Tuesday, May 31, 2022

What the pols don't get about guns could fill two books. Especially in Canada.

Justin Trudeau, 50, (left, center) faced harsh criticism for his gun ban 
after critics claim the majority of illegal weapons in the country are smuggled from the US (right). The PM announced the change after 19 children and two teachers were killed in a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, last week. Critics claim his new ban will do nothing to further protect citizens as the guns 'are already illegal' and didn't tackle the 'root cause,' which is gun smuggling. 'Today's announcement fails to focus on the root cause of gun violence in our cities: Illegal guns smuggled into Canada by criminal gangs,' a critic snapped. Toronto Police reported in 2020 that 85 percent of guns confiscated could be traced back the US and Border Patrol also confiscated hundreds of guns a year. 

What they fail to understand is that almost all of the guns (over 80% statistically) used in crimes are illegally obtained. 
In Chicago, that number is 95%. 
There are few cases of a duly licensed gun-owner committing a crime with his own gun - aside of course from killing his or her spouse, or themselves, which may or may not be an actual crime depending on where you live (and with whom).
If there had been just one teacher in that school that had been strapped and knew how to use it as most of us do, the whole situation would obviously have ended differently. Why don't they understand this? 

The full article is here: 

1 comment:

  1. During Prohibition, lots of Canadians made good money helping smuggle hooch over the border to the US. Now it will be US citizens who will make even more good money smuggling guns into Canada. Seems fair. Whenever you make an activity illegal, you increase the violence and criminality that goes with it. Not a smart move, Canada.