I suggest that Canada could nip this growing gang problem in the bud by putting them away for 20-to-life. Far better than gun control, laws that exact SEVERE punishment for use of a gun in the commission of a crime would be far superior.
I heard in the news today that Canada is blaming the US for exporting violence. Hmmmph.
Predictably none of those armed thugs could hit one another but several innocent bystanders were hit and one killed. She is reported to have been an star athlete, a very high A student and sort of the emotional and fun center of her High School, very sweet, very funny, very popular girl with enormous numbers of friends and socially conscious after school activities. You know, a Canadian.
Toronto is having a very bad year with illegal weapons imported from U know where (buying a handgun here requires a police issued permit with background check etc.). The murder rate is at a near record 77 for the year as compared with the comparably sized Chicago which is currently at 444. Now I'm not saying I'm not grateful that the murder rate is as low as it is, I'm just pissed that the scum of the earth get access to these weapons and then use them in the middle of the day in the middle of Toronto's busiest street, and can't even hit what they're aiming at. Since it was 6 against 4 apparently, had they been capable of hitting one another, there only would have been 2 more to find and lock up. As it is they've caught 2 and I hope they and the rest will be in jail for the next 10+ years. Maybe they could all be charged with reckless endangerment causing death which is the definition of Murder 2 in the States if I'm not mistaken (I probably am). To tell the truth I have no idea what they'll be charged with here. Assault with a deadly weapon or something like that.
Rob feeling sad for the New Year.