Monday, November 09, 2009
Despite the fact that gun control proponents are busy clamoring for positions in office they seem to forget that gun control has been tried and tested in a number of countries without achieving their goal: the reduction of crime. Look at the United Kingdom, since 1997 all handguns were removed from civilian ownership, today, the most recent figures indicated that gun crimes have increased 600%. In addition criminals are stealing legally owned long guns to use in commission of crimes. Maybe Jackie Smith is currently contemplating the confiscation of long guns from the law abiding so that the criminals have nothing to steal: Wishfully believing that gun crime will decrease. The United Kingdom has the highest rate of gun crime in Western Europe with Scotland being one of the most dangerous countries in the world to live in. The Home Secretary has proposed arming regular Bobbies on patrol in an effort to curtail the escalating use of firearms. One need only to reflect on a few years ago when pointed and kitchen knives were ordered off store shelves, recent suggestions are to have drinking glasses and drinking mugs in pubs be made of a less lethal material, in addition the police were given additional powers to stop and search anyone at anytime. They were accused of racial profiling while performing their additional duties. The Caribbean is another good example, similarly Australia and New Zealand. Presently Trinidad has the title of the kidnap capital of the world. Recent figures indicate that this small country has recorded in excess of five hundred murders to date, this tally continues to climb. Canada has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world. The long gun registry introduced in 1995 by the then Liberal government has not and will never serve the purpose it was intended for, that is reducing gun crimes. It has been a waste of tax payers’ money, police officers and law abiding citizens have been killed unnecessarily even though the Registry was in place. Recently Bill C391 tabled in Parliament as a private members bill has received support by members of the opposition parties to scrap it. The Toronto police chief has mentioned that the scrapping of the bill is a disaster, that it put officers at risk, what the chief should have realized is the bill would not jeopardize the police ability to search for firearms in households, the Federal Government maintains two data bases, one for the firearms in ownership and the other for the licensed firearms owners. Police agencies across Canada will still have this functional data base at their disposal. Maybe the chief should inform the public accordingly and appropriately. The fact remains that criminals are not law abiding citizens, these individuals have no regard for lives irrespective of age or gender. They will continue to do what they do best, take advantage of the weak and the defenseless. Governments world wide have not been able to adequately address some of the main components of gun crime: prostitution, drugs, illegal guns and poverty just to mention a few. Everyone should remember that police organizations do not prevent crimes, they more often investigate them, this leaves the law abiding citizens around the world unprotected and at the mercy of criminals. In addition justice systems contribute to this on going problem. Unless individuals in office are prepared to step down from their pedestals and examine the real problem and make proper assessments, until then the chaos will continue and criminals will rein supreme. Remember there is no place in society for criminals or law breakers, they automatically become undesirables in communities, and they should be put away indefinitely.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Can the city of Toronto ban gun clubs and the manufacturing of firearms? The answer is yes! Would this nonsensical move solve the gun crime problem in the city? The answer is NO! http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=541874 Your comments.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Almost two million people have left because of growing crime. http://www.famagusta-gazette.com/link.asp?twindow=Default&smenu=103&sdetail=3197&mad=No&wpage=&skeyword=&sidate=
Monday, January 21, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Do Canadians have a right to self defense? http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0108/0108selfdef.htm After you have read this article, maybe you will view crime differently.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The view is very appropriate to the Canadian situation ,especially the big cities including Toronto. Read article. More. http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20070721/COMMENTARY/107210006/1012