Toronto’s gun violence concerns legal firearm owners

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I normally stick with hunting, fishing, shooting and other typical outdoors stuff.

BUT, with the all this  gun violence in Toronto threatening to become a province or country wide problem for legal gun ownership I have to voice my concerns.

Yes Toronto has a major problem with gangs, violence and illegal guns on its streets. Innocent people have been killed and still the laws are not severe enough for criminals.

There should be MANDATORY sentences if your caught using a gun in a crime whether its registered or stolen. Start with a 10 year sentence and go higher!

If a person is robbed of a firearm collection and the guns wern’t securely stored then they should also be charged with unsafe storage.

Criminals with any type of firearms need to locked up, no parole or plea bargains,,, just lock them up!

Catching them is the difficult part when there are few witnesses to speak up. 

This is a major city problem to be sure. I seldom hear of gun incidents in the country or small towns.

Crack down on the gangs, help the young kids break out of the cycle.

A handgun ban in Toronto , Ontario or Canada will only allow the criminals to be that much stronger, cause you can be certain laws mean absolutely nothing to them!

Attorney General Chris Bentley was quoted last week as saying

” Handguns are not necessary in 21st -Century Ontario” ” If your going to get serious about gun crimes , you’ve got to get serious about guns”.

Comments from British Columbia’s Vohringers blog had some great info about Toronto’s gun vilolence

The AG Office stated there were about 240, 000 restricted and prohibited firearms in Ontario. I’m sure they have NO idea how many illegal firearms there are in Toronto.

 The Conservative Government has legislation that is being stalled by the Liberal controlled Senate, Harper wants stiffer penalties for gun crimes but can’t get it passed.

If your a legal gun owner: email, phone or visit your local MP or MPP office and voice your concerns.

If we don’t get together on this you may just find your valuable collection headed for the melting pot!

About Peter Wood 1194 Articles
As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the link in the article and your blogroll. Coincidentally, I just published an article on my blog “Toronto Street Gangs and the War on Guns” that is in line with your outstanding post here. Like you, it is not common for me to post such articles on a hunting and fishing blog. But for once I had a strong opinion on a subject that concerns me for a long time and affect all law abiding firearm owners and hunters.


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