Friday, July 20, 2012

Are Gunless Gangs The Solution To Toronto's Problems? Really?

Overheard on a morning CTV interview of a Toronto "African-Canadian leader" (I think she's a spokeswoman, not a leader...)

Overheard: "The answer is strict gun controls".

Really? That's it?

A culture that is gang-friendly, but gunless, is the solution"? Really?

And do you really think that if Ontario had the world's strictest gun controls that gangs would have no guns?


And that's the way the Ball bounces.


Anonymous said...

I would like to comment on the remarks made by the "Community Spokeswoman".
It would however breach my policy of refusing to move past a "hyphen".
As in "Whatever-Canadian"

Alain said...

This is yet another example of people being stuck on stupid. Canada has, and has had, one of the strictest handgun controls in the world for a very, very long time. The problem that these idiots refuse to address is people, or criminals, not guns illegal or legal. When there is no or little consequence to criminal behaviour, you can only expect more of it. The same goes for the culture of fatherless homes. Keep rewarding financially through welfare this behaviour and you get more of it. Most of this is just common sense which is totally lacking on the Left. The Left continues to trot out the same old solutions to the same problems in spite of the fact that not only have they never worked, they have actually made the problems worse.

rations said...

Since the gang wars are quite often about drugs and drug turf the solution is to ban drugs... that was easy.

RkBall said...

"The Left continues to..."


RkBall said...

"the solution is to ban drugs... that was easy."

Brilliant -- that should do it!

Alain said...

I am glad someone raised the issue of drugs, since that is more proof that bans do not work. Drugs are already banned, but that has not stopped those determined to have them and to sell them from having them.

RkBall said...

Yes, in fact the solution to drugs is... legalize them and make them readily available.

billydunn said...

I wonder if it’s time for the government to consider some kind of say immigration control? You know if certain ethnic groups of whatever-Canadians are more prone to be attracted to crime as a way of life then maybe we should say, “you no welcome here”! Then again, that might go against everything Canadian; multiculturalism, multi ethnic, diversity, human rights…….

RkBall said...

A women came screaming out of the house at the police "you let this guy die because he was black". With these kinds of attitudes at work in the "community", we can't win. No amount of money will solve this. It's attitudinal; it's cultural. And when we go around carving out "African-Canadian" communities etc. with their own rights -- but not obligations -- we are creating a recipe for perpetual conflict and failure.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"