December 8, 2005

Tory fearmongering is EXPOSED

So the Tories planned to run around Toronto claiming that the Liberals were soft on crime and that they watched Liberal endorsed potsmokers shoot up the streets of TO. They took advantage of tragedy in one of Toronto’s poorest communities and tried to capitalize completely.
OOPS! How about these apples?

"Five hundred fewer people are killed with guns today than 16 years ago," Wendy Cukier, co-founder of the Coalition for Gun Control said.

Oh Wendy give me more…

"There's no question that stronger gun laws in Canada have made a big difference. In spite of the surge in Toronto over the last year, gun murders are the lowest in 30 years. ... Murders of women with guns are down 66 per cent.”

Oh Tell there isn’t more! Come on, can you really top that!?!

"So it's really misleading to suggest we're not getting anything for the investment in gun control."

THAT ladies and gentlemen is the political bitch-slap.
CASSÉ!!!!!!!!!!

15 Commentaires:

Blogger PhillyC a dit...

Antonio,

Even YOU admit that the gun registry was a boneheaded idea. As a future gun owner, I would like the right to have a gun stored in a shooting range that I can use on the weekends...this is the last thing I want to hear

12/08/2005 6:57 PM  
Blogger fidel a dit...

Pot smokers dont shoot up..they smoke up...duh! i guess you never really were in rome? eh? c'est domage!

12/08/2005 8:05 PM  
Anonymous RJ a dit...

Philly,

The last thing you want to hear is that fewer people were killed with guns and that gun laws are generally working to reduce gun-related violence?

I think that's is wonderful news no matter which party you support!

12/09/2005 4:44 AM  
Blogger fidel a dit...

except for the fact..that this legislation will only superficially solve the problem...in that it isnt going to actually solve anything. People that kill...dont have registered guns. This may be a step in the right direction..however, i really dont think that it will do anything legitimate to curtail inner city violence.

12/09/2005 10:12 AM  
Blogger Adam a dit...

Gun laws may - may - reduce "gun-related" violence. They also, when they disarm the citizenry, lead to an increase in every other sort of crime. This is our experience, the British experience, and the Australian experience - and in contrast to the American experience.

Canada, homicides aside, has a substanitally higher crime rate than the United States. If you compare northern border states (New Hampshire, Minnesota, Vermont, etc.), they've got lower crime rates across the board.

And, indeed, if you examine the overall US homicide rate and adjust it for the number of murders which are cases of one criminal murdering another (typically over drugs), the rate across the board is statistically insignificant.

It's simply common sense that easy gun laws reduce most types of crime. I live in Vancouver and I don't think I know anyone who hasn't had their car broken into or stolen. That's because criminals had no fear. If we had concealed carry laws and a law allowing the reasonable exercise of lethal force in the defense of property, you'd see property crimes - and assaults, rapes, and so forth, drop massively. After all, how many people are going to break the window of my Saturn to steal my $200 stereo if there's a good chance I'll shoot them dead if I catch them?

12/10/2005 12:47 PM  
Blogger fidel a dit...

yoshida?

12/11/2005 1:02 PM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

The reason the argument is so good is because it exposes tory fearmongering for what it is adam, hot air

one of the tory tenets of their campaign is gone, thats what the quotes reveal, not about our policy

12/11/2005 1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

You're a salame

12/11/2005 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

i agree....antonio should be classified as a salame!!!

12/11/2005 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

The previous message says that you are a salame. I see no mention of a salame or any other cured meats in the article, so I do not see the relevance of that comment.
I would kindly ask that you retract that statement and write an apologetic note in proper english, size 10, times new roman, and above all in italics.

Thanks a bunch,

Marino di ben.

12/11/2005 11:28 PM  
Blogger angela a dit...

hm, i guess this means i cant call him a baccala :)

12/12/2005 9:04 AM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

rosemary, when you resort to calling me the names of cured meats, then there really is a problem with people

as for ainge, i am no fish!

12/12/2005 2:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Antonio,

I am very offended that you believe that I called you a salame...the only time I would ever reference you to a piece of strong meat, would be when I talk about YOUR GIANT COCK!

Regards,

Rosemary

12/14/2005 12:30 AM  
Blogger fidel a dit...

as fidel..i would like to clear rosemary's name. Rosemary is currently in djibouti..she has no internet connection..so WHOMEVER is posting anonymo as her..is going to die a very slow and painful death. The authorities have been notified. Let the real fear mongering begin...and what?

ps..if a certain wavering conservative..is responsible for this..(funny...very funny)

12/14/2005 12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

George Bush rules (Stephen Harper too!!!)

12/14/2005 7:43 PM  

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