Title of an article in the Toronto Star via Hogtown Front:
Gun Crime: The Bleak Facts
And now some block quotes:
If the weapons used in these crimes are ever found, they will be turned over to the gun and gang task force that keeps track of all guns considered “criminal” – any firearm used in a robbery or taken from a suspect.
It’s entirely the gun’s fault. Them little boogers, I tell you, they certainly have a knack for evolving appendages and free will. Somebody’s gotta get ’em under control, before they evolve real intelligence, then the whole of humanity will be slaves to this race of omnipotent, omniscient metallic rods.
But shotguns and rifles – some of them registered with the Canadian Firearms Registry – are also being used for criminal purposes, wrote Wendy Cukier, president of the Coalition for Gun Control, in an email after reviewing the figures.
The statistics also show that Toronto police are only seizing a small number of the estimated 5,000 firearms reported missing each year across Canada. The task force recorded just 40 stolen firearms recovered as of Dec. 18.
Several major break-ins last year targeted gun owners in the Toronto area.
“A shotgun inside your house makes a beautiful weapon for a gang member,” Press said. Dozens of recovered guns couldn’t be traced because serial numbers were removed, he added.
Most firearms are destroyed when police complete their investigations. A gun in someone’s house, even if owned by someone lawfully able to do so, is “a break and enter waiting to happen,” Press said.
Like, DUH. Hasn’t anyone on that side of the border thought to put two and two together to get four? Perhaps the reason why legit owners of long guns are targets for burglars and their theft of the guns is PRECISELY BECAUSE they’re registered, with name and address of owner. This probably means that there’s a mole inside of Canada’s gun registry bureaucracy feeding this kind of info to the thug world.
This matches several scandals on this side of the border, where, in a few states, newspapers have published names of CCW permit holders, making them instant targets in more ways than one. The point of carrying concealed rather than open is to keep the element of surprise on your side, and to keep you from being an obvious target for instant assassination.
There are 847 words in that article relating to crime in Toronto, and yet, the writers, reporters and editors of the Toronto Star didn’t have it in them to have one of those 847 words mention the obvious reason, race.