Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Toronto Mayor Needs to Amp Up His Thinking Skills

From CNN.com we have this news about the recent shooting in Toronto:
"It's a sign that the lack of gun laws in the U.S. is allowing guns to flood across the border that are literally being used to kill people in the streets of Toronto," Miller said.

Miller said Toronto, a city of nearly three million, is still very safe compared to most American cities, but the illegal flow of weapons from the United States is causing the noticeable rise in gun violence.

"The U.S. is exporting its problem of violence to the streets of Toronto," he said.
Miller being the Mayor of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Now, lemme see if I got this right. America's lack of gun laws, gun laws that haven't become less lax over time mind you, are just now responsible for Canada's new gun crime problem. Heh. Now, if the American gun laws haven't changed over the last, oh, 200 years, then what has changed? I blame rap music. We're exporting our "rap culture," or really our gang culture. I guess America's lax gang laws or lax rap laws are really to blame. Condoleeza Rice, take note! Thpppt!

Stickwick's note: Canada will never be able to stem the inflow of guns across the border. With the restrictions and bans, they have created a black-market demand, and supply always follows. Where the Canadian government has really screwed itself is that an endless supply of guns can come through First Nations (Canadian version of Native American) reservations that span the border. The government legalized free passage of these First Nations members, who can go back and forth across the border at will and no one can touch them, so guess where all the guns will be coming through.


Blogger Francis W. Porretto said...

Some folks just don't get supply and demand. It was clear to me when I last visited that Canada has run critically short of violent thugs. As America is oversupplied with them, the price here is low, so they're relocating to areas of lower supply in hopes of commanding a higher price!

Just doing our bit for economic "justice," y'know.

12/28/2005 3:52 AM  

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