JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ONTARIO’S MCGUINTY ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION PROGRAM TO GET GUNS OFF THE STREETS – BUT THE PROGRAM DOES NOTHING TOWARDS THE STATED END – INEFFECTIVE POLICE – WORD ON THE COST OF GUNS   Leave a comment

 

 

 

JOHN CHUCKMAN

POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

What a dishonest piece of legislation.

It does nothing about guns or guns being on the street or the criminals who carry and use guns.

It is a political lollipop for communities who have a high incidence of not looking after their own children.
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“The Globe story quoting an ex-gang member who said handguns can be got for $100 a pop…”

I doubt this story seriously.

There are what are called “Saturday night specials” in the U.S., cheap little revolvers that can be had there for less than a $100.

But a decent quality gun is expensive even in the United States.

In Canada’s restricted market, its value of course multiplies.

Guys carrying 9-millimeter automatics are carrying hardware likely worth $1500 in Toronto.

In any event, the fact that we do not have a good fix on the quality and quantity of handguns in the city again is a reflection on our ineffective police.

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