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The Gangs of Toronto – Part 2

More fatal shootings in Toronto bring more blame, directed at the US. I think that the problem is Canada’s own “lack of gun laws”. In the United States, today, we have more gun laws than we have “ever” had, in the past. Now that there’s a gun problem for our friends to the North, they seem to want to blame somebody.

They’re blaming the wrong people! If the lack of gun laws in the US was the problem, they would have had this a long time ago. My opinion is that the “tightening” of gun laws in the US is the problem.

I posted about “The Gangs of Toronto“, back in August. From the few comments that the post got, it’s plain to see the problem.

The last time that I was in Toronto was in 1987. I wasn’t in the city for too long, but my impression of the city is that is was one of the most beautiful cities that I’d ever seen. In contrast to “all” of the US cities, Toronto seemed to be almost spotless and “new”. I couldn’t believe that a city of that size could be so “clean”.Ads by AdGenta.com

Would I go back to Toronto, now? If I had a really good reason to, I might. I would personally feel a lot safer visiting Chicago, where I grew up, though.

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5 responses to “The Gangs of Toronto – Part 2

  1. ledfever December 31, 2005 at 12:32 pm

    I grew up in Toronto, and it’s disturbing to see the increase in crime in my beautiful home town. However, I agree with you, the solution to the gun violence that has plagued Toronto within the last 5 years is not the U.S. problem. What Toronto need is to get tough on these “punks” instead of giving them a slap on the hand, give then 10 years min.

    What is even more disturbing is Toronto’s reputation for being a safe and clean city has changed. I have spent the last 7 years in Atlanta and to be honest, I feel safer walking around Atlanta then I do in my home city of Toronto.

  2. TorontoPeace.com January 7, 2006 at 6:02 pm

    I also lived in Toronto my whole life in the same house. It is not just Toronto that is changing, the world is. Guns and violence has become a luxurious lifestyle in the eyes of so many, yet life on the other side of the tracks is definitely much better.

  3. Ilaughatyou March 29, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    HAHAHAHA come on people, Toronto has under 100 gun homicides a year, old people walk the streets without fear, open your fucking eyes, you’re pathetic. Canada has many more gun laws then the Bushit government has and in canada we cant legally my shit like mac-10’s or M/16’s. Maybe a handgun or rifle but not the shit americans can. 85 percent of Toronto’s guns come from the United States, but the blame is equally Canada’s as it is the United States. I love how much brain-washing your government does to you, its really quite hilarious. HA. HA. HA.

  4. Tom Simpson March 30, 2006 at 1:24 am

    I’m not sure if that last person actually thought about the comment, before posting it, but I find it a little crazy that “under 100 gun homicides” seems acceptable, and even “laughable”.

    Who’s getting brain-washed, here? I live in a state where a large majority of the population owns firearms. There are a lot of people that enjoy hunting, here, yet with a population of over 500,000 people there is less than 5 homicides per year, on the average.

    This is less about the guns (no matter what kind) than it is about the gang problems.

  5. Ryan June 18, 2006 at 4:52 pm

    All the gun laws in the world will not stop criminals because criminals have a bad habiit of breaking laws. People seem to forget that. The person who buys the guns in the states is breaking the laws there he is straw purchasing for ilegal export. The guy who drives them over ina truck is breaking both countries laws. The guy who sells them on a street corner is breaking laws. The guy who shoots someone is breaking the laws of canada.

    Please tell me where another law would have stopped this whole process?

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