.
Build as many brand new community centres you can budget, throw millions of dollars into social welfare programs and improved community housing.
But don’t expect the shootings to stop.
A teaching assistant at the University of Utah is being disciplined after enforcing a “Second Amendment zone” in her classroom — and punishing and attempting to humiliate students who choose to carry in class.
David Hogg, the media’s darling gun-grabbing weasel, is calling out Democrat leadership – particularly House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – as being behind the times and urged them to step aside and let younger leaders take over.
Toronto endured another violent weekend as three slayings — one shooting and two stabbings — pushed the city’s homicide toll to 63 for the year.
That’s just three fewer than were recorded all of last year and nearly twice the number seen by this point in 2017. The Yonge St. van attack in April accounted for 10 of this year’s homicides, but shooting and stabbing deaths are both on the rise compared to recent years, putting the city on pace for its most homicides since 2007, when 86 people were killed.
One is too many and all that but Toronto remains a relatively safe city by any standard. The Star, John Tory and their fellow travelers are shamelessly using this “panic” to push gun control in an election year.