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Old 07-25-2018, 08:00 PM
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Toronto votes for a total ban on handgun sales after mass shooting

After a mass shooting left three people dead, including the shooter, in Toronto on Sunday, the city’s conservative mayor backed a proposal that even the most liberal American politicians wouldn’t dare support ― a total ban on all handgun sales.
“Why does anyone in this city need to have a gun at all?” Mayor John Tory asked at a city council meeting on Monday.
Tory spoke a day after 29-year-old Faisal Hussainopened fire with a handgun on a busy avenue in the city, killing two girls and injuring 13 other people. The incident left Torontonians in fear and mourning and prompted the city council to vote on Tuesday night to ask the federal government to ban the sale of handguns within city limits.
The city’s motion, which passed 41-4, both calls on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government to outlaw the sale of handguns and urges the provincial government to ban handgun ammunition sales in Toronto. The council also voted for stronger prevention against gun sales for domestic abusers and people with mental illness, as well as a crackdown on gun trafficking.
Toronto’s vote is like something from an alternate reality when compared with how U.S. politicians, especially conservatives, have failed to take preventive action against mass shootings. Attempts at pushing through even moderate legislation, such as limiting assault weapons, have faltered as shooters repeatedly kill children in schools or murder dozens in incidents including the Las Vegas shooting and the Pulse nightclub attack.
“What’s happened in the United States is what not to do,” said Toronto city councilman Joe Cressy following Sunday’s shooting.
Canadians, especially in the country's largest city of Toronto, have been concerned about rising gun crime in recent years. Toronto has had over 200 shootings and 26 fatalities so far this year, up from 17 shooting deaths during the same period in 2017. Terror attacks, such as the killing of six Muslim men at a mosque in Quebec City last year, have also increased Canadians’ concerns about access to firearms.
Hussain’s parents issued a statement a day after the shooting to say they were devastated by the loss of life and that their son had struggled with severe mental illness and psychosis. Their message brought additional public scrutiny as to how Hussain could have acquired a handgun, which is already restricted. Police stated on Wednesday that it’s unclear how Hussain obtained the gun.
Under Canadian law, handguns require a special license that can only be obtained if the owner is a target shooter, collector or requires one for work purposes. They must also pass two trainings from government-approved instructors and wait a period of 28 days. Unlike in the U.S., Canadians do not have a constitutional right to bear arms.
Canada has a somewhat different culture around guns and a weaker gun lobby than in the United States, where mass shootings are more common and gun crime far higher. Polling released last year also shows that a significant majority of Canadians ― around 69 percent ― would favor a strict ban on guns in urban areas.
It’s unclear whether Toronto City Council’s motion will ultimately lead to a ban on handgun sales, given that the council itself has no ability to change the criminal code, which would require federal legislation. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the government is willing to consider the proposal but that it would require a complicated and significant rewriting of the country’s criminal code.
Charmaine Noronha from HuffPost Canada contributed reporting.

This IS what the Left wants America to be like!
Which will prevent how many murders?
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:55 AM
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We are, I believe, the only nation that has officially protected the right of the people to own arms. That is one of the things that sets us apart and the 2nd amendment protects all the other amendments. Some people forget that.
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:12 AM
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Scary how an incident can spark such irrational behavior in a rush to ban guns. Without being able to own a handgun only the criminals and LEO will have them. Here in Vermont we had a 18 year old kid who planned a school shooting and went out and bought a shotgun along with shells. He was caught after he talked about it and jailed and our idiot governor passed gun control in what was the safest state with the most lenient gun laws. The governor said "he had a change of heart" after seeing that even in Vermont something like a school shooting could happen. Soon after the ink was dry on the new gun laws they released the kid, dropped the charges because he didn't actually do anything against the law. Now Governor Phil Scott's approval ratings have plummeted due mainly for his flip flopping on campaign promises to not pass any gun control and to not legalize weed both of which he did in his first term. I hope he loses in the primaries this fall and is forced into retirement. Unfortunately the damage he caused to our state will be very difficult to remove.
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:24 AM
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Yep, once that camel's nose has gotten under the tent, he will continue to attempt to get the rest of his body in. Best thing is not to allow the nose inside to begun with.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:28 AM
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Canada has always been way too liberal for my taste. I've been there many times (too many to remember) back in my wild USCG days up on the Great Lakes, back before you needed all sorts of crazy things, passports, etc... to go across the border. It used to be a really beautiful country to visit and drink beer in the bars back in the day. But not now...

This talk about banning guns and gun control, reminds me of the 70's with the famous southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd... They alienated a huge bunch of fans back then, when they came out with the song "Saturday Night Special" - which was supposed to be a song about cheap .38 special revolvers - aka Saturday Night Specials.

BUT... Ronnie Van Zandt went a little overboard with the lyrics and one of the lines in the song goes...

"Handguns are made for killin'
They ain't no good for nothin' else
And if you like to drink your whiskey
You might even shoot yourself
So why don't we dump all 'em people
To the bottom of the sea
Before some ol' fool come around here
Wanna shoot either you or me

It's a saturday night special
Got a barrel that's blue and cold
Ain't good for nothin'
Put a man six feet in a hole"

Man... From what I remember, Skynyrd and their record label, managers, producers, etc... had to go into immediate "damage control" and ensure the song wouldn't get a lot of airplay back in 1975, although I think it still made the Billboard Top 100 somewhere. They tried to quickly "correct themselves" by coming out with another song called "Gimme Back My Bullets" in 1976.
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Old 07-26-2018, 01:28 PM
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Eric Church, who played in Vegas 2 days before the Las Vegas shootings blamed the NRA for the massacre! Yet, he claims to be pro- Second Amendment.
Yada, Yada, Yawn! I can't stand listening to dumbo's saying "how much they love hunting and guns," then finishing the sentence with "but"..........
Either you are FOR the Second Amendment or you are NOT!
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