Innocent Man Murdered

He was shot near Gerrard and Broadview six hours ago. He was just a guy working when a coward pulled out a gun and started shooting.

There’s talk about citizen outrage but I haven’t really seen it.

I haven’t really seen people telling their councillors, their MPPs, their MPs… their neighbours, that this should be stopped. The police can only do so much. The city has to work together. Legislators need to create tougher laws to put a stop to this because right now there doesn’t seem to be much hope in lessening gun violence in Toronto. Citizens have to do something too.

Citizens, police, legislators much work in concert to solve this issue because there is just no point for most folks to have a gun.

Mayor Miller and Premier McGuinty have both recently expressed the need to ban guns. I echo their sentiments and pray for those unnecessarily killed by one.

5 Comments so far

  1. jin (unregistered) on January 18th, 2008 @ 3:07 pm

    a ban on handguns might deter but won’t stop things. i was watching this on cp24 earlier this afternoon. it’s very sad. this incident didn’t even had a reason in the first place. it only tells for us concerned citizens that things are getting scarier out there. what? just going to work could cost you your life? and these lowlife scums of our society wouldn’t even have the conscience to reflect wtf they just did. should they apprehend whoever these people are, they deserve a life sentence. i think that’s a fair conviction compared to the families and friends of the victims they took. just my 2cents.


  2. Eric (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 11:36 am

    Unfortunately, without a good strategy for stopping the black market for guns, a handgun ban will only affect those purchasing guns lawfully — generally not the criminal element. Therefore it would be a lot of effort for little effect.

    The only things you can do is to raise the penalties for those caught and to increase the size of the police force so that criminals are more likely to be caught. These will act as both a deterrent (since I’m more likely to be caught and to be sentenced harshly if I shoot someone) and to simply remove criminals from the street with longer jail time.


  3. arv (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 1:41 pm

    Personally, I’m a fan of the multi-pronged approach: Ban future sales, increase penalties for those arrested in possession of an unlicensed firearm, increase penalties for unlawful use of firearms, more police resources to tackle the problem, citizen outrage, citizen action in tracking criminals, and public education… because in the final tally, guns are just tools.


  4. alden (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    The penalties for having or using hand gubs should get stiffer ten-fold. Banning is easy. Anyone can say no more guns! If someone is going to get a handfull of months in jail for having a handgun the handgun will be there when they get out. If Someone who is caught with a gun and recieves a hefty sentence, lets say several years, they’ll probably think twice before letting a good chunk of their life slip away again. Our laws are way to relaxed. Stiffin our laws…


  5. alden (unregistered) on January 21st, 2008 @ 9:30 am

    The penalties for having or using hand gubs should get stiffer ten-fold. Banning is easy. Anyone can say no more guns! If someone is going to get a handfull of months in jail for having a handgun the handgun will be there when they get out. If Someone who is caught with a gun and recieves a hefty sentence, lets say several years, they’ll probably think twice before letting a good chunk of their life slip away again. Our laws are way to relaxed. Stiffin our laws…



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