Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Should We Ban Handguns???


The Conservative government is not planning any new gun laws in response to the recent gun violence in Toronto.

Are they wrong? Would a further ban on handguns have prevented these horrible acts? Don't bet on it.

We could ban hand guns, all blunt objects, and anything that could be used as a weapon and guess what? The only guns that would be left would be the ones "owned" by criminals...

These crimes are tragic but new gun restrictions won't prevent them. Just as the long gun-registry bogged down duck hunters in bureaucratic silliness, any handgun law will do the same for target shooters.

Street gangs? Will the Crips and Bloods trade up their glocks for water balloons? Again, don't bet on it...

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